Emerald Gems is divided into 5 sections highlighting the links golf of Ireland: Dublin & East, Southwest, Northwest, Northern Ireland & Seaside.

The last section seems curious. Simply put, all links are seaside but not all courses seaside, are links. The most iconic example given of three is Old Head.

Whilst Larry Lambrecht provides the evocative photography David Faherty, Pat Ruddy and others provide brief descriptions of each course.

Emerald Gems is a large book well suited to anchor any coffee table collection.

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You want a photographic tour of 47 links courses in Ireland.