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You probably already have all your essentials for the golf course, but what about off the course? If you’re like us, you love browsing through a good golf book when you can’t be out playing.
Golf coffee table books offer an insightful, entertaining look at the game, make an excellent conversation starter, serve as decor with a dose of personality, and make excellent gifts for the golf enthusiasts in your life.
Here, we’ll cover our top recommendations for the best golf coffee table books.
One of our all-time favourite golf coffee table books is Lofted, by William Watt. Filled with gorgeous photography, this book takes readers on an exciting visual journey.
Along with stunning imagery, expect captivating stories and experiences from all over the world. From the Himalayas to the USA to Scotland to Malaysia to the coast of Australia, this absorbing read gives you a look at the best golf courses and interesting golf stories from across the globe.
Remarkable Golf Courses by Ian Spragg captures the extremes of golf, along with some of the world’s most unique golf courses. With all the captivating imagery and quirky courses, this book makes a great conversation starter.
From historic sites and extreme course locations, this book is just plain fun to browse through. Expect to learn about:
Have you ever heard of a links course? If not, you’ll want to pick up True Links to learn more about one of the oldest golf course styles in the world.
Written by George Peper and Malcolm Campbell, this informative book takes a detailed look at over 200 links courses from all over the world.
The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes is a must-have golf book for your coffee table. George Peper teamed up with GOLF magazine editors to pick the top 500 holes — out of over half a million! — to highlight in this fascinating book.
An epic guide to the greatest golf holes in the world, this golf classic is packed with expert advice and outstanding photographs. Everyone from newbies to pros will find this book entertaining and educational. With over 600 photos, even non-golfers will find themselves browsing the pages and admiring the vibrant imagery.
There’s also a helpful section detailing the ‘best of the best’ that covers categories such as “the most scenic”, “the hardest to putt”, and more.
Planet Golf serves as a comprehensive guide to some of the most beautiful, unique golf courses in the world.
Written by Darius Oliver, this fun, educational read provides basic information about the world’s leading golf courses. You’ll quickly find yourself referencing this guide when you dream of your next golf adventure.
If you enjoy Planet Golf, you’ll also want to check out its companion read, Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces: The World’s Greatest Modern Golf Courses.
In Where Golf Is Great, James Finegan showcases brilliant photographs and insightful advice. Prepare yourself to start dreaming of a golf trip to Scotland or Ireland after you browse this entertaining, beautiful golf book!
In The Golf Round I’ll Never Forget by Matt Adams, he highlights some of the most exciting, memorable rounds of the greatest players in the history of golf.
Relive Arnold Palmer’s famed final round at Cherry Hills, look back on Nicklaus’ notorious comeback at the 1986 Masters, and hear about unforgettable rounds from all of golf’s greatest players, including:
Along with quotes and unforgettable stories, this golf coffee table book includes brilliant photography throughout. Since the book is broken down into individual stories, it makes for an easy-to-read option when you only have a few minutes to sit down.
Golf Courses: The Fairways of the World by Ernie Els, Sir Michael Bonallack, and Steve Smyers, provides a thorough look at 80 of the top golf courses across the globe and deep insight into the game.
With impressive photography throughout the book captured by David Cannon, this fascinating read also includes tips on how to handle different types of terrain to improve your game.
As you browse this golf classic, you’ll also find detailed information on the layout, history, and design of some of the world’s most famous golf courses.
Looking for a golf book with the perfect mix of photographs and tips? Golf: The Ultimate Book by Stefan Maiwald and Peter Feierabend should be at the top of your list.
With remarkable full-colour imagery and illustrations and over 400 golf drills, this practical book is incredibly insightful while also being fun to look through.
Losing balls is a part of golf. While we all dread losing a ball, Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies decided to celebrate those shots that seem to have a mind of their own. This amusing book reminds us that it happens to all players, even seasoned pros.
With fantastic stories, along with strategies and tips for difficult holes, this is a perfect golf book for every skill level.
We picked this book up in a charity shop in Fort William for £1, now that’s a bargin. This book by Tony Dear explores 600 years of golf history and people who made the holes famous. Taking a look at iconic golf holes from courses such as St Andrews, Augusta, Bandon Dunes and more. Exploring the origins, its role in golf history and some more of it’s golf architecture. Picking this book up and flicking to a random page will scratch that itch for a bit of random golf knowledge.
If you are a golf enthusiast looking for decor that speaks to your interests or need the perfect gift for the golf fan in your life, we hope you found our list of the best golf coffee table books helpful.
Do you have a favourite golf coffee table book? We’d love to hear your top picks! Contact us any time for golf tips, personalised product advice, or just to share your love of the game!