Latest Golf Course Reviews

Niitvälja

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Ozo

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Sand Valley

We are a tour party of 20 golfers on a Baltic Cruise playing 15 golf courses during late August/early September 2022, most rated on the Top 100 Golf Course web page. We will write a review on all 15 golf courses and provide readers with some compa...

Sölvesborg

We are a tour party of 20 golfers on a Baltic Cruise playing 15 golf courses during late August/early September 2022, most rated on the Top 100 Golf Course web page. We will write a review on all 15 golf courses and provide readers with some compa...

PGA Sweden National (Lakes)

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Aalborg (Red & Yellow)

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Scandinavian (New)

We are a tour party of 20 golfers on a Baltic Cruise playing 15 golf courses during late August/early September 2022, most rated on the Top 100 Golf Course web page. We will write a review on all 15 golf courses and provide readers with some compa...

Scandinavian (Old)

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Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal)

This is equally as solid as Dogwood but is different with water coming into play on more holes such as 2, 3, 4, 11, 12 etc. I personally prefer the 18th on Cardinal compared to Dogwood as it involves more risk/reward. It might not be as visually stun...

Southern Pines

A group of friends and I played Southern Pines on a recent trip also involving Tobacco Road & Pine Needles. It fell solidly behind the other 2 for most of the group, however was still an excellent golf course that requires pretty much every golf shot...

Pine Needles

I played Pine Needles a few months after the US Women's Open was held here. The course was in great shape, playing very difficult and was an excellent example of a course defending itself without being extensively long. The Ross greens here are great...

Château des Vigiers (Les Vignes & Le Lac)

We stayed here for three nights as part of a bigger trip heading then down to the Costa Brave and then back up to Belgium via Lyon and Burgundy. The resort itself was lovely. The rooms, we stayed in the Le Relais and the room was great. Really comfor...

Country Club of Birmingham (East)

One of the top private courses in Birmingham. Classic design with many strategic holes. Very well maintained. Slightly easier than the Birmingham's West Course.

Old Overton

Very nice course. Very well maintained. The course has great scenery and there are some strategic holes. One of the top courses in Birmingham.

Oxmoor Valley (Ridge)

Very difficult layout with many forced carries. Similar to other Robert Trent Jones Courses. Lack of variety and very penal. A tee shot that slightly misses the fairway can easily turn into a lost ball. Greens are very difficult to putt on. The...

Pals

This was the first course we played will on a weeks holiday in Costa Brava. We purchased a Golf Pass before arriving which allowed 5 rounds of golf across the best courses in the area. First thing was it was very different playing on deep green fairw...

Praia D'El Rey

First played PDR in 2000 when it was very raw with very few houses on the course. Loved it then, love it now (play here every 6 months or so). It is an enchanting mix of coastal holes (3 and 13 to 16), woodland holes (1, 5 to 9, & 18) and hybrid hole...

Archerfield (Dirleton)

Dirleton is good not great. Not sure if it is the relative youth of the course that gives it a slightly bland look. In terms of its identity, Archerfield's website, cleverly, describes Dirleton as "a challenging expression of a traditional Scottish l...

Northamptonshire County

Very solid golf course, decent length from the backs. In my view deserving of a higher ranking in the England top 100 (circa mid 70s as its better than Tandridge and St Mellion). There are some outstanding holes, 5th, 9th and the closing 4 holes, par...

Sheringham

Sheringham is much more than the stunning views of the North Sea which dominate holes 3 to 7. There is substance to the course with a number of strong par 4s (5, 10, 12, & 18). Disregarding the holes on the cliff top, I would say the 17th is the best...

Stoneham

Stoneham is probably ranked correctly (65th in England), it is certainly someway off a place inside the top 100 GB&I. The course is quite undulating with a number of blind shots which is challenging and frustrating on the first visit to the course. A...

Anglesey

The modest green fee reflects the basic nature of the course however it is still worth a play if you like a solid no frills, genuine links experience. Interesting features include a nearby RAF base, rail tracks running through the course and a stream...

Harbour Town

What a beautiful course, the staff is fantastic and welcoming. Holes 13-18 are so well done this course treats you with an amazing finishing stretch of holes

St Andrews (Castle)

The Castle Course at St Andrews is visually appealing but too contrived for my liking. My local playing partners summarised it nicely saying this is a course where good shots are punished because the contours are just too severe. It is totally differ...

Elie

The Golf House Club, Elie (or Elie in short) is a special course in a special region of a special country. It's about a 30 minute drive from St Andrews and coming here is highly recommended. It's truly a test of links golf with some quirks (and thing...

Cruden Bay (Championship)

Sadly we only had time to play one round at Cruden Bay but what a round that was. I thoroughly enjoyed every shot and every hole. The welcome in the 'old school' club house is warm and the food is great. Definitely have lunch there or a post round me...

Nairn Dunbar

One might perhaps say that Nairn Dunbar is not as 'traditional' as Nairn or as 'modern' as Castle Stuart, but I enjoyed my round here tremendously. The welcome was warm and right from the start you are made to think about what shots to hit and when,...

Nairn (Championship)

The Championship course at Nairn is wonderful and a true test of links golf. You can see why important events have been played here over the years. The welcome was warm, the starter very friendly and the first hole not too hard. The first seven hole...

Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart is a wonderful 'modern' links course with fantastic views over the Moray Firth back to (or out of) Inverness and over towards the Black Isle. Upon driving onto the property, you can only see very little of the course and even at the sta...

Bay Club at Mattapoisett

Brad Booth assisted by Brad Faxon designed this course. The first time I played it, in the locker room there was the membership's handicap list on display. One Peter Uihlein posted a +6.8, rare for a top college amateur topmost scores, but when you...

Coyote Springs

Originally part of a planned community with perhaps eight or more courses, Chase at Coyote Springs is a remnant of the non-existent boom of Vegas.It has a hideous 9 & 18 (but exactly what was asked for) around a lake. With waterfalls. And other detri...

Cascata

Cascata fits Tom Doak's (now in the 21st century derisive) wonderful Dumb Blond category. Like some of the female characters encountered in the series Mad Men it is beautiful but little more than skin deep. It has extremely lovely views and the cons...

Southern Highlands

One way to consider Southern Highlands is this is the more natural version of Shadow Creek as part of a community. It is a pretty good golf course, I have been able to play it maybe 7-8 times seen a few changes and generally a fan of what the Robert...

Parkstone

Just take a look at their website, the photography is absolutely stunning and the course lives up to it too. I played Parkstone as a reciprocal twice and loved every minute, there are touches of class all over the course.Pretty sure I took a photo of...

Foxhills (Longcross)

Having heard the PGA cup was played here I was expecting good things and was told it was in particularly good condition as we played it only 2 weeks after the event.. The Longcross was described as a parkland / heathland mix and all I can say is its...

Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood)

There are a lot of reasons to highly rate this course. Firstly, the tee options facilitate a genuine experience of the course for all levels - I think a lot of clubs could emulate this approach of introducing more tees (either forward or backward) ra...

Tobacco Road

What is there to say about Tobacco Road that hasn't already been said? The course routing is absolutely spectacular, almost every hole is one of a kind, and the bunkers are likely the most creative, treacherous & beautiful that the sport of golf may...

Saunton (West)

Despite my own opinion being at odds with almost everyone else it seems, I don’t feel the West gets anywhere near the East as a quality course.I perhaps enjoyed it more in the howling wind as through its shorter length and slightly less trouble it wa...

Saunton (East)

Good links course although the wind was almost prohibitive, angry and swirling. Despite this, after my briefing from the starter, I arrived in 2 at a place recommend you avoid, just right of the right hand green side bunker. A hard fought, sand less...

Royal North Devon

An absolute “must play” - despite playing in light rain and strong winds - and having just played Devon’s top 3 THIS is the one I most want to play again.There are echoes of so many other great courses, first - on arrival - the clubhouse has a hint o...

Galgorm Castle

Galgorm is one of the top parklands in NI and considering it is only 25 years old and its owners continue to invest in the golf course with significant projects year on year, it can only improve. The recent re-design of its 18th has left a finishing...

Lough Erne (Faldo)

A beautiful place and a great layout - very expansive and plenty of hills so I'd highly recommend a buggy. Conditioning was not at the level I would have anticipated but I think the owners are beginning to invest in the golf course which will be grea...

Malone (Drumbridge & Ballydrain)

Malone has long been NI's top parkland and with recent changes, in my opinion it remains so. The Malone experience always makes for a memorable day on a beautiful estate in the heart of Belfast.

Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

The Dunluce has long been my favourite golf course and having played it again recently, for the first time since The Open changes it most definitely remains - although I can't separate RCD and Portrush via rating, there's something about Portrush...

Hacienda del Alamo

played here in Sept 2022, on a very hot Friday morning. course was in in pretty good condition. Some of the fairways seemed to be overwatered, and like wise some greens and bunkers. It is very pleasing on the eye, Nothing too strenuous to overcome, a...

Saurines de La Torre

just got back from a September break out here. Its a good decent golf course, like others state, its been revamped, which did mean the GPS watches / Garmin's etc, all went wrong at either the start of the round or at hole 14. its in tip top condition...

Prince's (Shore & Dunes)

I think it’s a hard one to rank Princes fairly for me as it’s so close to St George’s a course I know well and have played many times, I think if you places these two 9s in a different area in the country away from courses like RCP and RSG you’d agre...

Glenbervie

So good I joined. For 6 months of the year there’s barely a parkland course in Scotland in as good condition. A good course in great condition. The greens are its protection.

Archerfield (Fidra)

Played Fidra this evening and it was outstanding. Wonderful practice facilities, a stunning Clubhouse, a fantastic course and greens that were sublime. Add to this a great evenings weather and deer dotted all over the course and you are looking at...

Elements

The drive in is dusty and slow but the course is more than worth the effort. Set in the Limpopo hills the clubhouse sits high up looking over this outstanding creation. The tees, bunkers and greens were superb. The welcoming second to none with natur...

Firekeeper

It is not often you find a golf course of Firekeeper's caliber located in such a remote area, but that is the case here as Firekeeper is laid out over a beautiful subtly rolling prairie on Native American land in North Central Kansas. I found many ho...

Pyle and Kenfig

We played P&K on a gorgeous September's day, following one of the hottest, driest summers on record. Everyone at the club was supremely welcoming and four of our members spent an enjoyable afternoon at the bar getting to know the locals. Excellent...

George Wright

If you are in the Boston area, I cannot recommend George Wright enough. The municipal golf courses in my area definitely do not look like this. The course was in great shape, and the layout was thought provoking and challenging. Next time I am in the...

Dale Hill (Woosnam)

A bit off the beaten track on the Kent-Sussex border, your journey is rewarded by some lovely views of the High Weald and a tranquil round. As others have said, the 6-hole stretch from holes 5-10 is a joy to play, although the majority of the rest ar...

Sundridge Park (East)

Sunridge Park’s East course is as typical a parkland course as you could wish to find. It is found in an ideal area of rolling countryside and yet in the middle of crowded suburbs to the south of London. How this large parcel of land, which includes...

Dyrham Park

To be honest I was really disappointed with the quality of the course. Having tried to play this course a few times its always been restricted as a firm members only club which naturally suggests a course of quality but sadly I did not find it that w...

Seignosse

Exhilarating, unusual and a great test of golf, Seignosse has it all as the course winds through thick forest over undulating terrain ideal for golf which is less than a mile away from the Bay of Biscay on France’s south-west coastline. This part woo...

Machrie

Our pre COVID plan to visit The Machrie was originally scheduled for 2020, but finally came to fruition in July this year.It was worth the wait.The newly refurbished hotel and links is one of golf's great getaways- both course and hotel ooze class.Ge...

Ekwanok

Ekwanok is a gem of a course. I have yet to play Round Hill, but Ekwanok fits comfortably among Garden City and CC of Scranton as one of the best designs by Walter Travis. I liked everything about the course particularly the land movement, the rout...

Berkshire (Blue)

The mist was rising and, beyond the tranches of heather, the first green and its blue and white flag emerged. The Berkshire is surely one of the finest venues to play golf and why it doesn’t receive more acclaim is a mystery to me. From the moment th...

Hankley Common

A lovely course in the heathland area of Surrey. Standout holes include the uphill, difficult par 3 seventh set on the apex of a hill. The tee shot on the par five eighth offers beautiful vistas over a landscape filled with purple heather. But the be...

Dumbarnie Links

Dumbarnie is a great new addition to the already rich Scottish golf landscape. The course offers stunning views, more true risk-reward shots and holes then most courses, including several potentially driveable holes. The course is user friendly with...

Askernish

Gem of a course. The travel and history just adds to the experience. Similar layout and feel of north east scottish courses murcar trump cruden bay. Stepping on 7th tee opens up course phenomenal views and starts the holes playing in between the dune...

Bentley

Overall a little disappointing in the presentation and state of the course. Whilst the greens were in excellent condition the tee areas and fairways were exceptionally poor.However, visually the course is very good, plenty of space and some very good...

SentryWorld

A very good course though definitely below Kohler and Sand Valley. Course was in outstanding shape and the greens ran fast and true. Bunkers were well maintained and provided nice defense of the fairways. Free food and beverages is great for what...

Vale Royal Abbey

15th in Cheshire… you are having a laugh? Make no bones about it, the course isn’t perfect. It has its faults. The surrounding areas of the greens was a tad bare. The semi rough wasn’t quite as uniformed as I’d like to see. There was a couple of shor...

Moray (Old)

Moray Old is a superb example of an old-fashioned Scottish links experience, the antithesis of a Kingsbarns or Castle Stuart, with their modern influences and accoutrements, accompanied by high-end green fees. Playing here is joyous escapism from the...

Gleneagles (Queen's)

Had a very nice round on the Queens. A pretty course but only in reasonable condition. Very busy with hotel guests etc, and felt a little worn and rough around the edges due to the footfall to me. Cant say it was particularly memorable but we had a g...

St Enodoc (Church)

A very good golf course. Exudes class and highly recommended. Feels old and a very enjoyable to play. Can be hilly in places and some blind shots but that does not detract from an enjoyable round. This has to be the best course in Cornwall, or a very...

JCB

Lucky enough to play JCB on Thursday 22nd September 2022. Practise facilities are top class. Club house is fantastic with a nice pro shop. All staff very accommodating.The course itself is wonderful, no weak holes and a challenging round of golf. Ver...

Western Gailes

I absolutely love this Golf Course, and would move heaven and hell to join it, if I didnt already play further down the road. A gem of place. Fabulous old school clubhouse. Attention to details bar none. Love the locker room and having to arrive and...

Castle Stuart

Superb and well worth playing. It does not feel relatively new at all, and some of the holes feel like they have been there a long time. Great condition and lots of memorable shots and holes throughout. I think the weakest tee shot was actually the 1...

Nairn (Championship)

A great day, perfect weather, lovely course in great condition, and a warm clubhouse welcome and cracking lunch. So a throughly enjoyable round of Golf from our 4 ball. The only downside was the lovely looking halfway house being closing dead on 5pm...

Royal Dornoch (Championship)

This is clearly a wonderful golf course, but we made the long journey north to play it on a rotten day. Mizzle, cold and windy is what we got, with no views. I'll need to revist as I have not seen this course in all its glory. We could hardly see the...

Royal Troon (Old)

A stunning golf course. The history and location, the clubhouse on arrival, the whole thing is just class and makes your hair stand up just being there. I dont think it has the drama and views of Ailsa down the road, but there is no doubt that this g...

Trump Turnberry (King Robert the Bruce)

This is a very challenging Golf Course. Do not consider it is a easier than the Ailsa as it is not. Bring your A game to the Bruce or pay the price. The holes either side of the turn at the Lighthouse in particular demand your top top golf and are a...

Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

Stunning. Does not get any better in my opinion. Golfing perfection and heaven on earth. Immaculate condition and a credit to Ricky and his team. Holes 4 to 11 are the best run of holes in the world, and the others around them stunning as well. Its a...

Vilamoura (Old)

I thoroughly enjoyed my round here. After being underwhelmed by Vale do Lobo Royal the day before, this course was more like it. I teed off on a lovely September morning at 08.30 and seeing the early morning light coming through those old canopy tree...

Hollinwell

What a great experience! Driving down from central belt Scotland to grab a Eurotunnel, this was perfectly positioned to split the journey up - 4 hours drive, 4 hours golf, 4 hours drive. I rocked up and ended up getting to play with a fourball who'd...

Strathmore (Rannaleroch)

This course is thoroughly value-for-money. The staff are very welcoming and pleasant, the practise facilities are decent and I'm very, very impressed at the state of the course - particularly the greens which are absolutely tremendous. It's the kind...

Denham

I have to say having waited for so long to get the opportunity to play Denham I and my playing partners were bitterly disappointed to see the course under so much remedial work. Had we been told we would have most likely postponed but I have to say w...

Berkleigh

Berkleigh provides functional golf -- the architecture, for the most part, is quite banal.I concur with Mark about the possibility in adding a bit of length in spots, but the underlying aspect is that there's an opportunity to really do some updating...

Shiskine

Shiskine is located on the picturesque western coast of the Isle of Arran. At first sight it certainly does not look like golfing land! The terrain is rocky and undulating. Consequently it offers all sorts of unique holes.Blind shots are ‘the norm’...

White Manor

My first time at White Manor was a number of years ago just after Bobby Weed completed his total updating and I had the good fortune to return this year to play it. The comments made by Bill are spot on. I have never been enamored with a Gordon desig...

Nairn (Championship)

Scottish golfer and favoured conditions are links golf. Played the course on a calm sunny Saturday. Exceptional weather by all accounts. 10 Sept 22.The opening holes 2 holes are not spectacular In technicality but the views of the firth and the quali...

Canons Brook

Unfortunately on the day we visited the course was not in a particularly good condition. The greens had clearly seen some work with tining and seeding leaving them very bumpy and uneven paced in addition to which they were very soft. The teeing areas...

Lindrick

A course with great pedigree but, correctly, not deserving of a ranking in the top 100 GB&I courses, although certainly in the top 150. Lindrick describes itself as “a mixture of heathland and moorland” – my view is that there is very little heathlan...

Addington Palace

I've played Addington Palace a number of times, most recently in September 2022. While not up with the very best it's a good course; the holes are individual in character, the greens are hard and multi-tiered (though not this time at their glassy bes...

Seapoint

We took the plane from Málaga 10am needing sharpness in the flight and car rental to get to the 2:30pm tee time which didn’t happen so no lunch and straight from the plane to the first tee. I can complain about this as I have played quite a lot of go...

Royal Portrush (Valley)

After a windy demanding morning round at The Dunluce Course and a short coffee at the great Club House we walked to the first tee to add my 458th course chasing the 500 which would hopefully come in 2023. The course plays away from the Ladies Club Ho...

Castlerock (Mussenden)

The “big” Course at Castlerock, which I visited back in 2014, is another of the very good options to complete your RCD and Portrush Trip. Given the name after the Mussenden Castle located close to the course, this one was a Déjà vu in the Club House,...

Castlerock (Bann)

Can 9 holes be fun, brilliant, demanding, unfair, testing, breathtaking views and a must play all together? Well, the Bann Course is all that an more! You start watching the distances on every hole and accessible 1st hole and you think “I will eat th...

County Louth

Final stop for our 6 days trip to end the season and it could not have been better. Night before we checked Weather Forecast and it was not good at all, but it was reasonable will moments of light rain and dry during parts of front 9 and most of the...

Trump National - Los Angeles

I suppose you have to note any review of a Trump Property with a 'all politics aside' caveat. My comments here are about the golf property and golf course alone.Having said that, I can't for the life of me figure out why this golf course appears on a...

Crowborough Beacon

Its flame may have burned brightly for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee but Crowborough Beacon’s golf course remains one of the best-kept secrets among England’s top 100. Strangely, is not a 'point of interest' on our car’s satellite navigation system an...

Forest of Arden (Arden)

The Arden course is head and shoulders above it's sister course, the Aylesford Course, but a golf break playing both whilst staying in the hotel is a nice treat and with good practice facilities and coaching on hand, it's worth adding this Hotel and...

Mount Prospect

What a treat to play this local public golf course. Only 15 minutes from Chicago O’hare airport and the green complexes are stunning in design and conditioning. A Seth Raynor tribute for those who never make it to Shoreacres or Chicago Golf Club can...

Coombe Hill

A really, good course, in fantastic condition, and amazingly close to central London where it certainly doesn't feel like whilst you're out there.Not one of the longer courses, but enough challenge and interest for any ability - characterised by shor...

Austin Golf Club

I am told by my reliable source that of the Coore & Crenshaw portfolio, this course is the most Crenshaw and least Coore - which makes me wonder about their design efforts as a pair. I liked this course as much as any including Friar's Head because t...

Texas Star

Texas Star is straightforward golf, a touch above ill-conceived but barely up to worth re-visiting. I first played it years ago while still working and fielded some calls regarding potential work opportunities. I still shot a good score. A repeat lat...