The Golf Lover's Guide to England (Paperback)
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Every golf course around the world has one thing in common – they are all unique. Golf provides a different experience wherever you go. No two courses are ever the same and each has their own captivating story to tell.
Blessed with a rich and varied landscape, England has a prolific collection of coastal links and inland courses created by some of golf’s most cherished craftsmen; Sunningdale (Park Jr. & Colt), Walton Heath (Fowler), St Enodoc (Braid), Alwoodley and Moortown (MacKenzie) to name just a few.
This guide offers a golfer everything they would require to enjoy a great round of golf at the best courses England has to offer. All the information you need is right here - par scores, yardage, green-fee price indicators, booking procedure, history of each club and how best to play the course.
England is where golf’s greatest artists have gifted us moments to treasure for eternity. A young Ballesteros lifting the claret jug at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Bobby Jones storming to victory at Hoylake on his way to the grand slam, and who can ever forget Nicklaus and Jacklin bringing their titanic Ryder Cup battle to a close with a famous handshake at Royal Birkdale.
Sharing a border with its spiritual home, England is undoubtedly golf's exquisite front garden.
Golf courses may well be shut, but you can swot up on the best to play with The Golf Lover’s Guide to England. St George’s Hill Golf Club (both the red and the blue course) and Walton Health Golf Club’s old and new course are among those that feature in the guide, which offers a golfer everything they require to enjoy a great round.Surrey Life, February 2021
Listed in the January Ramblings feature by Editor Liz NichollsRound and About (Ascot and Egham), January 2021
Golf lover? I’m not – my mortifying experiences caddying for my dad as a child are enough to put me off. But I’ve been enjoying The Golf Lover’s Guide to England by Michael Whitehead because it contains quite a lyrical look at all the different courses & how they were formed.
Golfers like to take their golf clubs wherever they go, so what could be better than this guide? Fantastic stocking filler idea too. It made me want to book holidays in the various locations. Loved the fact each entry started with the history of each golf course. Lovely photography and great information to make each club visited enjoyable. I’ve played some of these courses, but many more to go at! Think I might be ordering the Scottish version of this book too.Amazon Customer, Jayne
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Fantastic Present Idea for the Golfer in Your Life! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Amazon Customer, November 2020
Golfers like to take their golf clubs wherever they go, so what could be better than this guide? Fantastic stocking filler idea too. It made me want to book holidays in the various locations. Loved the fact each entry started with the history of each golf course. Lovely photography and great information to make each club visited enjoyable. I’ve played some of these courses, but many more to go at! Think I might be ordering the Scottish version of this book too.
Featured bySt. Enodoc Golf Club, November 2020
This new guide details the author's selection of 33 premier English Golf Clubs. It is comprehensive, useful, well illustrated and an up-to-date reference book for all visitors planning to visit and to golf in England. Besides all the premier courses, it also details nearby 18-hole courses too.West Sussex Golf Club, November 2020
Does England deserve more acclaim as iconic golf travel destination? A new book, The Golf Lover’s Guide to England, explores 33 top courses and highlights the history and variety on offerThe Wandering Golfers, October 2020
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