Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces

The World's Greatest Modern Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419722790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 1355

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.""

Planet Golf USA

The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810914377

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 3086

This gorgeous book features superb photographs and detailed reviews of more than 140 of America's finest golf courses. Included are reviews of every Top 100 ranked course in the United States, according to "Golf Digest" and "Golf Magazine."

Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die

Golf Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120524

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 1585

Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die is the sixth of Chris Santella’s popular “Fifty Places” books (more than 250,000 copies in print), and the first to return to golf—the series’ most popular subject. In this new book Santella interviews 50 luminaries in the golf world about their favorite courses and experiences. Experts range from seasoned touring professionals (Amy Alcott, Fred Funk) to journalists and photographers (James Dodson, Brian Morgan) to golf course architects (Robert von Hagge, Bob Harrison) to travel specialists (Gordon Dalgleish, Mike Lardner). Old Country favorites like Royal Dornoch and Machrihanish in Scotland are featured, but so are venues far off the linksters’ beaten path, like Nirwana, Bali, where the course runs beside rice paddies in the shadow of ancient temples, and China’s Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where players tee off at 10,000 feet, at the base of the Himalayas. More than 40 spectacular photos capture the allure of these unforgettable golf destinations.

Planet Golf

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

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810994034

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 5789

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.

Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die

Golf Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120710

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4813

ThereÆs an incredible similarity between the mechanics of a fly cast and the swing of a golf club. Perhaps thatÆs why Chris Santella, author of Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, can be found on the links when heÆs 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 worldÆs greatest golf venues, the personal favorites of renowned players, course architects, and other experts in the sport. From Ballyliffin, IrelandÆs northernmost course, whose rumpled fairways wander along the North Sea in the shadows of Glashedy Rock, to New ZealandÆs Cape Kidnappers, perched atop dramatic cliffs some 500 feet above the ocean, the bookÆs beautiful photographs capture the architecture, noteworthy holes, location, and ambiance that make these courses standouts for ardent golfers. A brief history of each course, an experiential accountùfilled with local colorùfrom the person recommending the venue, and trip-planning advice provide adventurous readers with all the information they need to chip and putt their way around the globe. A close-up look at golfÆs top courses around the world, recommended by such experts as Nick Faldo and Christie Kerr (pro golfers), Pete Dye and Tom Doak (course architects), Brian McCallen (editor and author), and Donald Trump. With breathtaking color photographs of each site, this is a great gift for avid golfers and armchair travelers alike.

Golf Courses

Fairways of the World

Author: Michael Bonallack,Steve Smyers

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0789322390

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 5003

A tribute to more than one hundred of the world's most visually extraordinary golf courses features panoramic photography and offers insight into their creators' uses of nature and course design, in a volume that includes coverage of such locations as St. Andrew's Old Course, Leopard Creek, and Pirate's Plank.

Golf's Greatest Moments

An Illustrated History By the Game's Finest Writers

Author: Robert Sidorsky

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810946316

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2881

Collects writings about golf, including contributions from great writers, humorists, and essayists, including Thomas Boswell and George Plimpton, as well as historic action shots, posters, paintings, and magazine covers.

True Links

Author: George Peper,Malcolm Campbell

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579653952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

View: 8657

The most challenging, most invigorating holes a golfer can tackle. In this beautiful book, Peper and Campbell, two writers who know golf inside and out, provide a concise and entertaining tour of the world's best links courses. Full color.

Golf Resorts of the World

Author: Daniel Fallon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742579627

Category: Golf resorts

Page: 208

View: 1874

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.

Remarkable Golf Courses

Author: Iain T. Spragg

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 191159575X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 6632

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.

Masters of Design

Great Courses of Colt, MacKenzie, Alison & Morrison

Author: Henry Lord,Peter Pugh,Peter Thomson

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 9781848310902

Category: Architecture

Page: 445

View: 1995

A lavish, full-colour volume essential for every golfer's coffee table, capturing the timeless spirit of the game through its greatest-ever course designers.

PLANET GOLF.

Author: DARIUS E. OLIVER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724640

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5673


The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

Author: Tom Doak

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781886947092

Category: Reference

Page: 361

View: 3037

This is the comprehensive guide to over 1,200 golf courses, assembled in a concise, witty and refreshingly entertaining style. With 180 stunning color photographs, this book contains the finest collection of worldwide photography ever published. The definitive guide for golfers who seek a game anywhere in the world.

The Prize

The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Author: Daniel Yergin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104753

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

View: 1816

The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil -- and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous -- from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement -- and great importance.

How to Play the World's Most Exclusive Golf Clubs

A Journey Through Pine Valley, Melbourne, Augusta, Muirfield, and More

Author: John Sabino

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN: 9781634507998

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 8298

The most exclusive golf clubs in the world are special places that elicit feelings of awe and wonder from most golfers. How great would it be to play some of the storied venues of the game such as Winged Foot, Riviera or Muirfield? Or, the ultimate for any golfer, Augusta National, home of the Masters? How to Play the World’s Most Exclusive Golf Clubs will highlight the many ways that golfers can enter the world’s elite clubs, located in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. How do you go about gaining access to some of some of golf’s hallowed grounds? Who do you have to know? How do you find a member? What is the etiquette to follow? This book will give insights into what has worked for the author and other motivated golfers. An avid golfer and student of golf history, John brings an unparalleled enthusiasm, a unique perspective, and an insider’s insights to the task. Throughout each chapter there are personal stories about the author’s experience and unique stories about some of the lengths to which golfers have gone to gain access to golf’s premier venues. The proliferation of golf course ratings by magazines, combined with the expanded information about golf courses and golf architecture that the Internet age has brought to the fore, has created a new and expanding group of golf aficionados that dream of playing at exclusive golf courses and are eager to learn the secrets of doing so. This book’s coverage of over two hundred global clubs will be perfect for any player.

The Golf Book

Twenty Years of the Players, Shots, and Moments That Changed the Game

Author: Chris Millard

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062364562

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3531

The sport of golf is measured in centuries, yet the past two decades have marked the most compelling transformations of the game. To celebrate twenty years of Golf Channel's twenty-four-hour coverage, author Chris Millard and some of golf's favorite on-air personalities recount the best stories of the era. Relive the greatest major championships, the top shots, and some of the moments that players wish never happened. Among them Payne Stewart's last and greatest victory at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods' masterful chip at the 2005 Masters, the U.S. vs. Europe duels at the Ryder Cup, and Jean Van de Velde's epic meltdown in the Barry Burn. From the return to golf-course minimalism to the rise of the sports in Asia, golf's biggest trends and challenges are examined here as the sport now looks to the future.

What Every Person Should Know About War

Author: Chris Hedges

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416583141

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2132

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.

Eating the Sun

How Plants Power the Planet

Author: Oliver Morton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007163657

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 2559

Wherever there is greenery, photosynthesis is working to make oxygen, release energy, and create living matter from the raw material of sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. Without photosynthesis, there would be an empty world, an empty sky, and a sun that does nothing more than warm the rocks and reflect off the sea. Eating the Sun is the story of a world in crisis; an appreciation of the importance of plants; a history of the earth and the feuds and fantasies of warring scientists; a celebration of how the smallest things, enzymes and pigments, influence the largest things, the oceans, the rainforests, and the fossil fuel economy. Oliver Morton offers a fascinating, lively, profound look at nature's greatest miracle and sounds a much-needed call to arms—illuminating a potential crisis of climatic chaos and explaining how we can change our situation, for better or for worse.

The Ascent of Money

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin Press

ISBN: 9780141987927

Category:

Page: 448

View: 9476

Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call if what you like, it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the back-story to all history. From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and busts as it's never been told before. With the world in the grip of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, there's never been a better time to understand the ascent - and descent - of money. 'Beautifully written ... Breathtakingly clever' Sunday Telegraph 'A lucid and racy account of financial history' New Statesman 'A fine, readable and entertaining history' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'The tales he tells of boom and bust, of triumph and disaster, of bubbles that inflate ... are the very essence of financial history' Bill Emmott, Financial Times 'An often enlightening and enjoyable tour through the underside of great events, a lesson in how the most successful great powers have always been underpinned by smart money' Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books