A complete bibliography of articles written by Walter J. Travis is being developed, and will be made available on this site when completed.  In the meantime, we have provided links to a few articles which we believe provide insight into his views on key topics such as golf course design, and playing the game.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are seeking Travis writings on other, or more specific topics than listed below.  The Travis Society has a very large, if not complete, collection of Travis literature.


1901 – Impressions of British Golf – from the USGA Bulletin, Golf

1902 – “Hazards” – from USGA Bulletin, Golf

1906-“Merits and Demerits of the Garden City Links”  – from Country Life in America

1908 New Ideas on Golf Course Architecture – from Country Life in America  – from The American Golfer

1909 “Garden City’s New Hazards” – from The American Golfer

1920 – “Twenty Years of Golf: The Advent of a New Era in Golf Course Construction” – from The American Golfer


Travis became renown as a great putter through his careful study and determined practice of the art.  He wrote about putting on several occasions, but the article presented below is considered his signature piece on the subject.

1916-“The Refinements of Putting”– from The American Golfer


1905 -A Country Life In America (June)
Changes In The Game Of Golf

1910 -The American Golfer
How I Won the British Amateur Championship
From The American Golfer, March 1910

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