A Course Called Scotland
Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of the best golf books this century.” —Golf Digest
From Tom Coyne—the author of the New York Times bestselling A Course Called Ireland, hailed as “a joy from start to finish” by The Wall Street Journal—comes the heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves.
For much of his adult life, bestselling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college, studying abroad in London, he entered the lottery for a prized tee time in Scotland, grabbing his clubs and jumping the train to St. Andrews as his friends partied in Amsterdam; later, he golfed the entirety of Ireland’s coastline, chased pros through the mini-tours, and attended grueling Qualifying Schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. Yet, as he watched the greats compete, he felt something was missing. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland, and qualify for the greatest championship in golf.
The result is A Course Called Scotland, a hilarious golf and travel adventure throughout the birthplace of the sport and home to some of the oldest and most beloved courses in the world, including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon, and Carnoustie. With his signature blend of storytelling, humor, history, and insight, Coyne weaves together his journey to more than 100 legendary links courses in Scotland with compelling threads of golf history and witty insights into the contemporary home of golf. As he journeys Scotland in search of the game’s secrets, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace and power of the sport, and, most importantly, reaffirms the ultimate connection between the game and the soul. It is a rollicking love letter to Scotland and golf as no one has attempted it before.
A love letter to the game and it's birthplace
I am a lifelong golf addict. I played growing up, played For a D1 University in the ACC. Have played in 100 state level championships winning a few and qualified for a few USGA events. I knew I loved the game but a few years ago I read A Course Called Ireland and laughed and cried and saw what it meant to really love it. I went to Ireland last year because of that book and learned to love golf in a new way. I just got back from Scotland two days before this book was released and it was the trip of a lifetime. Everyone loves the rota courses but if you don't love North Berwick you just don't get it. I can't say what "it " is but the adjectives would be purity, simplicity, genius. This author gets it and I loves that he plays my game and encouraged me to love it in a new way with my trips overseas. If you really love golf, I don't mean bud light and cigars golf, if you really love the game. You will love this book and you will be booking a trip.
So excited for this..... Coyne is such a great author