Hooked: An Amateur’s Guide to the Golf Courses of Ireland

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“Hooked: An Amateur’s Guide to the Golf Courses of Ireland” by Kevin Markham (a member of Greystones G.C.)  is a treasure trove for golf enthusiasts. This comprehensive guide is the result of an impressive 18-month journey where the author travelled over ten thousand kilometres in a camper van, walked great distances, and played every 18-hole course in Ireland – all 349 of them.

The book is highly praised for its detailed reviews and his customised ratings of each course, offering insights into the design, appeal, and value for money, among other criteria. Whether you’re a tourist seeking inspiring courses, a society looking for new venues, or an Irish golfer in search of hidden gems, this guide has something for everyone.

Written from the perspective of an amateur golfer, it captures the energy and excitement of playing each course, providing a true representation of the golf experience. Originally published in 2009, an updated edition was published in 2015.

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Markham, Kevin


Irish Interest




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