Discover Golf : August 2016
PROFILE gifts BOOKS PLANET GOLF MODERN MASTERPIECES Essential reading for any active or armchair golfer and a superbly illustrated addition to any serious golf library. The third installment in the Planet Golf series, Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces, has been released in Australia and New Zealand in time for Father’s Day. Written and published by Darius Oliver of the Global Golf Group, the book is a comprehensive guide to the world’s greatest modern golf courses, Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces takes golfers on a breathtaking tour through more than 100 of the most glorious courses in the game. As with the old classics from the 1920s and 30s, this current “Golden Age of Golf Course Design” has produced magnificent layouts across all corners of the globe. From Cape Wickham and Barnbougle Dunes in Australia to Tara Iti, Cape Kidnappers and Jack’s Point in New Zealand, Cabot Cliffs in Canada, Ardfin, Kingsbarns, Castle Stuart and Trump Scotland in the British Isles, and a number of beautiful new courses throughout the United States, Europe, China and Asia, this book details the finest golf courses developed in the modern era and features both insightful course reviews and superb golf photography. Responsible for a number of acclaimed courses reviewed within these pages, master golf developer Mike Keiser contributes the foreword, and provides an insight into the mindset of those seeking to create great golf layouts. Focusing both on the history and architecture of the golf course, Darius Oliver’s well-informed reviews are accompanied by breathtaking images from the world’s leading golf photographers. In this volume, Oliver again provides readers with a detailed ratings section that outlines the best, hardest and most spectacular golf courses and golf holes of the Modern Age. The book features courses from more than 20 countries, and exciting first reviews of gems like Cape Wickham, Tara Iti, Ardfin, Lofoten Links, Cabot Cliffs and Sand Valley. Author of the highly acclaimed Planet Golf and Planet Golf USA books, Darius Oliver is a respected writer, rater, and international golf course commentator. In Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces Oliver contends that never before have so many spectacular golf courses been created in such a short space of time. The author should know, as he has studied more than 1,500 of the finest golf courses on the planet – including each of the world’s Top 100. His travels for golf have taken him to nearly 50 countries worldwide. Beyond writing and publishing books on the game of golf, Oliver also consults on golf course architecture and in 2015 co- designed the stunning Cape Wickham Links on King Island in Tasmania. His clients include new developers as well as existing golf clubs looking at restoration, renovation or redesign. discovergolf.com.au Image Credit: Trump Turnberry 25 more info & BUY NOW ‘Simply captivating and inspiring. Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces features brilliant course reviews with stunning photography. Once you open the cover, you will not want to put it down’. —Sam Gole, Discover Golf Magazine.