Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster A Course Called America
Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster A Course Called America

A Course Called America

By Tom Coyne


Publication Date: May 25, 2021

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In A Course Called America, Tom Coyne’s highly anticipated and entertaining conclusion to his “witty and winning” (The Wall Street Journal) trilogy of epic golf adventures—following beloved New York Times bestsellers A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland—Coyne plays his way across the United States in search of the great American golf course.

Bestselling author and globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. After golfing through hundreds of courses in Ireland and Scotland, he delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States. In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than 200 hidden gems and heavyweights spread across all 50 states—all in the spirit of better understanding his home country and countrymen.

Ranging from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne’s travels take him from the most coveted tee times in America (Shinnecock, Cypress, Oakmont) to unique spots in the nation’s most far-flung corners, including ranch golf in eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insight into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers, A Course Called America is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul. And Coyne’s Great American golf course, discovered in the most unlikely of places? The curious will have to read to find out for themselves.

About the Author

Tom Coyne is the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland; Paper Tiger; and the novel A Gentleman’s Game, named one of the best 25 sports books of all time by The Philadelphia Daily News and adapted into a motion picture starring Gary Sinise. He is podcast host and Senior Writer for The Golfer’s Journal, and has written for GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. He earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Notre Dame, where he won the William Mitchell Award for distinguished achievement. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters, and he is an associate professor of English at St. Joseph’s University.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 416 pages

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982128050

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