Sunday, May 14, 2006

Book Review - Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die

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Editorial Review

Book Description
There's an incredible similarity between the mechanics of a fly cast and the swing of a golf club. Perhaps that's why Chris Santella, author of Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, can be found on the links when he's not on the stream. With Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die, Santella gives voice to his other sporting passion, interviewing 50 people intimately connected to the sport about some of their favorite courses around the world.

For both passionate golfers and armchair travelers, this gorgeous full-color book presents the world's greatest golf venues, the personal favorites of renowned players, course architects, and other experts in the sport. From Ballyliffin, Ireland's northernmost course, whose rumpled fairways wander along the North Sea in the shadows of Glashedy Rock, to New Zealand's Cape Kidnappers, perched atop dramatic cliffs some 500 feet above the ocean, the book's beautiful photographs capture the architecture, noteworthy holes, location, and ambiance that make these courses standouts for ardent golfers. A brief history of each course, an experiential account-filled with local color-from the person recommending the venue, and trip-planning advice provide adventurous readers with all the information they need to chip and putt their way around the globe.

A close-up look at golf's top courses around the world, recommended by such experts as Nick Faldo and Christie Kerr (pro golfers), Pete Dye and Tom Doak (course architects), Brian McCallen (editor and author), and Donald Trump
With breathtaking color photographs of each site, this is a great gift for avid golfers and armchair travelers alike .

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Club Resort & Spa

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Course Overview

Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa is a new golf course. This championship golf course by Nicklaus Design allows the golfer to enjoy the true Phuket Experience.
With incredible ocean views, this course is well worth playing when traveling through Thailand.Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa centrally located just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 30 minutes from Phuket town, and 50 minutes from Patong.

Golf Course Summary: -
  • Designed by Jack Nicklaus. -
  • Opened June 2004
  • Located just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport.

Golf Course Facilities:-

Resort & Spa - Kiosks with food & beverage services. - Men locker & shower rooms. - Women lockers & shower rooms. - Restaurant. - Proshop & Rental items. - All women caddies. - Chipping, putting green & driving range.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Gassan Khuntan Golf Club and Resort

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Course Overview
Gassan Khuntan Golf Club and Resort is only one hour south of Chiang Mai is Gassan’s new Khuntan Resort. Khuntan means “Devil Mountain’ and this 18-hole, 7,100 yard, par-72 creation from 2004 is devilishly difficult. Tucked in the ‘dragon-like’ folds of Lampang’s foothills on a riverbank, the distinctive design of the course, clubhouse and resort is pure “eye candy”. Its target golf/risk-reward style, the lack of a practice range, no golf course guidebook, and clever optical illusions make hitting the right shot, with the right club, to the right spot a true test. When you stand on the tee of the par-3, - 5th hole and face a mid-iron shot to a tiny island green, in the middle of a huge lake, into the teeth of swirling winds, you will know why this course is aptly named. Although club/shot selection are demanding, the relentless challenge only adds to the experience. To gain par takes focus, making the occasional birdie that much more special. For an unforgettable day of golf in a truly spectacular setting, head south. For hotel information click HERE...

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