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100 Essential New Zealand Golf HolesBy Tom Hyde
New Zealand is a golf-lover’s paradise and this is the definitive guide to the country’s most interesting, beautiful, challenging and exhilarating golf holes – the ones that will linger in your memory long after the games are over and the scores forgotten.
Award-winning journalist and passionate golfer Tom Hyde travelled the country from one end to the other, playing courses from top resorts to modest country tracks, selecting the stand-out holes. Some of these have seen great moments in golf history, from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods to Craig Perks. Others come with such a stunning view it’s hard to concentrate on your play. Still others are memorable for their quiet and touching stories. And then there are the unbelievable shots that every golfer dreams of. Read the stories and marvel – and then try the holes yourself. Good luck!
This striking book, with full colour photographs and contact details for every featured course, is the perfect golfer’s gift. It includes fabulous holes at Cape Kidnappers, declared by the UK Telegraph in 2008 to be No 1 of the ‘World’s Top Ten Golf Courses’.
Reviews, interviews, author events
“The book should be a great addition to anyone’s library … The best part is that it doesn’t read like a car parts manual.” – Anendra Singh, Hawkes Bay Today
“Tom Hyde spent a year travelling New Zealand and playing golf-so he’s well placed to recommend the country’s top 100 golf holes.” – New Zealand Herald
“Rather than being a definitive list of the country’s best golf holes, Hyde has put together a collection of memories and yarns.” – Nathan Burdon, The Southland Times
“100 Essential New Zealand Golf Holes is proof New Zealand really is a golf course. This gem picks the eyes out of courses from north…to south” – North and South
Golfers sent advance copies declared it the best golf book they’d ever read.
Published: December 2008
Category: 100 Essential NZ Series, Sport