The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
PLANET GOLF USA - by Darius Oliver
Foreword by Ben Crenshaw.
Exclusive offer - the exciting follow-up to Planet Golf is now available, and ausgolf users can order copies directly from author Darius Oliver for only $60.00 +P&H. (RRP $75.00)
About the Book - Planet Golf USA is a companion volume to the highly successful Planet Golf, which GOLF Magazine called 'absolutely superb, a stunning achievement,' and Greg Norman described as 'the finest, and most comprehensive, directory on golf courses I've ever seen.'
This gorgeous book again features superb photography, this time of the best golf courses in the United States with author Darius Oliver penning detailed reviews of more than 140 of America's finest layouts. Making it the most thorough directory ever published on the nation's outstanding layouts, Oliver includes reviews of every Top 100 ranked course in the United States, according to Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, including Augusta National, Cypress Point, Pine Valley, Shinnecock Hills, Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits, Oakmont, National Golf Links of America, Winged Foot, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Oakland Hills, Medinah and many more.
A regular contributor to golf rating panels, Oliver visited all bar one of the courses reviewed in this book and he provides readers with a detailed ratings section that outlines the best, hardest, and most dramatic golf courses and golf holes in the country, as well as a unique Planet Golf World 100 ranking that selects the 100 finest courses on the planet.
** Planet Golf USA Named #1 Golf Book for 2009 **
Leading golf commentator Joe Passov, senior editor of courses and rankings for US GOLF Magazine, has named Planet Golf USA as the # 1 golf book for 2009.
Written and published by Melbourne-based author Darius Oliver, Planet Golf USA has featured on the Golf.com and Sports Illustrated web sites, Passov noting that ‘PLANET GOLF USA works perfectly on every level. One of golf design's most astute critics, Australian Darius Oliver, has carved out a superb sequel to his original compendium of the world's best courses.’
He adds ‘What separates-and elevates-this book from other coffee table tomes is the author's insights and candor. Oliver doesn't pull punches, even tweaking the Top 100s where he sees fit, including our own at GOLF Magazine. Agree or disagree, you'll find yourself totally engaged.’
The book has also featured on the Sports Illustrated Top 10 golf books for 2009 list, while Travel Golf.com added recently that Planet Golf and Planet Golf USA are ‘some of the greatest catch-all volumes of golf courses I have ever seen.’
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