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Golf Courses of the World
Robert Sidorsky
0810958937
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An invitation to the ultimate golfing journey, this new addition to Abrams' highly successful 365 Days series takes the reader around the globe to visit 365 of the most sensational courses ever created. Stunning photographs by the world's leading golf photographers capture the spectacular scenery and signature views of each course, while informative texts discuss their history, natural setting, design, notable holes, and native vegetation. The vast array of distinctive layouts shows golf's enduring ability to adapt to every type of terrain or ecosystem, and Golf Courses of the World: 365 Days covers them all.

The book includes renowned courses in golf strongholds such as Pebble Beach in the U.S., Royal Melbourne in Australia, and St. Andrews in Scotland, as well as hidden gems in exotic locales like Indonesia,...


Extreme Golf: The World's Most Unusual, Fantastic and Bizarre Courses
Duncan Lennard
1402203144
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Extreme Golf is a captivating journey through the world's most geographically extreme, climatically challenging, dangerous and uniquely designed courses. From the sweltering courses of the desert to the freezing ice golf championships in Greenland, and from the erotically shaped bunkers in lush surroundings in France to the harsh surfaces in Kabul, golf is clearly no longer the elite sport it once was. Today's golfers (at least the ones not wearing plaid pants) are looking for the extreme-where the rough is patrolled by wild animals and the greens are sometimes white. This lushly illustrated book features more than 200 breathtaking and often hilarious photographs capturing the true spirit of extreme golf, accompanied by light-hearted and engaging text. Including an appendix listing the unusual courses around the...


Golfing on the World's Most Exceptional Courses
Mark Rowlinson
0789208660
October 2005
Hardcover
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Scottish Golf Links
Iain MacFarlane Lowe
1932202129
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lowe takes us along the rugged eastern coast, from St. Andrews up to Montrose and Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen, "from heather, whin and sand, to points north," to Nairn and Dornoch. Then to the west coast, to Prestwick and Troon. It's not only the courses themselves that Lowe illuminates along the way, but the winding roads, the ancient villages, the farms and whiskey distilleries, and the people who call this land their home as well. Each step of his pilgrimage is given its due.

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More than 50 legendary courses along the coast of Scotland are captured in this visually stunning work of art by acclaimed photographer Iain MacFarlane Lowe (St. Andrews & The Open Championship). Traveling the shoreline of Scotland over a span of ten years, Lowe...


On Course for Business: Women and Golf
Suzanne Woo
0471442976
February 2002
Paperback
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Review
Suzanne Woo is a golf guru who knows her stuff, down to the finest detail:Carry your bag, play for two hours - burn 680 calories. Use an electric cart - 400 calories Shop 'til you drop for two hours - just 300 caloriesWoo enjoys the game and showing women how to make it work for them, hence their new book, On Course For Business (John Wiley & Sons, $18.95).Woo took up golf in law school because she envisioned it as an important tool in the workplace. Fifteen years later, she's a lawyer and founder of San Francisco-based BizGolf Dynamics. She leads workshops and seminars with corporate clients, spelling out the scariest parts of the game.She knows the numbers games: How many women take up golf then quit in frustration. On Course is like a workbook, with chapters, lists and goals clearly defined. The basic rules of golf are...


Zagat America's Top Golf Courses
Zagat Survey
1570067376
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on the opinions of thousands of avid golfers, America's Top Golf Courses covers over 1,000 of the best public, semi-private and resort courses in 49 states plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Choose from over 30 of the guide's handy indexes to find the right course every time, from toughest to most scenic, fastest pace to player-friendly. Each course is rated on Course, Facilities, Service, Value and Cost.


Emerald Gems:The Links of Ireland
Laurence Casey Lambrecht
0965143333
April 2003
Hardcover
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Golf Magazine
Emerald Gems is worthy of any golfer's coffee table.

Links Magazine
Lambrecht captures Ireland's finest links by coupling his breathtaking photography with insight from Irishmen David Feherty and Joe Carr.

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Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die
Chris Santella
1584794747
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
There's an incredible similarity between the mechanics of a fly cast and the swing of a golf club. Perhaps that's why Chris Santella, author of Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, can be found on the links when he's not on the stream. With Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die, Santella gives voice to his other sporting passion, interviewing 50 people intimately connected to the sport about some of their favorite courses around the world.For both passionate golfers and armchair travelers, this gorgeous full-color book presents the world's greatest golf venues, the personal favorites of renowned players, course architects, and other experts in the sport. From Ballyliffin, Ireland's northernmost course, whose rumpled fairways wander along the North Sea in the shadows of Glashedy Rock, to New Zealand's Cape...


Turf Management for Golf Courses, 2nd Edition
James B Beard
1575040921
October 1, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Commonly referred to as "Beard's Bible," after Dr. James B. Beard, the internationally recognized turfgrass agronomist who wrote it, the first edition of this essential work sold over 50,000. Since then, Dr. Beard has spent 16 years compiling his scientific research to update his original best-seller, which is written in conjunction with the entire USGA Green Section and covers every practical and technical aspect of turfgrass management, maintenance, and operation. This new edition also boasts hundreds of new color photographs, color drawings, and useful tables that illustrate Dr. Beard's research-proven techniques. Now you can put Dr. Beard's three-decades of experience, and the collective field experience of the USGA Green Section, on your desk in the most complete, most detailed, and most useful manual-of-practice...


Golf's 100 Toughest Holes
Chris Millard
0810950103
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Each year during the Players Championship spectators gather at the 17th hole of the TPC at Sawgrass to see who will sink or swim. With water awaiting a miss in any direction, the tee shot is indeed a scary one-especially if the wind is blowing.The 17th at the Old Course at St. Andrews may be the only hole in the world that requires players to drive over a building in order to reach the fairway. Terror awaits at the green in the form of a devilish bunker from which even the best players may need several strokes to escape.These and 98 other confounding, challenging holes-selected by noted golf writer Chris Millard as the toughest in the world-are the subject of this engaging, informative golf book. First-rate photography brings out the beauty to be found in these beasts. In putting together this authoritative list and...


Golf Course Architecture : Evolutions in Design, Construction, and Restoration Technology
Michael J. Hurdzan
0471465313
August 25, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition is fully updated with more than fifty percent new material, including more than twenty-five recent innovations in the golf industry. Revealing both the art and science of golf course architecture, it takes readers inside the designer’s mind through each step to designing a golf green, golf hole, and golf course. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, course maps, and drawings, this Second Edition explains the roots of ugliness and sources of beauty in courses, how the landscape communicates, and the connection between golfers and golf courses. Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition provides a wealth of accessible and helpful information on golf course architecture chronicling every facet of designing, building, renovating, and...


The Augusta National Golf Club
Stan Byrdy
1587262584
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Golf Chicago!, April 2005
Sports Media Group has published the first dust-free coffee table book; it simply doesn't sit long enough to collect dust.

Golf Today, June 2005
It is a must-own if you care at all about the history of this great venue.

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1001 Golf Holes You Must Play before You Die
Jeff Barr (Editor)
1569065853
March 2005
Hardcover
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Dr. TJ Tomasi, Palm Beach Post, February 2005
Magnificently illustrated, the book encourages all golfers, professional or amateur, to discover holes they simply must play.

Book Description
If you are a golfer, reading this book might cause you to make playing the holes themselves your new life's mission. If you know a golfer, giving him or her this book might make you a hero. What makes a golf hole special, or indeed memorable? For some it is the thrill of a tricky shot over a deep ravine, or the beautiful scenery of an ocean-side tee-off. For others it is the course's rich tradition and the recollection of famous golfers who have played out their victories and frustrations there.

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Golf Courses of the PGA Tour
George Peper
0810949504
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
As lavish as the layouts it celebrates, Golf Courses of the PGA Tour offers a comprehensive tour of each of the permanent PGA stops. Profusely illustrated with lush photography and painted routing plans for each 18, it's a veritable feast to look at, and a fascinating read, as well. Teed up to match the week-in, week- out schedule of the competitive season, the book begins in California with the Mercedes Championship at La Costa and ends with the Tour Championship (which rotates courses) and the unofficial events, including the Skins Game and the Plantation Course of the Kapalua International. For each venue, it presents concise tournament and course histories, hole-by-hole scorecards, a quick playing tip from a winner at each venue (Phil Mickelson on playing low shots at Torrey Pines, Raymond Floyd on hitting a draw at...


Golf Greens : History, Design, and Construction
Michael J. Hurdzan
0471459453
July 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Golf Greens offers a hands-on resource to the design, construction, and history of all types of golf greens.
* Provides highly illustratative coverage, with a sixteen-page, full-color section featuring shots of old and new greens, greens under construction, and newly finished greens.
* Provides guidelines for determining best construction methods--with special emphasis placed on site-specific concerns.
* Covers turfgrass selection with detailed information on artificial turf.
* Shows how design can be used to make greens fast or slow to match player and course expectations.

About the Author
MICHAEL J. HURDZAN, PhD, is a golf course architect based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of the bestselling book Golf Course Architecture: Design,...


Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes
Steve Goodwin
1565125304
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Goodwin (Breaking Her Fall) brings a passion for golf and a fluid narrative style to his account of one man's quest to create a British-style links course on a gorse-choked, craggy expanse of land on the Oregon coast. Mike Keiser was a successful entrepreneur whose company, Recycled Paper Greetings, afforded him the possibility of laying out $2.4 million in cash for what most people viewed as a dubious project at best. Goodwin deftly breaks down the differences between traditional, modern and postmodern golf course architecture, and relays the revelatory experiences in Great Britain that gave Keiser a love of rolling, sandy, seaside courses. He portrays Keiser as visionary, humble, generous and dynamic, though readers may wonder if he's too reverent or close to his subject (for instance, Goodwin makes no mention...


Homes with a View
LLC LC Home Planners
1931131252
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
n Introducing a stunning collection of homes as magnificent as the vistas they showcase. n A 32-page full-color gallery section showcases the best of the best n Expansive windows, quaint porches and wide-open decks bring the outdoors in and allow these plans to take full advantage of their surroundings. n Painstakingly crafted by the top architects and residential designers in the nation. n Complete construction blueprints are available for every home in this collection.


Great Golf Courses 2006 Calendar

1595015159


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Book Description
Enjoy A Year Of Great Golf Courses! View Beautiful Golf Courses From Throughout The U.S. And Canada Plus Others From Around The World! All Photographed By Internationally Acclaimed Golf Course Landscape Photographer Mike Klemme Of Golfoto, Inc. Perfect For Golf Enthusiasts Everywhere!


Golf Digest Best Places to Play, 7th edition : 6,500 of North America's best public and resort courses, with great options for every budget (Fodor's Sports)
Golf Digest
1400016290
May 16, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The only guide you need to the best public and resort courses of North America, Bermuda, and the Caribbean, with comments and ratings by more than 20,000 avid golfers.

Complete profiles of more than 4,000 of the best courses in North America, from Golf Digest, the game's leading authority. Contact information is provided for additional courses that are local favorites.

Travel tips Keys to finding great bargains on your golf trip.

Candid comments from real golfers Players like you rate the courses, their playability, setting and scenery, service...the whole golfing experience.

Golf Digest's picks America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses and the Best New Courses, as chosen by the prestigious Golf Digest selection panel.

Easy-to-use...


Golfing with God: A Novel of Heaven and Earth
Roland Merullo
1565125010
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Merullo (Passion for Golf) blends knowledge of the game with glimpses into his spiritual journey in this engaging story of golf, the after-life and "the spiritual education of one soul." Former golf professional Herman Fins-Winston has been enjoying heaven between reincarnations long enough to play several of its 8,187 excellent golf courses. When God, who finds golf his only relaxation after minding the universe, has trouble short putting because of the "yips," He (alternately called "She") summons Herman to help. It turns out that God has a "divine" swing, uses old persimmon woods and regularly hits 390-yard tee shots. Merullo infuses his own brand of theology into the story. (On getting into heaven: "You only have to try, to want it, to be sincere about wanting it. You have to not have hurt anyone too badly in...


Golf by Design
Robert T. Jones, Jr.
0316058521
May 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A time-honored adage of the sports world is that fundamentals come from the ground up, and Golf by Design literally exemplifies this statement. The author, an internationally acclaimed golf course architect, has produced a how-to work of considerable technical and artistic merit. The result is a well-written golfing masterpiece. Included are discussions of golf as analogous to chess and pool, as well as instructional line drawings that simplify the most difficult scenarios. Spectacular color photographs of 60 of the world's most challenging courses further enhance this one-of-a-kind guide that is likely to become a classic. Highly recommended for most public libraries.Albert Spencer, Coll. of Education, Univ. of Nevada, Las VegasCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print...


Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
Geoff Shackelford
031227808X
April 24, 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Shackelford is a golf journalist and traditionalist worried that equipment and television are degrading golf into a sport played by thrashers rather than thinkers. In this enjoyable effort to spread appreciation for golf-course architecture, Shackelford preaches a simple dogma: a course should be naturalistic, replete with tempting, playable shot options. Knowing that golf aficionados can sense the difference between playing an assembly-line course built during the 1970s and a mature one from the 1920s, Shackelford puts flesh on the bones of their intuition with a review of design schools. He extols the "strategic" school, exemplified by St. Andrews or Augusta National, which he justifies with detailed assessments of the famous Road Hole and Amen Corner, respectively. Caustic about designs he disdains, Shackelford is more...


500 World's Greatest Golf Holes
George Peper
1579652379
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The 500 World's Greatest Golf Holes succeeds in hitting precisely the two targets any book purporting to present golf's greatest anything must aim for: it'll have golfers both arguing with and dreaming about its contents. Simultaneously.

This is an altogether magnificent volume, big in size, big in contents, visually rich, and thoroughly engaging. Peper's opening essay explains how he and his editors identified the ultimate one-tenth of 1 percent of the 500,000 or so holes on the planet, and explores the question of what exactly makes a great golf hole. Challenge and difficulty, certainly, but also beauty, fairness, reputation, history, and the way it begins to eat into a golfer's mind as he or she takes it in from the tee box. It's all in the mix. Then the fun really starts, with a comprehensive look at the...


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