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The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

The reference to Tasmania and “Van Diemen’s Land” relates to my 16-year quest to get to the masterpiece that is Barnbougle Dunes. Ever since I saw the launch pictures, sitting in my office in Holywood, County Down in 2004, I was smitten...

The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

The New Gil Hanse-designed course at Les Bordes

We’re fans of Robert von Hagge’s mid-1980s course at Les Bordes so we were intrigued to hear that the club is constructing another layout, designed by Gil Hanse, to complement the original course.

The New Gil Hanse-designed course at Les Bordes

D is for Dell (blind par threes) - Template Holes

What’s the original blind par three? Considering the many courses that have come and gone among the many rolling dunes of Britain, it’s near impossible to guess. There is one, however, that stands more prominent in the lore of golf...

D is for Dell (blind par threes) - Template Holes

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Villa d'Este

I’d sure recommend it! I didn’t subtract any points for the quality of the greens, but when they would sort it out it might elevate the experience as a whole si...

Villa d'Este

Inspiring review Maarten - adds another golf course to the “must plan a family holiday to the area so I can sneak away & play here” list. If they sort the green...

Worcester Country Club

Mark,What a tremendous piece on Worcester Country Club. You did a phenomenal job at capturing the essence of what makes WCC great. I also appreciate the kind wo...