Confidential Guide to Golf Courses – Vol. 1 GB & Ireland

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  • Author:
    Doak, Tom
  • Contributors:
    • Oliver, Darius
    • Nishijima, Masa
    • Morrissett, Ran
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Tom Doak's Confidential Guide is the book that started a revolution.


As Tom Doak travelled the British Isles, he compiled a confidential guide for his friends, family and those who helped him along the way. In his straightforward manner, Doak explains without any apparent regret, his real opinions on some of the games grandest stages.

Rating Golf Courses

The book rates golf courses on the Doak Scale . Possible scores on the scale range from 0 to 10. Anything golf course with a rating of 4 onwards is decent. Golf courses with a score of between 7 and 10 are deemed worthy of every effort to play. Endlessly entertaining, it is the perfect companion before planning the trip of a lifetime. The Guide also contains information on obscure golf courses that you won't find or see anywhere else.

Additional Volumes

There are five volumes of Tom Doak's Confidential Guide available. Volume 1 focuses on Great Britain (England, Scotland & Wales) and Ireland. The Second Volume focuses on the winter destinations in The Americas, including the Southern States. The Third focuses on summer destinations of The Americas, including Canada. Number 4 focuses on continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Lastly, Volume 5 focuses on Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Click here to see an overview of the 5 books.

Further Reading

Click here to read the story of the First Edition of the Confidential Guide.


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