Golf Resorts of the World

Author: Brian McCallen

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810933721

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 5207

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

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: 1036

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

Top of the World Volume 2

Author: Stefan Maiwald

Publisher: teNeues Digital Media GmbH

ISBN: 3832796142

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 6810

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.

Golf Resorts of the World

Author: Daniel Fallon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742579627

Category: Golf resorts

Page: 208

View: 9932

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 International

Over 150 of the Finest Golf Resorts in the World

Author: Pamela Lanier

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780898155341

Category: Travel

Page: 236

View: 4818

This wish book and travel guide for the wandering golfer reviews the creme de la creme of golf resorts all over the world.

The Forbidden Game

Golf and the Chinese Dream

Author: Dan Washburn

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5108

In China, just because something is banned, doesn't mean it can't boom... Statistically, zero percent of the Chinese population plays golf, still known as the "rich man’s game" and considered taboo. Yet China is in the midst of a golf boom — hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal for anyone to build them. Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn charts a vivid path through this contradictory country by following the lives of three men intimately involved in China's bizarre golf scene. We meet Zhou, a peasant turned golf pro who discovered the game when he won a job as a security guard at one of the new, exclusive clubs and who sees himself entering the emerging Chinese middle class as a result; Wang, a lychee farmer whose life is turned upside down when a massive, top-secret golf resort moves in next door to his tiny village; and Martin, a Western executive maneuvering through China’s byzantine and highly political business environment, ever watchful for Beijing's "golf police." The Forbidden Game is a rich and arresting portrait of the world’s newest superpower and three different paths to the new Chinese Dream.

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: 544

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.

Golf Resorts

Where to Play in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean

Author: Jim Nicol,Barbara Nicol

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588431226

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 550

View: 3392

Golf resorts--it's a specialized niche for a savvy group that knows what it wants. What they want is golf, so the Nicols have devoted pages of attention to yardage and par, green fees, and special course features for hundreds of golf courses from Canada to Costa Rica. But there are other facets to consider as well, because the point here is to take a vacation, a golf vacation, where you get to luxuriate in your scenic vistas, eat your sumptuous meals, and play your 18 holes, too. From Casa De Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic to the Hound Ears Club in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, there are resorts for all sorts, with rustic lodges or posh hotels; full-scale gourmet pampering or low-key environments; all-golf, all-the-time atmospheres; or resorts that offer the works--tennis, fishing, sailing, or skiing--for the spouses who just aren't as intent on golf, perhaps, as you. The important thing is that all types of golf holidays are possible, and the Nicols have done the legwork so all you have to do is browse, choose, and make the reservations. "... the most useful guidebook... a great reference." -- The Traveling Golfer "If you love golf, Golf Resorts is for you." -- Relax Magazine " Make sure you have a copy on hand. This tome is the only pre-trip guide you'll need to research not only golf courses, but nearby lodging, restaurants, and additional recreation - for after-golf or non-golfing spouses. The book covers more than 600 courses. The authors have rated the top 50, breaking those down into 38 large and 12 small resorts." -- Northwest Airlines WorldTraveler Magazine "A guide written by golfers for golfers. Hundreds of resorts are described in this book, with details including fees, course profile (par, hazards, yardage), resident pro information, accommodations (with prices), dining options and equipment rentals. All establishments are open to the public." -- Amazon reviewer

A Difficult Par

Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf

Author: James R. Hansen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 3339

The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical modern golf course designer. Jones spread the gospel of golf by designing courses in forty-two US states and twenty-eight countries. Twenty U.S. Opens, America’s national championship, have been contested on Jones-designed courses. New York Times bestselling biographer James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, recounts how an English immigrant boy arrived in upstate New York in 1912, just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. Jones excelled as a golfer, earning admission to Cornell University, whose faculty consented to a curriculum tailored to teach him the knowledge needed to design golf courses. Cornell provided the springboard for an act of self-invention that propelled Jones from obscurity to worldwide fame. Jones believed that every hole should be “a difficult par but an easy bogey.” As gifted as he was at golf design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur. Golf Digest’s annual rankings of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses have regularly featured about fifty Jones designs, paving the path for his two sons, Robert Jr., and Rees, whose work would carry on their father’s tradition. Hansen examines Jones’s legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the fraternal rivalry of Jones’s distinguished sons.

Luxury Hotels

Golf Resorts

Author: Martin Nicholas Kunz,Patricia Massó,Angelika Lerche

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 3832790594

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 9949

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.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Author: Helen Simonson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140880932X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6090

Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

Calling California Home

A Lively Look at What It Means to Be a Californian

Author: Heather Waite

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 9781885171375

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 9537

Surveys California history, attitudes, culture, quirks, and little-known facts about the state

Golfing on the Roof of the World

In Pursuit of Gross National Happiness

Author: Rick Lipsey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918450

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 4961

Rick Lipsey returned from a vacation with an unusual job offer. After playing a few rounds at Bhutan's Royal Thimphu Golf Club, one of the members asked if he'd consider becoming the kingdom's golf pro. "Sure, I'd love to move to Bhutan," Lipsey flippantly responded. Next thing you know, he, his wife, and their infant daughter are boarding a plane for this remote Himalayan country. With one foot in the ancient world and the other in the twenty-first century, Bhutan is working to successfully meld the old and the new, from subsistence farming and religious festivals to the Internet and World Wrestling Entertainment. In Golfing on the Roof of the World, Rick sets great golf travel writing against the bigger political story of Bhutan's entrance to the modern world. Not only does he teach and play golf in the shadow of the world's tallest peaks, but he also comes to understand the seismic shifts in store for the last Buddhist kingdom where peace and spiritual prosperity have abounded, and the national standard for measuring success is Gross National Happiness.

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

Author: Ken Janke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471965596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 2811

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.

Secret Jamaica: Resorts of the Rich & Famous

Author: Brooke Comer

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588439127

Category: Travel

Page: 85

View: 3352

The best places to stay and eat in Jamaica are described here, with abundant pictures, often little-known except by celebrities and the wealthiest travelers. This is more than just your run of the mill travel book--this is a guide to fantasy. Whether you want to share elbow room in the playgrounds of the rich and famous, or just dream of an escape to the crystal waters, clear blue skies and white sands of the Caribbean, this guide will help you to transform such lofty dreams into an affordable reality. With colorful insights into the history of each location, Secret Caribbean transports you into the adventure of the past, while beckoning you to realize your fantasies in the here and now. Pleasantly written with a gentle to the eye lay-out, this book will appeal to many readers, not just those planning a getaway to their own secret hideaway. -- Amazon review.a ... an inspiration! I'm ready to rediscover the Caribbean! -- Penelope Ann Miller.a Fabulous facts and finds. I can't wait to go on vacation! -- Julie Moran, Entertainment Tonight.a ... let this book guide you. It spotlights extraordinary island resorts where you can become the star of your own movie, set in a tropical paradise. --About.com Honeymoons"

Golf's Best New Destinations

Author: Brian McCallen

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810957459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9177

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.

Rancho Mirage

Author: Leo A. Mallette

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738575018

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1062

Rancho Mirage is a beautiful residential and desert-resort community nestled along the Santa Rosa Mountains, located between the cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley. Bighorn sheep and the Agua Caliente tribe of Cahuilla Indians were the area's early inhabitants. Date farms and ranchos developed after aquifers were discovered. Guest ranches soon followed and became favorite destinations for the rich and famous in the 1940s and 1950s. By the early 1950s, residential communities designed in classic Desert Modern style were being constructed along with the valley's first two country clubs with 18-hole golf courses. Rancho Mirage soon emerged as the "golf capital of the world" and has since grown to be a premier resort and residential community with a permanent population of 16,870 and several thousand additional winter residents who enjoy the city's 10 country clubs, three world-class resorts, and scores of restaurants.

Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See

A New Vision of North America's Richest Forest

Author: Bill Finch,Beth Maynor Young,Rhett Johnson,John C. Hall

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838098

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 7278

Longleaf forests once covered 92 million acres from Texas to Maryland to Florida. These grand old-growth pines were the "alpha tree" of the largest forest ecosystem in North America and have come to define the southern forest. But logging, suppression of fire, destruction by landowners, and a complex web of other factors reduced those forests so that longleaf is now found only on 3 million acres. Fortunately, the stately tree is enjoying a resurgence of interest, and longleaf forests are once again spreading across the South. Blending a compelling narrative by writers Bill Finch, Rhett Johnson, and John C. Hall with Beth Maynor Young's breathtaking photography, Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See invites readers to experience the astounding beauty and significance of the majestic longleaf ecosystem. The authors explore the interactions of longleaf with other species, the development of longleaf forests prior to human contact, and the influence of the longleaf on southern culture, as well as ongoing efforts to restore these forests. Part natural history, part conservation advocacy, and part cultural exploration, this book highlights the special nature of longleaf forests and proposes ways to conserve and expand them.

Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects

A Treasury of the World's Greatest Golf Courses by History's Master Designers

Author: Michael Shiels,Michael Patrick Shiels,The American Society of Golf Course Architects

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602393264

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9167

An insider's tour of golf course architecture shares the firsthand perspectives of such forefront designers as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Crenshaw, in a collaborative work that features dozens of course drawings and blueprints. 10,000 first printing.

Richmonds of the World

Author: Barclay Simpson

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782221085

Category: Travel

Page: 180

View: 1788

Richmond is the most named place on the planet. Richmond can be found in five continents and there are 55 Richmonds around the world. Read the fascinating story of these many Richmonds, the places, the people, the history, events and relationships. Front cover: Richmond Yorkshire England. Inset: Richmond, Virginia USA; Richmond, Bangalore, India. Back cover (top to bottom): Ricmond upon Thames, England; Richmond, Fiji; Richmond rugby club; Richmond, Staten Island, USA; Richmond, Indiana, USA.