New Golf Book: Golf Courses Of The US Open

Golf Courses of the US Open

David Barrett, a former senior editor at GOLF Magazine, recently authored a book covering the golf courses that are in the US Open rotation.

David is also the editor-in-chief at Divot Communication, publisher of some of the nation’s finest regional golf magazines. He also contributes to GolfObserver.com.

We just watched the drama unfold from Oakmont and every year we dream about playing in the U.S. Open. Or at least I do.

I’m not gonna ever get that chance, but being 6’2″ and 250 lbs., maybe I’ll still be bombing it long enough to qualify for a Senior US Open in 6 more years !

Now, at least I can dream in full-color, because David has authored Golf Courses of the U.S. Open, the next best thing to being there.

He profiles 50 amazing courses, such as Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pinehurst No. 2, and Winged Foot Golf Club.

There’s also a detailed look at some lesser-known host sites, such as Myopia Hunt Club and Inwood Country Club, from the early years of the twentieth century, which just might be the chapters I read first. Even though he never had any real success in the US Open, Sam Snead is my favorite golfer of years gone by and seeing and reading about those courses will be a special treat for me.

Beautiful photographs are accompanied by detailed descriptions of the courses and lively accounts of how the leading players of all time, including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods, have won U.S. Opens there.

Completing this elegant volume is a foreword by Rees Jones, known as ” the Open doctor ” for his work in redesigning, restoring, and renovating courses in preparation for the U.S. Open.

Also included are detailed maps of the most prominent courses and a comprehensive section of U.S. Open records and statistics.

I’ve got a copy on the way to me and will give you a full review as soon as I can finish the book.

Luckily, I’ve got 12 days of vacation coming and golfing and reading about golf are going to be a big part of that.

Here’s a golf course test for you – Can anybody tell me what golf course and hole is pictured on the cover of the book ?