The book provides playing notes and details on more than 120 of Scotland's “Hidden Gem” golf courses (10 new to this edition), including notes for women players on many courses. The early chapters give information about touring and driving in Scotland. The book also recommends more than 170 pubs, restaurants, and tea rooms, and almost 50 Bed and Breakfast or Guest House lodgings throughout Scotland. For non-golfers or those non-golf days, the book details more than 50 of Scotland's best visitor attractions.Buy Now
The book details playing notes and courses information on 95 Scottish and 27 Welsh famous and lesser known courses, including notes for women on many courses (different courses than Golf in Scotland: The Hidden Gems). The first chapter is all about getting started on your Scottish or Welsh tour. The book includes recommendations for more than 200 pubs, restaurants, and tea rooms, as well 100 Bed and Breakfast or Guest House lodgings in both countries. The “Attractions” section in each chapter lists dozen of the best of Scotland's and Wales' tourist destinations.Buy Now
This book features playing notes and details on almost 90 of Ireland's famous and little known links and parkland golf courses. Many of the courses include playing notes for women. In the book are recommendations for more than 100 pubs, restaurants and tea rooms throughout Ireland. Also there are recommendations for more than 50 Bed and Breakfast and small Guest House lodgings. More than 100 of Ireland’s best tourist attractions are noted, as well.Buy Now
Ten Years of Travel is not a travel guide, although you might get some ideas of what you would want to do and see on your own trips—like the grand castles at Edinburgh or Stirling, the small English border church at Kilpeck with its Sheela na Gig, or the famous LlanfairPG on the Isle of Angelsey in Wales. You might also find some things you want to avoid, such as the Prince of Wales Hotel in Caernarfon or a particular pugilist’s B&B in Dingle, Ireland.
Ten Years of Travel tells about the Scourge of the Highlands, the chocolate demanding fox of East Claire, and a cup of hot chocolate to go to the ends of the earth for. There are heroes, villains, and beasties. Food to die for and food that would kill you. Hints for driving on the other side and hints for the drivers of golf balls.
All this in small vignettes gathered by two retired teachers who began traveling to the British Isles when they retired from teaching. A three week trip to Scotland to celebrate retirement has turned into a love affair with Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales. That love affair has generated the stories in this book.Buy Now
More travel vignettes of travel in the British Isles as well the European continent, and throughout the US. There are stories of traveling to St Ives and St Michael's Mount in Cornwall, England. Tales of hunting for ghosts in the pubs and hotels of southern England, and of eating in a pub in the middle of the largest stone circle in the world. Rambling Adventures contains stories about travel, attractions, eateries and food, lodgings and lodgers (the B&Bs in Scotland, Ireland, and England is where all the actions is), the people, golf courses and the people who play gold, the culture, and even good old family road trips.Buy Now
My home club in Oregon, a hidden gem in the Willamette Valley
Our favorite course in Ireland
Great course with excellent website
Bangor Golf Club
Absolute gem in the far northwest
A great course on the north coast with a great pro, John Murray
One of the world's best
An absolute hidden gem on the Isle of Arran
Fantastic nine-hole course where we are members