This book celebrates the beauty, tradition, and variety of golf
across the Carolinas, featuring eighteen beloved courses as
experienced by the walking golfer. One of golf's earliest appeals
was its health-giving benefits, with players walking some four
miles over varied terrain, making stamina and endurance an
important part of the sport. Most recreational players today choose
motorized carts. But Lee Pace believes that the slower pace and
on-the-ground view associated with walking gives one an opportunity
to savor the experience, understand the nuances of course design
and landscape architecture, and appreciate the small touches that
make our region's best clubs and courses special. The Carolinas are
a cradle for the game in the United States, making walking its
courses an ideal way to connect past and present.
Attractively illustrated with full-color photography, each essay tells the story of a course and how it is experienced on foot. Guiding readers around fabled courses like Pinehurst No. 2 and new classics like Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, private clubs and municipal courses, resort destinations and urban gems, Pace reflects on legendary course architects, famous tournaments, notable players, ties between the game's founders and the Carolinas, and more. Whether you're a committed traditionalist or new to the game, this book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy the best of what golf has to offer.