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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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Sagebrush

Such a shame because this course was truly unique in so many ways.

Cherry Hill

Great review Matt. I just published one myself. We'll have to golf together one day in the near future.

Palmares (Praia & Lagos)

Great review, totally agree that the golf course is let down by the staff in all areas! I’m not sure that anybody on the site understands how to treat a ‘custom...

Royal West Norfolk

Nice click bait Leslie, it's worked on me. I don't think I have read a more infuriating comment on this website. Just nonsense.