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Join the intrepid Pilot Productions television crew and celebrate golf and travel in one spectacular book. Vivid photographs and insider information put you front and center at fantastic golf courses and tourist attractions in Scotland, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Japan, and Southern California in this companion volume to the exciting multipart public television series Adventure Golf.
Within these pages you'll be transported to top courses and golf resorts and discover native cultures around the world. You'll experience what it's like to play select courses in each region, with in-depth descriptions, course highlights, and firsthand tips on playing each course, the signature holes, best holes, and toughest holes. Discover how cruelly situated bunkers make up for the lack of gradient at the Gary Player bushveld course in South Africa. Learn how strong coastal winds can play havoc with your game at the Phoenix Country Club parkland courses in Japan. And find out why an accurate, long game is necessary at the dunes course at Emirates Golf Club in the UAE. Course profiles are enhanced with graphics of the course layouts-and sample itineraries for both an executive minibreak and a seven-day vacation will help you plan your own golfing adventure. Each chapter tells the history of golfing in the region, provides advice on when to go and what to bring, and offers practical information to help you plan your trip.
Between the rounds, experience life off the course in these exciting locales. Each destination offers superb family-friendly activities and opportunities for celebrating national festivals and visiting top tourist attractions and historic sites. Tour a distillery in Scotland, sample sand therapy in Japan, view big game in South Africa, try dune bashing in the UAE, or go hang gliding in Southern California. Adventure Golf is the perfect planning or dream book for golfers who want to play the finest courses and sample different cultures and lands around the globe-as well as for their non-golfing traveling companions.
Created by Pilot Productions, specialists in producing documentary series for broadcasters in more than forty countries and winner of more than thirty international awards. Based in London, with offices in Los Angeles and Singapore, Pilot Productions has developed and produced history, leisure, and food-based series, including the award-winning travel series Globe Trekker (which airs in some countries as Pilot Guides).
This lavishly illustrated guide combines two strong passions--golf and travel--in one spectacular book. It's the perfect planning or dream book for those who want to play unusual courses and
sample culture and environment around the globe. As a companion volume to the multi-part public television series airing in 2005, Adventure Golf
both inspires and involves the reader on vicarious visits to Japan, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Southern California, and South Africa. As a free additional bonus
, the full Scotland episode from the television show is included on DVD and secured inside each book.
Join in with the intrepid Pilot Productions team as they play top courses and golf resorts worldwide, and then tag along on outings off the course, where you'll celebrate national festivals, visit top tourist and historic sites, and enjoy relaxing or thrilling activities such as wine tasting, volcano hikes, and gliding. Each chapter covers the history of golfing in a particular country, advice on when to go and what to bring, as well as practical information to help you plan your trip. Selected courses are identified for each region, with full descriptions complemented by fabulous photographs and specially produced course graphics. In all this is the perfect gift book for golfers and those who travel along with them.
This guide is a fantastic fusion of golf and travel to far flung corners of the globe--United Arab Emirates, Scotland, Southern California, Japan, and South Africa--as seen in the companion television series.
About the Author
Created by Pilot Productions,
specialists in producing factual magazine series and adventure-travel programs for broadcasters in more than forty countries.
Table of Contents
About Adventure Golf (introduction)
Chapter 1: Scotland
Chapter 2: South Africa
Chapter 3: United Arab Emirates
Chapter 4: Japan
Chapter 5: Southern California