"Golf Courses of the U.S. Open" is a comprehensive work, profiling all 50 courses that have or will host the U.S. Open. There are descriptions and photos of some of the country's best and most famous courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pinehurst No. 2 and Winged Foot Golf Club. These are courses that every golfer is familiar with and every golfer aspires to play, made famous because they have hosted the U.S. Open. In addition to descriptions of the holes and recounting of the tournament action, the text will go behind the scenes into some of the background of how these courses came to be built and came to host the U.S. Open, such as the way members at Medinah Country Club, located outside Chicago, held repeated votes for renovation of the course (a necessary condition for hosting the U.S. Open), which passed only when a new vote was held after a number of opponents had left the building - only in Chicago! In addition to profiles of the famous courses, readers will get a chance to learn about some of the lesser known host sites like Myopia Hunt Club and Inwood Country Club. This book is historical, informative and beautiful to look at, with photgraphs and maps that provide a great overview of what the course is like.