- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Publication Date: September 1, 2009
- Price: $60.00
- Trim Size: 12 3⁄4 x 10
- ISBN: 0-8109-1437-9
- EAN: 9780810914377
- Page Count: 368
- Illustrations: 270 full-color photographs
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
A companion volume to Abrams' hugely successful Planet Golf, which Golf Magazine called "absolutely superb, a stunning achievement," this gorgeous book features superb photographs and detailed reviews of more than 140 of America's finest golf courses, making it the most comprehensive directory ever published on the nation's outstanding layouts. Included are 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, the National, Winged Foot, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Oakland Hills, Medinah, and many more.
Author Darius Oliver, a regular contributor to golf rating panels, visited every course he reviews in this book and 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 and is sure to generate much interest and discussion.
Also available from Darius Oliver: Planet Golf: Modern Masterpieces and Planet Golf.
Also Available: Planet Golf 2018 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-2464-0), Planet Golf 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-2998-0)
About the author
A respected writer, course rater, and international golf consultant, Darius Oliver is one of the game's best-traveled commentators and the world's most authoritative voice on course design and architecture. His previous book, Planet Golf, was described by Greg Norman as "the finest, and most comprehensive, directory on golf courses I've ever seen."
Ben Crenshaw is a two-time Masters Tournament winner and now a noted course designer.