Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces

The World's Greatest Modern Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419722790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 5071

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: 7674

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."

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: 5261

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.

True Links

Author: George Peper,Malcolm Campbell

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579653952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

View: 8553

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.

PLANET GOLF.

Author: DARIUS E. OLIVER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724640

Category:

Page: N.A

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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: 9166

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'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: 2438

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.

Golf Courses

Fairways of the World

Author: Michael Bonallack,Steve Smyers

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0789322390

Category: Photography

Page: 264

View: 9194

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.

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

Author: Tom Doak

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781886947092

Category: Reference

Page: 361

View: 7555

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.

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: 7147

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.

Remarkable Golf Courses

Author: Iain T. Spragg

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 191159575X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 5519

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.

Golf Resorts of the World

Author: Daniel Fallon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742579627

Category: Golf resorts

Page: 208

View: 1803

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.

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: 7165

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.

Australia's Finest Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742572338

Category: Golf courses

Page: 173

View: 7772

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.

A Patchwork Planet

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143196359

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 8926

In this, her fourteenth novel--and one of her most endearing--Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order. Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos. But for eleven years now, he's been working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins who can't move their own porch furniture or bring the Christmas tree down from the attic. At last, his life seems to be on an even keel. Still, the Gaitlins (of "old" Baltimore) cannot forget the price they paid for buying off Barnaby's former victims. And his ex-wife would just as soon he didn't show up ever to visit their little girl, Opal. Even the nice, steady woman (his guardian angel?) who seems to have designs on him doesn't fully trust him, it develops, when the chips are down, and it looks as though his world may fall apart again. There is no one like Anne Tyler, with her sharp, funny, tender perceptions about how human beings navigate on a puzzling planet, and she keeps us enthralled from start to finish in this delicious new novel.

Here We Are

Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408470

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9097

#1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! "Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."--Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. Praise for Here We Are: -"A sweet and tender distillation of what every Earthling needs to know and might well spend a lifetime striving to achieve. A must-purchase for new parent shelves"--School Library Journal

Golf in the Kingdom

Author: Michael Murphy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453218815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 9119

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 Miniature Book of Miniature Golf

Author: Mike Vago

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761154132

Category: Games

Page: 18

View: 7225

The perfect golfing gift: A book that is a complete, working 9-hole miniature golf course, with miniature golf balls and putter included. The first book you can play through. The book that's a true original. Featuring nine themed courses, from pirates to dinosaurs to the classic windmill, The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf celebrates the silliness and the golf-for-everyone! attitude of Putt-Putt. Each page in the book is a cleverly designed hole, modeled on real mini golf courses. Tap the ball through the grooves and make sure to avoid the obstacles. Then see if you can get it in the clown's mouth on the last hole. Every hole is par fun.