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Machrihanish Dunes
This was my first visit to Machrahanish Dunes, and I have to say I really enjoyed the memorable experience! It is a great piece of rolling links land with many Swales and mounds to make you play diffe
Harbour Town
When the trip you have had planned for months takes you towards an impending hurricane that may or may not hit land, may or may not dump 25+inches of rain on the courses you aim to play you start to w
TPC at Sawgrass (Stadium)
What do you do when rain floods your plans at Kiawah Island? Naturally, head south to TPC Sawgrass! That is exactly what we were forced to do on a recent trip when we found ourselves fleeing the side
Morgado
I really enjoyed my round at Morgado, despite initial reservations on the opening holes, which were a little on the bland side. You know you’re going to be playing a decent tract if it’s a European Go
New South Wales
New South Wales is undeniably a beautiful course with sweeping views across little bay and the ocean it is a perfect picture of golf. That being said almost everytime I have played there has been very
Huntingdale
The course is good without being great. The defence of this course is in it's bunkering with a great number of the greens completely surrounded. Played this course a couple of months ago and the green
Metropolitan
This course is faultless! Played here on a Melbourne golf trip and the course was in excellent condition having recently hosted the Amateur open. The greens are the most ridiculous things I've ever pu
Klagenfurt - Seltenheim
Course was in good shaper when played last early summer and the greens are tough breakers to read. pick yor tee as there are six and you will enjoy oterwise don't count your score.
Neusiedlersee-Donnerskirchen
Entertaining course quite open but reeds get in the way if offline and water everywhere and many windy. Definately top Austrian course but nowhere near as good as average ranked course in UK.
Schloss Ebreichsdorf
Not quite 4 star but not far off 0 suffers from burnt fairways in the summer as soil is ligth and sandy. Parlkand golf a bit beter than average and worth a look.
Velden Köstenberg
Great design, incredibly hilly but beautiful course that can suffer from burnt fairways in the summer. If fairway watered it could be top ranted Austrian course.
Bonnie Doon
I last played Bonnie Doon 25 years ago and she is somewhat changed from what I remember. That could simply be the passage of time playing tricks with my memory I thought at first, but no I was reassur
Concord
We played Concord in perfect conditions, but struggled to come to terms with the course. It is a nice course with fairways and bunkers in good condition. The fairways were unbelievably green and lush
Terrey Hills
Terrey Hills is a relatively new course but being built out of natural bushland it has the feel that it has been there much longer. I fell quite in love with the front nine holes when we played it mid
Thirteenth Beach (Beach)
The Beach Course at the 13th Beach Golf Club is certainly nearer the beach than the other course (the Creek Course), on the complex. Though Beach by name it is by no means entirely a links course. The
New South Wales
I played New South Wales GC on a cold and very windy day in January 2016. Playing in a 50 – 60 km/hr southerly “buster” and a temperature of barely 19 degrees certainly presented a new set of challeng
Palmares (Praia & Lagos)
Normally, when looking at a 27-hole setup, it’s pretty obvious which of the two 9-hole loops comprise the premier 18-hole combination and Palmares now has me debating whether the Praia nine (holes 19-
Penina (Championship)
It’s exactly fifty years since Penina was completed, and Sir Henry Cotton’s trailblazing layout is still the spiritual home of golf in a region that now boasts literally dozens of golf courses. The ho
Quinta da Baroneza
Par - 72 Course Rating – 72.6 Slope Rating - 129 Walkability – Hard This is another great project from Dan Blankenship the most prolific golf course architect in Brazil.

Although it does not c
Carrick
Played the Carrick in early October. This was my third round, the first two shortly after it opened. It has matured nicely yet still has a way to go. Boggy in parts and conditioning could be better, e
Carrick
Played the Carrick golf course in early October as part of a small golf party and I must say it exceeded my expectations. Soon as we arrived the service provided from the golf shop guys were 2nd to n
Manor House
Have played here a few times in all seasons. Course has always been in very good condition and hospitality has been impressive - especially when staying in the Manor House in Castle Combe and dining a
Chart Hills
I was given to the opportunity to play Chart Hills a few days ago. I have played the course many times before and have always considered it to be one of the best inland courses in Kent behind the Lond
St Andrews (Old)
This is the paramount course on the planet according to Bobby Jones. Why? It is for so many reasons. If I could summarise it would be that the course is very enjoyable and easy to play but very diffic
Mirage City
Compared with Cairo's other golf options, this course is just "OK"...nothing special. The houses intervene in too many places and the holes feel "crowded", especially on the first nine. Conditions a
Katameya Heights
Very pretty course...like playing on a well manicured garden. Nicely designed holes, except for 17. Excellent practice facility, club house and locker room. This place has a real country club feel
Sokhna
I have no hesitation in rating this as the best course in Egypt. The conditions are, across the board, uniformly excellent. The greens, the fairways, the bunkers are maintained at the highest level.
Katameya Dunes (Lakes)
Arguably, the best course in Cairo; and likely the second best in the country, after Sokhna. Players complain about the ice plants and the over-watered fairways; but none can argue about the uniforml
Allegria
First, let's be honest: this is NOT the best course in Egypt! Heck, it's not even the best course in the Cairo area. The biggest problem is the weed infestation that has taken almost one-third of th
Cascades at Somabay
Sadly, this course barely rates to be called "average". The greens are infested with multiple alien species making putting almost impossible outside 10 feet. The bunkers are even worse, being mostly
Golf du Soleil (Championship)
The Championship course is laid out on a rather flat landscape with just the occasional change in elevation so intelligent use of raised greens and large, eye-catching greenside bunker complexes add v
Golf Les Dunes
The Eucalyptus nine at les Dunes is a decent track – with several really interesting greens such as the small left-to-right sloped 3rd and the back-to-front tilted 7th – but it’s the Oued and Tamaris
Noordwijkse
I was very surprised to see Noordwijk take such a leap in the wrong direction- in the rankings that is. I finally could tick off the best in the country for many years, and it was no letdown. What a b
Bluffs Ho Tram Strip
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip Golf Club’s seaside links course is extremely well built and is designed and routed over and around impressive seaside sand dunes. There are moderate differences in height thr
St Andrews (Old)
Well, 2nd time around I really got it. This is the best and most mystifying course in the world. Read Alistair McKenzie's book 'Spirit of St Andrews' before playing. No other words required.
Lakes - Sydney
I played The Lakes, on an oppressively hot day in January. Whilst I prefer to walk rather than cart when playing golf, it was a mistake on this occasion. Apart from the heat (which was 4 degrees warme
Tazegzout
Confusingly entitled “Tazegzout,” because Taghazout Bay is the name of the massive resort that it’s located in, the course lies to the north of Agadir on the Atlantic coast and it’s one I’ve had an ey
Royal Agadir
There are no airs or graces about Royal Agadir, even with a retired Colonel as an ever-present figure lurking in the background. Colonel Kamili, who has been instrumental in the club’s development for
Vuissens
Vuissens should bein the Swizz Top 10. Varied interesting and fair plus challenge equals great golf for reasonable money. Queit location and magic castle – my favorite within hour of Bern..
Schonenberg
A challenging Harradine facility that is tough even for decent players. Fantasically maintained and my favorite in the Zürich local. Greens were great when I last played and well worth the green fee.
Gerre Losone
Glorious location but expensive. Varied course holds interest and in perfect conditions staff very nice and friendly. Great holiday course but not for the hacker as water is all over place.
Lausanne
A nice course but the trees encroach too much blocking lines and dulling strategy they need to take a look at them urgently. There is no rough to speak of, only trees and that says it all. The clubhou
Geneva
My favorite Swiss course and one of the most beautiful golf courses in Switzerland! Close to the city and always presented in great condition. Lovely clubhouse and a unforgettable experience at Golf C
Bad Ragaz
Shame about the road, otherwise GC Bad Ragaz would be a much nicer place to play. As it is the conditioning is usually superb and the trees are impressive. Too flat to be considered great but a nice c
Park Golf Club Ostrava
Park Golf Club Ostrava (Silherovice) is one of the traditional Czech (actually Silesian, founded 1968) courses, a championship parkland layout on Park Golf Club Ostrava - Photo by reviewer
Barwon Heads
Barwon Heads Golf Course is for the most part played over a type of links land that is quite unique in this part of the world. The first ten holes are laid out over the pick of the terrain and remind
Royal Dornoch (Championship)
Played mid-April (36 holes), low/mid 50s F in 1-3 clubs wind with top quality caddies (members, of course). I wondered if Dornoch could possibly live up to its praise and hype. Here’s the answer: yes
Falsterbo
It is a course with 3 faces: you play out a heatland course, then you can walk few parkland holes with water hazards and even few trees, and the rest of the day starting on 7th you will enjoy pure lin
Casa Serena
Interesting, strictly private course, former venue of European Senior Tour, but without the penalizing links-like golden, waist-high rough, which challenged the Seniors so much when played back in 200
Pilara
The Course opened its first 9 holes during 2009 and the remaining ones in 3 stages until the course was completed in 2013. I have played it many times, during winter, autumn, spring and summer and it
Monachus (Mnich)
One of my top 3 courses in the Czech Republic. Located in the hilly south of Czech Republic, just across the border from the famous Austrian golf resort
Ypsilon
One of the Top 3 courses in the Czech Republic. Hilly parkland course with stunning vistas on surrounding mountains. It is challenging Ypsilon Golf Course - Photo by reviewer
Karlovy Vary
One of the most traditional championship courses located in the west Spa-/Golf-corner of the Czech Republic, founded 1904, and since 1933 relocated to the current premises. It is the best example of t
Royal Marianske Lazne
Located in the south of the Czech western Spa-/Golf-corner, it is the oldest golf course in the Czech Republic with rich tradition, opened in 1905 by HM King Edward VII. In 2003 it has been granted th
Albatross
A bit ordinary layout, with two interlocked loops, designed to host the European Tour. The course became more strategic due to recent changes, and the roughs are also not as penalizing as in the past.
Lakes - Sydney
Fantastic course, very challenging off the red tees and visually stunning. Will definitely play this course again if given the opportunity.
Dutch
I played here in 2014 and had high expectations after the reviews here and after seeing the course via the excellent club app. Unfortunately, I have rarely been more disappointed in a course than the
La Reserva
The opulence of La Reserva is primarily financed by an American hedge fund that recently bought the Sotogrande label, which includes a significant part of the region and a number of golf courses, incl
El Saler
A glorious matrimony of land and sea. While the legendary Javier Arana was preparing the nuptial of natural topology and coastal sand dunes in 1968, he took advantage of undulating land to deliver an
Real Las Brisas
The pride among the membership and club officers for their iconic layout has been fuelled by the work of Kyle Phillips over the past 2 years. In 2014, Kyle focused on refining the front nine which was
Monte Rei (North)
50 minutes east of Faro, the terrain becomes a much more mountainous canvas as you head towards the Spanish boarder. While the courses on the coastal Algarve have 35,000 rounds on average per year, Mo
San Lorenzo
The Algarve boasts a high concentration of golf courses in Portugal. “San Lorenzo” is the English spelling for ease of pronunciation for the visiting tourists. The 1960s and 1970s saw much growth in g
Las Colinas
Stunning doesn't even begin to start describing this course, the layout and the facilities. I played out of my skin here... 5 birdies, 3 twos... and plenty other opportunities to score with the par
Alhama
I've played this course on 3 occasions, in 3 different conditions as well, and on each occasion it has been a tough test that offers great chances to score well. It may be sometime before the real
Carrick
having played this course yearly since 2012 I have seen it come on leaps and bounds year on year! towards the end of the 2015 season me and 3 friends played the course and we could not believe the con
Puntiro
Do you like firm and fast conditions? Having trouble finding them in January? At least in 2016, look no further than Puntiró! Did not have to repair a single pitch-mark and never had to clean the ball
Woodlands Golf Club
Some say that Woodlands is a short course and at 6111 metres it is short in overall length by today’s standards against a par of 72. When you consider however that three of the par 4’s, are 300 metres
Taconic
If America's college golf courses were ranked like its college football teams, then Williams College's Taconic Golf Club would be playing for the national championship. Their opponent would probably b
Pasatiempo
After the great Scottish golf course architect Alister MacKenzie had completed work on Cypress Point he was hired to design a course in the hills above Santa Cruz. When Pasatiempo opened in 1929, Bobb
Kebo Valley
The view from atop Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island is not just one of the best in Maine, but one of the most beautiful in the entire country. The vistas, the ocean and the ideal summer wea
Lakes - Sydney
Great golf course, especially the distinctly different 9's. Course had recently undergone some maintenance so the greens and fairways were as good as I'd assume they would be. Would have loved to have
Biltmore Hotel
I stayed at the Biltmore in September 2006 and played the course twice – I was less than impressed. Clearly this review is based on the layout prior to Brian Silva’s $5 million restoration – I’m sure
The Witch
According to folklore, the “Lady of the Lake” gave King Arthur his infamous sword Excalibur. Viviane was a tale of two personalities – the evil and deceitful villainess and yet a kind and benevolent m
Fancourt (Outeniqua)
I might divide opinion here, but the Outeniqua is my preferred course on the Fancourt Estate. The Links, not being part of the estate itself is a stand alone course that guests have access to and is
Vidago Palace
Vidago Palace may be a little bit off the beaten track for anyone visiting the more famous golf destinations in Portugal but it's well worth searching out if you are in the north of the country. The r
Ballybunion (Old)
Always in Irelands Top five list and very pleasant to play. Exceptionally well designed, it starts you off gently while you warm up to the challenge ahead which increases in difficulty as you progress
Royal County Down (Championship)
Another world top five course and perhaps Irelands finest. The wow factor of this course is the beautiful scenery from so many tee boxes. This course is a tough beauty - many blind and intimidating sh
Royal Portrush (Dunluce)
One of the planets finest golf courses set in an exceedingly scenic part of Ireland occupying a triangle of giant sand hills. A more breathtaking setting for a golf club would be difficult to match it
Roaring Gap
Roaring Gap is worthy of discovery. It's special and unique for so many reasons: 1. Club Heritage: For one, there aren’t many clubs in the world of golf that can claim such an illustrious heritage. Le
Royal Mougins
Nice course hole by hole but not a lot of fun to play. I don't like to play courses where you can easily get lost and where holes are not one next to the other but you have to ride back and fourth. I
Island
For good reason this course ranks # 78 in the top 100 ‘Architects Choice’ and in Ireland is also very well ranked. The start is tough in wind or no wind, where the first four holes head in four differ
Pinehurst (No.2)
Last April I was in USA for the Masters, but unfortunately I did not play (yet) Augusta National. Some weeks before the trip I was confirmed a 2 nights stay and games at #4 & #2 in Pinehurst. I have t
Portmarnock (Championship)
Excellent layout- all holes in view except one blind which opens kindly as you travel over the screening dune. A good test of all different types of shot making. Very well designed and rolls out in fr
Kingsbarns
Great layout, variety of shot making and great views. Winds the golfer out nicely and returns them with some stiff tests. Absolute purists will say it is not a true links hence not playable in winter.
Madinat Makadi
Played 2x in December 2015. I walked up,from my hotel in Makadi Bay, about 35 minutes walking. Course is well off the water in hilly land well above sea level. This time of year the wind is very stro
Damha
This is probably the best golf facility in the country, with a nice driving range, a nine holes pitch and putt course, a large putting green and a good golf course. Another differential is the constan
Pyle and Kenfig
The Pyle & Kenfig neighbours onto Royal Porthcawl but differs so many ways. Their inland location makes it a heathland course versus a true links even though you do get glimpses of the ocean. As well
Castletown
As a South African visitor to the Isle of Man for the annual Parish Walk in June over the last three years, the Thursday golf day before the Parish has become very special to me and a number of my wal
Wild Dunes (Links)
There’s an element of empathy with this course on the Isle of Palms. Unintentionally, the Links course at Wild Dunes Resort, just outside Charleston, joins the small list of notable courses which fini
Colleton River Plantation (Pete Dye)
A great venue for the 2015 USGA Junior Amateur tournament. Pete Dye continues to impress me with what he can do with a flat piece of land. Furthermore, for amateur golfers who think they can bomb driv
Colleton River Plantation (Nicklaus)
This is one of the stronger courses in Jack’s global portfolio, as it was created (permit me to say) during the era when he actually spent a lot of time onsite, rather than faxing in ideas and having
Haig Point (Rees Jones Signature)
There are a few clubs on this earth where you have to sail to get to the golf course. The Haig Point embarkation is on Hilton Head island, but the actual golf course is located on nearby Daufuski
French Lick (Pete Dye)
My honest opinion of this course is that it’s more like a ‘concept course’ than a real course. It’s like a piece of land where Pete Dye could use as his workshop to experiment with random holes just t
Oak Tree National
Possibly the most impressive Pete Dye course I’ve played in recent years. An underrated layout which throws more challenging holes and design features at you than you can handle. Clearly a fabulous co
Alotian
The more Tom Fazio courses I play, the more they begin to look the same. Although the Alotian Club is blessed with wonderful changes in elevation, the architectural features felt really familiar – as
Addington
After a long period of wanting to play the course, I finally got round to it a couple of days ago (mid-December) for their excellent Winter offer. The pro warned us of a few temporary tees due to thei
Kauri Cliffs
Final round in NZ for the time being. I thought I wouldn't be able to squeeze that round in my schedule but I'm so glad I did. I had heard that the scenery was even better than Kidnappers and I have t
Cape Kidnappers
This course had been on my mind for many years, probably like everybody else, after having seen the aerial pictures. Even if the feeling on the ground is different, the site doesn't disappoint a minut
St Pierre (Old)
The Old Course is built around a 11-acre lake however water only comes in to play on 4 holes – 10, 15 17 and 18. I found the first five holes to be relatively uneventful however that soon changes. The
Sao Fernando
Built in a valley with a big variety of terrain São Fernando offers players a wide range of challenges that make this course one of the best in the country. Over the last few years lakes hav
 


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