As we’ve previously written, we like to find new golf titles that are unique. This month’s review hits all the hot buttons we like: A book published by a boutique press, for a small circulation, in a limited edition, with a slipcase and of very high quality.
The Scotsman’s Dream is the story of “A course for 2000”, a fictional story about a course that is built in the year 2000 based on secret plans created by A.W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross and Alister Mackenzie. These three world-class architects design a course in 1933, but it is kept secret until the next millennium.
The book was written by Warner Bott Berry, a member of San Francisco Golf Club and an avid golfer and amateur historian. Berry is a Cornell graduate and Cornell and Ithaca, New York feature prominently in the book. The book is organized into fifty-nine chapters and at 520 pages, is not for the casual reader. The book was published by Arion Press in San Francisco in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, each signed by Berry.