South Africa’s Greatest Golf Destinations

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Featuringover 50 of the best golf courses in South Africa, this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book presents the cream of South Africa’s greens and fairways. Information about the courses focuses on what makes them exciting to play, big tournaments that have been hosted there, and what else there is to see and experience nearby. The book also records some of the most dramatic and memorable moments in tournament golf. Special features include maps, a list of the best golf holes in South Africa, an overview of the most influential golf course architects in the country, and notes about the challenges of photographing golf courses.

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JAMIE THOM set out as a mechanical engineer before indulging his passion for the outdoors and photography. During a stint as a game ranger, he turned to photography, winning a number of awards, most notably the coveted BBC/British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition in 1999. Thereafter he joined an American company producing wildlife documentaries for National Geographic and Discovery Channel Channel until his other love, golf, caused a change in focus. He is a regular contributor to Golf Digest South Africa and Compleat Golfer magazines and his images have been published in magazines, calendars and books worldwide. He lives in Johannesburg.

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For anyone planning a trip to golf in South Africa, and for South African golfers, this is a treasure. The book has beautiful color photographs of 56 of the top 100 golf courses in the country, as rated by Golf Digest South Africa, which is edited by Stuart McLean. The author has played all 100 of the top courses. Photographer Thom is renowned for his photography, having won numerous prestigious awards for it. The lovely photos are accompanied with a half page description of the course highlights and pitfalls. Course designers are named and the year each course opened. The last page give the "best of" holes in each of 8 categories and tells which course and which hole is best in that category, such as Best Long Par Three. Beautiful coffee table and memoir book. (Bonnie Neely, Real Travel Adventures, and Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer)

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