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Review of The Month - May 2022

The purpose of the Review of The Month feature is twofold. Top100GolfCourses has always aimed to salute and encourage those who are putting admirable effort into reviewing the world’s great golf courses. Moving forward, we are also looking to learn from these experts! We’ll be chatting with the month’s star authors and discussing topics such as golf in their area, what they like to see in a strong course review, and of course dig a little deeper into their own winning review.

Review of The Month - May 2022

Architecture Glossary - Sahara Bunker

The message of great, strategic golf course architecture is clear. The actual words used to describe those golf courses, however, are many. The Architecture Glossary column will examine more precise terms and concepts that one will find when exploring golf course architecture. Hopefully understanding these terms, and why certain architects employed them, will help you to better understand the golf courses you play…and maybe even improve your scores!

Architecture Glossary - Sahara Bunker

Italian golf resort options

We’ve been to France, Portugal and Spain during our latest series on golf resorts around Europe and we now switch our attention a little further east to Italy. There are approximately 92,000 registered golfers playing on around 240 courses across the country and there’s plenty of scope for visiting golfers being able to tee it up at one of the nation’s many non-private golf facilities.

Italian golf resort options

Highly recommended resort golf in France

So far in this series of articles about resort golf in Europe we’ve concentrated on Portugal and Spain but now it’s time to look further afield and check out what’s on offer to the north of the Iberian peninsula in the much under-rated golfing nation of France. With the six resorts profiled below, Deauville has 27 holes in play and the other five each boast two 18-hole layouts at the same location.

Highly recommended resort golf in France

Architecture Glossary - Drop-Shot Par Three

The message of great, strategic golf course architecture is clear. The actual words used to describe those golf courses, however, are many. The Glossary column will examine more precise terms and concepts that one will find when exploring golf course architecture.

Architecture Glossary - Drop-Shot Par Three

Review of The Month - April 2022

The purpose of the Review of The Month feature is twofold. Top100GolfCourses has always aimed to salute and encourage those who are putting admirable effort into reviewing the world’s great golf courses. We’ll be chatting with the month’s star authors and discussing topics such as golf in their area, what they like to see in a strong course review, and of course dig a little deeper into their own winning review.

Review of The Month - April 2022

Responses to News Items

Italian golf resort options

I would think Castelfalfi is almost as expensive as Verdura and I would also question whether those super high rollers should be included at all. It is nothing...

Italian golf resort options

Why no mention of the magnificent Verdura resort and Rocco Forte hotel in Sicily? Two fantastic Kyle Phillips designed courses and wonderful (if super pricey)...

Responses to Course Reviews

St Enodoc (Church)

Very well put Alex. I understand that it's all about individual opinions, but I don't see how anyone can be this negative about what is clearly a fantastic cou...

St Enodoc (Church)

Having been a member of St Enodoc for almost 40 years I’ve played it a few times and thought I’d bring a bit of perspective to this review. To be clear I’m not...

Monte Rei (North)

I refer to the 2022 reports of both Steve Searle and Andy Newns.I wrote a review on Monte Rei on10 October 2020 and have this week returned for another stay. I...

North Berwick (West)

Thanks Phil! I am no photographer, but you can thank some fabulous twilight highlighting the contours of the land for those.