"Besides providing all of the nuts and bolts for any golfer traveling to Florida . . . Florida's Fairways provides readers with insights into the courses they'll be playing, the history of those layouts, and plenty of other fun anecdotes you don't normally find in a golf course guide. . . . a must for anyone who plays golf in Florida, or who plans on visiting."--Geoff Shackelford, author of nine books on golf and contributor to Links, Golf Digest, and Golf World magazines
"Moore's mixture of . . . golf [with] some historical and background information encourages the reader to read on."--Roy Case, golf course architect
Florida offers more than a thousand accessible and affordable golf courses, which attract more than two million golfers every year. Moore's guide to 60 golfing venues in the Sunshine State caters to all budgets by featuring public courses, semi-private clubs where daily-fee players are welcome, and resorts that offer on-site accommodations.
Moore explores each course's character--from its architect, design, and history to an analysis of each hole, including advice on drive and approach shots and helpful observations on hazards and putting surfaces. Arranged in four geographical sections with maps showing course locations and featuring 100 black-and-white and 20 color photographs, this guide includes detailed directions allowing easy access from the nearest interstates and other major roads. Moore also includes current green fees, phone numbers, and Web sites, as well as yardage and course and slope ratings for blue and red tees.
As a bonus, Moore directs golfers to places of history--such as the course where Jack Nicklaus once carded a 7 and the 1920s resort where Johnny Weissmuller was a lifeguard. Both the recreational golfer and the keen student of the sport will find Florida's Fairways a handy, richly informative, and enjoyable guide.
Alan K. Moore is a travel writer whose passion is golf. He and his wife, Cindy Kilgore, are the authors of Adventure Guide to Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, which won the Caribbean Travel Organization's 2004 award for best guidebook.
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The thing that will impress budget-conscious golfers is the prices…
--Travael Almanac - The Salt Lake Tribune
Think of Florida's Fairways as a Cliff's Notes for the local links. …a breakdown on 60 courses statewide, divided into regional sections.
--Florida International Magazine
…spotlights 60 golf venues in the Sunshine State… …explores the character of each course-from its architect, design, and history to an analysis of each hole, including advice on the drive and approach shots, and observations regarding hazards and putting surfaces.
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