I’m not a big fan of golf books, but here’s an exception. Scotland, Home of Golf has been published as a visual collection of 14 “must play” seaside links courses.
The book is a collaboration of the accomplished St. Andrews, Scotland, based father and son photography team of Iain and Christopher Lowe, with terrific text and illustrations by noted Scottish golf historian, author, artist and fourth generation St. Andrean David Joy.
Scotland, Home of Golf features 14 courses that span some 600 years of history, each showcased from the air and the ground in photos that illumine the singular topography and inspired architecture of the links form of golf. Meticulously hand-drawn pencil illustrations, coupled with accompanying informative text, celebrate and chronicle the game’s greatest influencers and champions who have walked the ancient fairways of the book’s selected iconic courses. It’s a fun read for anyone who has played the featured courses or aspires to them them.
Four modern designs, constructed since 2000, also are included as the most sought after new links golf experiences. The highlighted courses in order of appearance are: Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, The Old Course, Dumbarnie, Muirfield, North Berwick, Turnberry, Prestwick, Royal Troon, Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay, Trump International and Royal Aberdeen.
Scotland, Home of Golf is available for purchase at $45.00 through Amazon and www.scottishgolflibrary.com.