Malcolm Campbell 2001

The Scottish Golf Book

by Malcolm Campbell with photography by Glyn Slatterley

(2001 Lomond Books)

(266 pages 238 pictures BW and colour A4 plus size hardback with cover)

This book is probably a must-have coffee table book for all golfers. The first chapter covers the orthodox history of the origins of golf, golf societies and influential people involved in it. The second covers the players of the 19th and 20th Centuries, but is the middle chapters on the golf courses with the historical narrative and pictures that makes the book a 'must have'. They cover

Historic Courses (8) Classic Courses (16) Hidden Gems (23)

Carnoustie

Muirfield

Musselburgh Old Course

North Berwick

Old Course St Andrews

Prestwick

Royal Aberdeen

Royal Dornoch

Blairgowrie

Downfield

Dukes St Andrews

Dunbar

Gleneagles

Gullane

Ladybank

Loch Lomond

Lundin

Machrihanish

Montrose

Nairn

Royal Troon

Southerness

Turnberry

Western Gailes

Ayr, Boat of Garten,

Brora, Bruntsfield,

Carnegie Club,

Crail, Cruden Bay,

Duff House Royal,

Durness, Edzell, Elie,

Fortrose & Rosemarkie,

Grantown-on-Spey,

Lanark, Machrie,

Monifieth, Perth,

Pitlochry, Portpatrick,

The Roxburghe, Scotscraig,

Shiskine, and Whitekirk.

LeithGolfers1867BIt is nit-picking to point out that Montrose, Bruntsfield and Perth should be in the list of historic courses. The book ends with chapters on Scotland's most fearsome holes and memorable moments from golf matches and the Open. It also contains a six column Chronology of Golf from 1457 to 2001, which is undoubtedly the source of many timelines all over the Web.