If you are looking for a list of the 9-hole courses in Scotland - this is the book for you, albeit an expensive guide for these courses. Much (or most) of this information could be just as easily taken from the Internet.
Perhaps it was my mistake. Perhaps I expected more. I have been reading a lot of books on the topic of Golfing in Scotland. Frankly, I was running out of titles, so I ordered this book. I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't this...
This book is an oversized 'pocket-book' and 144 pages. There are a few pages in the front about the joys of golfing on nine holes and the remainder of the book is a listing of the 9-Hole courses in Scotland. Missed: history, culture, why-nine???
I recently read - Golf on the Rocks, by Gary Sutherland. He chronicled his golfing exploits on the islands around Scotland. Many of the courses he played were 9-hole courses. It was a great book. So I thought, I would try and pick up a book specific to these shorter wee-courses.
Early in the book the author tells the reader that he sent around questionnaires to all of the 9-hole courses in Scotland. This is his methodology for compiling the books information. He then wrote the book with their responses along with some comments - not very interesting stuff.