Lady of the Green

Untitled, 11/11/03, 2:11 PM, 16C, 6406x10642 (829+0), 100%, None 14 bit, 1/25 s, R68.8, G39.0, B67.5

Linda Hartough has become recognized as one of golf’s leading artists. So extraordinary and realistic is her attention to detail that her landscapes seem to come alive with a clarity that surpasses even the camera.

Augusta National Clubhouse 2014, Augusta, Georgia.

12th Hole, "Golden Bell," Augusta National Golf Club.

9th Hole Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

18th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California.

18th Hole, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

18th Hole, Swilcan Bridge, St. Andrews, Scotland.

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A confirmed artist since childhood, Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses early in her career. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an appointment that propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf landscape painter. In the decades since, her work has achieved a distinguished status, being displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Rees Jones. Her work is also exhibited at the USGA Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia.

Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf’s most beautiful greens, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery’s natural beauty and respect for the game’s history and tradition—elements which seem to emerge from the canvas.

Hartough’s paintings of various holes at Augusta National Golf Club are prized by collectors the world over. In addition, Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990—commissioned by the U.S. Golf Association—a 25-year series she completed in 2014, while simultaneously finishing her official British Open Championship series from 1990-1999.

Hartough has been honored with the Golf Digest Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.

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Editor’s Note: Some paintings have been cropped for formatting and consistency. Images courtesy of the artist.


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