Green Glory Book Review

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Green Glory
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: A beautiful coffee table book

Green Glory is a beautiful coffee table book from Stonehouse Golf, which up to this point has been better known for its equally beautiful golf prints, humidors and desktop caddies. Through paintings, photographs and prose, the book takes golf fans on a tour of the courses that have hosted golf’s Major Championships since 1950.

The text is of necessity not in depth—there are entire books written on any one of these courses—but instead intended to give a little of the background and the flavor of the course. And then there are the illustrations: the photos, paintings and line art are just spectacular.

A curious choice was to include three courses that have yet to host their Majors: future US Open Courses Erin Hills and Chambers Bay, and PGA Championship course Quail Hollow. That makes the book’s shelf life longer, though.

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I have already “wasted” a couple of hours just browsing through the book. I sadly note, however, that I have managed to play at just two Major Championship venues: Torrey Pines and The Colonial, which hosted the 1941 US Open and so did not make the book. I’ve got to figure out a way to play Michigan’s Major venues: Oakland Hills, Birmingham Country Club, Meadowbrook Country Club and Plum Hollow (1947 PGA—so it also did not make the book).

This would make a great golf Christmas gift.

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