With this follow-up to his bestselling Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die, Chris Santella interviews fifty people intimately involved with the sport to uncover some of golf’s hidden gems. Golf industry insiders like Amy Alcott (LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member), Joe Passov (travel editor for Golf magazine), Robert von Hagge (famed golf course designer), and James Dodson (acclaimed author) offer their favorite courses around the world and describe what makes them so spectacular. Their experiences bring the venues to life for both ardent golfers and armchair travelers.
The golf courses featured here range from the windswept peninsula of Old Head off the coast of Ireland to the sultry landscape of the recently inaugurated Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail in Vietnam to the privileged putting surfaces of California’s Cypress Point and Maryland’s Congressional Country Club. Along the way, Santella shares vivid descriptions of the courses, funny and touching anecdotes, and enough “If You Go” information for golfers to begin planning that once-in-a-lifetime getaway. The texts are complemented by more than 40 vivid photographs that capture the spirit of the game.
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