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Henry Shapland Colt (also known as Harry Colt, Harry Colt)

Henry Shapland Colt, also known as Harry, was a golf course architect and designer active in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was born on 4 August 1869, in Bishopwood House, Highgate, London, England the son of barrister, George Nathaniel Colt and his wife, Georgiana Ellen Bruce. He died at St Amand's House, East Hendred, Berkshire, England on 21 November 1951.


Pottle, Mark, ‘Colt, Henry Shapland [Harry] (1869–1951)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) <> [accessed 7 January 2008]

The Colt Association, Promoting the Heritage of Golf, <> [accessed 7 January 2008]

Further reading:

Colt, H.S., Some Essays on Golf Course Architecture (1920), reprinted (Grant Books, 1990)

Hawtree, F. W., Colt & Co.: Golf Course Architects (Cambuc Archive, 1991)

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