The Club Menu

In addition to classic golf books and those that tell great stories, we also like quirky golf books. A new find certainly fits the bill. The Club Menu : Signature Dishes from America’s Premier Golf Clubs was published in 2009 by Pindar Press.

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Although kind of a goofy idea for a book, it works really well. It features some  interesting dishes from some of the top golf courses in the United States:

Ballyneal’s Pheasant Sausage

Baltusrol’s Blueberry Pancakes

Cherry Hill’s Cherry Pie

East Lake’s Ginger Snaps (a favorite of Bobby Jones)

Maidstone CLub’s Chowder

Merion’s Shephard’s Pie

Oakmont’s Big Mouth Sandwich

Riviera’s Kobe Beef Sliders

50 clubs/dishes are featured in total but the book’s coup de grace comes from Bandon Dunes. For anyone who has been to the remote Oregon outpost and enjoyed Grandma’s Meatloaf, the recipe is here!!!

A personal favorite I ended up making was the Olympic Club “Burger Dog” garnished with relish, mustard, pickles and onions, which sounds odd, but is fabulous. When professional tournaments are held at Olympic (site of the 2012 U.S. Open) they sell over 2,500 a day.

The book has nice pictures of each dish presented and brief but interesting stories about the dish and the club. Bon appetite. Would make a nice gift for the lover of food and golf.

Although certainly unique, it is not the first golf book published about food. Soups Salads and Dips for the 19th Hole was published in 1986, although it was only 24 pages and privately printed.

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Valuable Book Group specializes in rare, collectible and valuable golf books. We are avid collectors ourselves obsessed not only with playing the game, but also its history and the literature of the game.

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