Golf's Best New Destinations (left)
by Brian McCallen
OK, this is a holdover from late 2006, but it's such a marvelous travel book it deserves extra attention. McCallen practically invented the modern golf travel writing genre. He's in great descriptive form here, but the real story, of course, is the destinations themselves. Lush course photography and plenty of advice on off-course activities make this a "must-have" for any traveling golfer.
Pinehurst~Home of American Golf
by Richard Mandell
Pinehurst, N.C. is the closest U.S. equivalent to Scotland's St. Andrews and author Mandell explains how it got that way. Mandell, a practicing golf course architect, hits his stride in discussing course design and construction techniques from a historical perspective. If that's your bag, you'll warm quickly to this book. Either way, it's a top-notch history lesson.
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