It is our strict intention for this site not to become just another "affiliates site". However, we've personally reviewed the following books and believe they each provide a great further insight into both the town of St Andrews and its golf courses, as well as their respective histories.
This work describes how the Old Course at St Andrews should be played, whether you are a professional or an average golfer.
This book is rich in golfing history, anecdote and wonderful photography. David Joy is a local of St Andrews, while Iain MacFarlane Lowe is a truly great golf course photographer.
Drawn from family albums, local collections and professional photographers, they show the way things were and how they have changed. Every photograph is captioned, providing names and dates where possible, revealing historical and anecdotal detail and giving life to the scenes and personalities captured through the camera lens.
An insider's guide to golfing in St Andrews, this book provides information on the course and the history of the game. It looks at the history of the town, with parallels drawn between the early pilgrims to St Andrews and the post-reformation "pilgrims" to the links, and also contains tourist information about where to stay, where to eat, and what to see and do in the area.
Official publication of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the game's ruling body; Contains the complete rules valid from 2000-2003; Revised edition includes incidents in tournaments where the Rules have been brought to bear - Tiger Woods moving a boulder with the help of the spectators at the 1999 Phoenix Open, Nick Faldo climbing a tree at Pebble Beach to search for missing ball in the 1992 U.S. Open; Incidents included after each rule and illustrated with a photograph
A detailed explanation of some of the great walk available ariund St Andrews.