Hugh

I've been playing golf for more than 40 years and have taken my clubs on my business trips and family holidays. I must have played more than 1,000 courses and all but a handful of Britain & Ireland’s Top 100. I’ve followed this website since its inception and have enjoyed airing my subjective opinions. It’s amazing how wildly views differ and sometimes I wonder if I played the same course as some reviewers as the gap in opinion is so often broad. My handicap has risen from 7 to 11 as my age has increased and my enthusiasm for practising decreased but I still enjoy playing different courses as much today as I did 4 decades ago. Vive les domaines de golf.

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Thorpeness 16/12/2016

4th Suffolk - Best in Area
One of a number of James Braid courses in the top end of the Suffolk rankings and it’s an enjoyable affair and quite unique with great golfers’ accommodation which we lov...

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Royal Worlington & Newmarket 16/12/2016

6th Suffolk - Best in Area
I genuinely don’t understand why Worlington polarises opinion as it does. For me this is the real deal and still relevant in the 21st century. We play here annually as pa...

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Woodbridge (Heath) 16/12/2016

3rd Suffolk - Best in Area 89th England Ranking
I played Woodbridge again on our annual Suffolk trip in October and I love it. For me it’s more interesting than Aldebugh. Woodbridge has variety and style with a couple...

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Ipswich (Purdis Heath) 16/12/2016

1st Suffolk - Best in Area 50th England Ranking
I played Purdis again on our annual visit in October and I’m most impressed by the bunker renovations which have improved the course significantly. For me Ipswich is now...

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Alnmouth 10/06/2016

6th Northumberland - Best in Area
The 5th hole is undoubtedly the star of the show at Alnmouth and the rest of the course play second fiddle. To be fair the front nine is enjoyable but the backside is dis...

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Vintage (Desert) 18/05/2016

35th California - Best in Area
It’s interesting to see the Desert course ranked higher than the Mountain as the Mountain was awarded the best renovation in 2015 by Golf Digest. Having played here recen...

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Players Club (Codrington) 30/10/2014

4th Gloucestershire - Best in Area
Played the Codrington course earlier this month on a sunny day with a two-club wind and enjoyed it very much. Challenging course with numerous memorable holes of great va...

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Ross-on-Wye 30/10/2014

1st Gloucestershire - Best in Area
Our group played Ross-on-Wye as part of a trip that included the Players Club, Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham & Berrow earlier this month. We expected quite a lot from Ros...

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Torino (Blue) 27/08/2014

5th Northern Italy - Best in Area 6th Italy Ranking
Torino is THE club to be a member of in Turin and I’ve been lucky enough to play here on couple of occasions. There is something spot on about this club, both from the se...

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Luffenham Heath 28/05/2012

1st Leicestershire & Rutland - Best in Area
These two latest six balls reviews are surely the work of Luffenham members or club staff? Luffenham does have positives in that it is set in a lovely place and 17 is one...

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Birr 18/10/2011

3rd Offaly - Best in Area 76th Ireland Ranking
We stopped off to play Birr on the way from Dublin to Lahinch. None of us were expecting much but we all came away having enjoyed Birr very much. It’s no championship cou...

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South Staffordshire 24/08/2011

8th Staffordshire - Best in Area
Situated directly next to the pay and play Wergs Golf Club in the northern suburbs of Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire is one of a number of really good parkland course...

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Abridge 16/08/2011

4th Essex - Best in Area
I went to Abridge to watch Regional Qualifying in June 2011 and was lucky enough to play the course later that week with a friend who is a non-Jewish club member. Present...

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Orsett 16/08/2011

2nd Essex - Best in Area
Orsett I think is my favourite Essex course, just ahead of Thorndon Park. Both are good tracks but neither is great compared to many others to the west of the M25.

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Shanklin & Sandown 28/06/2011

8th Hampshire - Best in Area
Shanklin and Sandown is a worth making the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight. There are some decent golf courses on the island which combine to make a different g...

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Bowood Park 24/06/2011

9th Cornwall - Best in Area
Stayed and played recently at Bowood Park on one of their 3-day golf breaks that included 2 nights dinner B&B and 3 rounds of golf for £150. I must say I was very impress...

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