Good Walks

Rediscovering the Soul of Golf at Eighteen of the Carolinas' Best Courses

By Lee Pace

224 pp., 10 x 8, 142 color plates, index

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6286-2
    Published: May 2021
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-6287-9
    Published: April 2021
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-5619-7
    Published: April 2021

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This book celebrates the beauty, tradition, and variety of golf across the Carolinas, featuring eighteen beloved courses as experienced by the walking golfer. One of golf’s earliest appeals was its health-giving benefits, with players walking some four miles over varied terrain, making stamina and endurance an important part of the sport. Most recreational players today choose motorized carts. But Lee Pace believes that the slower pace and on-the-ground view associated with walking gives one an opportunity to savor the experience, understand the nuances of course design and landscape architecture, and appreciate the small touches that make our region’s best clubs and courses special. The Carolinas are a cradle for the game in the United States, making walking its courses an ideal way to connect past and present.

Attractively illustrated with full-color photography, each essay tells the story of a course and how it is experienced on foot. Guiding readers around fabled courses like Pinehurst No. 2 and new classics like Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, private clubs and municipal courses, resort destinations and urban gems, Pace reflects on legendary course architects, famous tournaments, notable players, ties between the game’s founders and the Carolinas, and more. Whether you’re a committed traditionalist or new to the game, this book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy the best of what golf has to offer.

About the Author

Lee Pace is a writer, editor, and publisher with more than thirty years of experience writing about golf. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
For more information about Lee Pace, visit the Author Page.


"Only a small percentage of golfers understand that walking is truly how the game should be played. Lee Pace's new book gives voice to this dedicated minority."--Joel Zuckerman, author of Pete Dye Golf Courses: Fifty Years of Visionary Design

"Pace's fun, informative narrative flows like a walk along the course, bringing alive history, architecture, and a host of colorful characters who love the good walk."—James Dodson, author of The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime