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: 3281

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 Modern Masterpieces

The World's Greatest Modern Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419722790

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 7963

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

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: 6000

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.

PLANET GOLF.

Author: DARIUS E. OLIVER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419724640

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2562


The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

Author: Tom Doak

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781886947092

Category: Reference

Page: 361

View: 2581

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.

Golf Digest Best Places to Play

Author: Golf Digest

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9781400016297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 849

View: 4025

Profiles more than 3,500 of the finest public and resort golf courses throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico--covering addresses, fees, pars, yardage, USGA slope ratings, lodging and dining options, and evaluations of course design and conditions. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Confessions of a Golfaholic

A Guide to Playing America’s Top 100 Public Golf Courses

Author: Paul Laubach

Publisher: Elevate Publishing

ISBN: 1937498719

Category: Humor

Page: 421

View: 8204

A golf fanatic's dream book, The Impractical Guide to Playing America's Top 100 Public Golf Courses is broken down course by course and one hilarious golf adventure after another. Filled with colorful images of each course, this book is the perfect golf enthusiast resource for playing some of the top public courses in America.

Australia's Finest Golf Courses

Author: Darius Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742572338

Category: Golf courses

Page: 173

View: 5199

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.

USA by Rail

Plus Canada's Main Routes

Author: John Pitt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 184162389X

Category: Transportation

Page: 354

View: 7248

Describes routes crisscrossing the United States, shows how to make the most of a rail pass and includes maps and sightseeing and accommodation tips.

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: 6031

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: 4661

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.

Legendary Golf Clubhouses of the U.S. and Great Britain

Author: Richard J. Diedrich,Jack Nicklaus,Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847839834

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

View: 6942

The most celebrated and historic golf clubhouses in Great Britain and America. If golf courses are the soul of a golf club, then the golf clubhouse is the heart of a golf club. The private inner sanctum for member camaraderie and refreshment appeared in golf's earliest history; but purpose-built clubhouses didn't exist until the nineteenth century. Focusing on the most celebrated golf club clubhouses built from the late-nineteenth century and into the 1930s, Legendary Clubhouses of Great Britain and the U.S. showcases the true golden age of golf clubhouse architecture. The clubhouses chosen for this book are stellar examples of expansive and lush private estates that were converted into golf courses; and the estate manors into golf clubhouses, Experience the turn-of-the-century coastal charm of thatched Maidstone Country Club located in chic Easthampton, New York; savor a view of the ocean from the locker rooms in the luxurious Mediterranean-influenced Gulfstream Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida; and behold the lavish grandeur of England's Stoke Park, best remembered for its appearance in the James Bond film Diamonds are Forever. Diedrich gives the reader an insider's view of these singular grand golf structures--their grounds, dining, sitting, and club rooms - clubhouses that are distinguished not only for their architectural beauty, but also for how they are symbolic of a particular golf club's identity. Legendary Clubhouses of Great Britain and the U.S. is the perfect gift for avid golfers and golf enthusiasts alike.

Golf Digest Classic American Courses

Author: Mike Stachura

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781844427475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9916

- Golf Digest magazine has a monthly circulation of 1.5 million copies. Its bi-annual list of the '100 Greatest Golf Courses' is widely recognized as the definitive ranking. - There are 24.8 million golfers in the U.S., including 11.5 million core golfers (men and women over 18 who play 8 rounds or more per year). (U.S. Golf Association) - There are over 14,036 golf courses in the U.S., comprising 6,764 daily-fee courses, 2,259 municipal courses and 5,013 private courses. (U.S. Golf Association) - Canada has 1,159 golf courses, including 1,027 public courses, 206 private courses and 626 semi-private courses (U.S. Golf Association)

The First Major

The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup

Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385541104

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 8806

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled, a dramatic chronicle of the bitterly-fought 2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U.S. team out for revenge against the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands. Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in October, 2016 in Hazeltine, Minnesota, just days after American legend Arnold Palmer had died. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded: veteran Phil Mickelson's two-year roller-coaster as he upended the American preparation process and helped assemble a superb team; superstar Rory McIlroy becoming the clear-cut emotional leader of the European team, and his reasons for wanting to beat the US team so badly this time around; the raucous matches between McIlroy and American Patrick Reed - resulting in both incredible golf, and several moments that threatened to come to blows; the return of Tiger Woods not as a player but an assistant captain, and his obsession with helping the US win - which was never the case when he was playing. John Feinstein's classic bestseller, A Good Walk Spoiled, set the bar for golf books. Now Feinstein provides his unique take on the Ryder Cup, which has clearly become golf's most intense and emotional event...it's 'first Major.'

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525505210

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 813

A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life. The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological "advancements" that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness. Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news; to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies.

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: 8899

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!

Golf Magazine Great Getaways

The Best of the Best Three and Four Day Golf Trips

Author: Tara Gravel

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810992931

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2975

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide presents the top three- and four-day golfing trips, complete with helpful hints on not only where to play but where to stay, where to eat, and where to shop. Also includes local sightseeing tips and activities for golfers as well as their families.

Lonely Planet's Where To Go When

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1786576120

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 8159

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Where To Go When, the ultimate trip planner for every month of the year, is a beautifully illustrated book that is both practical and inspiring. For every month of the year it presents 30 recommendations of destinations that are at their best during each month, whether due to their climate, or value or because there's a lot going on. The suggestions feature every flavour of travel experience from culture-rich city breaks and tropical beach holidays to adventurous road trips and wildlife-watching expeditions. Every corner of the planet is covered so you'll find out when the best time to see mountain gorillas is or to go shopping in Paris. The book is organised by month. At the start of each chapter a flowchart guides you through the options so readers can filter the recommendations according to their interests. Whether you're into beaches, trying the local specialities or backpacking off the beaten path, there will suggestions for you. Diagrams also depict the climate, value for money and family friendliness of each suggestion in the month. Then Lonely Planet's authors explain in detail why each destination has been selected. The text describes the place and why it's special at that particular time. The destinations are illustrated by inspiring photographs and have a small infographic that shows the key reasons to go. Practical details make the first step of planning a trip easier. Packed with facts, photos and new ideas for your next adventure, Where to Go When will inspire and interest anybody who loves travel. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Experimenting on a Small Planet

A History of Scientific Discoveries, a Future of Climate Change and Global Warming

Author: William W. Hay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331927404X

Category: Nature

Page: 819

View: 9902

This book is a thorough introduction to climate science and global change. The author is a geologist who has spent much of his life investigating the climate of Earth from a time when it was warm and dinosaurs roamed the land, to today's changing climate. Bill Hay takes you on a journey to understand how the climate system works. He explores how humans are unintentionally conducting a grand uncontrolled experiment which is leading to unanticipated changes. We follow the twisting path of seemingly unrelated discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and even mathematics to learn how they led to our present knowledge of how our planet works. He explains why the weather is becoming increasingly chaotic as our planet warms at a rate far faster than at any time in its geologic past. He speculates on possible future outcomes, and suggests that nature itself may make some unexpected course corrections. Although the book is written for the layman with little knowledge of science or mathematics, it includes information from many diverse fields to provide even those actively working in the field of climatology with a broader view of this developing drama. Experimenting on a Small Planet is a must read for anyone having more than a casual interest in global warming and climate change - one of the most important and challenging issues of our time. This new edition includes actual data from climate science into 2014. Numerous powerpoint slides allow lecturers and teachers to more effectively use the book as a basis for climate change education.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 9616

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.