This special #FreeBookFriday comes just in time for this weekend’s PGA championship! The giveaway? Kiawah Golf: The Game’s Elegant Island by Vagabond Golfer Joel Zuckerman, with a foreword by world-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye.
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Kiawah Island’s mystique sets it apart from every other major golf destination in the United States.
On the sun-drenched South Carolina coast, just forty-five minutes from the enchanting city of Charleston, lies one of the nation’s most beloved barrier islands—a dazzling, miles-long beach; deep green foliage; massive, centuries-old hardwoods; sparkling marshland leading to the horizon; a dizzying array of birdlife amidst all manner of flora and fauna. And then there’s the golf.
Kiawah first came to the public’s consciousness back in 1991, when its bellwether Ocean Course served as host venue for the Ryder Cup matches, still remembered as among the most thrilling golf competitions ever played.
Now, a generation later, Kiawah and The Ocean Course return to the spotlight as the host of the 2012 PGA Championship, the first major championship to ever be contested in the golf-mad, golf-rich state of South Carolina.
Veteran golf and travel writer Joel Zuckerman shines the spotlight not only on the incredible Ocean Course but also on the remaining quartet of wonderful courses at the Kiawah Resort and the pair of aces at the Kiawah Island Club, among others. Beginning with the history of the island itself through the centuries, Zuckerman provides the whole story of golf on Kiawah, from the groundbreaking Ryder Cup that first raised Kiawah’s profile among golf fans the world over to the 2012 PGA Championship.
The history of the club and the courses is further bolstered with profiles of some of Kiawah’s most significant individuals, among the most celebrated names in golf. Kiawah Golf is a must-read for anyone who loves Kiawah or loves golf—and truly, don’t the two go hand in hand?
Joel Zuckerman is a longtime golf and travel writer based in Savannah, Georgia. He’s the author of six books, including the widely acclaimed Pete Dye—Golf Courses, recipient of the Book of the Year Award as bestowed by the International Network of Golf. He’s written for more than one hundred periodicals, including Sports Illustrated, Delta’s SKY Magazine, Continental Magazine and virtually all the major golf publications. He’s played eight-hundred-plus golf courses in more than forty states and a dozen different countries. Visit vagabondgolfer.com for more information.
 Golf was introduced to what’s known as the “Holy City” long before the game appeared elsewhere in the nation. It was way back in 1786, just a decade after the American Revolution, that the South Carolina Golf Club was formed.