Bestselling author and globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. After playing through hundreds of courses in Ireland and Scotland, he delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States. In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than 200 hidden gems and heavyweights spread across all 50 states—all in the spirit of better understanding his home country and countrymen.
Ranging from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne’s travels take him from the most coveted tee times in America (Shinnecock, Cypress, Oakmont) to unique spots in the nation’s most far-flung corners, including ranch golf in eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insight into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers, A Course Called America is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul. And Coyne’s Great American golf course, discovered in the most unlikely of places? The curious will have to read to find out for themselves.
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