Author(s): Jeff Barr
What makes a golf hole special, or indeed memorable? For some it is the thrill of a tricky shot over a deep ravine, or the beautiful scenery of an ocean-side tee-off. For others it is the history of famous golfers who have played out their victories, frustrations or sunk a hole-in-one at a championship course. For both the professional and the amateur, however, it is the individual challenge that each course offers, from the pitch of the fairway and the slope of the green, to the hazardous bunker that swallows errant balls by the dozen...1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die is a stunning, illustrated guide to the best holes from the most famous courses in the world including St. Andrew's in Scotland, 'Amen Corner' at Augusta National, USA, and Lahinch in Ireland, to some lesser known clubs like Prairie Dunes in Kansas and Yarra Yarra in Australia. Whether you're in the game for the thrill, the strategy, the beauty, or even for the occasional hole-in-one, every hole described here has a story to tell, and a challenge for every golfer to master.
Jeff Barr has traveled the world reviewing golf courses, golf resorts and of course, golf holes. He oversees and writes for the travel section of Golfweek, the No.1 golf news magazine in America, and his articles have also appeared in The Washington Post, The Detroit News, The Las Vegas Sun and many other newspapers, magazines and websites from coast to coast. 1001 Golf Holes is his fourth book. Jeff brings together a team of golf writers, journalists, players and experts from around the world, including Terry Jacoby, Alistair Tait, John Steinbreder, Kelle Larkin, Bradley S. Klein, Beth Ann Baldry, Rex Hoggard, Graham Elliott and Kevin Adams. Includes a preface by world famous golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr.