How to Play the World's Most Exclusive Golf Clubs

A Journey through Pine Valley, Royal Melbourne, Augusta, Muirfield, and More

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About The Book

The most exclusive golf clubs in the world are special places that elicit feelings of awe and wonder from most golfers. How great would it be to play some of the storied venues of the game such as Winged Foot, Riviera or Muirfield? Or, the ultimate for any golfer, Augusta National, home of the Masters? How to Play the World’s Most Exclusive Golf Clubs highlights the many ways that golfers can enter the world’s elite clubs, located in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. How do you go about gaining access to some of some of golf’s hallowed grounds? Who do you have to know? How do you find a member? What is the etiquette to follow? This book gives insights into what has worked for the author and other motivated golfers.

An avid golfer and student of golf history, John brings an unparalleled enthusiasm, a unique perspective, and an insider’s insights to the task. Throughout each chapter there are personal stories about the author’s experience and unique stories about some of the lengths to which golfers have gone to gain access to golf’s premier venues. The proliferation of golf course ratings by magazines, combined with the expanded information about golf courses and golf architecture that the Internet age has brought to the fore, has created a new and expanding group of golf aficionados who dream of playing at exclusive golf courses and are eager to learn the secrets of doing so. This book’s coverage of more than 125 global clubs will be perfect for any player.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (May 2016)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781634507998

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Raves and Reviews

“[Sabino's journey is] a very cool story ... quite thorough.”
– Golf.com podcast

“An inspirational and entertaining tale of playing the finest golf in the world.”
– Lee Blaylock, CEO, Top500golf.com

“I’ve been on all those courses, and often get asked for advice on how to get access. Now I have the perfect answer—buy John’s book!”
– Darius Oliver, author of the Planet Golf series of books and co-author of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

“Give dad a leg up on planning his next golf adventure with this book featuring the author’s advice on getting access to the game's most storied venues?even the granddaddy of them all, Augusta.”
– Golf Magazine’s 2016 Father’s Day Gift Selection

“An entertaining and well-written book.”
– Bookreporter.com

“Anyone who loves golf, its traditions, and the experience of travel will have trouble putting John Sabino's book down.”
– Golf Odyssey Newsletter

“[Sabino's journey is] a very cool story ... quite thorough.”
– Golf.com podcast

“An inspirational and entertaining tale of playing the finest golf in the world.”
– Lee Blaylock, CEO, Top500golf.com

“I’ve been on all those courses, and often get asked for advice on how to get access. Now I have the perfect answer—buy John’s book!”
– Darius Oliver, author of the Planet Golf series of books and co-author of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

“Give dad a leg up on planning his next golf adventure with this book featuring the author’s advice on getting access to the game's most storied venues?even the granddaddy of them all, Augusta.”
– Golf Magazine’s 2016 Father’s Day Gift Selection

“An entertaining and well-written book.”
– Bookreporter.com

“Anyone who loves golf, its traditions, and the experience of travel will have trouble putting John Sabino's book down.”
– Golf Odyssey Newsletter

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