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Planet Golf USA – A Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America

Henebrys image of Bandon Dunes #5 on the Cover of Planet Golf USA

Henebrys image of Bandon Dunes #5 on the Cover of Planet Golf USA

This gorgeous coffee table book features photographs and detailed reviews of more than 140 of America’s finest golf courses, making it the most comprehensive directory ever published on the nation’s outstanding layouts.

Included are reviews of every Top 100 ranked course in the United States, according to Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, including Augusta National, Cypress Point, Pine Valley, Shinnecock Hills, Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits, Oakmont, National Golf Links of America, Winged Foot, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Oakland Hills, Medinah and many more.

John & Jeannine Henebry were the principle photographers on the book project in coordination with the author Darius Oliver and published by Harry Abrams.

“John and Jeannine Henebry were the principal photographers for my new publication Planet Golf USA. I sought their services because I was impressed with their photographic skills, but ended the project more amazed at the effort they put into helping me achieve my goals, and the lengths they went to in order to capture the true character of America’s great golf courses. I have no hesitation recommending them on both their worth ethic and the quality of their output – any success I have with Planet Golf USA will be in large part due to the complete commitment they made to my project. I remain indebted to both John and Jeannine for their efforts.” Darius Oliver

Shadow Creek Book

When Shadow Creek first opened, John and Jeannine photographed the Tom Fazio designed course for the first edition of the Shadow Creek book. Now over 20 years later, a new version of the book has been released. Working on the first book was a highlight of their career and John and Jeannine were honored to once again be invited to photograph this spectacular course. Produced by MGM Resorts International, this elegant, 115 page coffee table book is a photographic study of the course built in the desert of North Las Vegas, Nevada. The book consists of 90 photographs and quotes from celebrities and sports figures who have frequently played rounds on the course.

Shadow Creek Book Sleeve

 

Shadow Creek Book Cover

Here’s a sampling of the images and corresponding quotes:

Shadow Creek Golf Course Aerial (1991)

Shadow Creek Golf Course Aerial (1991)

“… But on this plot of barren land in North Las Vegas was no environment. So we created an environment and put a golf course on it!”

Tom Fazio

Designer of more top-rated golf courses in the U.S. than anyone in the business.

 

Shadow Creek Hole #4

Shadow Creek Hole #4

“Everything about it is SURREAL!”

Wayne Gretzky

20-year NHL Player known as “The Great One”

 

Shadow Creek Hole #9

Shadow Creek Hole #9

“Everything that makes Shadow Creek BEAUTIFUL you see from the NO. 9 tee box”

Stuart Scott

ESPN SportsCenter Anchor

 

Shadow Creek Hole #18

Shadow Creek Hole #18

“Even those who do not have a great day scoring end their journey through one of the world’s greatest golf experiences with one of my favorite golf holes in the world”

Phil Mickelson

Five-TIme Major Champion and 42-Time PGA Tour Event Winner

The Henebrys Dream 18 Hole Golf Course

John and Jeannine’s images of their “Dream” 18 holes in New Zealands World Magazine.
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Cape Wickham Golf Course, King Island, Tasmania, Australia

Scheduled to open in October 2015, Cape Wickham Golf Course on Tasmania’s King Island is a golf course photographer’s dream – there is a view of the ocean from almost every hole. Along the Bass Strait, the course is adjacent to the Cape Wickham lighthouse. With help from Australian golf writer, Dairus Oliver, the Mike DeVries designed course is routed through the natural dunes along the rugged coast line. Congratulations to this team for creating a unique course in this incredibly scenic location.

Cape Wickham #14

Cape Wickham #14

 

Cape Wickham #1

Cape Wickham #1

 

Cape Wickham #11

Cape Wickham #11

 

Cape Wickham #14

Cape Wickham #14


 

Cape Wickham #17

Cape Wickham #17

 

Cape Wickham #18

Cape Wickham #18

 

Jeannine photographing Cape Wickham Golf Course

Jeannine photographing Cape Wickham Golf Course

 

Cape Wickham Lighthouse, King Island Tasmania

Cape Wickham Lighthouse, King Island Tasmania

 

Ocean Dunes, King Island Tasmania

Ocean Dunes Hole #4

Ocean Dunes Hole #4

Ocean Dunes was Jeannine’s first stop in Australia after a twenty-four hour non-stop journey from California. Graeme Grant, co-owner and architect, met her at the King Island airport and led her to the nearby course. A dirt track that looks like an old farming road off the main road leads up to a hilltop of the future location of the clubhouse overlooking the coastline. The view was breathtaking and sent shivers up her spine. She jumped into Graeme’s truck for a tour of the completed front nine and then the back nine that are still under construction. Given the setting, the natural dunes, and rocky coastline, Graeme’s enthusiasm and passion for the project are well warranted. Once completed, this new course is bound to draw dedicated golfers from around the world to this small Tasmanian island along the Bass Strait off the southwestern coast of Australia.

Ocean Dunes #2

Ocean Dunes #2


 
Ocean Dunes Hole #1

Ocean Dunes Hole #1


 
Graeme Grant, Golf Course Architect, Ocean Dunes

Graeme Grant, Co-Owner – Golf Course Architect, Ocean Dunes on the future site of the clubhouse overlooking the 10th hole under construction.

Sunday River Golf Club, Fall Palette

The Henebrys image of Sunday River’s hole #4 captures the essence of the peaking fall color palette. The course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is located in the town of Newry, in Oxford County, in the Western Mountains of Maine.

Sunday River Golf Club #4

Sunday River Golf Club #4

Alcatraz, PGA West’s Stadium Course #17, The Henebrys Favorite Par 3 in the Desert.

John and Jeannine launched their golf course photography career in 1984 as the sod was being laid at the PGA West Stadium Course, La Quinta CA. Over the years they have photographed “Alcatraz” the 17th hole on the PGA Stadium course several times. Under the suggestion of Joe Walser they rented a 40 foot lift truck to get a birds eye view to show off the Pete Dye designed island green with the Santa Rosa Mountains as the back drop. This resulting photograph is their favorite from the collection.

For Jeannine the hole also brings forth a memory of another kind. One summer evening John and Jeannine were playing a skins game on the Stadium course and by the time they reached the 17th hole there were quite a few carry overs. Jeannine took out her 6 iron and made a HOLE IN ONE! It was on this same hole that Lee Travino earned $175,000 during the 1987 Skins game when he aced #17 with his 6 iron from 167 yards out. The gallery went crazy as Trevino danced around and jumped into the arms of his long-time caddie, Herman Mitchell. That was one of the greatest moments in history of the Skins Game. John’s photograph of Travino’s reaction ran as a full page in USA Today. While Jeannine’s ace didn’t get such press nor earned her as much as Lee, she was nonetheless exuberant with her hole in one on this fabulous hole.

Alcatraz, PGA West, Stadium Course #17

Alcatraz, PGA West, Stadium Course #17

Step into Scottsdale, NYC Subway Wrap, Troon North by The Henebrys

The Henebrys image of Troon North Pinnacle Course was chosen by the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau for their New York City subway wrap campaign, from the photograph to the comp to the subway.

Troon North Pinnacle Course #6

Troon North Pinnacle Course #6

 
Step Into Scottsdale Campaign Comp, New York  Subway Wrap, Troon North by The Henebrys

Step Into Scottsdale Campaign Comp, New York Subway Wrap, Troon North by The Henebrys

 
Step Into Scottsdale Campaign, New York  Subway Wrap, Troon North by The Henebrys

Step Into Scottsdale Campaign, New York Subway Wrap, Troon North by The Henebrys

 
Step Into Scottsdale Campaign, New York  Subway Wrap, Troon North by The Henebrys

Step Into Scottsdale Campaign, New York Subway Wrap, Troon North by The Henebrys

65 Degrees Magazine

John & Jeannine’s panoramic image of the 9th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links with the Carmel Beach as a backdrop is a featured spread in 65 Degrees Magazine 2014 Winter issue, published just ahead of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Pebble Beach Golf Links #9

Pebble Beach Golf Links #9

Trump’s Vision – World Magazine

In September of 2012,  John photographed the new Trump International Golf Links designed by Dr. Maritn Hawtree for World Magazine. When Mr. Trump saw the photography, he invited John and Jeannine to New York to discuss having them photograph his new course. They returned to Aberdeen last fall on an extensive 10 day assignment for Mr. Trump capturing all 18 holes at daybreak and sunset.   The routing amongst the imposing dunes along the rugged Aberdeenshire coast make for a truly incredible links course.  Every hole provides a stunning viewpoint and the dramatic Scottish weather provides incredible backdrops for the photography. Bellow is the cover page  for the article that ran in The World Magazine out of New Zealand and a link to he full article that includes additional photos from John’s 2012 trip.

Trump's Vision
Click this link to see the full article: Trump’s Vision – World Magazine

John and Jeannine meeting with Mr. Trump in his New York office.

John and Jeannine meeting with Mr. Trump in his New York office.