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Armchair Golfer: The Finest Nines

The Best Nine-hole Golf Courses in North America, a new book by Anthony Pioppi, who highlights 25 of the finest nines — and details how to play them.

By 19th Hole Staff  | Feb. 13, 2018

 Sweetens Cove Golf Club, South Pittsburg, Tennessee

Sweetens Cove Golf Club, South Pittsburg, TN

Over the past few years, due to budget and time constraints, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of golfers interested in playing nine-hole courses. Although there are close to 8,000 such courses worldwide, how do golfers determine which are the best ones to play?

In The Finest Nines, golf writer and historian Anthony Pioppi highlights the 25 finest nine-hole courses in North America and details how to play each one. Some of the highlights include Whitinsville Golf Club, Whitinsville, Massachusetts; Sweetens Cove Golf Club, South Pittsburg, Tennessee; Birchwood Country Club, Westport, Connecticut; LivingStone Golf Course, Calgary, Alberta; Aetna Springs Golf Course, Pope Valley, California.

This book also includes an interview with course designer and architect Mike Nuzzo about creating a nine-hole golf course in the modern era, as well as profiles of courses that have a non-traditional number of holes.

The Finest Nines is the ideal gift and resource for the avid golfer who doesn’t have the time to play a full eighteen-hole game.

Sweetens Cove Golf Club and LivingStone Golf Course

The Finest Nines cover and featured courses Sweetens, TN and LivingStone, Alberta

Anthony Pioppi is the author of several books and a senior writer for Superintendent Magazine. He has also contributed to the USGA website and Golf Course Architecture Magazine. Pioppi is the executive director of the Seth Raynor Society and a member of the St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland.

The Finest Nines: The Best Nine-hole Golf Courses in North America

By Athony Pioppi

Foreword by Zac Blair

From Skyhorse Publishing

Price: $19.99



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