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C is for Cape – Template Holes

NGLA serves as a showcase for template golf, and it’s only fair that Charles Blair Macdonald would contribute his own designs to the mix—rather than draw inspiration from Scotland. No. 14 “Cape” is a case in point.

C is for Cape – Template Holes

Review of the Month July 2019 – Dinard

L'expérience du sublime. Dinard is correlative with Pebble Beach and Old Head where the experience is so much more than the golf course in terms of the traditional ratings criteria such as design, challenge, variety of holes, presentation etc.

Review of the Month July 2019 – Dinard

B is for Biarritz – Template Holes

Most of the template holes replicated by Macdonald and his acolytes draw inspiration from originals based in golf's homeland, the British Isles. The Biarritz is a rare exception, most commonly traced back to the Southwest coast of France, in the region of the same name.

B is for Biarritz – Template Holes

Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the golfing spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup.

Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

Response to Course Reviews

Coombe Hill

Niall, I'm not saying its not a decent course, I'm saying that using the new ranking system on the website, it is very unlikely that CH is a 6 ball course when...

Coombe Hill

Coombe Hill is actually a very good golf course. It’s at least the equal of The Addington, Walton Heath New and West Hill, all of which are in the GBI Top 100....

Coombe Hill

A 6 ball rating from a member ! No credible ranking list has Coombe Hill in the Top 100 in GB&I so it probably isn't a "6" (or 5.5 or 5 or 4.5).

Hazlehead (MacKenzie Championship)

It's great that the municipal courses get a mention on this website. The green fees are fantastic for what you get. I haven't played Hazlehead but did play the...