Latest Golf Course Reviews

Royal Dornoch (Championship)

Dornoch is somewhat complicated to rank. The tranquility and peacefullness of Dornoch is sublime - it's like playing golf and having a massage at the same time. Lots of great golf holes and a wonderful golfing experience, particularly on a clear...

Dorset (Lakeland & Parkland)

I have just returned from a golf weekend here and, given the lack of reviews so far for the club, I thought it would be good to write one to help others who might think about making the journey here! This was our 3 times rearranged event, first boo...

Royal Birkdale

Golf does not get better than this! Everything is perfect - from the course, practice facilities, clubhouse, professional shop, halfway hut (best sausage roll in the world!), great staff and an extremely friendly atmosphere.

High Post

A must visit course near Stonehenge! This course has gone from strength over the past couple of years and is excellently conditioned. Excellent practice facilities for miles around and a newly refurbished clubhouse to enjoy the spectacular views!

Quarry Oaks

This remains one of my favorite courses in Nebraska. Only a short half hour drive from Lincoln or Omaha, this is well worth the play if in either city. The back 9 playing along the Platte River is some of the finest golf scenery you can find this sid...

Georgia (Lakeside)

Golf Club of Georgia is a golfers golf course. The clubhouse is beautiful and the back 9 of Lakeside is an exceptional golfing experience. Unlike some golf courses in the south, it isn't about pools, tennis courts or pickleball. Golf is King here....

Champions Retreat (Bluff & Island)

This is a hidden gem that somehow doesn't seem to get as much publicity as it should.The course is very good, but the experience of the community brings it up a rating in my opinion. Once you drive through the gates, it is like you have arrived in a...

Reynolds Lake Oconee (Great Waters)

Let me start by saying, Reynolds Lake Oconee is a golf trip that everybody should put in their calendars. I had heard amazing things about the region, and it exceeded my expectations. You have the 6 courses as part of this community, plus Cuscowilla...

Cuscowilla

Let me start with the positives.The course is in a beautiful community, the staff is wonderful, and the location on Lake Oconee is beautiful. True to Coore and Crenshaw, there are some amazing par 4's....the beasts (#6,9,13,18) and some shorter ones...

County Sligo (Championship)

The members at County Sligo have a gem of a course to play. It is firstly blessed by being surrounded by beautiful vistas including Drumcliffe Bay, Benbulben, and both the Ox and Darty Mountains. It is hard to say where the best vista is on the cour...

Royal Wimbledon

‘There is an old-fashioned air about the golf at Wimbledon’. So wrote Bernard Darwin back in 1910, but to the course’s great credit it has 112 years later been tastefully brought up-to-date without losing its traditional feel. Royal Wimbledon still...

Wolf Creek Golf Club

The most scenic vistas you will ever experience at a golf course. It's almost work the greens fees alone just to take in the surrounding scenery. As far as the golf aspect, I thought it was solid. You need to understand that the location of this cour...

Ranch Golf Club

Quite possibly my favorite course in all of New England. The conditions were pristine, the greens ran true, and the routing took you from wooded areas to open areas seamlessly. The most important thing for me in a golf course is the layout, and how t...

Ironhorse

The greens are not in good enough condition to warrant the green fees. Solid layout asks you to hit a few different shots. The Par 3s are all pretty plain apart from the difficult #2 which demands 3 good shots to make par. My only big issue with this...

Royal West Norfolk

Like the smooth worn wood of the creaky wooden chairs in the clubhouse this course reeks of age and legacy and ancestry and....fun? Can you have creaky fun? The first impression as you drive up is similar to that of Royal St George's – an isolated sl...

Trump International Golf Links - Ireland

Back again after five years and we played it twice both on windy days. The layout and transition is as good as ever whilst the greens are much improved. Worth the long trip down to Dunbeg. 10 May '22 pd

Royal Dublin

A no nonsense, straight forward, excellent course. I tend to like a bit of quirkiness which you dont get much of here but for whatever reason this course suited my eye and I loved every hole. You need to hit it well off the tee and the signs were omi...

Peel

As an avid James Braid fan I could not wait to finally get to play Peel after hearing good things about the course.In a word wow !!! Situated in an outstanding area of natural beauty the course delivered and exceeded my high expectations.The course i...

Troon North (Pinnacle)

The Pinnacle course at Troon North Golf Club was filled with views in the Scottsdale area. Having played both the Monument and Pinnacle course, the Pinnacle course is a more challenging course. The course offers plenty of challenges and strategy type...

Westhampton

Over a century ago, before courses were irrigated, architects often built topped shot bunkers across an entire fairway. These were intended to penalize topped shots that could run as far as well struck ones on the dry fairways of the day. Most course...

Morfontaine (Grand Parcours)

So ... one usually wonders if Morfontaine is one of those places that gets higher votes because the experience is enhanced by how fortunate one if to play? To my eye and criteria, it is no let down and it is every bit the retreat I expected it to be....

Westerham

Good course. Lots of work going on at the moment meaning some wasteland where trees being cleared and a fair fee tee boxes being redone. All but one of the par 3s we’re significantly reduced in length due to the tee box work and playing off temporary...

Old Kinderhook

I like Kinderhook more than Ozark National, which is ranked higher than it on most lists you'll see. A fair test for all golfers that will bite you if you put it in the wrong spot. The course meanders through woods and open area with lake views. It h...

Ozarks National

Gorgeous views was really my biggest takeaway from Ozarks National. It is a course that is for a single digit capper. It is one where you would most likely play much better after having played through it once. That being said, knowing where to land t...

Branson Hills

Branson Hills is one of the best courses in the state of Missouri. The fairways and rough were not pristine, but still in good shape. The greens, again, were not pristine but still good and rolled true. What makes this course so great is the layout a...

Philadelphia Cricket Club (Militia Hill)

As I add reviews to this site, I am seeking courses not previously reviewed and this is one not unsurprisingly so. it is a lovely place for a round of golf, but is physically as well as architecturally removed from the club and its ethos. There are...

English Turn

I thoroughly enjoyed English Turn. I played TPC Louisiana the day before, and while impressed by conditioning, I was left wanting for strategic interest and overall fun. English Turn exceeded all expectations. The good: weather was great. Pace of pla...

Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is a once in a lifetime experience, that is, it's awesome to play once, enjoy the views and the golf history, but leaving without any desire to return. The reality of this lies in the Pebble Beach company, whose business model is precise...

Carne (Hackett)

We played all 27 holes at Carne on a beautiful mid-spring day in sunshine and low wind. After playing the course, with only two mis-steps in finding the next hole, I am conflicted by the courses.My playing partner and I have a friend who has played...

Mortonhall

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and layout of Mortonhall. It has a nice mix of challenging and shorter holes, all with different character and defences. There are some beautiful views from the elevated tees across the city which really enh...

Sueno (Pines)

Loved it. Played on a warm, sunny afternoon with the dapled light filtering down through the trees. Didn't have to wait on the group in front and we kept at least two shots ahead of the group behind, with average pace of play.If you don't already kn...

Lykia Links

Plenty to like about this links set along the Turkish Mediterranean coastline. The only real thing missing for a genuine links is the firm sandy turf, but everything else felt right and to me as an Australian even put me in mind of Barnbougle Dunes...

Lehigh

Lehigh is a beautiful course in great condition set on rolling hills in near Allentown, PA. The prior rains slowed down the lightning fast green enough to make them manageable, but I can imagine in the heat of summer the difficulty of controlling spe...

Kiawah Island (Cougar Point)

I'm just going to piggy-back a bit on Jeff's 2020 review since he has stolen my line about Gary Player's Cougar Point. It is "The Finest Gary Player Course" I have played, but it's more than the Haig's dismissive of "The finest of it's kind I have e...

Old Tabby Links

Brandon Johnson, Senior Golf Course Architect with Arnold Palmer Design oversaw the renovation of this course starting in 2012 to date, as recently as two years ago some additional visualization bunkers were added most notably on hole # 7 - formerly...

Black Jack's Crossing

Such fun, love the elevated tees here. Plays shorter than the 6900 yards of the "regular" tees so don't be afraid to take that on. The first hole may be the only hole that plays long.

Machrie

I likely would have liked the “original” Willie Campbell version of The Machrie although perhaps not after the changes made by Donald Steel. I read the one review where the reviewer stated that the changes made to the course was a travesty whereas...

TPC Louisiana

I played TPC Louisiana on a warm day with a light breeze and mostly clear skies. I appreciated the thorough practice facility and utilized it for a full hour before my round. It was a Saturday and yet few golfers were present. Full asking price for n...

Merion (East)

This past week I had the opportunity to return to Merion for a preview for the forthcoming Curtis Cup matches scheduled for early June.Suffice to say, I was excited to the max to see the superb intersection of design brilliance with a turf presentati...

Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

It was a question of third time lucky for me. The first time I played the Ailsa at Turnberry over 25 years ago it was wet and windy, the second time on New Year’s Day in 2018 it was wet, cold and windy, this time last Saturday the sun shone, it was w...

Quaker Ridge

To echo the sentiments of many fellow reviewers, Quaker Ridge is a special course that seemingly goes under the radar for reasons including that it has not hosted professional events, and that the club located across the road on Griffen Avenue in Sca...

Harbour Town

As a South Carolina resident the continued propagation of Harbour Town as a masterpiece is not the feeling of nearby residents who understand golf design.Were Harbour Town not on TV, had not been distinctive in its presentation at onset, it would be...

Montgomerie Maxx Royal

The Montgomerie Max is similar to Carya in that it was built originally to host pro tournaments, both the course and infrastructure are top quality giving a first class all round experience. However removing the course from that is it quality layout,...

Maidstone

Maidstone lies at the west end of the Atlantic Double Dunes, a pair of parallel sand ridges thar run for two and a half miles behind the beach on Long Island’s south shore. The Double Dunes form the boundary of my favorite Maidstone hole—the 9th, req...

Royal Ostend

Royal Ostend is a PAR 70 course right at the ocean lying behind the large dunes typical for this coast.I had the luck to play this links course in perfect weather conditions. It was dry for weeks, the wind was blowing hard and the sun was shining. Th...

Belton Park (Brownlow)

Always a pleasant surprise to be the 1st to review a course on Top 100. Having played The Brownlow today, this 27 hole complex, laid out in National Trust grounds of Belton House is certainly worth a visit if your idea of a good golf course is one la...

Gleneagles (PGA Centenary)

Gleneagles is a very special place and a perfect golfing location and it’s selection for both Ryder and Solheim Cup in the last 10 years was both logical and inspired. Amendments to its PGA Centenary Course were much needed so that the course could n...

Ardfin

Of the near 900 different golf courses I have played around the world, I would put Ardfin in the top five of most beautiful seaside golf courses. The views from the course are stunning. Moving from one hole to the next, with the exception of the ho...

Aronimink

I was on the second tee with our host at Aronimink Golf Club discussing that we'd played Philadelphia Cricket Club the day prior. His reply (and he's a wonderful person and obviously an incredible advocate for AGC) was that "Cricket is a great-great...

Laytown & Bettystown

This course is the definition of underrated. I cannot believe there's only been 6 reviews on this website. At 40 euros (twilight rate) this was a bargain because the course delivered constantly. Along the links stretch from Seapoint to Rosslare that...

Trevose (Championship)

About as much fun as a golf course ever needs to get. I played Trevose in an absolute hoolie this week and loved every moment. The flags were a third of the way to the floor for most of the round, there was even hail at one point and it didn't dimi...

Woodmont (North)

I really enjoyed Woodmont North. The members we played with were exceptionally nice and the practice areas were about as top notch as you can get. What I really liked about the golf course is how right in front of you it is. It isn't boring at all bu...

Timber Ridge

Great value and worth a trip from either Montreal or Toronto.The sloped greens and the premium they place on precise, well though-out approaches were the most memorable feature of my first visit.

East Hampton

Seth Raynor lived just down the road from East Hampton and for seven holes, I thought perhaps his ghost had been here. The former Southampton town surveyor is well known for his use of template holes and three of the early holes (the Lion’s Mouth bun...

Royal County Down (Championship)

The Grande Dame of links golf sits next to the town of Newcastle beside Dundrum Bay and under the gaze of the Mountains of Mourne. Here we find the Championship links at Royal County Down, and undeniably the best setting for golf that I have ever set...

Hankley Common

“Vinnie Jones!”, exclaimed my Hankley Common host as my promising approach to the first hole veered off to the right. “Sorry?”, I replied, bemused. “A nasty kick that you weren’t expecting,” he said with a smirk. He had a celebrity for every shot – t...

Robinson Nobilis

With the small number of reviews it seems the Nobilis Robinson course very much flies below the radar of many golfers visiting the Belek area. It certainly shouldn’t, we added it to our tour and were very glad we did, it’s a quality layout and in exc...

Links Golf Club - Newmarket

Cambridgeshire isn't blessed with the ideal golfing land. Most of it is very flat meaning although it's a fairly friendly walk, it's usually uninspiring and samey. This would explain why this is one of few counties that feature a top 100 course.The L...

County Louth

When I first saw Baltray from Seapoints' 16th tee I was very excited to play it. 6 baller for sure!! A couple of days later I did and I'll be honest, I was a tad disappointed. At 185 euros it should have, and did, deliver on the conditioning front. I...

Wanneroo

One of Perth’s most underrated golf courses. What stands out about Wanneroo for me is that it’s Par 5’s aren’t particularly difficult or long, so you’ll always have opportunities, but Wanneroo’s par 4’s are some of the toughest in the state 5,6,7,12,...

Mandurah

I haven’t played this course since they changed 1 from a par 4 to a par 3, but I have played this course many many times in the Amateur Open event. Plenty of missed cuts I might add! A very tricky golf course, not my favourite layout but there are so...

Collie

A nice little country layout, if you happen to be in Collie or a nearby town, it’s definitely worth a play! Wouldn’t go too far out of my way though as there are at least 5 courses better in the SW wine region.

Capel

Another great country course in the Margaret River wine region, I put this slightly behind Bunbury and Busselton however. A slightly less memorable golf course with less standout holes, but having said that Capel is also much like the rest of the reg...

Busselton

A lovely course in the Margaret River wine region, not the most spectacular layout, what is regularly spectacular are the condition of the greens. Some of best surfaces in the country on a very regular basis! Standout holes? I would go with 7/8/9 on...

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill Club is a popular 1920's Walter Travis designed club in Ridgeway, Ontario. Not far from the US-Canadian border this club is a hot spot for American's who have cottages along Lake Erie in Canada.The land it occupies is fairly flat but Walt...

Bandon Dunes (Sheep Ranch)

Bill Coore, in particular, has been hailed as a prime router of golf courses, the skill of not only fitting 18 holes into a particular piece of property but also identifying the path that will expose players to the best of the land’s traits while als...

Seapoint

A neat golf course that packs a few punches along the way. I can see why the question marks about its links authenticities but as pointed out below I also believe there are only 3 holes that don't qualify (3,4,5) so it gets the nod. If you were to di...

Woburn (Marquess)

The term ‘Marquess’ is a name reserved for a nobleman ranking above an earl and below a duke. Having played the Dukes course at Woburn on the morning of the same day, I was intrigued to see if the naming reflected my own thoughts on the hierarchy of...

Cobble Beach

Cobble Beach is a fairly typical resort that offers a fun, challenging and nice looking golf course (and majestic views of Georgian Bay) to it's members and the public golfer (albeit, at a high prime season fee). The course is fairly easy off the tee...

Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog)

During the Covid crisis, the Dominican Republic was one of the first destinations to reopen to tourism and I have repeatedly sent groups of golfers to Casa de Campo, and I have been lucky enough to accompany a number of them at different times of the...

Antalya (Pasha)

Pasha is the second course at the PGA and while a decent enough track it’s very much inferior to the Sultan. Whilst the conditioning and greens match the quality of its big brother it’s very short (unless you play off the back back tees) and feels s...

Trump International Golf Links - Scotland

Last “new” course added to my list in this trip but not least … what a BEAST!!! Of the new courses I added this one was maybe the only I had information, images and details after having sent over 200 customers after it was opened back in 2012. That y...

Ladybank

Well, this was round 15 on the trip and on an afternoon after the very clever decision to play Duke’s in Buggy … can’t imagine my legs walking after what could have been a very demanding morning. Ladybank is another of the recommended to me, this one...

Montrose (1562)

After a disappointing loss at The Tassie the choices were hang around and rest (still 4 rounds were planned which is enough!) or go for a rematch and Montrose was the choice after again being recommended to visit it … I put myself back at home after...

Duke's St Andrews

It is so unfair when great courses get overshadowed by their famous neighbors … It happens to New and Jubilee (and Eden) by Old, Dumbarnie and Kingsbarns and The Duke’s as well with all the Links Gems around and people wanting to play only Links Cour...

Panmure

It would be not “normal” after a tough match at The Championship Course in Carnoustie and with another one the next day to come that somebody would go and play another round but my friend Vicente “Chino” Fernandez told me it is one of his favorite an...

Blairgowrie (Rosemount)

After the disappointing finish at The Tassie’s round at Burnside we had the commitment to go and see The Rosemount so a nice lunch at Carnoustie golf Club hosted by local friend Colin McLeod and off to the car to see what Dr Mackenzie did in this Hea...

Carnoustie (Burnside)

Many of the Championship Courses have a secondary course which is usually not bad at all like Annesley at RCD, Valley at Portrush, Portland at Royal Troon, Robert de Bruce at Turnberry, Struie at Dornoch and the list could continue. Carnoustie Golf L...

Glen

Just two miles away from the West Links and playing in the opposite direction you have the other course in Town which might not be as great in golf architecture terms and golf challenge, but it is another one not to miss. A very fair priced course, w...

North Berwick (West)

The previous round here happened exactly ten years ago and it was time to try and refresh what this absolute masterpiece made me experience. Home of the original Redan and Biarritz templates, it has a lot more than that and I can say there is not one...

Craigielaw

Just beside the beautiful Kilspindie you can get to play Craigielaw with a very nice track with some holes with great views and some seriously challenging greens. It was the first round after landing early AM so we just played the Blue Tees and finis...

Oak Hill (East)

The Andrew Green restoration to the East Course at Oak Hill Country Club is perfection. The course will allow safe shots to the middle of the greens, but if you go flag hunting, there is danger all around. There are some minor changes underway in pre...

Pinehurst (No.9)

The challenge of Pinehurst #9 comes right from the very beginning. The opening hole is quite testing. Players have to work the ball right-to-left for the optimum angle and then face a daunting aerial approach to the elevated target. Precision is cent...

Trump Turnberry (King Robert the Bruce)

This golf course may have had three names in the last 15 years (it was formerly known as Arran and then Kintyre) and up to four makeovers in its history, but there can no doubting it’s pedigree today as a fine golf course. The current name is after t...

Royal Porthcawl

Royal Porthcawl is class personified! From the moment you enter the gates and view the quaint clubhouse hugging Rest Bay, you know you’re in for a special day.The clubhouse is somewhere you’ll want to spend an hour pre tee time. The walls are adorned...

Keney Park

I made the mistake of reading Adam’s review below & now have little more to add. This error has likely spared all of us. Keney Park has an excellent start at 1-3, which is largely mirrored by the opening 10-13 on the back 9. However, some of the rout...

Sunnybrook

If one cannot join one of the “bigger name” private clubs in the greater Philadelphia area (there are approximately 20), then Sunnybrook would be a good option. I consider it to be a third tier club in the area. It many other larger urban areas, it...

Rams Hill

My second time at Rams Hill, my first experience was fantastic. The first time which was over a year ago, the conditions were some of the best I’ve ever seen on a course. Fairways like carpet, unique dried out rough around the bunkers, truly a golf p...

Amendoeira (O'Connor)

Back when I last played the O'Connor course it was a part of 7 'Oceanico' courses which featured it's brother on the same site (Faldo) and then 5 a journey away in Vilamoura. I've played probably 15 or so courses now in this part of Portugal and I lo...

Gog Magog (Wandlebury)

Not a lot separates both courses here at the Gogs. Most would travel to play the Old however the Wandlebury is 500 odd yards longer than its older brother meaning it's favoured for the bigger competitions. I would probably just about favour the old c...

Tandridge

What a course!I played of 14.0 and played it on the hottest day of the year so far - May 2022 - which helps.We started with a well presented and tasty lunch in the traditional wooden plaque clubhouse.The course was challenging and is up there with so...

Otago

Played a couple of times and I'm due to get back to see if its improved played during winter period so very soft damp conditions.. gladly used a cart as hilly and surprised the first time I used a fuelled powered cart...overall enjoyable course to pl...

Dunstanburgh Castle

What an understated and under rated golf course. Thoroughly enjoyed my round here with a mix of extremely challenging holes that all played well. Condition was good, not outstanding but to be fair you don’t need more. A real links experience.

Ladybank

My Fife Favourite. I first played Ladybank three years ago and fell in love with it, the heathland course is set in such a lovely location and the course is immaculate. I returned to Ladybank in May 2022, playing it twice in four days and was amazed...

Royal Wimbledon

“It is brilliant that, no matter how busy it becomes, London maintains these wonderful green spaces.”I dwelt on the words of my Aussie compadre as I was stuck for what seemed an eternity in either traffic jams or 20 miles-an-hour zones after departin...

Country Club of Landfall (Dye)

Wilmington is among the strongest golf destinations in North Carolina. The selection of courses is unbeatable, with options ranging from the golden age to the modern era, private and public courses at any price point, and clubs welcoming to beginners...

Porters Neck

Porters Neck Country Club is emerging from a difficult stretch in its history quite well. The club was recently acquired by McConnell Golf, and the new owner has left a positive mark in just few years. During my recent round there, every aspect of th...

Blessings

A brilliant gem tucked away in the Ozark Mountains. Once of the most breathtaking courses you will ever see. This course will challenge the most seasoned golfer. It leaves no room for error and you better bring your best game. Easily the most cha...

Punta Espada

Simply one of the best courses in the world. Everything about it is first class. The setting cannot be described with words or pictures. The course is simply breathtaking in every way. This is one of Jack's masterpieces. I'm baffled at how this...

St Andrews Beach

St Andrews Beach played April 2022.I play this course once a year over the Easter Break with a cyclist friend. I have always wondered how it attained such a high ranking . It does represent great value and is worth playing but I agree a lot with...