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A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk in Search of a Country, a Pint, and the Next Tee

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Kyle Tait

11 Hours 34 Minutes

Tantor Media

April 2020

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The must-listen bestseller about one man's epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors, nostalgia, and the world's greatest round of golf

By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the world's greatest game in the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. In his thirties, married, and staring down impending fatherhood, Tom Coyne was familiar with the last refuge of the adult male: the golfing trip. Intent on designing a golf trip to end all others, Coyne looked to Ireland, the place where his father had taught him to love the game years before. As he studied a map of the island and plotted his itinerary, it dawned on Coyne that Ireland was ringed with golf holes. The country began to look like one giant round of golf, so Coyne packed up his clubs and set off to play all of it-on foot.

A Course Called Ireland is the story of a walking-averse golfer who treks his way around an entire country, spending sixteen weeks playing every seaside hole in Ireland. Along the way, he searches out his family's roots, discovers that a once-poor country has been transformed by an economic boom, and finds that the only thing tougher to escape than Irish sand traps are Irish pubs.

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  • Jonathan P.

    A MUST read for any golfer but especially one who has been or is thinking about a pilgrimage to Ireland. Fantastic. You will laugh and cry but mostly you will really just envy the author. Narrator was great EXCEPT too many attempts at Irish accents sounded Aussie!

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