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One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.
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"To be asked to contribute our ideas here [at Pinehurst] is a high, high honor. . . . From the turn of the century, [Pinehurst] has always been a leader, and it always will be. It's been a mecca."--Ben Crenshaw, American golf great and noted course designer
Lee Pace has written about golf and Pinehurst for over twenty-five years and is author of The Spirit of Pinehurst.
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Book Description Pinehurst LLC, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111469607905
Book Description Pinehurst LLC, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1469607905