Every golfer whoâ€™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 photographsâ€”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 lodgingâ€”and itâ€™s all here: the pub lunches and three-star dinners; the country-house hotels and full-service resorts. Jim Fineganâ€™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.