Latest Golf Course Reviews

We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro)

In comment to a previous review, for a true golfer that appreciates what the land has to offer, the Saguaro Course at WeKoPa is a true gem. This is Arizona remember and this is a PUBLIC course. Conditions during most of the year are well above averag...

The Quarry

The Quarry is an interesting course and as mentioned by others it really is two different nines. By todays standards it is a relatively short course. The first hole is welcoming. The hole tilts right and the green is tucked behind a water hazard....

Woodbridge (Heath)

Suffolk may not be the first location people think of when planning a trip in England, but I can assure you there are some hidden gems in this part of the world, plenty of which I am sure I am yet to discover. A two day visit with some friends afford...

Huddersfield

What a treat Fixby turned out to be. I’d always had in mind that it was parkland, but reality is that it has more moorland qualities, with broom in bloom, springy fast running turf and a good portion of the course wide open, both visually and to the...

Toot Hill

Toot looks like a typical 90s build but has lots of better things going for it. The greens are what most impressed me, they don’t just flow with the lie of the lie of the land and lots of them have various sections, ridges and double-breakers. The bu...

Bandon Dunes (Pacific Dunes)

One of the many distinguishing qualities of Bandon Dunes is that after experiencing the great courses there, golfers have a hard time choosing their favorite. This was easily apparent after a recent trip to Mike Keiser’s masterpiece resort. Although...

Bandon Dunes (Bandon Dunes)

One of the many distinguishing qualities of Bandon Dunes is that after experiencing the great courses there, golfers have a hard time choosing their favorite. This was easily apparent after a recent trip to Mike Keiser’s masterpiece resort. Bandon Du...

Bandon Dunes (Old Macdonald)

One of the many distinguishing qualities of Bandon Dunes is that after experiencing the great courses there, golfers have a hard time choosing their favorite. This was easily apparent after a recent trip to Mike Keiser’s masterpiece resort. Old Macdo...

Bandon Dunes (Bandon Trails)

One of the many distinguishing qualities of Bandon Dunes is that after experiencing the great courses there, golfers have a hard time choosing their favorite. This was easily apparent after a recent trip to Mike Keiser’s masterpiece resort. With so m...

Bandon Dunes (Sheep Ranch)

One of the many distinguishing qualities of Bandon Dunes is that after experiencing the great courses there, golfers have a hard time choosing their favorite. This was easily apparent after a recent trip to Mike Keiser’s masterpiece resort. With so m...

Bandon Dunes (Bandon Preserve)

The 13-hole Preserve short course at Bandon Dunes is a delightful addition to an already fabulous golf destination. Coore & Crenshaw’s ability to fit so many interesting par threes onto such a tight parcel of land is remarkable, especially since so m...

Old Elm

I know that this site is a haven for raters of golf courses but here's my opinion: It's impossible to rank golf courses. Rather, you simply have tiers in which courses fall, as seen on the Doak scale or the 1-6 scale utilized here. In terms of rankin...

Mayacama

Mayacama is a golf club that most member’s clubs aspire to be. The setting is magnificent. The club house is most impressive. The staff is country club professional in every way. The practice facility is first rate. The golf course is user frien...

Bowood

We played the course in early May 2021 after a period of cool and clear weather. There is no doubt that Bowood is a solid test of a layout and the hotel grounds and approach most certainly whet the appetite for what is to follow.The property is expan...

Gleneagles (Queen's)

The Queen’s course at Gleneagles is an ideal complement to the King’s for they are right next to one another and played over identical terrain. I prefer the latter over the softer brush stokes of the Queen’s which does not in my view get going until...

Leckford (Old)

Discreet and well formed, this is a golf course that makes you smile from beginning to end, as I find Colt courses often do.We played the Old twice (different tee boxes) to make up our 18 holes. It was really good to do so as I got to appreciate som...

Ganton

“Is that Chapel St Leonard’s, Mablethorpe or Sutton on Sea?”, quipped our resident wag and north-east beach expert as one of our teammates found himself neck-deep in a cavernous Ganton bunker.We had been warned that Harry Colt’s masterpiece was tough...

Columbia

This is a fine design by Walter Travis although it could have been better. The reason for this statement is that the course is short by modern standards, just above 6800 yards from the Black tees. At one time the club owned 10 acres of land adjacen...

Sage Valley

The course is phenomenal and the experience is better than most if not all. Don't miss the chance to play.

Oakmont

Great course, always outstanding shape, History and tradition make it a great experience.

Pine Tree

There is a lot to like as well as admire regarding Pine Tree, designed by Dick Wilson. This is one of Mr. Wilson’s finest designs, although I personally prefer NCR South. Laurel Valley is also ahead of Pine Tree, but other architects have changed t...

Perranporth

Perranporth is a unique, a real links course laid out on the side of a hill, not natural golfing terrain by any stretch of the imagination but it does work just about. I played at the end of April in cool, dry and relatively still conditions with the...

JCB

I was very much looking forward to playing JCB given how hard it is to get on to, the positive comments from some of the initial reviews and its stated intention of trying to host a big tournament. I was lucky enough to play it on a beautiful April d...

Liphook

Liphook is a charming and beautifully presented course, incorporating a great variety of holes. The combination of pine trees, heather, white sand and the occasional lake give it a wonderful feel to match almost any other course (and given I played Q...

Bearwood Lakes

Bearwood Lakes is not on many people’s bucket list of courses to play. It doesn’t (yet) feature in any of the top 100 GB&I listings and it doesn’t have the reputation of the classic heathland courses that are not far away. However it is a delightful...

Queenwood

Queenwood is the most beautiful and immaculately presented course that I have had the good fortune to play. Everything about it oozes class. The pristine condition reminds me of Augusta with hardly a blade of grass out of place. My caddie mentioned t...

St George's Hill (Red & Blue)

Before you hit a ball at SGH it is clear you are in a special place. The drive through the estate to the clubhouse, past the opulent houses, is like no other. The clubhouse is stunning and the views over the golf course enticing. The course lives up...

Royal Ashdown Forest (Old)

I think it’s fair to say I didn’t fully appreciate RAF on my first visit. This was probably because it was the hottest day of the year, I played terribly and it’s a course that needs a second visit. I am therefore thankful that I got the chance to pl...

Forfar

Forfar claims to be the 4th oldest 18 hole golf course in the world and the first to be designed as an 18 hole course from conception. With the original architect none other than Old Tom Morris and the upgrades carried out by James Braid, the pedigre...

Golf Club of Houston (Tournament)

The Tournament course opens with a straight away welcoming par four. From about 130 yards in the hole has mirror images bunkers, three on each side. The 2nd hole bends a bit to the right and the fairway has a bunker left and a long one right. The...

St George's Hill (Red & Blue)

Much has already been said about the scale and grandeur of SGH, and I agree with all of it. It instantly goes into my 5 favourite courses. It’s diverse, dramatic, pure (obviously), and a hilly test with some severe greens, but doesn’t go over the top...

Adios

I agree with Colin’s post that Adios should be rated higher in the state of Florida. I thoroughly enjoyed my round there even if I played miserably over the final six holes after playing good for eleven of the first twelve holes, including two birdi...

Wolfdancer

Wolfdancer is an interesting course about half an hour east of Austin. The first hole is welcoming. Ideal tee shot is just left of the gaggle of fairway bunkers right, and the green sits on a right to left ledge. The 2nd is a tough hole. It leans...

Atlanta Country Club

Designed by Willard Byrd, then updated by Bob Cupp and Jack Nicklaus, this is a hidden gem in the Atlanta area, now that the BellSouth Classic is a distant memory. And when I refer to it as a hidden gem, I am also talking about the approach to it, v...

Troon North (Monument)

The 36-hole layout at Troon North was the impetus for all the rest of the privately owned daily fee courses that would follow. Troon North's model is a simple one -- provide a country club for a day experience (CCFAD).My first round at Monument occur...

Great River

The comments mentioned by Doug and Adam respectively show the clear contrasts on how Great River is viewed. I fall between the two of them.The main anchor against Great River is playability. The intensity meter is certainly high and the need for airt...

Painswick

To play or not to play? That is the question. A sense of humour, a good pair of lungs, the patience of a saint and more than a modicum of Lady Luck will help you navigate your way up, over, round and back down Painswick Beacon. If you start and finis...

Silkeborg (Syd & Vest)

If you are of the opinion that all 6-ball rated courses on Top100GolfCourses must be trimmed with a nail scissor then you'll be disappointed by Silkeborg Syd & Vest. There's no scenic entrance, no over the top clubhouse or practice facilities. If you...

Vejle (Parken & Skoven)

Greens were newly top-dressed, so that may've taken a little off our experience. Nonetheless, this is a very decent little course, beautiful as well. Our front 9, Parken, is simply just a lot of fun to play. While it's very scoreable, the number can...

St Mellons

St Mellons is one of the best park land courses in Wales. Designed by Harry Holt it presents a variety of challenges which vary considerably with the prevailing weather. Many of the holes look straightforward from the tee but the genius of Holt lulls...

Royal Porthcawl

The Course is set in rolling linksland right on the coast. There are no large dunes, but a consistent low lying rolling sandy terrain proves to be in this case the perfect location for a championship links course. And that is most certainly is!The ro...

Hackensack

Hackensack Golf Club has Charles Banks as the architect of record since he built the course. However, it was Seth Raynor who designed the course so one will find many of the template holes for which Seth Raynor is famous. Most of the template holes...

Reddish Vale

Every hole a challenge. Lots of different tests. Favorite hole has to be 16th.

Stockport

Tidy course. Tougher than it looks, run offs make for challenging approaches. Short par 4 7th my Favourite hole.

Gleneagles (King's)

I must declare an interest in that I regard the Gleneagles Resort so highly that in 2009 I purchased a week’s time-share stay for virtual perpetuity in a house on the Glenmor Estate in the Resort. My reason was so that I would get to play the King’s...

Emirates (Majlis)

This is my favorite golfcourse in the Middle East. There are no two holes alike amd no weak holes. The par 3s are short but challenging. The front 9 has some challenging par4s including the spectacular 8 with the skyline in the background. If you get...

Trevose (Championship)

I played Trevose on a bright windless late April day, with the firm dried out fairways and green surrounds it was like high summer except for the chilly temperature. Fair to say the course was at it’s most benign, even from the white tees and the rou...

Korsør (Old)

An old park course with spectacular views of the ocean and the great belt bridge from several holes. It is a short course but you will not score well if you try to overpower it. Driver should come out on 5 holes in total. You need precise iron shot t...

Kingswood Golf & Country Club

We played Kingswood yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the round. The course was in great condition and looked fresh after the previous days downfall after such a dry spell. The views afforded across the Surrey countryside as you embark on the back 9 a...

Dubai Hills

Dubai Hills is always in very good condition when you play. The course is fairly friendly off the tee with generous fairways. The trouble is generally around the fast greens where you have run offs at the back. Compared to other courses in Dubai it d...

Trump International Dubai

In my view one of the least interesting courses in Dubai and the UAE. I played them all within 25 days, so I can easily compare. The course is in good condition and the clubhouse is one of the best, however I find the layout of the course rather unin...

Crown Colony

Crown Colony was designed over 40 years ago and at the time was one of the belles of the ball. The first hole is a welcoming par five that leans right. Play it as a three shotter and favor the left side to give you the best angle into the green. T...

Mauna Lani (North)

The North Course does not have the luxury of the spectacular ocean holes that the South Course has. It plays longer and tighter than the South and is usually the preference of the better golfer. The course is built in a lava bed older than 16th cent...

Geneva National (Gary Player)

This is a fun course. Fun bunker complexes, par 3's all have elevation changes and have some definite punishment if you miss a certain direction. There's some sneaky looks off several of the tee boxes. Greens were fast and several have multiple l...

Waikoloa Beach (Kings')

Waikoloa Beach Resort is a popular resort development not far north of Kona airport on The Big Island in Hawaii. The resort is home to a number of luxury hotels and condos, has lovely beaches, high end shopping, and of course two 18 hole golf courses...

Perranporth

I have heard the 'marmite' analogy used on many golf courses, including Perranporth. Yet nowhere is it more apt than on Budnic Hill.Sadly for me, there were too many blind tee shots, the elevation changes that some may enjoy and the slow pace of play...

Mill Ride

Never has a golf course promised so much yet delivered such little enjoyment.I struggle to find many positives, the speed of play was ok, the greens were ok but inconsistent and there really isn't any stand out holes aside from number 15 that I enjoy...

Country Club at Muirfield Village

I’ve never heard the term “pedestrian” used as an adjective in a friendly context. Indeed, the dictionary suggests the term refers to “lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.” Well! As someone who spends a significant amount of time as a pedestrian...

Cherokee Town (North)

My member host told me the North is the superior course to the South, but if one were able to take the front nine of the South and combine it with the back nine of the North, they would have the second best course in the Atlanta area behind only Peac...

Oakmere Park (Admirals)

Oakmere Park is laid out across a great heathland property just North of Nottingham. The clubhouse is situated at the top of a hill and the admirals plays down into the valley below with both 9's starting and finishing from here.The first tee box is...

West Hill

Heathland course on great land but strangely green in the driest April on record. Long Meadow grass in the greenside fringes. Spongy fairways. This is a really good layout, but looks like someone has gone a bit mad with the fertilizer....that may com...

Peachtree

Peachtree is about as perfect as an inland/parkland golf course can be found in the USA. As I played the course for the second time on March 26, 2021, I was struck by how strong the course was from the very first hole to its finish. There are perha...

Marlborough

Wiltshire has two golf courses rated as ‘Gems’ by ‘top100golfcourses’. We played the first at Ogbourne Downs on the last day before the third and longest Covid lockdown back in January 2021, and vowed to return to play the other at nearby Marlborough...

Classic Club

Totally average in my opinion and overpriced for what you get in the quality of the design. Water on almost every hole. Very much a "here's a shot, execute it" type of test. Conditions were wonderful, as they are at most spots in the desert, but by t...

Indian Wells (Players)

In my opinion, this course is the best public option in the Coachella Valley. Fantastic views of the mountains abound. Real thought must be given to your approach on nearly every hole. A good mix of par 3s. Great conditions.

Desert Willow (Firecliff)

Honestly found this course, as much of the golf in the Coachella Valley, forgettable. A 5+ hour round, unwalkable, and, with the exception of the great conditioning, not enough interest to hold my attention.I'd rather have played a cheap muni or paye...

Rustic Canyon

This must be the best value in America. Having played this course 3 times, it continues to elude me how this track can be played for such a low price point, or why the rest of the world's courses can't be played and maintained at this price point.The...

Colleton River Plantation (Nicklaus)

The Nicklaus is definitely one of his softer designs, its clear that the course was meant to be a more member friendly course as compared to the Dye. Its still a solid and testing course, with a decent number of quality holes. The finish through the...

Georgia (Lakeside)

I love this place. Has great terrain changes and narrow fairways that make it very challenging. The conditions are great!

Royal Blue - Baha Mar

Absolutely unreal. The layout of the course was great and the conditions of the greens and fairways were perfect. The price was a bit high, but I would pay that any day to play this place again!

Els Club - Copperleaf

An Excellent course, congratulations to the team for rally improving an already great course. All the best going forward. At this rate, expect to see you in the top 20 very soon

Blair Atholl

This is beautiful course, good luck getting a tee time though. Extremely hard to get in and pricey as well

Kilmarnock (Barassie)

If you are ever in doubt as to what makes a course a championship layout, the answer is usually 'fairway bunkering'. A feature often absent on good members clubs provides an extra dynamic off the tee at Kilmarnock Barassie. We played the current 18 h...

Pinnacle Point

Pinnacle Point is by far the best course I have ever played. I really do not know how it is so low on this list I definitely think it deserves a top 10 course probably even top 5. This course has the best views possible and is quite short but if you...

Moonah Links (Legends)

Moonah Links Resort is located in the heart of The Mornington Peninsula an hour south of Melbourne. It boasts luxury accommodation and sporting facilties including 36 holes of championship links golf. The two courses are known as The Open, and The Le...

Olympia Fields (North)

I was able to play Olympia Fields just before the BMW Championship. Because of this, the rough was extremely high and I could experience the conditions that the Pros would experience. 7 inch deep rough around the greens and 6 to 8 inches deep borderi...

University Ridge

Very solid course. Front nine is open through a rolling fescue savanah with the back nine winding through a forest of mature oaks. Every par 3 has some elevation change and/or water. The looks from the tee boxes aren't the most intimidating so the...

Cruden Bay (Championship)

Cruden Bay is a course that has grown on me the more I have played it. I have been lucky enough to play it numerous times but never lucky enough to have played it when there was no wind. This course is a proper test of true links golf.There is a vari...

Trump International Golf Links - Scotland

The politics that go with the name of this course is one of the reasons it is not rating even higher than it should be.This course is unbelievable, no weak holes. Conditioning is second to none. Have been lucky enough to play this course a couple of...

Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart is a modern links course, its very playable and good for visitors who haven't played before. As with the likes of Cruden Bay there is a lot of hidden shots there and where you need local knowledge. Castle Stuart doesn't have that, you c...

Royal Dornoch (Championship)

Have been lucky enough to play Dornoch multiple times and every time I play it, it just gets better and better. True test of links golf and definitely has the best set of par 3’s I’ve ever played. Not long holes by any means but very challenging and...

Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

Course was unbelievable, service was also top class. Started very well going -2 through 3 holes. It was all downhill from then sadly. Some of the views were out of this world. Condition of the course was fantastic for this time of year, greens were p...

Pilgrim's Run

Pilgrim's Run is part of the Mike Devries Grand Rapids trifecta, which might just make one of the most fun inexpensive golf trips you can take. For less than $100 you can play the Mines, Pilgrim's Run, and Diamond Springs, and enjoy the young and liv...

The Addington

Played in April 2021. The Addington is undergoing major works at the moment which have been accelerated to take advantage of the course closures over recent months. Large scale watering systems have been installed and should be functioning shortly. T...

Latrobe

Latrobe is a really great day out and has great facilities. The course is presently being upgraded to include a second smaller par-3 course. Narrow fairways with a lot of very solid English vegetation. Beautiful and challenging.

Joondalup (Quarry & Dune)

The best course I've played in Aussie among the 40 or so courses played (from Sydney to Melbourne and Tasmania). Can not understand how the ranking is so low and how anyone can consider Karrinyup to be better. So many memorable holes while I can not...

Golden Horseshoe (Gold)

Very nice course with a lot of variety. Challenging layout which requires all of the shots. Green complexes cover several styles and demand varied approach styles. Conditioning was good, not great. You know and feel you are at a fantastic course but...

Blackmoor

At last! The quest to play the top 100 courses in England has resumed post-Covid lockdown.Thus, fizz flowed from the balcony of the Blackmoor clubhouse.Not that it was meant to but the leg of my pal, who has recently had a hip replacement, gave way a...

La Cantera (Palmer)

Not as renowned as The Resort course, I prefer the Palmer. The first few holes are welcoming. The first hole tilts right and has a couple of fairway bunkers right and a stonewall remnant starting about 100 yards out in the middle of the fairway. I...

Heythrop Park

Heythrop Park is spread over a huge area with its own Country House and Estate. The holes are laid out in an imaginative and fascinating way so as to create a golf course that blends in well with the surrounding Cotswolds countryside and trademark st...

Woodforest (Front & Back)

Woodforest about an hour north of Houston is a 27 hole complex with quick greens. Let me repeat, quick greens. The first few holes are good scoring oppties, so you have a chance to start low. The first hole is a welcoming par four with a fairway bu...

Birck Boilermaker (Ackerman-Allen)

Ackerman is quite different from Kampen. The setting is awesome, playing through campus with views of the football field and the holes are routed through rolling hills. There are less memorable holes and the course is moreso mundane but its still a v...

Canoe Brook (South)

Canoe Brook is a 36-hole complex and is located just minutes from its more illustrious 36-hole neighbor Baltusrol Golf Club. It is at that point the similarities between the two ends.The most meaningful event that happened in recent times came in 200...

Rustic Canyon

Unfortunately, the first time I played Rustic Canyon was the second round of the day after playing LACC. It was like having to go back to your girlfriend after seeing Margot Robbie in public, your girlfriend is still beautiful and amazing and you lo...

Orange County National (Panther Lake)

Even though Panther Lake is considered the "championship" course at Orange County, I definitely prefer Crooked Cat. Panther is definitely harder due to the fact that its more of a typical Florida course with homesites and ponds bordering fairways. Th...

Nanea

Nanea is an exclusive golf club on the west coast of Hawaii's Big Island, located around 15 miles north of Kailua Kona. It is an intriguing course. Set on the side of the vast slopes of Mount Hualalai the terrain is hardly ideal for great golf. And w...

Orange County National (Crooked Cat)

Although most people prefer the Panther Lake course, I definitely prefer Crooked Cat. The front nine is a ton of fun and has great variety. The ninth is an awesome cape hole that provides for cool opportunities to drive the green during Q school. Cro...

Memorial Park

When a course has undergone its third design iteration in your lifetime there is only conclusion. You are old. The mid 1990s rendition was sorely needed and the most recent transformational. Of course, $13 plus million should get you something. T...

California Golf Club of San Francisco

Cal Club is my second favorite course in the SF Bay Area (not counting Monterey). I'd like it more if it were a little more challenging off the tee, but around the greens it's plenty tough. Always in fantastic condition, it's a treat for me any time...

Stanford University

My favorite course in the Bay Area (north of Monterey). Every hole is different, and your entire bag will be tested. It's rare that I play a round here and use fewer than 12 clubs, and more often 13 or all 14.Since the re-design of the bunkers in 201...