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Adventure Golf: From Fairways to Fun Days--Attractions On and Off the World's Most Remarkable Golf Courses
     

Adventure Golf: From Fairways to Fun Days--Attractions On and Off the World's Most Remarkable Golf Courses

by Pilot Pilot Productions
 
This lavishly illustrated guide combines two strong passions--golf and travel--in one spectacular book. It's the perfect planning or dream book for those who want to play unusual courses and sample culture and environment around the globe. As a companion volume to the multi-part public television series airing in 2005, Adventure Golf both inspires and

Overview

This lavishly illustrated guide combines two strong passions--golf and travel--in one spectacular book. It's the perfect planning or dream book for those who want to play unusual courses and sample culture and environment around the globe. As a companion volume to the multi-part public television series airing in 2005, Adventure Golf both inspires and involves the reader on vicarious visits to Japan, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Southern California, and South Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762737901
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
Book and DVD
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.95(d)

Read an Excerpt

Golf in Japan is an untapped gold mine, yet to be discovered by the west. The Japanese are well known for taking a good idea and creating the ultimate—and golf has proven no exception. Take the best golf course designers in the world—Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Arnold Palmer, Gary Player—give them an unlimited budget, and tell them to design to their hearts content. Then ask architects to create clubhouses with one goal: not to be outdone by anyone. This foolproof combination has helped to create courses and clubs far above international standards. Nowhere else in the world will you find such lavishly appointed facilities in such staggering numbers, with the most ultra-modern and luxurious clubhouses imaginable. Every conceivable type of course is represented, and the strict Japanese management and fine attention to detail ensures the courses are immaculately groomed and impeccably maintained.

Japanese golf is a slight twist from the old game: experience electronic, remote control carts with GPS systems, or airport-style escalators and conveyer belts that whiz you around the course. Just think like a samurai, clear your schedule for a full day (golfers break after nine holes for a long lunch, regardless of the time of day), substitute your scotch whiskey with sake and you'll be ready for an unforgettable golfing experience.

Meet the Author

Created by Pilot Productions, specialists in producing factual magazine series and adventure-travel programs for broadcasters in more than forty countries.

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