The Scotsman’s Dream

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.

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Valuable Book Group specializes in rare, collectible and valuable golf books. We are avid collectors ourselves obsessed not only with playing the game, but also its history and the literature of the game.

One comment

  1. Elizabeth

    I have a copy if anyone is interested in purchasing it. Has original hard book sleeve. Great condition, no scuffs. Sells for around $500 because only 1000 copies were made and all were signed. I have number 384. Please email me at

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