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Golf is one of the most popular American sports, and, as a result, there are hundreds of different golf courses as well as numerous golf vacation resorts all over the country. Because of the varied landscapes and many different climatic regions encompassed by the United States, there is a also a tremendous variety of different types of golf courses. Additionally, since there are many courses designed by the world's leading golf course designers, there is a tremendous choice and range of courses to choose from.

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    Classic Shots: The Greatest Images from the United States Golf Association

    By Marty Parkes

    Brand: National Geographic
    Released: 2007-04-17
    Hardcover (368 pages)

    Classic Shots: The Greatest Images from the United States Golf Association
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    Just in time for Father's Day and a new golf season, Classic Shots showcases the best 250 photographs of the sport from the 1920s to the present day, culled from the USGA's archive of more than half a million images. While some of these photos have appeared in print over the years, many have never been published before.

    Among the many highlights are a single image showing the great Bob Jones' swing sequence... Payne Stewart's 1999 U.S. Open-winning putt at Pinehurst Country Club... Arnold Palmer's 1960 win at Cherry Hill... dramatic shots of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, and other golf superstars. The photographs are organized into five geographic regions: Northeast, South, Mid-Continent, West, and International. Accompanying essays introduce each region, examining particular images and telling the stories behind them. An essay by New York Times columnist and best-selling author Thomas L. Friedman underscores the unique qualities of the game of golf and its enduring impact upon its players and fans.

    From memorable moments of the game to casual portraits of legendary players, from striking landscapes of world-renowned courses to fascinating artifacts and memorabilia, Classic Shots is a unique visual treasure that will delight and inspire golfers of all ages.

    The Anatomy of a Golf Course: The Art of Golf Architecture

    By Tom Doak

    Burford Books
    Hardcover (288 pages)

    The Anatomy of a Golf Course: The Art of Golf Architecture
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    Behind every golf hole lies an influence on every golfer's game that few golfers ever contemplate: the course architect. Why a hole dog-legs left and not right, why bunkers end up where they are, the length of a hole, the view from the tee--all these factors and many more are the result of choices made by the golf architect to challenge, and sometimes intimidate, any golfer's game.

    Tom Doak, one of America's youngest and most successful golf architects, here discusses his craft and explains the strategies behind a golf architect's decisions. Knowing why a course is laid out is critical to how the course should be played. Knowledgeable golfers and beginners alike will find The Anatomy of a Golf Course fascinating--and stroke saving--reading.

    Golf Passport Journal - Pocket-Sized Golfing Book by Letterfolk

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    Golf Passport Journal - Pocket-Sized Golfing Book by Letterfolk
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    • COLLECT EXPERIENCES: The Round of Golf Passport is a 48-page pocket-sized journal that includes 20 entry pages to record meaningful details from each game you play, as well as 8 bonus pages that include checklists, bucket lists, and other fun activities and information. Each entry page is accompanied by a blank page for notes, memories, or affixing mementos like photos or receipts.
    • PREMIUM QUALITY: Each Passport is designed and printed in the USA. Our passports have a foil-stamped stipple cover with center-sewn binding and made with materials worthy of holding your precious memories.
    Product Description:
    The Round of Golf Passport contains 20 entry logs to record meaningful details of each golf round played. Each entry page is accompanied by a blank page for memories, course notes, or shot selections. The back pages of the Round of Golf Passport include bucket lists, longest drive/putt logs, and checklists.

    At the heart of each Passport book is the challenge to collect more experiences. From concerts attended to national parks visited to tacos eaten, each foil-stamped, hand-sewn book contains entry logs to capture and safeguard your experiences. Each blank page represents a new memory, a new adventure, a new invitation to go do.

    The last four spreads in each passport contain fun, miscellaneous, theme-specific activities like bucket lists, maps, games, and rite-of-passage checklists. Built from premium materials, each Passport is made with a foil-stamped, stipple-textured cover stock and center-sewn binding to ensure the safeguarding of memories for a lifetime.

    The Passport Collection by Letterfolk includes a variety of outdoor, travel, food, and lifestyle journals including Hike, Trip, Concert, Taco, State, Round of Golf, Book, Wine, Country, and many more.

    Each blank page represents a new memory, a new adventure, a new invitation to go do. Where will your Passport take you?

    Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects: A Treasury of the World's Greatest Golf Courses by History's Master Designers

    By The American Society of Golf Course Architects

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    Released: 2008-11-17
    Hardcover (224 pages)

    Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects: A Treasury of the World s Greatest Golf Courses by History s Master Designers
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    The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect’s creative instincts.

    Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America’s master architects themselves in their own words. Elite designers such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others share their personal anecdotes related to the creation of some of the world’s most famous courses: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by accident, such as the famed island green 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass.

    Published in collaboration with the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects includes more than 150 beautiful full-color photographs and dozens of drawings and course blueprints, making this a first of its kind insider’s look at golf course architecture sure to become a key addition to the libraries of all golfers with an appreciation for the courses they play.

    Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America

    By Darius Oliver

    Brand: Harry N. Abrams
    Hardcover (416 pages)

    Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
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    A companion volume to Abrams' hugely successful Planet Golf, which Golf Magazine called "absolutely superb, a stunning achievement," this gorgeous book features superb photographs and detailed reviews of more than 140 of America's finest golf courses, making it the most comprehensive directory ever published on the nation's outstanding layouts. Included are reviews of every Top 100 ranked course in the United States, according to Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, including Augusta National, Cypress Point, Pine Valley, Shinnecock Hills, Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits, Oakmont, the National, Winged Foot, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Oakland Hills, Medinah, and many more.
    Author Darius Oliver, a regular contributor to golf rating panels, visited every course he reviews in this book and provides readers with a detailed ratings section that outlines the best, hardest, and most dramatic golf courses and golf holes in the country, as well as a unique Planet Golf World 100 ranking that selects the 100 finest courses on the planet and is sure to generate much interest and discussion.

    Also available from Darius Oliver: Planet Golf: Modern Masterpieces and Planet Golf.

    Also Available: Planet Golf 2018 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-2464-0), Planet Golf 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-2998-0)

    Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America

    By Darius Oliver

    Harry N. Abrams
    Hardcover (416 pages)

    Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
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    A breathtaking tour around more than 130 of the world’s finest golf courses, this exciting book focuses on courses outside the United States. Many fabulous courses will be new to the American reader, and are featured in magnificent photographs made especially for this book. Generously oversized, Planet Golf is a treasure trove of new information and great ideas for the golfing traveler. Comments on the courses by leading designers such as Greg Norman, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Doak, Gary Player, Tom Weiskopf, and others accompany the authoritative text by Darius Oliver.

    Featuring courses in more than twenty countries, from the famous links of Scotland and Ireland to the leading Heathland and Sandbelt classics of England and Australia, and from the hidden gems of France, New Zealand, and Japan to the best within the rest of Europe, Africa, North and Central America, Australia, and Asia, Planet Golf is the definitive reference to the greatest golf courses available outside the United States.

    Golf's Grand Design: The Evolution of Golf Architecture in America

    By Bob Cupp

    Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (200 pages)

    Golf s Grand Design: The Evolution of Golf Architecture in America
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    "Golf’s Grand Design," prepared as a companion volume to the PBS documentary of the same name, expands upon the information presented in the television program. Co-authored by Bob Cupp, one of America’s leading golf course designers, and Ron Whitten, Golf Digest’s longtime senior editor on golf architecture, the book features rare sketches and diagrams of golf holes—some never before published—by 34 past and present golf architects, including Alister MacKenzie, Pete Dye, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak, Gil Hanse, Doug Carrick, Steve Smyers and David McLay Kidd. In each chapter, based upon one of the drawings, Cupp and Whitten explore a different facet of the course depicted and present unique perspectives into the craft and art of golf course architecture. These sketches are the vehicles by which design becomes grass. They are not AutoCAD plottings used to clear permits (full of technicalities practically indecipherable by everyday folks), but intimate, immediate and sometimes idiosyncratic streams of consciousness that are handed to a bulldozer operator, along with words of instruction, which become reality; the very crux of golf design. These drawings seldom survive; ending up as grocery lists, note pads or even shelf paper. But if one comes back to the designer after the fact - after the hole has been played and proclaimed fun, the drawings become treasures. Written in a lively conversational format, "Golf’s Grand Design" takes readers behind the scenes in the creation of many of America’s finest courses, from the modest-budget Bully Pulpit in North Dakota to the mega-budget Shadow Creek in Nevada. The authors retell the discovery of the land that became the groundbreaking Sand Hills Golf Club in Nebraska and relate the extensive process required to complete the environmentally-sensitive Liberty National in New Jersey. They take readers behind the scenes with Jack Nicklaus at work and at play, analyze what made Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast such great architects, offer insights into the little-known design talents of PGA Tour Hall of Famers Tom Kite and Tom Watson and pass along revelations regarding such famous holes as “The Cape” and “The Redan.” They conclude with a short discussion of the impact that technology has had on the world of golf. "Golf’s Grand Design" is intended for all who enjoy golf or who, by virtue of these stories, might consider the game. It provides a fresh approach to understanding and appreciating good golf architecture. It will certainly be one of those books with a long shelf life because its content is not trendy but factual. It is the story of American golf and a living description of the creative process of a game that somehow worked its way into our very souls.

    The Anatomy of a Golf Course: The Art of Golf Architecture

    By Tom Doak

    Brand: Fitzhenry and Whiteside
    Released: 1998-06-25
    Hardcover (242 pages)

    The Anatomy of a Golf Course: The Art of Golf Architecture
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    Behind every golf hole lies an influence on every golfer's game that few golfers ever contemplate: the course architect. Why a hole dog-legs left and not right, why bunkers end up where they are, the length of a hole, the view from the tee- all these factors and many more are the result of choices made by the golf architect to challenge, and sometimes intimidate, any golfer's game.

    Tom Doak, one of America's youngest and most successful golf architects, here discusses his craft and explains the strategies behind a golf architect's decisions. Knowing why a course a course is laid out is critical to how the course should be played. Knowledgeable golfers and beginners alike will find The Anatomy of a Golf Course fascinating- and stroke-saving- reading.



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