Since 1975 Golfweek’s award-winning and uncompromising editorial staff has set the standard for cutting-edge golf journalism. Now, in A Walk in the Park, their expertise takes you on a unique tour through the history of America’s golfing experience as the top 100 golf courses in the United States—both those created prior to 1960 and those designed thereafter—are profiled in depth and sumptuously illustrated with full-color photographs. More than a mere listing of the leading Classic and Modern course layouts, America’s Best Golf Courses gives you access to America’s best private, resort, and public/daily-fee courses. Through expert analysis, striking photography and outstanding articles, find out what makes a golf course truly great and what makes the ones detailed here America’s best.
A Walk in the Park is also packed with features that give a better understanding of great golf course architecture, the behindthe- scenes maintenance that’s needed to keep a course in top shape, and the superintendents who take care of it all. This is an indispensable book for golfers, golf fans, collectors and travelers. This book is your guide as you visit the famous, the infamous and the not-so-famous gems of America’s links.
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Golfweek’s first-ever book is a treat for anyone who loves golf. A Walk in the Park is a tour-de-force of the country’s 100 premier layouts split into two categories: classic courses created prior to 1960 and modern courses designed thereafter.
Compiled by Golfweek’s longtime architecture editor Bradley S. Klein, A Walk in the Park includes the best architecture writing—both comic and critical—from a variety of senior staff writers.
Utilizing Golfweek’s "America’s Best" rating system, this full-color book contains stunning photography and detailed course profiles of the nation’s top 100 courses, including traditional layouts like Pine Valley and Augusta National as well as modern gems like Sand Hills and Pacific Dunes.
The courses range from private and resort to public and daily-fee courses, some of them established U.S. Open sites. These exceptional courses dot America’s countryside: from Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kansas and Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee and The Rim in Payson, Arizona.
All told, 30 of the 50 U.S. states are represented within.
A Walk in the Park is also packed with features that provide a better understanding of what makes a great golf course’s architecture so special, as well as a look at the behind-the-scenes maintenance required to keep a course in top shape and the superintendents who oversee such tasks.
This is an indispensable book for golfers, enthusiasts, collectors, and travelers: a comprehensive guide of the most famous, infamous, and not-so-famous gems of America’s links.About the Author:
Lead writer Bradley S. Klein is one of today’s most gifted golf writers. A former PGA Tour caddie, he earned a Ph.D. in political science and taught at the university level for fourteen years before devoting himself full-time to golf writing and golf course analysis. He is architecture editor of Golfweek and started that magazine’s national golf course rating system, "America’s Best," in 1997. He is also the founding editor of Golfweek’s SuperNews. Klein’s books include Rough Meditations (1997) and the definitive biography, Discovering Donald Ross (2001), winner of the annual USGA International Book Award.
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Book Description Sports Publishing LLC, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111582616051