Golf Courses of the U. S. Open
The United States Golf Association is extremely picky about the courses it chooses to host its national championship. They must provide a hard, but fair, test that rewards overall golfing excellence. Their historical traditions are rich, and their designs stunning. John Steinbreder provides a photo-laced, anecdotally fertile guide to each of the nearly 50 layouts–from Pebble Beach to Baltusrol–that have caused more than a few competitors to break a brassie or two in sheer frustration since the first Open teed off in Newport, Rhode Island, more than 100 years ago.