Dan Hare

I am an 10-handicap member of Les Mielles in Jersey, where I am lucky enough to be able to regularly play some great golf both on the island and in France. I'm a traditional links golf addict and have an unofficial challenge with a good friend to play all classic links courses in Britain in a few weeks per year, of course using the Top 100 Golf Courses and its informed users as our Bible!

If I could only play at one golf course for the rest of my life it would have to be Royal Dornoch (gorse controversy not withstanding) – maybe one day I would birdie Foxy?

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Dunstanburgh Castle 12/08/2017

7th Northumberland - Best in Area
I think that Cumbria and Northumberland are probably the most under-rated areas for English golf.Brilliantly located for golf en route to and from Scotland the scenery is...

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Crowborough Beacon 30/05/2017

4th Sussex - Best in Area 70th England Ranking
Our Society had a great day at Crowborough Beacon today on a still, warm day. When we arrived I assumed that the large group of jocular golfers were another Society, but...

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Littlehampton 29/05/2017

16th Sussex - Best in Area
Our Society played yesterday on an eventually lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed our game. The course mixes up links holes with more relaxing in land holes but all with go...

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Goodwood (Downs) 27/05/2017

5th Sussex - Best in Area 72nd England Ranking
Our Society played Downs course yesterday on the hottest day of the year, and loved the exceptional club house, parks and views of the surrounding chalk down land, Chiche...

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Hindhead 17/05/2017

12th Surrey - Best in Area 36th England Ranking 82nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
We played Hindhead on a lovely warm, sunny May day and it is an exceptional experience. To echo the other recent reviews, the course is beautifully presented in a stunnin...

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Ferndown (Old) 17/05/2017

4th Dorset - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
Played last week in lovely sunshine in great condition and 4 of us had a fantastic game on a beautiful, tough, well conditioned course. Alone of the 3 classics in the are...

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Hayling 17/05/2017

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 63rd England Ranking
Hayling was the surprise package of a recent week in the South-West/South of England finally getting to play some courses that had long been on the radar thanks to this s...

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Saunton (East) 16/05/2017

1st Devon - Best in Area 12th England Ranking 33rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Saunton is a great golfing destination that we very happily played last week in beautiful sunshine with our Editor in Chief. If you are interested in my overall thoughts,...

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Saunton (West) 16/05/2017

3rd Devon - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
We played Saunton last week in the esteemed and very enjoyable company of our Editor in Chief under an eventually cloudless blue sky in 2 club winds on a links that felt...

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East Devon 10/05/2017

4th Devon - Best in Area 74th England Ranking
We played East Devon today in lovely sunshine on the swing from Saunton to Ferndown, the golf preceded by a scenic drive across green and pleasant Devon. We had a local a...

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Granville (Links) 23/04/2017

3rd North West France - Best in Area 18th France Ranking
I've played Granville a few times and enjoyed thoroughly. It's a very nice, very French town and the Links is right on the coast just to the north. A welcoming club house...

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Royal Guernsey 13/04/2017

1st Guernsey Ranking
I've played Royal Guernsey/L'Ancresse (two clubs play on the same links) several times including the Trophy off the back tees and really like it. There is a mixture of st...

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Mannings Heath (Waterfall) 13/04/2017

8th Sussex - Best in Area
We really enjoyed a beautiful sunny day here combined with the Kingfisher, lovely countryside with challenging changes in elevation and nice use of natural water features...

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Ramsdale Park (Seely) 13/04/2017

Gem England - Best in Area
An excellent society venue. It felt like the side of a hill in the middle of nowhere with some plain opening holes seen from the drive that play as somewhat of a processi...

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Notts 12/04/2017

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 22nd England Ranking 49th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Driving up to Notts through its lengthy driveway gives you a great sense of anticipation and wondering if it would live up to its lofty reputation. An excellent lunch in...

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Bamburgh Castle 12/04/2017

5th Northumberland - Best in Area
Bamburgh Castle has had lots of varying reviews, and as with many similar courses this indicates that it is a course worth visiting and making your own mind up. Personall...

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Northwood Golf Club 12/04/2017

1st Middlesex - Best in Area
We played Northwood in a wet Spring so with its slightly low lying clay nature ground was slightly wet as one would expect, particularly on the holes along the brook. Tha...

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Bolton Old Links 12/04/2017

17th Lancashire - Best in Area
Two of us having enjoyed BOL once as a two ball on the way up to Scotland, our society then played the course as an unofficial event as 8 of us and thoroughly enjoyed bot...

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