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The Golf Lover's Guide to Scotland (Paperback)

Scotland Sport White Owl Travel

By Michael Whitehead
Imprint: White Owl
Series: City Guides
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 80
ISBN: 9781526733771
Published: 24th July 2019

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Every golf course around the globe has one thing in common – they are all unique. No two courses are ever the same. Golf is the only major sport that offers a different experience wherever you go.

Universally regarded as the birthplace of the modern game, Scotland can boast some of the finest courses in the world. Royal Troon, Turnberry and the fabled Old Course, St Andrews to name just a few. These are the courses all keen golfers would wish to play given the opportunity.

This guide offers a golfer everything they would require to enjoy a great round of golf at the best courses Scotland has to offer. You will find all the essential information you need here - par scores, yardage, prices, booking procedure, history and how best to play the course.

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Wonderful photographs are also included for every course showing the beautiful and varied scenery of Scotland.

This delightful book also includes the history of each course and, whether you are a history buff or not, it makes for interesting reading. The information given was never dry or boring and I certainly learnt a lot of historical facts from this book.

The Golf Lover’s Guide to Scotland truly is a book where pure enjoyment leaps from every page.

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For the Love of Books

The Golf Lover’s Guide To Scotland packs a lot of information into its 175 glossy color pages. The book would be easy to slip into a bag at just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches.

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Golf Blogger

There are few golfers in the world who don’t yearn for a Scottish golf trip one day and this book will most definitely whet your appetite and help you plan that special trip. And for those of us who have already played many of the courses, it definitely provides plenty of inspiration for where to head to next.

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UK Golf Guy

'A look at the latest Scottish books by Stephanie Abbot'

Scottish Field, December 2019

As you’ve probably gleaned, The Golf Lover’s Guide to Scotland is very well written and treads a deft line between the scholarly and the light-hearted... I closed the book wanting to hop on a train, travel up to the Auld Grey shores and play golf: you can’t pay a travel book a higher compliment than that.

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British Travel Journal, September 2019

★★★★★Highly recommend this great book!

Wonderful book, definitely makes you want to organise a trip to Scotland.

Amazon Customer, September 2019

★★★★★ Fantastic book about the great courses and some hidden gems.

Wonderful book with exceptional information and hidden secrets of the fantastic courses from the home of golf. The content and detail are first class and coupled with the stunning pictures makes this an eye catching book. Especially like the sections on the lesser known, hidden gem courses. A must for golf lovers who are thinking of going to play these great courses or just for the everyday golf lover.

Amazon Customer, August 2019

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Women & Golf, September/October 2019

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I've just finished reading The Golf Lovers Guide to Scotland by Michael Whitehead and I must say that its better than any golf book I have read beFORE; I just couldn't PUTT it down. It's definitely on PARR with my favourite books.

Of COURSE I finished the WHOLE book IN ONE. This book is DRIVING me to improve my game, but I have a FAIRWAY to go.

Brilliant book.

Waterstones Customer, August 2019

Comprehensive guide to the best golf courses.

Bookseller Buyers Guide

There’s plenty of practical information for the golfer of course, par information and golfing type hazards on each course, but there is also historical information about each course that caught my interest. All along with lovely photos to tempt both the golfers and those just along to enjoy the scenery.

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A book designed with great attention to detail.

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About Michael Whitehead

Like most modest handicappers, golf and Michael Whitehead has shared an unrequited love affair since he was a young man. He loves playing it, watching it and writing about it.


As a freelance writer since 2012, Michael has contributed a number of articles for both national and regional publications covering a range of topics - technology, travel, sport, business/economics and social media.

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