Following the success of Europe’s Top 1,000 Golf Courses – Peugeot Golf Guide – which has been published for the past 15 years, D’Algue Selection has now put together an even more ambitious guide detailing the top 1,000 golf courses worldwide.
Gaëtan Mourgue d’Algue, one of France’s finest golfers of his generation, founder of Golf Européen magazine and the Trophée Lancôme, as well as being one of the main instigators of the European Tour, ably supported by his daughter Kristel, NCAA individual champion and former European Women’s Tour member, and Bruce Critchley, Walker Cup player and respected commentator with Sky Sports UK, persuaded Rolex to come on board for this far-reaching venture.
As a major sponsor of golf globally and with deep respect for the game’s values and traditions, Rolex is a natural partner of D’Algue Selection which has produced a genuine and totally independent world ranking for golf courses.
There are some 32,000 courses to be found around the world and the very best of them have been assiduously assessed by a network of over 200 independent inspectors, consisting of former champions, professional golfers, sports journalists and globe-trotting players, all with a passion for the game.
Each course has been the subject of an in depth examination based on a 100 point questionnaire to establish levels of site excellence, quality of course architecture and standards of maintenance.
To complete the picture D’Algue Selection has produced a comprehensive list of practical information, some recommended hotels, restaurants and sites of local interest, together with local maps to help with ease of access. The book also contains a copy of the Simplified Rules of Golf published by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews....
This initial and original Global Guide has already received an enthusiastic welcome from several well-know journalists.
- John Hopkins of The Times: “Call yourself a serious golfer? Then this is the book for you. Don’t leave home without it. It is invaluable.”
- Dan Jenkins, Golf Digest, “The spirit of golf is very much alive in this splendid Rolex book. Your duck hook or soaring slice can’t possibly spoil it for you.”
- Spencer Robinson, Asian Golf Monthly, “This work will prove to be an invaluable source of information for all those who are intrigued with the dramatic growth of golf in the Asia Pacific.”
- Finally, Jim Nantz, CBS Sports, “The fun of discussing the Rolex Top 1000 can only be topped by the actual quest of playing them.”