Tom Coyne


A Course Called Scotland, is a golf and travel adventure throughout the birthplace of golf including some of the oldest courses in the world, St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Troon, and Carnoustie. Coyne journeys to more than 100 legendary links courses in Scotland has compelling threads of golf history and insights into the contemporary home of golf. As he journeys Scotland in search of the game’s secrets, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace and power of the sport, and, reaffirms the ultimate connection between the game and the soul.


Tom Coyne is the author of the New York Times bestselling books A Course Called Ireland, Paper Tiger, and the novel A Gentleman’s Game, which was named one of the best 25 sports books of all time by The Philadelphia Daily News. He currently writes for The Golfer’s Journal. Coyne earned an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the University of Notre Dame, where he won the William Mitchell Award for distinguished achievement. He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters, and he is an associate professor of English at St. Joseph’s University.