By Terry Catchpole
Updated October 09, 1992 at 04:00 AM EDT

When is a golfing video not a golfing video? When it has Sean Connery narrating a worshipful tour of historic St. Andrews, the ruggedly elegant coastal links where the sport began 500 years ago. Introduced as ”one of the most-dedicated Scottish golfers of all time,” and glimpsed hacking away in a celebrity match, Connery also profiles courses at Muirfield, Carnoustie, and other locales in Great Golf Courses of the World: Scotland. Connery’s informative tour dispels all preconceptions of swank country-club links: These Scottish courses are, for the most part, landscapes capriciously interrupted by gorse, streams, walls, bun-kers, berms, and country roads. This is golf as the old Scots intended, a sport demanding strength and finesse, as dictated by found environments riotous with natural challenges. Connery’s loving history/travelogue/essay compels us to savor every nuance. A