Golfers love to dream about exotic courses they can play only in their dreamscourses made up of real holes from around the world. Here, in Golf’s Dream 18s, are fabulous courses made up of great holes, each meant to test particular skills and to give particular pleasures. Among them are Scenic Holes, Historic Holes, Short Holes, Long Holes, Water Holes, Strategic Holes, Bunkerless Holes, and more. At the end there is the Ultimate Course, made up of the best of the best from the other 17.
Each course is designed on the same blueprint as regular courses, with the usual mix of par threes, par fours, and par fivesand a variety of challenges. So it’s a dream, but a dream based on real golf. Each hole is described with loving care, giving tips on how to play it, where the hidden dangers lie, who designed it, and why it fits into a particular Dream 18. The photographs, carefully selected to show each hole at its best, bring the challenges to life.
About the Author
David Barrett has been a professional golf writer for more than thirty years. For eighteen years, Barrett served as an editor at Golf magazine, where he wrote the popular "Within the Rules" column. He presently serves as editor-in-chief of Fairway Living magazine. A regular contributor to GolfObserver.com and the author of several previous books on golf including Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Story of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback and Victory at the 1950 U.S. Open and Golfing with Dad, he lives in White Plains, New York.