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​US West North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2020

Last month, we updated the rankings for the East South Central states of the USA. We now move to the northwest to shine the spotlight on courses in the farm belt states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

​US West North Central Division Best in State Rankings 2020

The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

The reference to Tasmania and “Van Diemen’s Land” relates to my 16-year quest to get to the masterpiece that is Barnbougle Dunes. Ever since I saw the launch pictures, sitting in my office in Holywood, County Down in 2004, I was smitten...

The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

The New Gil Hanse-designed course at Les Bordes

We’re fans of Robert von Hagge’s mid-1980s course at Les Bordes so we were intrigued to hear that the club is constructing another layout, designed by Gil Hanse, to complement the original course.

The New Gil Hanse-designed course at Les Bordes

Responses to News Items

The Long Road to Van Diemen's Land

Hi BBMany thanks for the comments! I can assure you that my special forces skills were not tested too much as thankfully the adventure in Australia took place d...

Responses to Course Reviews

Sunningdale (New)

I'd agree with the plaudits, playing both on a lovely Summer's day is not far off the best day of golf we've had, not including the day at Saunton with Our Dear...

Royal Cinque Ports

I made another trip to Deal yesterday in what must now stack up to 20 or so rounds across this fine course. Having visited many more of the country's top links...

North Foreland (Main)

Cannot disagree, I'd rather play North Foreland ahead of a few other higher ranked Kent parkland courses too. Is NF too low at #14?

George Wright

Mark,The key for George Wright -- as it is for a number of taxpayer-owned courses is getting the design details sorted out in tandem with upgrades on the condit...