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New Book Showcases Top Links Courses in Scotland, Home of Golf

12.58pm 30th October 2020 - Media

‘Scotland, Home of Golf’ has been published as a stirring visual collection of 14 “must play” seaside links courses on every visitor’s wish list. The authors’ stated intent of the book is “to rekindle happy memories of previous trips or inspire the desire to visit Scotland.”

The 14 featured courses that span some 600 years of history are exquisitely showcased from the air and the ground in captivating 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 graced the ancient fairways of the book’s selected iconic courses.

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 the collaboration of the accomplished St. Andrews based father and son photography team of Iain and Christopher Lowe, with expert text and wonderful illustrations by noted Scottish golf historian, author, artist and fourth generation St. Andrean David Joy. Joy also is known for his compelling and accurate portrayal of Old Tom Morris in acclaimed performances around the world.

Together, the Lowes have four photographic golf book titles to their credit.  Iain’s award-winning career of some 50 years includes 25 years shooting Scottish golf courses, and the publication of nine golf books featuring evocative photographic course tours.

In short, Scotland, Home of Golf is a love letter to the world’s golfers whose presence is currently missed on these great links courses.  The book is a testament that the story of golf in Scotland is ever evolving for the enjoyment of all.

Scotland, Home of Golf is available for purchase through either Amazon or

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