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A special two-book set exclusively available to Amazon.com customers: two great golf travel titles to keep or to give as a gift.For both passionate golfers and armchair travelers, this gorgeous full-color book presents the worlds greatest golfMoreA special two-book set exclusively available to Amazon.com customers: two great golf travel titles to keep or to give as a gift.For both passionate golfers and armchair travelers, this gorgeous full-color book presents the worlds greatest golf venues, the personal favorites of renowned players, course architects, and other experts in the sport. From Ballyliffin, Irelands northernmost course, whose rumpled fairways wander along the North Sea in the shadows of Glashedy Rock, to New Zealands Cape Kidnappers, perched atop dramatic cliffs some 500 feet above the ocean, the books 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 golfs 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.Each year during the Players Championship spectators gather at the 17th hole of the TPC at Sawgrass to see who will sink or swim. With water awaiting a miss in any direction, the tee shot is indeed a scary one-especially if the wind is blowing.The 17th at the Old Course at St. Andrews may be the only hole in the world that requires players to drive over a building in order to reach the fairway. Terror awaits at the green in the form of a devilish bunker from which even the best players may need several strokes to escape.These and 98 other confounding, challenging holes-selected by noted golf writer Chris Millard as the toughest in the world-are the subject of this engaging, informative golf book. First-rate photography brings out the beauty to be found in these beasts. In putting together this authoritative list and explaining what makes each hole so difficult, Millard draws upon his own knowledge as well as statistical data and consultations with other experts. His choices will spur discussion and debate among avid golfers for years to come.