Golf Resorts of the World

Packed with Solid Advice on the Best Places to Play and Stay

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762722228

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2994

A comprehensive guide to the finest golf resorts around the world describes in detail one hundred outstanding facilities in the United States and abroad, ranging from the legendary St. Andrews in Scotland to California's Pebble Beach, with information on nearby landmarks and sights, restaurants, outdoor recreation activities, contact information, and other helpful tips. Original.

Golf Resorts of the World

Author: Daniel Fallon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742579627

Category: Golf resorts

Page: 208

View: 8057

From Turtle Bay on Oahu's famous North Shore to the once royal estate of Vidago Palace Hotel near Portugal's famous port-making Douro Valley region, Golf Resorts of the World is a fascinating guide to the most outstanding golf courses and resorts that are open to the public. Whether it is teeing off at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, which has hosted more championships than any other course in the United States, or playing a marathon four rounds at Oregon's links golf paradise of Bandon Dunes, you'll find a great variety of unforgettable golfing destinations to explore. Some of the most respected golf writers, golf professionals and course architects in the world have come together to select the worlds' top golf resorts. With a mix of history, course architecture, tips on how to play each course, fine dining and luxury features, as well as other resort activities such as scuba diving and fishing, the reviews combine to provide a comprehensive guide to the world's best luxury golf destinations.

Golf Resorts of the World

Author: Brian McCallen

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810933721

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 8267

Rates and profiles golf resorts around the world, describes the courses, accommodations, and restaurants, and photographically highlights the courses' natural beauty

Golf Resorts

Top of the World Volume 2

Author: Stefan Maiwald

Publisher: teNeues Digital Media GmbH

ISBN: 3832796142

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 1065

Wenn es einen Golferhimmel gibt, dann sieht er mit Sicherheit so aus wie diese prächtige Auswahl luxuriöser Golfanlagen! An einigen der spektakulärsten Winkel der Erde gelegen, verbinden sie atemberaubende Landschaften mit anspruchsvollen Platzdesigns. Wir können Ihnen nicht versprechen, dass Sie der nächste Jack Nicklaus oder Martin Kaymer werden aber ganz gleich, ob Sie Anfänger oder Profi sind, werden Sie die unzähligen Annehmlichkeiten dieser Resorts zu schätzen wissen, ganz zu schweigen von der Weltklassearchitektur und den exklusiven Interieurs. Von den Tropen bis nach Schottland punkten diese Anlagen mit den schönsten Unterkünften, dem besten Essen und den erlesensten Weinen, die Sie sich vorstellen können.

Luxury Hotels

Golf Resorts

Author: Martin Nicholas Kunz,Patricia Massó,Angelika Lerche

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 3832790594

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 7726

This impressive volume showcases the finest golf resorts around the globe. All these hotels enjoy a unity of style that ties together interiors and exteriors in harmony. All corners of the earth and every type of setting are represented. This outstanding collection shows fine architecture and interiors set amidst lush, manicured greens and fairways. The book features golf resorts from golf's homeland Scotland, where the game was invented as well as France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Northern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each resort is remarkable in its own right and will certainly please the avid golfer. But with their top-notch standards and settings, they are a delight for the non-golfer as well! ? A comprehensive and discerning illustrated guide to the world's very best golf resorts ? Gorgeous hotels and first-rate golf courses combined. A must-have for the golfing aficionado, and for all those who entertain for business.

Golf's Best New Destinations

Author: Brian McCallen

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810957459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 3434

Provides an informative, richly illustrated guide to the finest new public and resort golf courses built throughout the U.S. and around the world, furnishing a close-up look at each of the courses and their facilities, local accommodations and eateries, and nearby sightseeing tips.

Stern's Guide to the Greatest Resorts of the World

Author: Steven B. Stern

Publisher: Stern's Travel Guides, Ltd.

ISBN: 0977860809

Category: Travel

Page: 447

View: 6193

A guide, which provides a description of the most luxurious and exotic resorts around the world describing the resorts in terms of history, accommodations, dining, sport facilities, shopping, entertainment and general environs. It features over 700 color photos, which depict the special qualities and charm of the various properties.

Extreme Golf

The World's Most Unusual, Fantastic, and Bizarre Courses

Author: Duncan Lennard

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402203145

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5134

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 world (in case you'd like to make a tee time), Extreme Golf's chapters include: - Location, Location, Location (out of the way places in the world) - Courses for Concern (difficult due to geographic oddities) - Golf by Design (in which the course designer influences the extreme setup) - In the Rough (really hard courses in really strange places)

Top Ski Resorts of the World

Author: Arnie Wilson

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781845375928

Category: Ski resorts

Page: 160

View: 7207

A showcase of 40 of the best skiing areas on four continents. From lively apres-ski and fairytale settings, to demanding runs and snow-making systems. The Ski Club of Great Britain has supplied fact boxes for each resort: accessibility, height, number and level of pistes, and number of lifts.

Dream Golf

The Making of Bandon Dunes

Author: Stephen Goodwin

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 2863

This account of how one of America’s most beautiful golf resorts came to be is “a narrative gem” (James Dodson). On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America’s premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes. Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style “links” course on a stretch of Oregon’s rugged coast—and Dream Golf is the first all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into reality. This revised and expanded edition takes another look at Bandon Dunes and introduces readers to Old Macdonald, a new course that provides golfers with a more rugged, untamed version of the game, named in honor of Charles Blair Macdonald (1856–1939), the father of American golf course architecture and one of the founders of the US Golf Association. This fourth course, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak along with Jim Urbina, brings visitors back to the true origins of the sport—and Dream Golf is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how this special spot became a destination for golfers everywhere.

The Impossible Collection of Golf

Author: George Peper

Publisher: Ultimate

ISBN: 9781614286530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 1726

In this most recent addition to Assouline's highly covetable and lauded Ultimate Collection, George Peper, former editor in chief of Golf Magazine and 2016 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award winner for Journalism, takes readers on an incomparable golf journey as he travels the world detailing the 100 most significant, historically noteworthy, and architecturally paramount courses. Detailing intricate holes that have confounded the game's best, revisiting tournaments that have made and broken champions, and elucidating on the unique and truly special characteristics of each course makes Peper the perfect golf partner as he walks readers through the clubhouses, the fairways, and the bunkers. From greens as old and hallowed as St Andrews to courses celebrating their first anniversary like Nova Scotia's Cabot Cliffs, from the island mountain course of China's Shanqin Bay to the Hamptons' Maidstone Club, The Impossible Collection of Golf is an unequivocal sensory treat for the golf fanatic, or the perfect feast to feed the wanderlust simmering in all of us.

Remarkable Golf Courses

Author: Iain T. Spragg

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 191159575X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 9440

Remarkable Golf Courses encompasses the extremes of the sport – from the highest golf course in La Paz, Bolivia, to the lowest, in Death Valley, USA; from the most northerly in the Arctic Circle to the most southerly in Tierra del Fuego. The many quirks of the golfing world are covered, such as the 18th green the other side of the River Lea which is serviced by an electric ferry, or the LA golf course that has its own funicular railway, or the floating golf hole in Idaho, where it’s not just the pin position that’s changed every day, it’s the distance from the shore! Golf courses that feature neolithic standing stones (Scotland), Roman roads (England), and ruined medieval castles (Wales) take their place alongside the old temples of Delhi or a UNESCO World Heritage bridge that is used to link the 9th and 10th at Angkor Wat. There are the beloved classic courses of St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal St. George and Westward Ho!. There are spectacular golf courses hewn out of the Nevada and Arizona desert, green oases in a cactus-strewn, rocky landscape, along with Hawaiian courses fringed by barren black lava flows. But nothing can beat the thrill in Guatemala of lining up your drive on an active volcano at the Fuego Maya course. In comparison there are the traditional wind-blown Scottish links, such as the Machrie Hotel on the island of Islay which has the most blind greens on any course, or the remote Isle of Barra where greens are only accessible via a kissing gate. Fancy swapping countries mid-round? You can at the Llanmymynech club in Wales. At the fourth hole golfers tee off in Wales and putt out on the green in England. Remarkable Golf Courses brings together some astonishing stories with some extraordinary photography.

Firsts, Facts, Feats, & Failures in the World of Golf

Author: Ken Janke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471965596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 4841

Every golfer has a story. This book offers a look at a wide range of these stories, from record-setting moments of PGA tour to the personal feats of everyday golfers faced with unique situations. Historic firsts of the sport are covered, as well as the legendary stories that have become the stuff of golf lore. This collection is sure to entertain and inspire anyone who loves the game of golf.

The Finest Nines

The Best Nine-Hole Golf Courses in North America

Author: Anthony Pioppi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 151072270X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

View: 7470

Over the past few years, perhaps due to an increase in work and family commitments, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of golfers interested in playing nine-hole courses. Although there are close to eight thousand such courses worldwide, how do golfers determine which are the best ones to play? In The Finest Nines, golf writer and historian Anthony Pioppi highlights the twenty-five finest nine-hole courses in North America and details how to play each one. Some of the courses featured include: • Whitinsville Golf Club—Whitinsville, Massachusetts • Sweetens Cove Golf Club—South Pittsburg, Tennessee • Birchwood Country Club—Westport, Connecticut • LivingStone Golf Course—Calgary, Alberta • Aetna Springs Golf Course—Pope Valley, California • And many more! This book also includes an interview with course designer and architect Mike Nuzzo about designing a nine-hole golf course in the modern era as well as profiles of courses that have a non-traditional number of holes. The Finest Nines is the perfect gift for the avid golfer who does not have the time to play a full eighteen holes!

The world's best golf

Author: William H. Davis

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671725556

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 9699

The founder of Golf Digest takes readers on a fascinating around-the-world tour of the world's best golf courses, from England to Australia, France to California. The courses are pictured in stunning four-color photos guaranteed to intrigue any avid golfer, and each photo is accompanied by a description of the course.

Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces

The World's Greatest Modern Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419722790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 4955

Get an amazing, beautifully photographed insider s view of the 100 greatest golf courses built in the modern era with acclaimed golf author Darius Oliver. A companion volume to "Planet Golf" and "Planet Golf USA," this gorgeous book offers comments by the world s leading golf architects and Oliver s detailed, exclusive first reviews of modern masterpieces such as Cabot Cliffs in Canada, Ardfin in Scotland, Cape Wickham in Australia, and Tara Iti in New Zealand. More than 20 countries are represented, with reviews from Mexico to Morocco, Sweden to South Korea, France to Vietnam even China. Sure to generate plenty of debate, the book includes a unique international rankings section outlining the world s best and most spectacular golf courses and golf holes. Oversized, "Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces" is a treasure trove of ideas, images, and insights for all golf lovers. Also available from Darius Oliver: "Planet Golf "and "Planet Golf USA.""