Where Golf Is Great: The Finest Courses of Scotland and Ireland

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Every golfer who’s worth his favorite putter knows where golf is great: Scotland, birthplace of the game and still its most important shrine, from the splendor of St. Andrews to the regal resort at Gleneagles; and Ireland, where the links like Ballybunion and Royal County Down are of unsurpassed beauty and challenge. Whether golfers actually make the pilgrimage or arm-chair it, Where Golf Is Great is indispensable: the most luxurious, entertaining, informative, and exhaustive book on these most important ...
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Every golfer who’s worth his favorite putter knows where golf is great: Scotland, birthplace of the game and still its most important shrine, from the splendor of St. Andrews to the regal resort at Gleneagles; and Ireland, where the links like Ballybunion and Royal County Down are of unsurpassed beauty and challenge. Whether golfers actually make the pilgrimage or arm-chair it, Where Golf Is Great is indispensable: the most luxurious, entertaining, informative, and exhaustive book on these most important destinations. Written by the bard of Scottish and Irish golf, it combines the most authoritative information with the most beautiful prose and the most stunning color photographs—an unsurpassed celebration of the places where golf is, indeed, great.

Not only is the golf great, but so are the sights, the dining, the lodging—and it’s all here: the pub lunches and three-star dinners; the country-house hotels and full-service resorts. Jim Finegan’s singularly insightful advice includes the very best play-and-stay combinations for once-in-a-lifetime perfect golf days, in this once-in-a-lifetime perfect golf book.

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Philadelphia Inquirer
“Finegan is a graceful writer clearly in love with his subject; his descriptions of the courses and their signature holes can be enjoyed by golfer and non-golfer alike. Finegan’s prose is better than any photograph.”
Golf Weekly (U.K.)
“Finegan has a gift for describing golf holes that builds them up in the reader’s mind until they feel that they, too, have played the course being discussed . . . It’s a gift that is at times so strong as to be almost unnerving, evoking in me at least clear mental images of courses played years ago whose details I had long forgotten . . .”
Library Journal
Venue in golf is all important. Unlike in soccer, basketball, and football, each playing ground differs. Some venues are remarkable for the test they present (Pine Valley), some for the scenery (Kingsbarns), and some for their place in history (Augusta National, St. Andrews Old Course). Both McCallen (former senior editor, Golf magazine; Golf Resorts of the World) and longtime golf writer Finegan (Emerald Fairways and Foam-Flecked Seas) use lavish photographs to capture the atmosphere of the places where golf is played. Their subject matter is different, however. McCallen focuses on the new (defined as either contemporaneous with or since Tiger Woods's emergence as a professional). He also has a world focus and uses a third-person perspective, while Finegan concentrates on Scotland and Ireland and offers a first-person account with many unique touches. While both books feature adequate travel information, Finegan's has the edge in giving both lodging and dining recommendations. In many travel books, such details become suspect-bars and restaurants often change hands-but Finegan's destinations have a way of defying time. It should be noted that both volumes are decidedly intended for the coffee table by virtue of their size and their spectacular photographs, but the authors' narratives and descriptions are considerable. Every library's golf collection should have one such book, and either of these serves very well. In fact, they would equally be assets for any travel collection.-Steven Silkunas, North Wales, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579652715
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Publication date: 8/21/2006
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 11.02 (w) x 13.36 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim Finegan is the author of five books on golf, including Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens and Emerald Fairways and Foam-Flecked Seas. He lives in Villanova, PA.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    Perfect Holiday Gift for Avid Golfers

    If you have a spouse or parent who is an avid golfer and who has either been to Scotland or Ireland or dreams some day of going, this is the book. I have used Fingegan's previous books on Scotland and Ireland to plan six golf trips over the last ten years. He is an inspired writer who accurately and thrillingly conveys the magic that is links golf. At the sales price, the book is a steal.

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