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The Nine-Holer Guide: Scotland's Nine-Hole Golf Courses [Paperback]

Derek McAdam
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1 Mar 2013
The beautiful, quiet and often little known nine-hole golf courses offer even the lowest handicap golfer a challenge and with a level of difficulty rarely found on 18 hole courses it's hardly surprising that there are even nine hole courses no one has ever played below par.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Luath Press Ltd; 2 Revised edition (1 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908373601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908373601
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 13.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'[A] much needed guide book to the beautiful nine-hole courses of Scotland.' - PAUL LAWRIE, MBE. Open Champion 1999 'If the great championship golf courses are Scotland's greatest outdoor sporting assets then its wealth of beautiful nine-hole courses is one of the world's best kept secrets.' - DEREK McADAM 20121221

About the Author

Derek McAdam spent 20 years in financial journalism in the City but 1n 1976 he moved to Scotland where he purchased the Western Isles Hotel, Tobermory, a holiday resort hotel with its own nine-hole golf course. Now retired he continues to live in Tobermory and still regularly writes for both local and national newspapers. He still enjoys a leisurely round on the beautiful Tobermory Golf Course and tours Scotland in his motorhome playing other nine-hole courses.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brillant 22 Mar 2010
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There is only one way to describe this book, absolutely brillant!. A detailed list of nine hole golf courses in Scotland with almost all the details you need. Lots of photos which was good. The only two annoying things I found were that some of the photos of courses were not in the sections that the golf courses were listed. And a lack of website addresses in the club listings.

It is a pity that the author didn't or couldn't cover all the courses in Scotland the way he has done here as I know it would have been a sell out!. Hopefully someone covers the eighteen hole courses using the same format.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the 9 holer guide - ok but potential to be better 16 July 2010
By stephie
good strater for 10 (if that's appropriate golfing chat).

only very limited info on some courses. not enough photo's. colour would be good also. chat on surrounding facilities would be good also - nearest accommodation provximity to nearest town village etc.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 144 Page Listing Book 12 Jan 2012
By JP Czar - Published on
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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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but interesting guide 18 Jan 2014
By Charles L. Jordan - Published on
Compact guide with brief descriptions of the 9-holers in Scotland. Interesting and a worthy addition to my collection of guides and planning materials. Shares good local color and interesting anecdotes about many of the courses. Not the only guide you will need, but I bet you find a hidden gem or out-of-the-way worthy stop by checking this book out.
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