Golf Digest's Places to Play 6,000 Public and Resort Courses in the U. S. A., Canada, Mexico and the Islands, with the Latest Player Ratings

Golf Digest's Places to Play 6,000 Public and Resort Courses in the U. S. A., Canada, Mexico and the Islands, with the Latest Player Ratings

by Fodor's Travel Publications

Paperback

$25.00

Overview

Golf Digest's Places to Play 4ed."The veritable bible of daily-fee courses in the United States." — Philadelphia Inquirer"Extraordinary...as important a companion for the traveling golfer as a favorite pair of spikes." — Los Angeles TimesThe only guide you need to the public and resort golf courses of North America and the Islands, with comments and ratings by more than 20,000 avid players.

Complete Profiles of 6,000 public and resort courses  Addresses, greens fees, pars, yardage, USGA slope and course ratings, caddies, carts, lodging, practice ranges, and course policies

Travel Tips  How to get the most out of a golf trip

Candid Appraisals  Players evaluate enjoyment, landscaping and scenery, playability, and uniqueness of terrain

Golf Digest's Picks  America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses 1999-2000 and Best New Courses 1999-2000, as chosen by the prestigious Golf Digest selection panel

Find What You Want  Choose courses that offer great value, great service, great pace, and great conditioning

Easy-to-Use Indexes  Alphabetical and geographical lists make it a cinch to locate courses

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679005391
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2000
Series: Fodor's Sports Series
Pages: 1104
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.59(d)

Read an Excerpt

Welcome to Golf Digest's Places to Play

Golf course construction continues, providing golfers with more places to tee up their golf ball. The growth of the game shows no sign of abating. There are new courses on mountain tops, across searing deserts, amid tropical jungles, alongside oceans, and downtown in a city near you. Never has there been such a choice of great places to go and play golf.

Faced with so many options, how do you decide which course deserves your money? There's nothing worse than paying out a hefty green fee only to be confronted by a boring layout in bad condition, where the staff is rude and the sandwiches in the clubhouse are stale.

As with all good decisions, the key is in having the right information, and that's where Golf Digest's Places to Play steps in. The goal of Places to Play is simple: to provide you with the most comprehensive information on public-access golf courses in North America. No one else has attempted to rate all of the best courses on a national basis. And the courses are not rated by the editors of Golf Digest, nor by a panel of experts, but by the most knowledgeable people in the game: you the golfers.

Places to Play is the only book you'll need to plan your golf vacation or find a new and interesting course to play.

Table of Contents

Contents
Welcome to Golf Digest's Places to Play
Pretend it's Scotland, and other secrets to a successful trip
The Five Star Courses
The Great Value Courses
The Good Value Courses
The Great Service Facilities
The Good Service Facilities
The Great Condition Courses
The Good Condition Courses
The Great Pace of Play Courses
The Good Pace of Play Courses
How to Use this Guide
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, 1999-2000
Golf Digest's Best New Courses, 1999
The Places to Play Listings:
Part I: United States
Part II: Canada
Part III: Mexico
Part IV: The Islands
Geographic Directory by Town/City
Alphabetical Directory by Course

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