Jay Flemma is an entertainment lawyer and writer who has my dream gig: he is engaged in writing a series of books about the great public golf courses of America.
Jay writes that the books will be a:
series of golf guides that highlight the country’s greatest PUBLIC golf values. If you are sick of skyrocketing greens fees, boring layouts, scrambling for teetimes, and those muni-course blues, take heart. We make egalitarianism a part of the game again. We tell you which courses are worth the money and why. Stellar designs by the games greatest architects and those terrific diamonds in the rough share the stage equally. The course counter (number of ranked courses in the US I have visited) is at 204. The journey has hit 36 states so far. By the time we are ready to finish the first volume of “A Walk in the Park” – the national volume – I should be close to 250 courses played and 42-43 states. This volume will feature 18 “Tour/Resort” facilities and 27 daily fee courses – all of which are designs of national significance. Plus we tell you how to get on the expensive courses cheap! Never pay through the nose or be disappointed again.
Jay also has a blog called A Walk In The Park, which has course reviews and golf commentary. Well worth reading.