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Review of the Month June 2020 – Knole Park

Knole Park has been heralded as Kent's finest inland course and this is a great description of the course. It is a very enjoyable moorland complete with many lovely holes and some deer (one of which nearly ate my Mars bar on the 3rd tee).

Review of the Month June 2020 – Knole Park

B is for Bottle - Template Holes

Charles Blair Macdonald came away from his UK journeys with many inspirations, including the Bottle template, which stemmed from the No. 12 hole at Sunningdale Old. The rendition he saw, however, is not the current one...

B is for Bottle - Template Holes

​Top 50 Golf Courses of Mexico 2020

This is the latest revision of a chart that was first published in 2008 with a modest complement of fifteen courses. Since then we’ve gradually extended our Mexican coverage to a Top 50. In this edition of the rankings, one high profile new course narrowly misses out…

​Top 50 Golf Courses of Mexico 2020

Top 100 Golf Courses of Asia 2020

This is the first revision of the Top 100 rankings for Asia, a chart that we introduced two years ago. We now reveal what we believe to be the best hundred golfing layouts within the largest and most populous continent on the planet.

Top 100 Golf Courses of Asia 2020

Responses to News Items

V is for Valley – Template Holes

Cheers for the response Ryan - loving the Phil Spector metaphor. He was indeed a talented fellow - just think what he might have done with a black metal band. I...

V is for Valley – Template Holes

Ah BB, perhaps the most loaded question in any conversation on golf architecture. I would posit that the "covers band" metaphor simplifies the approach of Macdo...

V is for Valley – Template Holes

Cheers for another cool article. Do you think C.B.Macdonald gets too much credit for his golf courses?Aside from the historical significance of bringing quality...

Responses to Course Reviews

Barnbougle Lost Farm

The reason the fairways are extra wide is because the rough is unplayable. The marram grass is impossibly thick. On a parkland course you will chip out from the...

Olympic Club (Lake)

Dear Mr. Rosekrans: In replying to your posted comments a few things need to be highlighted. I don't know if you are aware but clubs interested in hosting a pro...

Romford

Sunningdale, Swinley Forest, St George's Hill, Walton Heath, West Sussex, The Berkshire, Hankley Common, Woking, Worplesdon, West Hill to name just a selection...