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My trip to Glencruitten was a long time in the making as it had been muted for up to 5 years but for one reason or another, always put off “till next year”. However nature intervened forcing our hand
I’ve been wanting to return here for a long time so when a proposed visit to another course fell through this morning due to bad weather, I took the opportunity to drive a couple of golfing chums to a
Possibly the most enjoyable inland course in the South West of England, certainly the best course in the Bath/Bristol area by a long way. Always great condition and typical Colt design everywhere. I k
Played Ganton today (4th October) as a two ball, teeing off just after 13.30. Incredible track with bunkers lying in wait to snare anything errant from either the tee or around the green. Course im
On a wonderful Monday morning in mid September I drove to Furnas. The parking lot was empty and thus was a preview on the course and the clubhouse. Beside the local manager and two employees of the ba
St Mellion (Nicklaus)
Played St Mellion as part of a short Cornwall tour in Oct 2015. As mentioned in the description on this site the course is in excellent condition, particularly the greens, which were perfect, and sur
I played in the Blackmoor Open in August, and I have to say, I prefer this course to Liphook which I have also played. I cannot think of a course that has a better routing than this on such a tiny pie
What a great golf course. Reminded me a lot of playing Kings Lynn, but in far better surroundings. The course is a real challenge, yet your ball always easily findable. The opening holes all along the
So you're coming to Bulgaria to play Thracian and BlackSeaRama, and are trying to decide whether to play here or not, right? Well, it depends on the length of your trip. Thracian must be played at lea
A good golf course. Between 4 or 5 balls. I'll go with 5 balls on the basis the facilities all around are the best in the area. The course is well designed given the rather ordinary piece of land that
Thracian Cliffs
I shall write this review in two parts. Firstly the course, then the resort. The course gets 6 balls. No doubt about it. The photos you see are exactly how it appears, there is no trick of the came
Royal Malta
The only golf course in Malta and a 'royal' course at that. Quite expensive for what is a short course hemmed into a trotting track and multi-sport complex, but cost is relative in a monopoly. Especia
Red Mountain
I was waiting for a few holes for the blow me away moment, but it just never came. Whilst this is a nice resort course and the design and layout is aided by the terrain, the club just didn't do all of
Brokenhurst Manor
Played this course in last week of September and the condition was first class. Putting surfaces were superb, quick and true. The challenge in this course isn't in its length, low scores are depende
Ferndown (Old)
If the Old course at Ferndown Golf Club is the fourth best course in Dorset then Broadstone, Remedy Oak and Parkstone must be out of this world. I played Ferndown yesterday and it’s embarrassing for m
The first is a fine short par four opening hole, dog legging left to make good use of a burn that runs in front of the green. I liked the 2-tier green on holes 4 and 7 though, on the latter, I can’t f
Musselburgh (Old)
Ok, here we go. I played this when I went to the Open at St Andrews and I am giving this top marks not because it is a great challenge or brilliant design or anything like that. No, I rate it so highl
I never know why they have championship tees on a resort course. I am single figures, and yet from the back tees this course is no fun at all. Come forward and it makes a lot more sense, although I do
This is a course that is old fashioned, in fair condition and not too hard, but I enjoy playing here nonetheless. The members are enthusiastic, welcoming and always ready for the 19th hole. The club f
Royal Melbourne (East)
I have never played the west course, so this is all I have to go on, but Victoria is a better track. The holes at RM East you start and finish, 1 to 4 and 16 to 18 are simply superb and amongst the be
Having played at Teignmouth a couple of times a year for the past 15 years I've often been underwhelmed by the condition and lack of 'Mackenzie' detailing on the course. This is definitely not the ca
Played last week on a perfect late summer day with a stiff links breeze. First time for me and it was a lot of fun playing the course trying to guess which way each hole was going to go. I was never
Victoria Golf Club - Australia
This is the best members course on the Melbourne sand belt, and considering the quality of the courses in that area, that is a big statement. Always in great condition, greens true and fast, great bun
National (Moonah)
Ok, I am going to sound a bit of a nitpick, but I have knocked this down to an eagle simply because it is a it too tough for the average golfer. Many of the fairways can't be reached into the wind, ev
Royal Perth
Narrow is exactly how this course can be described. It is nice to play, but unlike other top courses in Australia, especially the Royals, this is nothing more than a good members course with nothing m
There is something really special about courses like this. You wouldn't build a course like this now, and yet there is hardly a thing wrong with Prestwick. The blind shots of 6 and 17, the bunkers in
County Longford
This is a fairly standard suburban members parkland course. As there aren't many other golfing options nearby it actually has quite a heathly membership which is a nice thing to see. Played there in M
Cardigan is a long way from anywhere but well worth the visit. A thoroughly enjoyable cliff top links type course with unbeatable views to sea and inland down the estuary. Played it twice in September
Royal Westmoreland
One of the best collection of par 3s i have played anywhere in the World! 300 courses Worldwide and definitely in my top dozen ever!
Apes Hill
Played there 4 years ago. Approximately 130 holes in a 10 day period. From Australia to United States and back to Canada, Apeshill rates in my top dozen courses ever! Best 3 hole stretch anywhere!
Druids Glen
Druids Glen is a delightful resort in a beautiful piece of Ireland. It truly is a kaleidoscope of colours and flora. We had the (mis)fortune to play the course after rounds on the European and Portmar
County Sligo (Championship)
A true seaside links; wide open, set amongst dunes and with thick fescue grasses as the predominant rough. Plenty of sand and a couple of water hazards too, as well as natural elevation changes to in
This was my introduction to golf in Ireland and what an introduction. Having mostly played resort or parkland courses up to my game at Strandhill, I was quickly required to get up to speed with what l
St Andrews (Old)
Ok, let's not muck around here, if you love golf, I mean have a real passion for the game and its history, this is the one course you MUST play. The experience of standing on the first tee, knowing th
Was really surprised by this course. Played it as the second last course on my recent trip to watch The Open and play some links courses. The opening and closing holes are worth the trip alone, and
Bearwood Lakes
Absolutely sublime course. Not a single poor hole in the layout. Beautifully elevated tees. Immaculate greens. Very tough if you stray from the fairways, but every hole makes you think. Not a course w
North Berwick (West)
If I was told I could play only one course for the rest of my life, this would be it. You need a sense of humour to play here, the saying goes, however, this is a course that makes you happy. From the
National (L'Albatros)
A championship course about an hour from Paris and the notional home course for the French Golf Federation. L'albatros is the more demanding of the two courses with significant undulations, water haza
Royal Dornoch (Championship)
Nothing I can say can describe just how perfect this course is. It is tough, you need your A game, but it has no tricks, quirks or any excuses for your bad score other than your own mistakes. Always i
A championship parkland course in pleasant rural Finnish countryside about 90mins north of Helsinki. The course is proud of and displays its 'European Tour' course credentials everywhere. The faciliti
Kytaja (South East)
A highly-rated parkland style course set in a rural area north of Helsinki. The club has 36 holes which are apparently alike but this is rated higher as the back nine winds around the lake. Unfortunat
Estonian (Sea)
The Sea course at the Estonian Golf & Country Club is a parkland course set 30mins out of Tallinn. My initial thoughts were that it had started in fairly generic fashion and didn't impress, but as the
PGA Catalunya (Stadium)
I took a day trip up from Barcelona to play this course and was highly impressed. It is not as penal as I first thought, with safe lines available on most shots, except those forced water carries. The
Anfi Tauro
Crazy, amazing, what were they thinking golf! Greens in the horseshoe of a mountain, tee boxes on the side of a mountain, waste desert everywhere and elevation changes fit for a mountain goat. And gr
Chateau Whistler
Spectacular mountainside course in the resort town of Whistler north of Vancouver. The views of the surrounding mountains ARE distracting and the parkland Chateau Whistler Golf Course - Phot</td>
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Played the beautiful Alcanada yesterday and was actually a little dissappointed. This was nearly entirely due to the condition of the greens. Very poor and especially so due to the price of the green
Royal Brunei
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Bandon Dunes (Pacific Dunes)
Spectacular seaside links: I could have sworn I was in Scotland. Brilliant design but I thought it was too short from the middle tees with driver wedge holes too common. I'd played the Old Macdonald c
Bandon Dunes (Old Macdonald)
One of four internationally renown courses at the property and I only wish I had the time to play all four. As it was I managed the OM and Pacific Dunes and both were staggeringly good, but I actually
Vale do Lobo (Ocean)
Having just come back from a weeks holiday in the Algarve, this was the first course that we played (of 5). The course was in great condition, with some breathtaking views to be had on the back 9.
Quinta do Lago (Laranjal)
Having just come back from a weeks holiday in the Algarve. The course was in good condition and would be great as one of your first courses to play to ease you in. It is quite open and plays relati
Quinta do Lago (North)
Having just come back from a weeks holiday in the Algarve. The course was in great condition; the greenkeeper placed the pins in some of the most difficult positions possible (especially given the
Quinta do Lago (South)
Having just come back from a weeks holiday in the Algarve, I have to say this was by far the best course that we played. The course was in top condition in every aspect and the setting will just ta
San Lorenzo
I have just come back from a week's golf holiday in the Algarve having played 5 golf courses during the week. We paid 80 € to play San Lorenzo following the reviews from others; but both my playing
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Royal Zoute
It's sad to hear that this course has gone downhill in such a way. When I played (admittedly a few years now) I thought they had some of best greens I'd ever putted on. And to think that in the 2009-2
Sankaty Head
A hidden gem which blew me away. If Shinnecock Hills had a little brother, I think I found it. Its courses like this that makes golf so much fun to play day after day. The added excitement of having t
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A round at Largs begins rather inauspiciously with a short uphill par three. The next three holes then head downhill to the main part of the estate, where holes 5 to 15 are located, with the elevated
This review is probably affected by the fact that I've written reviews on another Siem Reap course (Phokeethra) and two Danang, Vietnam courses in the past 24 hrs and I tend to be finding the same fau
This place is a ridiculously overpriced joke. I say this as someone who has now played golf in 40 countries, so I like to think I know what I'm talking about. For much of my time at Phokeethra I had n
Long and lush are words that immediately spring to mind when describing the course at Renfrew. Mature trees, enormous bunkers and a rather flat landscape are other characteristics of a layout that has
Fox Chapel
The Seth Raynor Society visited Fox Chapel in September, 2015 and Superintendent Jason Hurwitz had a special treat for the Raynor aficionados: the greens were double cut and double rolled. And to top
I love courses where fairways cross the road into the clubhouse and the twisting single track blacktop at Milngavie has three holes (the 2nd, 3rd and 16th) that do just that so keep your eyes peeled a
Montgomerie Links
There is something almost surreal to playing golf at somewhere like this in Vietnam as it's so far away from what constitutes normaility for almost every single person in the country. The green fee is
Danang (Dunes)
Best course I've played in south-east Asia. I had to edit that opening - originally I had "best I'd played in Asia", but I'd forgotten about Kau Sai Chau in Hong Kong - that was just too spectacular)
Fortrose & Rosemarkie
After a week of fantastic highland golf we visited Fortrose and Rosemarkie on our last day of playing. It was a very sunny day and we enjoyed a good course with stunning views. On the first and last f
Thinking back to Tain there is always one memory on my mind. Everywhere in the Highlands you are warmly welcomed as a visitor but the way they make you feel at home in Tain was special. We showed up m
Machrihanish (Championship)
Thoroughly enjoyed my first trip to Machrihanish, Played it at the start of September in a testing breeze. Several very good holes and many opportunities to play proper links golf. A bit disappointed
Colville Park
I played here in a Gents Open three years ago and felt it was a decent test of golf, even if the routing was rather bland, with most of the holes running in a northwest-southeast direction or vice ver
A game at Whitecraigs begins with a lovely little par three and ends with a muscular big par five. In between this unconventional start and finish, there’s a fine array of parkland golf holes laid out
The opening six holes at Caldwell run steadily south from the clubhouse, across gently undulating terrain. The course then swings around, rising to the highest point on the property at the short par f
There’s a bit of an Oakmont vibe driving up to the Allegheny club house: a sizeable lovely old building with expansive views (i.e. not a tree in sight) of the golf course. The original design was the
I completed the Yorkshire Top 10 (as it currently stands anyway) with a trip to the Hallamshire on a sunny evening in mid-July. The course is quite undulating (is there a flat course in Sheffield?) w
It is not often that you walk off a golf course and say that you cannot remember a single weak hole (although the 18th is not as strong as some) From start to finish each hole was a delight to play an
White Bear Yacht Club
This is the most underrated and under-appreciated Donald Ross course in the country. The most distinctive feature of this course is the dramatically rumpled fairways. I can’t even imagine how this cou
Forest Highlands (Canyon)
At 7,000 feet elevation, the Canyon course has a short playing season due to the local climate in Flagstaff. Once listed in the Top 100 courses in the world, and a long-term resident in numerous USA T
The last time I played a course where I was so preoccupied by the surroundings, it was at the lovely little 9-holer at Traigh, further up the west coast of Scotland at Arisaig. Millport offers a simil
National Golf Links of America
Golf at the National is a bit like visiting a museum………only here you get to touch the art. It’s still astounding to me that a course that provides so much enjoyment was first conceived of well over a
Vall d'Or
Played here whilst on holiday - it's a fun, quirky layout which offered us a fun holiday game. We quickly switched from Stableford scoring to match play as it became clear you wouldn't mark a card her
Marbella Golf & Country Club
This is a beautiful course and club house. Very grand and the presence of a snooker table is always a good sign. The only downer on arriving there at 8.30 am for a 10am tee off was that they didn't st
I am not certain I would rush back to play here but I must admit it did have some spectacular holes. The 3rd has a tee about 100 yards above the fairway and the shot is quite intimidating. In general
I really enjoyed the first impression of the club. The welcome in the pro-shop was as warm as it gets, everybody was helpful and friendly by heart and not by order, as it is often found in golf clubs
Buchanan Castle
It was my first golfing trip to Scotland and the very first course I played on Scottish soil. Combined with the fact that I had picked up golf just a year ago there was a certain feeling of respect th
Bro Hof Slott (Stadium)
This review is written during the 2015 Solheim Cup. Bro Hof is one of two front-runners for the 2019 event. For this, the founder has floated the idea of including the 17th and 18th on the Castle Cour
There are two ways to write about Ullna. You can either describe how it was once the uncontested no. 1 in Stockholm and how the creation of Bro Hof left it far behind. You can continue by telling how
Delamere Forest
Fantastic location, amazing condition, great routing, and the new bunkers are brilliantly constructed, although the position of the bunkering was more punishing than strategic, considering the amount
They say you never forget your first time! Well, Stirling golf club has a first time place in my golfing story as it was here, 10 years ago, that I first struck a ball as a bona fide, official handica
This May I have been to Brora for the second time. And just like on the first occasion I was so full of joy. For me the remoteness itself makes this place so special. Even when you pass Dornoch it is
European Club
Proper true links I believe sums this great course up. The front 9 constantly plays tricks with your eyes and mind. The positioning of the bunkers time and time again leaves you wondering if you're ho
La Manga (South)
The South course at La Manga can be described as the strongest of the three courses here, although this does not mean that it will all golfers favourite. My opinion is that whilst it is probably the t
Belfry (Brabazon)
Well where do I start..! Being able to play The Brabazon allowed me to tick off one of my bucket list courses. It certainly didn't disappoint. Yes I'll be the 1st to admit as a layout there are a lot
Absolutely fantastic course. From the moment you step on the elevated 1st tee you know you are in for a treat. Heathland style with Sandiway Golf Course - Photo by reviewer
London Club (Heritage)
A day at the London Club is a memorable experience with two excellent courses to test your skills. After a quick look around the impressive clubhouse our day began on the Heritage Course which is gene
The course occupies an historic site in the former hunting grounds of Stirling Castle and it’s a very busy place where you’ll come across as many non-golfers as you will people swinging a golf club. I
At first blush, one might wonder how challenging a golf course can be that doesn’t exceed 6700 yards from the farthest tees. But ask the players in the most 2014 Northeast Amateur and you’ll get your
Portmarnock (Championship)
Played two weeks ago and absolutely loved it. It has to be the fairest golf course I've played where good shots are rewarded and bad ones punished. The back 9 is much tougher than the front
It’s always a pleasure when playing a course with zero expectations and it turns out to be way and above what you might have anticipated. Alloa was just that course for me yesterday, the latest in a l
Budersand Sylt
The course was in quite good condition when I played it in 2012 for the last time, so the fairways and greens where hard and fast. But to be honest: Only in comparison to the other courses on Sylt Bud

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