Many golfers have their favorite regular playing fields, but who hasn't dreamed of taking on the world's exclusive and historic venues? Stoking this sense of unbridled wish fulfillment is 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die, which offers a hearty tour of the game's most glorious (and notorious) individual holes. Besides overseeing the assemblage of gorgeous color photos, general editor Jeff Barr supervised a team of writers who passionately describe each hole's beauty, as well as the challenge it poses to the ambitious golfer. Coverage is international U.S., U.K., Australia, Spain, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, etc. with various courses represented a lot more than once. For example, Pebble Beach, Augusta National and Royal Troon (Old Course) each have five memorable holes featured. Arrangement is by hole number (1-18) and, within that, by par (3-4-5); handy indexes spur easy navigation within sections. This is simply a stunner of a book, which will sit nicely on a coffee table that is, when it's not being thumbed eagerly by a dreamy duffer.

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