Greenock writer publishes new guide to every Scottish golf course

A WRITER from Greenock has jointly published a new guide to every Scottish golf course.

Golfland is co-written by Craig Morrison and includes a snapshot of his home courses.

Craig, who first played the game at Whinhill and now lives in Somerset with his family, said: “The high moor courses of Inverclyde should be better known, better appreciated.

“I grew up playing Greenock Golf Club and still visit whenever I’m home.

“All the courses in the area have superb turf and spectacular views, and I always think of them fondly, remembering the happy days competing in the Tail o’ The Bank junior league at Greenock, Gourock, Port Glasgow and Whinhill .

“My favorite is James Braid’s brilliant nine holes at Greenock.

“It’s his only complete design in the region and it’s a marvel.”

Golfland describes Greenock’s 18-hole course as “a rollercoaster of fabulous, unparalleled golf holes”, while Whinhill is labeled “still enjoyable but daunting in places”.

The book says Gourock is a course where birdies can be made while Port Glasgow is described as ‘short by modern standards but with a par miser’ and never a walk.

*Golfland can be found in most bookstores, featuring photographs by David Cannon, the world’s most famous golf photographer.