In 52 Great Florida Golf Getaways (2002, Pineapple Press), CMI golf writer and Florida native Ed Schmidt Jr. takes readers on a tour of Florida's well-known and little-known courses, with vivid descriptions of the settings and the nuances of the courses — or “the personality,” as he calls it. For meeting planners, a handy index breaks down resorts by amenities as well as course architects. $14.95 www.pineapplepress.com
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