Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces

The World's Greatest Modern Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419722790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8284

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: 2405

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."

True Links

Author: George Peper,Malcolm Campbell

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579653952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

View: 1386

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.

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: 4715

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.

Golf Courses

Fairways of the World

Author: Michael Bonallack,Steve Smyers

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0789322390

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 1949

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.

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: 483

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.

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: 639

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.

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: 1468

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 Resorts of the World

Author: Daniel Fallon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742579627

Category: Golf resorts

Page: 208

View: 5944

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: 8102

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.

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: 6149

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.

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: 5250

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.

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: 3399

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 Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

Author: Tom Doak

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781886947092

Category: Reference

Page: 361

View: 8305

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.

Australia's Finest Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742572338

Category: Golf courses

Page: 173

View: 9622

Australia's Finest Golf Courses is a magnificent tour through Australia's best golf courses, from the timeless classics at Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and Royal Adelaide to the modern masterpieces at The National, Kennedy Bay and The Capital. There is also a rare and fascinating look at the country's most exclusive golf course --Ellerston--designed by Greg Norman and located on the Packer family estate in the New South Wales Upper Hunter Valley. The book presents state-by-state reviews of our finest courses, covering both history and design, and accompanied by superb photography and course comments from leading designers including Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Ross Watson, Michael Clayton, Tony Cashmore and Michael Wolveridge. The book also includes a foreword by 1991 British Open champion Ian Baker-Finch and a ratings section that details the best golf holes and courses, both classic and modern. Darius Oliver has researched (and played) each course reviewed in the book and provides an insider's guide to more than 60 of the country's best public and private courses. From professionals and dedicated amateurs to weekend hackers and armchair golfers, Australia's Finest Golf Courses is a book for anyone who has ever dreamed of playing the best golf courses Australia has to offer.

The Grand Slam

Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf

Author: Mark Frost

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401381812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 614

From the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed The Greatest Game Ever Played comes The Grand Slam, a riveting, in-depth look at the life and times of golf icon Bobby Jones. In the wake of the stock market crash and the dawn of the Great Depression, a ray of light emerged from the world of sports in the summer of 1930. Bobby Jones, an amateur golfer who had already won nine of the seventeen major championships he'd entered during the last seven years, mounted his final campaign against the record books. In four months, he conquered the British Amateur Championship, the British Open, the United States Open, and finally the United States Amateur Championship, an achievement so extraordinary that writers dubbed it the Grand Slam. A natural, self-taught player, Jones made his debut at the U.S. Amateur Championship at the age of 14. But for the next seven years, Jones struggled in major championships, and not until he turned 21 in 1923 would he harness his immense talent. What the world didn't know was that throughout his playing career the intensely private Jones had longed to retreat from fame's glaring spotlight. While the press referred to him as "a golfing machine," the strain of competition exacted a ferocious toll on his physical and emotional well-being. During the season of the Slam he constantly battled exhaustion, nearly lost his life twice, and came perilously close to a total collapse. By the time he completed his unprecedented feat, Bobby Jones was the most famous man not only in golf, but in the history of American sports. Jones followed his crowning achievement with a shocking announcement: his retirement from the game at the age of 28. His abrupt disappearance from the public eye into a closely guarded private life helped create a mythological image of this hero from the Golden Age of sports that endures to this day.

The Anatomy of a Golf Course

Author: Tom Doak

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside

ISBN: 9781550413731

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

View: 9190

A key book for the golfer's library, exploring the intricacies of golf architecture--and how this knowledge can improve your golf game.

Liar's Poker

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7772

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Golf in the Kingdom

Author: Michael Murphy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453218815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 3180

A spiritual journey, a lush travelogue, a parable of sports and philosophy—John Updike called this unique novel “a golf classic if any exists in our day.” When an American traveler on his way to India stops to play a round on one of the most beautiful and legendary golf courses in Scotland, he doesn’t know that his game—and his life—are about to change forever. He is introduced to Shivas Irons, a mysterious golf pro whose sublime insights stick with him long after the eighteenth hole. From the first swing of the Scotsman’s club, he realizes he is in for a most extraordinary day. By turns comic, existential, and semiautobiographical, Michael Murphy’s tale traces the arc of twenty-four hours, from a round of golf on the Links of Burningbush to a night fueled by whiskey, wisdom, and wandering—even a sighting of Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts the hole they call Lucifer’s Rug. “Murphy’s book is going to alter many visions,” The New York Times Book Review declared. More than an unforgettable approach to one of the world’s most popular sports, Golf in the Kingdom is a meditation on the power of a game to transform the self.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 1119

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.