David Worley

David Worley lives in Melbourne and plays off an 11 handicap. He's a member of three golf clubs: Commonwealth, Sorrento and Moonah Links. He's also a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association and is on the judging panel for The Golf Course Guide in Australia. He's played 299 courses in the UK and Ireland, many more than once, and has written four golf books to date. In 2007, his third book, Journey through the Links, was voted the number 1 golf book in the world by Sports Illustrated and the sequel, Another Journey through the Links, was the only golf book to be shortlisted for the 2011 British Sport Books Awards. In April 2015 he published Golf in the Heather and Gorse, reviewing many inland and heathland courses of England and Scotland and, as with his previous books, Peter Thomson wrote the Foreword.

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Kawana (Fuji) 04/02/2017

1st Chubu - Best in Area 2nd Japan Ranking 53rd World Ranking
Late November 2016 was a brief holiday in Japan which included checking out four golf courses within a few hours of Tokyo.All were beautifully presented and considering i...

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Weston-Super-Mare 19/05/2015

3rd Somerset - Best in Area
This is a flat seaside course with about five holes running right along the shoreline. But the odd thing is, there is not even a glimpse of the sea. A wall of trees and b...

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Royal North Devon 18/05/2015

2nd Devon - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
Your first impression might leave you feeling disappointed as you survey the flat, rather featureless, opening and closing holes. This may even lead to bemusement when yo...

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Saunton (East) 18/05/2015

1st Devon - Best in Area 12th England Ranking 33rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Much damage was done during World War II as this area was used as a training ground prior to the D-day landings. The damage was so great that the East course did not reop...

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Saunton (West) 18/05/2015

3rd Devon - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
Club selection can be difficult here as you negotiate some severe doglegs and play alongside the tall dunes. The opening hole is a lovely dogleg right to a green nestled...

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Trevose (Championship) 16/05/2015

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 57th England Ranking
From the very first hole, I was impressed with the lovely springy turf of the fairways and high quality of the greens. Although the par fives are all relatively short, th...

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Bude & North Cornwall 16/05/2015

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
Although the course dates back to 1891, it was not until January 1949 the North Cornwall Club and the Bude Town Golf Club merged. Originally, North Cornwall was for the l...

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Mullion 15/05/2015

7th Cornwall - Best in Area
The course is situated between two coves and offers magnificent views across Mounts Bay to Land’s End. There are some really memorable holes at Mullion. The 4th hole prov...

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West Cornwall 15/05/2015

6th Cornwall - Best in Area
West Cornwall is not long at only 5884 yards, but some of the holes are very tightly situated, particularly with greens up against boundary fences and cliff edges. The fi...

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Perranporth 15/05/2015

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 69th England Ranking
Perranporth overlooks Perran Bay and is about midway between West Cornwall and Trevose. This is another James Braid design and you can bet that very little earth was move...

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Royal Jersey 14/05/2015

2nd Jersey Ranking
Whilst Royal Jersey measures just 6110 yards, there are three par fives on the front nine. The first four holes follow the coastline with the castle of Mont Orgueil in th...

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Royal Guernsey 14/05/2015

1st Guernsey Ranking
Royal Guernsey has more to look at than just the usual features of a golf course. There are clusters of large stones which indicate ancient burial sites – you will be ple...

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La Moye 14/05/2015

1st Jersey Ranking
The outward nine is the longer of the two but has the unusual feature of two par threes in the first three holes. The 1st is slightly uphill to a plateau green. The secon...

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Rye (Old) 12/05/2015

2nd Sussex - Best in Area 27th England Ranking 56th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The only par five at Rye is the 1st hole. A straight drive is needed into a fairway which is somewhat wider than it first appears from the tee. The second is a good par t...

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Hayling 12/05/2015

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 63rd England Ranking
The first four holes are on fairly flat and uninteresting land but from the 5th this course becomes far more varied and challenging. This is a great short hole of 163 yar...

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