Latest Golf Course Reviews

Monte Rei (North)

The golf course is surely one of the best in Europe! With each hole built in its own valley, you always feel you are the only 4-ball on the course. From the Downhill tee shot on the Short Par-4 1st to your last approach on the beautiful Par-5 18th, t...

Northwick Park

I really enjoy playing this course and believe that if the greens were taken care of better, this would be a real gem. The course is only a par 29 with 7 par 3's and 2 shortish par 4's. The holes are all based on famous golf holes. Pity about the con...

East Kilbride

I have played East Kilbride a number of times with a member there. I have always found the course to be in great condition and the greens a pleasure to putt on. It has the feel of a great members club with there always being other golfers on the cour...

Duff House Royal

Almost exactly ten years to the day, I returned to play Duff House Royal last week. My last review mentioned “any half decent golfer should surely be capable of playing off a single figure handicap here” but that wasn’t implying it was an easy course...

Nairn (Championship)

I’ve followed The Nairns’s fortunes in the rankings very closely in recent years and was rather sad to see it drop out of the GB&I Top 50 last year, though it still retains its place within the Scottish Top 20. I called in last week to see Fraser Cro...

Wick

Having earlier in the day been to the most north western course on the British mainland at Durness, I headed across the top of Scotland to tee it up at the most north eastern track at Wick. Unfortunately, the course didn’t quite deliver what I’d hope...

Durness

It took years of galavanting on golf trips elsewhere in the Highlands before I finally decided to make the 7-hour trip from Glasgow up to Durness last week. After you’ve gone the extra mile, driving through acres of rather bleak moorland on single tr...

Château de Taulane

A day in Taulane is guaranteed hit. This place has everything : a great course, a stunning mountainous backdrop, a beautiful chateau turned into a hotel, a fantastic finish with the 9 and 18 double green at the foot of the Chateau terrace, a deliciou...

Saint Donat

I am a regular player in South East France and I figured only one review on this site, all the more dating back 6 years, does not do justice to such a great course as Saint Donat.Let’s say it from the outset : Saint Donat is my favorite course in the...

Buffalo Ridge Springs

The name Johnny Morris may not resonate globally but his impact in golf in America is on the same page with the likes of Mike Keiser of Bandon fame. The founder of the hugely successful Bass Pro Shops, Morris went full bore in bringing to life his ma...

Dooks

A number of others have weighed in on the nature of the scenery you get to enjoy when playing Dooks. There's no question that a clear sunny day the joy in being out on the links is ramped up considerably. The architecture is also quite good -- not in...

Forest Highlands (Canyon)

The Meadow is good layout but the issue is that it must compete against the highly successful Canyon Course -- which Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish also designed. The issue for many facilities is if more than one course is likely to happen -- it's far...

Saunton (West)

Much like with the East course, the first hole on the West is a great getaway. It requires a solid drive left centre fairway, and then a mid or short iron up into a raised green surrounded by dunes on three sides. Nice to meet you Saunton West.The op...

Hot Springs (Arlington)

The second course at Hot Springs CC was built in 1927 by William Diddel and renovated by Coore and Crenshawin the 1990s. Arlington does not follow the Donald Ross mantra of having the first hole invite you to play. It is a mcgilla, par 4 dogleg le...

Grayhawk (Raptor)

Wonderful course,expansive fairways and extremely large greens. I was able to miss both more than I would have thought possible. The par 4 3rd is a &^%&$^ long with a huge fairway on the right side in the landing area. Number 6 is a short fun ri...

Troon North (Monument)

I am surprised this is not rated much higher. A Weiskopf design that has withstood the test of time it is a fun course to play. From the famous (infamous?) monument on three to the surprising water hazard on 13 this course has a little bit of ever...

Talking Stick (North)

I am surprised it made the top 20. Nice course not great, it is a little longer than it's sister course. No real signature hole in my opinion. The par 3 11 is interesting, at 220+ yards, not for the faint of heart. The short par 4 12th offsets 11...

Ostsee-Wittenbeck (Eikhof)

This course is a real challenge for any decent golfer. The Course Eikhof is a mixture of parkland, inland links and open-country. Located on a hill overlooking the Baltic Sea, it requires every golfer a maximum of concentration and game strategy. The...

Schloss Ludersburg (Lakes)

Jack Nicklaus Design have created a nice to play and visually challenging course. Many water hazards are in play and the rough is punishing too. The course is very untypical for Germany and can not hide its American influences. The entire resort is w...

Rethmar

Rethmar links is a real links course, but not by the sea, but near Hannover. Arnold Palmer has created a real gem here. The course is very sporty and challenging, but good for any golfer. 4 out of 18 good holes stand out: 1 & 10 and 9 & 18, all 4 out...

Walton Heath (Old)

Such a classic course that will try to break your spirit on the front 9 with a tremendous challenge of holes that play into the prevailing wind. The summer in the UK has been brutal and left the courses here hard, fast, and dry and Walton Heath is n...

Walton Heath (New)

Walton Heath New was a thoroughly enjoyable course that featured a tremendous amount of variety in the demands of each hole. While the course seemed less challenging than the Old this may be an illusion since the challenges are placed at various poi...

Millstätter See

My expectations were quite high...the ninth best golfcourse in Austria?! Who had the idea to rate that course that high? it`s a little mickey mouse course, with some ok golf holes, some nice views in ok condition...i was disappointed. For sure not a...

North Sound

The North Sound Club runs over very flat land there is lots of water on the property although much of it is not in play for most players the course offers the chance to score well it is a bit on the short side by modern standards with many short par...

zur Vahr Bremen (Garlstedt)

One of the best parkland courses in Germany and Europe. The course is very varied, sometimes narrow landing zones, and tight fairways. The greens are rather shallow but very nice to play. Visually, the course is outstanding and offers a real challeng...

Grantown-on-Spey

Played in the middle of August, 34 years after my last visit. I have treasured memoires from a two-week family holiday with my father and brother. Like the Boat of Garten the location is beautiful. The 1st breaks you in gently but the next two holes...

Frankfurter

One of Germany‘s top 5 courses, excellent conditions, challenging layout, top notch fairways and greens, a must play course in Germany

Royal Melbourne (West)

I was brought up in the sand belt and relished opportunities to play RM West. I then had the luxury of playing Winged Foot over several years and it struck me that RM dines out on the composite course, WF does not. Each 18 stands on its own feet,...

Cypresswood (Tradition)

This is a very interesting facility, first and foremost. Driving into the parking lot, it looks like a goat track with a bumpy, basic parking lot, and a pro shop operating out of a trailer, something that I believe had to do with damage from Hurrican...

Golf Club of Houston (Member)

The Member Course has a completely different personality than the Tournament. This course is laid right out in front of you and a bit narrower than its sister course. Some pretty demanding shots exist, notably the approach on the long Par 4 8th which...

Enmore Park

A thoroughly enjoyable course, in mostly very good condition. Classic Southern English parkland golf, on very picturesque rolling terrain. On a nice afternoon, it was perfect place for a sufficiently testing, but not too difficult round of golf.Good...

Tralee

Tralee is a tale of two nines totally different in character and strategic calculations. Before delving into the details it's necessary to highlight the scenic dimensions Tralee provides. With nearby Barrow Beach and the Atlantic Ocean making for a t...

Royal North Devon

How can you not love this course? It is a relic. It has not sold out to modernisation. To criticize this course is just bizarre. It is as it was hundreds of years ago. It’s not full of raised tees, the holes haven’t been reshaped, I’m unsure how or...

Stoneham

We played Stoneham on a cracking day in June and were really impressed by what was an excellent track. We were lucky enough to see some wild deer and also lucky enough not to see any adders. A delightful elevated tee box greets you off the par 5 f...

Dunbar

As I was in Edinburgh to work at the Festival I managed to have a day off to play Golf. I chose the Dunbar Golf Club because it looked beautiful on the sea and because it's close to a direct train station from Edinburgh! I must say that I have no reg...

Ridgewood (West & East)

The juxtaposition between noise and tranquility cannot be overstated when discussing Ridgewood CC. The course is simply a good pitching wedge from the dailycomings and goings of Route 17 -- a major car artery full of commercial buzzing that runs the...

Coombe Hill

Course Layout: First, this has some of the most beautiful and challenging par 4s. Although the 9th hole could be characterized as Coombe Hill’s signature hole, the other par 3s are just as lovely. A handful of folks will not fully appreciate the cour...

Bude & North Cornwall

Enjoyed my round here. Not the best course you’ll ever play but it’s “different”, good value, and at the midpoint between Royal North Devon and St Enodoc. Many holes had something to recommend - a blind drive, a dell green, elevation change, blin...

Minehead & West Somerset

Nice little course that provides solid, if not spectacular, golfing territory. Some interesting holes and fairly generous lines off the tee should mean you’ll score decently.I actually bettered my hcp by 3 and this was helped by the ding dong battle...

Glamorganshire

Initial impressions of the Glamorganshire were that it was lacking investment with tired clubhouse and parking areas, however the welcome was fine. Course had obviously suffered during the recent dry spell with huge cracks on the fairways and the men...

Highland Oaks (Highlands & Magnolia)

Rather pedestrian, but the two nines are completely different as one ascertain from their respective monikers, Highlands and River. The 3rd hole has a split fairway with a lake in the middle which can be bothersome. The 11th is a lovely par 3 redan...

The Shoals (Fighting Joe)

This is where Robert Trent Jones lost it. Length beats most golfers. Let's have a course with 3 out of 4 par 5s be over 600 yards. Ridiculous. Other than the 18th hole, which is a neat par 3 paralleling the Tennessee River it is a waste of time....

Ross Bridge

The crown jewel of the RTJ Trail and the most expensive. As the others are such great values, throw caution to the wind and drop the extra $$$. It reminds me of actresses from the 1980s, instead of big hair it has big fairways and big greens. My...

Grand National (Links)

While it is longer than it's sister, The Lakes, i do not think it is as demanding or fun. A few holes of interest include the par 4 4th which doglegs around the lake, how big is your appetitie? The 9th is a cute mid length par 3 that juts out into...

Zimbali

This is one of my favourite golf courses on the east coast. Zimbali means "valley of flowers" in Zulu and is truly a beautiful setting offering some stunning views of the ocean and surrounding hills. The resort nature of the course means that fairwa...

Houghton

A very pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of Joburg city. The new layout initially had its critics but the improvements are in my opinion very good and make for a good day out. The conditions are fantastic - you wont find truer and quicker gr...

Flommen

How come people who are not terribly fond of water on golf courses (like Jim McCann below and myself) end up liking Flommen? I can think of three reasons:First, the course is unique. With all respect to nearby Falsterbo and Ljunghusen, both of which...

Dyrham Park

Very surprised by how other users rate this course. Having played this course a handful of times, the conditions range from either unacceptable to average. The greens are slow at best and bumpy/frustrating for the rest of the year. The highlights for...

Durban (Country Club)

A lovely golfing experience! I played this course in the Durban winter, although admittedly it reached 27 degrees Celsius! The first 5 holes are literally some of the best holes you will find in golf. Elevated tee boxes, undulating fairways, beautifu...

The Grove

A really good golfing test but perhaps not as memorable as I expected - especially for the price.The round starts off with what can only be described as a warm up par 4 which presents a very wide fairway requiring only a long iron and wedge to allow...

Wentworth (Edinburgh)

Very surprised that this course is not ranked higher. It really is such a spectacular golf course!I played the course in late July 2018 when England was experiencing somewhat of a heat wave with very little rain. The course was still in immaculate co...

Army

This is a great course and superbly maintained. Played it in August 2018. The fairways were a little bare but isn't that lovely for England! The greens were just superb and challenging. The bunkers were exceptionally well maintained, as was the whole...

Saunton (West)

A wonderful course that is set amongst a massive dune system that could contain another 54 holes. A tough start and it helps to have some guidance. The first two holes, in the fast, still conditions we experienced, require approximately your 160m clu...

Boone Valley

Amazing setting - check. Amazing golf course - check. Unbelievable staff - check. Privacy - check.I could go on endlessly, but this is hands down the best golf club in Missouri and one of the best in the world. A wonderful, well-kept secret. Shhh.

Priddis Greens (Hawk)

Priddis Greens is one of the top three courses in Alberta. Having grown up in Ontario I undetstand the bias towards Ontario couses in our countries course ratings. Ontario has nothing on golf with the exception of volume. Many more course in Ontario....

Adamstal

You will struggle to find a more impressive golf course in the world!As you arrive at the lovely clubhouse nestled in a valley it feels impossible that a proper golf course (let alone 28 holes!) could be built on such mountainous terrain. But with ea...

Cruden Bay (Championship)

Fantastic course, a great mix of holes, fantastic views. From Murray in the proshop to Ros on the bag, its a must play. The best north of St Andrews. Stay with Ian at the Cruden Bay Bed and Breakfast. The members of Cruden Bay are fantastic like...

Royal Dornoch (Championship)

Played a couple of weeks ago. From the hotel to the staff to the course, fantastic. Caddies are great, course has incredible views, great mix of holes, and a joy to play.

Bellerive

Yes, the just concluded PGA Championship made for great golf theater. It helps when you have a leaderboard that has Tiger Woods playing a starring role and where the eventual winner -- Brook Koepka -- wins his second major in 2018 and 3rd overall in...

Capitol Hill (Judge)

An amazing first hole that feels as if you are driving off a cliff. ( i believe it is about a 200 foot drop) The first hole is so impressive the rest of the course feels like a letdown, but it will grab you by the throat. It is very long, the 7th...

Glasgow (Gailes Links)

Was fortunate enough to play here twice in February 2018. Despite winter conditions, and a few projects ongoing, the fairways and greens were in good condition and completely playable. Personally felt the front 9 was much the stronger 9. 2nd hole has...

Het Rijk Nunspeet (North & East)

Nunspeet offers a very pleasant environment to enjoy a round in Holland and is worth a visit if you are in the area. Tee shots are often well framed and it’s a pretty walk though fairly flat pine forest. Occasionally there’s the odd small dune or pa...

Turtle Point

Wonderful RTJs course located right on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama. Built in the early 1960's the pine trees have created tight fairways and they can block you out, especially on the par 5s. The par 3 8th, while not long has a redan gree...

Sand Valley

When the idea to visit Sand Valley was first discussed at Top 100 my thoughts were immediately transported, mistakenly I should add, to the Midwestern state of Wisconsin. It soon became apparent that our trip would require a lot less time in the air...

Bude & North Cornwall

The first 5 holes are played on a fairly featureless parcel of land away from the clubhouse and the remaining are on the club house side. Solid links territory with the exclusion of the second half of the 9th and the nice parkland par 3 10th. It has...

Royal Fagnes

So we dropped off our friend at the Spa just down the road (when in Rome, he said) and 10 minutes later we were on the first tee. It was an incredibly hot day and we hoped we wouldn’t regret the decision to play Golf. The course begins with a down...

Grand National (Lake)

One of my favorite courses on the RTJ Trail. Be prepared to be humbled. Between the staggered fairway bunkers, the woods and the water good shots can easily lead to double bogeys. The par 3 15th is a white knuckler at 230 yards all carry over wate...

Ledges Country Club

The Ledges in Huntsville, Alabama is well worth playing. It is located at the highest point in Huntsville, over 1500 feet above sea level and is a challenging shot maker’s course. My favorite hole is Hawks Haven, the downhill 178 yard par 3 11th....

Highlands Links

NOT worth the price! I’ve paid 150$ for what I tough was a world class golf course, but it was not the case! It’s a wounderfull design and nice landscape, BUT very very poor course maintenance. Greens and fairways were awfull, tee off long as rough.....

Kilmarnock (Barassie)

The changes to the course this summer are excellent.The 7th is now the 6th and has a tee next to the railway line - effectively straightening the hole out - and has reverted to SI1.The Par 3 6th has therefore been replaced by a brand new Par 3 in an...

Glencruitten

Very happy to see Glencruitten on the site ! An ideal place to play if en route from Machrihanish, The Machrie or Arran to the more numerous delights of the Highlands. We played in late Spring for a pittance, so didn't begrudge the damp conditions, a...

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

I played this recently revamped course in July 2018, during sunny and windy conditions. The area had received very little rain during the summer, resulting in very fast fairways and lots of roll. I give the recent upgrade high marks, as the tee bo...

Castle Stuart

Played here on consecutive days in August and have to say a top quality experience on and off the course. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the clubhouse, with great food and service. They let us run a tab over the two days and even were happy to store...

Hillside

Played Hillside and S&A on the same day 3rd August - 2 Excellent courses! The front nine on Hillside is great, nice links golf course, not much scenery other than trains, bunkers, greens etc - but an incredibly enjoyable 9 holes....after a quick cupp...

Trevose (Championship)

Compared to its neighbouring links courses (West Cornwall through to St Enodoc) Trevose is a different kettle of fish. On much flatter land it’s a classic case of what you see is what you get. There is no trickery, blindshots etc and there is plenty...

East Renfrewshire

Played East Ren on 7th August 2018. I had heard great things about the course and was keen to get a game. The course is hugely playable and very enjoyable. You are also just far enough out of the city to feel away from it all, in the countryside, whi...

Samoset

It doesn't get much better than summer in Maine: Lobster, mild temperatures, and beautiful Atlantic coastline. The golf course at the Samoset is a pleasant complement to all of this. The Samoset is a beautiful resort with a relaxed vibe and is locat...

Hindhead

For those who like a course to use the land that mother nature intended, it doesn’t get much more-pure than Hindhead. As you work your way through the front 9 you could imagine the instinctive realisation and excitement the architect would have felt,...

Formby

I played Formby earlier last month when two months of hot sun had proceeded my visit and baked out the course to a parched brown colour. Through a combination of these course conditions and the narrow fairways found on a selection of Formby’s holes (...

Memphis

I agree with previous sentiment. How this is rated 6th in Tennessee is beyond me. While "Ross" in name that is the only thing this course has going for it aside from a nice clubhouse. The Course: Flat. Boring. I was told they just removed a fair...

St Enodoc (Church)

A cracking opening hole sets the scene. A course that has a huge reputation and I appreciate the overall sentiment towards this course but I reckon there are just too many uninteresting holes to get it into 6 ball territory. The outward 9 is the best...

Monroe

The Rochester area has an amazing concentration of Ross golf courses in near proximity to each other just east of the city. The Monroe Golf Club has been recognised among the Top 100 classic courses in the country and it’s the epitome of an enjoyable...

Oak Hill (East)

Oak Hill’s East course is ideal for major championship golf as it’s a never-ending long slog. The very first hole is an immediate introduction to the skill needed to play this course. Its index 1 right out of the gate and plays more than 475 yards ov...

Broadmoor (East)

Things started off a little bit dicey when my clubs weren’t at the starter for my 3:10 tee time even though I dropped them off with the valet at 2 o’clock and was assured they would be there by 2:30. While waiting for them I was chatting with the sta...

Buckinghamshire

The Buckinghamshire promises much; nice entrance, nice clubhouse with patio facing putting green and chipping areas. The opening par 5 is interesting with water down the right and the second hole is a good looking well bunkered shortish par 4. A few...

Perranporth

Wow, What a course! No boring holes, just one great hole following another. A solid, if not spectacular opening hole is the gateway to a course that surprised me continually. If you don’t like blind shots avoid this course. I love them because it mea...

Dismal River (Red)

I’d like to personally thank Tom Doak for building the Red course in 2013, as the White course built in 2006 by some guy with 18 Majors made my stomach turn. The Red course is much more in tune with the Sand Hills landscape. Specifically, the archit...

Wild Horse

Along with Rustic Canyon, Wild Horse has a strong reputation for great golf at very affordable prices to the public golfer. But was I prepared for the greens at the public course in Gothenburg, NE to be the best-conditioned greens I’d played all year...

Capilano

Stanley Thompson made the journey out to British Columbia and yet again left us with a commendable golf course where outstanding greensites were discovered throughout this inspiring routing. Standing on the first tee, you can see how the fairway just...

Gamble Sands

After a 6-hour flight from Boston, I faced a long 4-hour drive to the clubhouse. In total from Cape Cod, it took us just over 13 hours to reach our destination with a 2-month-old baby in tow. On any given day, the drive out to Gamble Sands from Seatt...

Piping Rock

Even before the renovation work, Piping Rock was one of my favourite Macdonald courses in the country. It had been 10 years since my last visit, but as a testament to the superb layout (and my youth), I could easily remember every hole as if it was y...

Westchester (West)

Westchester is certainly a difficult challenge for a first time player due to a number of blind shots over hugely rolling terrain. Walter Travis opened the West course with a hugely strategic short par 4 that undulates violently in front of you. Ther...

Glencruitten

Now, that is a golf course! Heading back from days at Machrihanish to Glasgow Airport, we stopped at Glencruitten. Check your blood pressure medication to make sure it's up to date. I played with a friend...and on the first hole, the starter said,...

West Cornwall

A fun packed course that will test your game. Built around some solid dunes this is an excellent little course. Some very interesting holes throughout the course and as noted below maybe let down by the “triangle”. The bone dry conditions meant one...

Camargo

One challenging test of Golf. Considering the length, Camargo still offers a wonderful test of "Shot Shaping Technique".... The Course is always manicured to the max...Seth Raynor is a "Master" of Putting Green shapes and contours!! Bobby Jones w...

Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

Beautiful X 10.... Without witnessing the "Origional Route" I can only say that all the changes are a "Testament" to the upmost effort to keep the "Integrity" of this Historical Golf Course. Tom Watson told Me.."Turnberry was My Favorite Open site"...

Elie

Elie is a ."Delight" to play. From the walk to the 1st tee with the "Periscope" starting house, to the raised 18th green, Elie offers every facet of Golf.

We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro)

It was a demanding and long day this one. Very early in the moring I was the first one to tee off on my own at Eagle Mountain GC which I found a very good and friendly option, very close to the WeKoPa GC. After breakfast I arrived to this Club and wa...

Troon North (Monument)

It was a special day. I was very close to play the exclusive and very private Scottsdale National that moment but it was not possible, I could only manage to give it a ride and take some pictures plus check the amazing maintenance facilities they hav...