EG Ohman

I have played a bit, almost 300 different courses to date, roughly half of them in the British Isles and found Top 100 an excellent source of information to plan golf trips. I also think it is great that it is now possible to seek out like-minded reviewers. If this is also your view, then you should know that my preferences include courses which play firm and fast, and designs which make you think twice about your club selection rather than just bombing drivers from the tee and drilling holes in the greens with short irons. Likewise, I enjoy the luxury of playing without having to wait. I think playing golf at your own pace is similar to finding fresh untracked snow when skiing down a mountain. In both cases, a pleasure best shared! I manage this surprisingly often by playing courses ranked just below the top and trying to get on higher-ranked tracks at off-peak times.

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Sand 09/05/2017

11th Sweden Ranking 92nd Continental Europe Ranking
I have seen two very different views of Sand GC: 1) a fabulous modern inland links course, 2) an artificial course slightly out of tune with the surrounding landscape. T...

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Österlen (Lilla Vik) 20/04/2017

39th Sweden Ranking
Österlen, the eastern part of Skåne is a favourite vacation region for many Swedes. The golfers among them also seem to have a long-standing love affair with Lilla Vik....

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Barsebäck (Masters) 20/04/2017

6th Sweden Ranking 46th Continental Europe Ranking
Will you like Barsebäck? I think it very much depends on what kind of golf you prefer. Most Swedish golfers are brought up on parkland courses, or woodland courses which...

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Biarritz Le Phare 15/04/2017

9th South West France - Best in Area 51st France Ranking
Coming from old, compact, hemmed-in golf courses in London, I felt at home at once when I played Biarritz the first time. As is the case with many clubs in such settings,...

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Wimereux 15/04/2017

32nd North East France - Best in Area 71st France Ranking
In the early 90s, the club had no irrigation, so playing it during a dry summer felt like going back to the early days of the game of golf. It is also a treasured persona...

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Maioris 15/04/2017

5th Balearic Islands - Best in Area 85th Spain Ranking
The first time I visited Maioris in October 2016 the course was in such awful shape that one ball would have been too much! The manager immediately gave us vouchers to co...

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Dunbar 26/03/2017

5th Lothians - Best in Area 31st Scotland Ranking
Why do we not play Dunbar every time we are in the region? The usual reason is that someone wants to play North Berwick and/or Muirfield. Sounds familiar? I am not going...

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Falkenberg (18-hole) 06/02/2017

43rd Sweden Ranking
Falkenberg neither has the cachet of nearby Tylösand with Halmstad GK's flagship North Course, only slightly more than half an hour's drive along the coast to the south,...

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Son Gual 06/02/2017

1st Balearic Islands - Best in Area 9th Spain Ranking 51st Continental Europe Ranking
First time I played Son Guál, all I saw was a course that was so much better in every aspect than virtually every other course on the island, except perhaps Alcanada, whi...

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Puntiro 06/02/2017

7th Balearic Islands - Best in Area 94th Spain Ranking
Having played 15 of the island’s 23 tracks overall and Puntiró four times over the last two years, I can comfortably say that this course is the course I most like to ret...

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Halmstad (Södra) 15/12/2016

40th Sweden Ranking
Still remember my first round on this course many years ago: having forgotten my spikes at home, I had to negotiate the course in worn docksides on a course which was wet...

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Vall d'Or 22/11/2016

6th Balearic Islands - Best in Area 91st Spain Ranking
I went to play Vall d’Or for the first time in November 2016. There are two reasons why I hesitate to recommend it.First, the crazy design of the front nine, at least the...

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Pula 17/11/2016

8th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Playing Pula was a relief during a week in late October 2016 when even Son Gual with its vast resources struggled to put up a presentable course. Greens were true and fas...

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Carne (Hackett) 30/08/2016

1st Mayo - Best in Area 10th Ireland Ranking 58th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Other places try to make the most of their one or two high dunes on the site. At Carne, they had to avoid them in order to create a playable course! These 18 holes are lo...

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Hills 05/08/2016

15th Sweden Ranking
Set up for golf with a buggy, which I really do mot like. This means that if you decide to walk anyway, you are in for a real workout as many tees are placed on small hil...

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Luffness New 12/05/2016

9th Lothians - Best in Area 45th Scotland Ranking
Before we played, a senior Muirfield member with whom we were staying cautioned us: "It looks like an easy course and a scoring opportunity, but when you look at your car...

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Gullane (No.3) 12/05/2016

21st Lothians - Best in Area
Like many of you, I have been to this area sampling the links golf delights many times without giving Gullane no. 3 a second thought, maybe thinking it would be OK to pla...

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