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I is for Island – Template Holes

A green surrounded by water is not a new concept. In fact, even the denizens of the Golden Age of golf course architecture occasionally surrounded the putting area with liquid hazard. The truest grasp on the concept of the “Island” template begins at Ponte Vedra...

I is for Island – Template Holes

Review of the Month October 2019 – Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

There are perhaps ten golf courses that are in the discussion of the best golf course in the world: Augusta National, Cypress Point, Pine Valley, Shinnecock Hills, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Royal Melbourne West, St Andrews Old, Pebble Beach and Turnberry…

Review of the Month October 2019 – Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

North Scotland – Best in Region Rankings 2019

This is the first of three regional news items relating to our fifteen districts in Scotland, with this one covering Angus & Dundee, North East Scotland, North Scotland and Perth & Kinross.

North Scotland – Best in Region Rankings 2019

South East England - Best in County Rankings 2019

In this final English regional re-ranking update, the focus is on eight counties in the South East of the country; namely Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Surrey.

South East England - Best in County Rankings 2019

South West England - Best in County Rankings 2019

It’s a case of “six down, one to go” with the publication of this latest news release for our English county re-ranking exercise. The South West is the penultimate region to be considered in our 2-year chart refreshment cycle...

South West England - Best in County Rankings 2019

Response to Course Reviews

El Saler

Tim - I'm delighted to read this excellent review. You're spot on with your observations. This course is completely underrated and has gone from strength to str...

Royal Sydney

Hi RichardIt’s been a while since I played RS, I had heard (all the way over here in Ireland) that the club were planning some modifications and a return to a ‘...

Royal Sydney

If only the club had retained the 1969 layout that Player described as one of the best short courses in the world ..it was a wonderful test . Instead, ti trees...

Royal Melbourne (West)

Yes,Fergal. I think that you have hit the nail right on the head. The West sits on glorious rolling land and the green complexes , most made savage by the deep...