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The ranking and rating conundrum

Over the years, many people have written in asking us to explain our ranking and rating process. In this article we explain that design is the most important element of consideration but we also admit that subjectivity is impossible to eliminate.

The ranking and rating conundrum

Review of the Month October 2018 – Lough Erne

On my first visit a few years ago, Lough Erne blew me away… I’ve [since] become less enamoured by the course… the widow’s peak style bunkers, clover-like in their appearance, aren’t to my taste and the fairway conditions can play very soft.

Review of the Month October 2018 – Lough Erne

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Australia 2019

It’s nearly two years to the day since we published the last edition of our Australian Top 100, so it’s time we presented the latest biennial revision of this ranking list, where you'll also find nine courses sitting comfortably within our World Top 100.

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Australia 2019

​A few more enticing golfing options in The Netherlands

We left a few loose ends behind when we returned from The Netherlands last year. Our visit back then covered most of the country’s top tracks but there were a few courses that we just didn’t have time to see, until last week...

​A few more enticing golfing options in The Netherlands

Review of the Month September 2018 – Navatanee

Oops I did it again; I got sucked into playing an overly expensive Asian golf course that rates fairly highly within the country. In the case of Navatanee, likely based on two factors: it clings to the World Cup 1975 tag and it's an expensive and mostly private club.

Review of the Month September 2018 – Navatanee

Response to Course Reviews

Apes Hill

I played Apes Hill on 05/11/18 for the first time - the course layout is outstanding, but the green are absolutely appalling. We spoke with the head green keep...

Real La Manga Club (West)

I disagree completely with this review. For me the West course is head and shoulders above the South, actually I'd take the North course over the South any day....

Berkshire (Red)

I agree. I would never criticise Sunningdale (old) and its awesome par 4s, but I think that the Berkshire Red matches it on its own terms. I think that the Berk...

K Club (Palmer Ryder Cup)

I agree with BB and Shane Derby. Even with some conditioning issues the course has not been rated fairly by Mr Desmond. I’ve played both courses at the K Club a...