For most golfers, this is just the sort of book they would love to have written, travelling the world to play golf on the best courses before photographing them and writing about the experience; this is also an updated edition, so they had to do it twice. Someone gets paid to do this! Where can I apply?
The first twenty pages are a general introduction to course design and designers, the golden age of golf course design and the modern advances which have been made recently allowing courses to be built much faster and mature more quickly.
The remaining chapters cover the continents, listing the great courses on each together with wonderful photography, maps and illustrations. There is also some history, remembering great games played on them.
An ideal present for any golfer with an interest in travel.
I bought this book for my brother who is a golf professional. He has found it really useful when travelling the world and in fact when he went to the Dominion Republic recently, he purposely went to one of the golf courses listed and was not disappointed. He rates this book very highly.
Key advantages: -Good selection of courses; -Very nice graphics; -Perfect print; -Interesting and comprehensive contents;
If you are interested in the architecture of the golf courses than this is a MUST HAVE book. Comes with a great selection of courses worldwide, clearly organized and very useful descriptions, as well as professionally presented analyses of the design strategy.