To the Nines will introduce you to a whole new golfing experience by sharing the stories of nineteen nine-hole layouts across the country. Fenwick, Katherine Hepburn's playground, dates back to the 1890s. Just before a hurricane destroyed her family home in 1938, Hepburn aced Fenwick's ninth hole and shot even par. Long before Mike Keiser set out to turn a chunk of Oregon coast into one of the world's great golf destinations, he built The Dunes Club, easily the finest nine-hole course of the modern era. To the Nines will send you on a mission to discover the roots of the game, and to seek out your own unique and unheralded courses. This second edition includes recent renovations and rebunkering of several of these classic “nines” as well as a chapter on a newly built course.
Anthony Pioppi is a senior writer for Superintendent magazine and has also written for GolfPunk, Golf Course Architecture, Links, Golfweek, and the USGA. He is the executive director of the Seth Raynor Society and an overseas member of the St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland. He lives in Middletown, Connecticut.