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
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.
Here’s a sampling of the images and corresponding quotes:
“… 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!”
Designer of more top-rated golf courses in the U.S. than anyone in the business.
“Everything about it is SURREAL!”
20-year NHL Player known as “The Great One”
“Everything that makes Shadow Creek BEAUTIFUL you see from the NO. 9 tee box”
ESPN SportsCenter Anchor
“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”
Five-TIme Major Champion and 42-Time PGA Tour Event Winner
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click this link to see the full article: Trump’s Vision – World Magazine