Latest Golf Course Reviews

Davenport

Davenport is just perfection! Every time you turn a corner or stand on a tee box you are blown away by what you see in front of you. Every hole seems very different from anything else on the property, but yet all the holes seem to fit perfectly toget...

Son Servera

I hadn’t intended on playing Son Servera but with advantage of buggies and relatively quiet courses I found myself with the time to spare and fortunately managed to get on by just turning up. I’m so glad I did as it was a little gem. As you head to t...

Pula

Pula is a solid course. It looks great and gets better as you progress through it. Weirdly only some of the greens had been hollow tined recently but it didn’t detract too much from a very enjoyable round. The wind was up that day which added a furt...

Capdepera

Charming is the first word that springs to mind when describing this course. Unlike some of the other courses I’ve played so far on the island there is a real sense of character and a rustic feel upon arrival. Inland on the north east of the island t...

Ashridge

I’ve known of the Ashridge Estate for many years now, having once lived in Berkhamsted and having visited the business school that lies within the beautiful grounds there. But those were the days when golf wasn’t so high on my agenda and my taste in...

Blue Mound

The course was in great condition when I got to play. The greens, fairways, and bunkers are all well maintained with great service. If you have the chance to play this course defiently say yes!

Forster Tuncurry (Tuncurry)

The Tuncurry course is located in some exciting golfing land. The rolling sand landscape is heavily vegetated with bracken and a variety of native trees. The site is somewhat reminscent of the Melbourne Sandbelt or London Heathlands.The natural movem...

White Clay Creek

Fun course, but tons of hazards- many forced carry second shots. The par 3s have basic bunkering but play long with the except of 17 which has water and a tight bunker short left. You have to drive well here, rough was long in spots making it impossi...

Sahalee (South & North)

I have a bias towards links and links-like courses. I also prefer a course that offers views across the fairways to other holes. I had read the reviews of others on this site as well as on other publications regarding Sahalee. Therefore, I expecte...

Saunton (West)

Being a younger sibling myself, I understand the feeling, particularly when I was younger, of wanting to prove yourself as the youngest in the clan. Having played the mighty (and older) East in the morning of a beautiful summers day, I wondered if I...

Aldarra

Aldarra Golf Club is worthy of higher recognition, and I wondered whether it was not ranked higher due to Tom Fazio already having so many courses ranked as one of the top 200 courses in the USA. Perhaps it is because not many make it to the northwe...

Royal Ashdown Forest (West)

I really like shorter courses where play is faster and the average player has more par and birdie opportunities. At 5100 yards from the yellows Ashdown West would fit that category. However, unfortunately I have to agree with the two reviews below th...

Long Reef

Long Reef is a clifftop course with ocean views every hole. I have played a lot of true links (Long Reef isn't one) of the UK and I have never come across a course so buffeted by wind. In summer a fresh NorEaster is the prevailing breeze. Anything ab...

Woking

Having played here a few years ago now and remembering how good it was, I was pleased to return a couple of weeks ago and play it again. What can I say??? It was amazing, One of the best days golf in my life, on what can only be described as one of t...

Forster Tuncurry (Forster)

Wedged into a tight 70 acre site surrounded by housing and roads, the original course at Forster is also divided by a road.Around the clubhouse the front nine moves through gently rolling terrain, touching One Mile Beach at the intriguing 5th hole- u...

Chateau Whistler

Chateau Whistler is an awesome course. Yes, it is a resort and yes, the breathtaking scenery can be over-stimulating, but Jones did this one right. Of the multiple courses in the area, this is the only one that is truly mountain golf. I understand...

T Golf & Country Club

I have to say simply outstanding. Having read a brief bit about the course I was not expecting to be so boldly blown away by the quality of the course, this is a first class venue. I lost count of the amount of pics and videos I took as every turn pr...

Puntiro

To be honest I was really disappointed with Puntiro. The condition was really poor and overall the place was looking tired and and some what left behind. The course is relatively short but still provides a decent challenge with water hazards in play...

Burhill (New)

Whilst it doesn’t live up to the Old, there is still enjoyment to be had on the new. Green complexes are tricky and some challenging chips and plenty of undulations. We played it the week after Senior Open qualifying and the rough and pin placements...

York Golf & Tennis Club

Boy, I enjoyed this place. That's tough to admit given how terribly I hit the ball but after a pretty strange 200 yard par 3 start, the course really becomes something. It's pretty odd to get out of the car or a short range session and be hitting lon...

Manito

Manito Golf & Country Club hosted the 1944 PGA won by Bob Hamilton in an upset against Byron Nelson. Of the courses that I have played that have hosted a major (110 to date), Manito is a rare course that has not tried to keep up with modern technolo...

Federal

My first impressions of Federal were that it was "very Australian"- gum trees, kangaroos and a rolling bushland site. The kangaroos outnumber the players, and look very much at home on the pristine, tree lined fairways. Federal is quite a challenging...

Yowani

Yowani Country Club is located just minutes from Canberra's CBD. Designed by James Heard Scott in 1954, Yowani has been under constant development ever since, with further work in the offing..The course meanders around a couple of lakes, and features...

Son Vida

This was my first of two courses I played today and my favourite by far. The course was in fantastic condition throughout. The greens were lighting quick and true the best I’ve played in Mallorca do far. The course layout flows through a very luxurio...

Son Muntaner

My 2nd round of the day having played one of the duster courses in the morning. Given the heat was circa 37 degrees I nearly had the course to myself which made the experience even more impressive. The course is much more rural than others in the res...

West Sussex

The first time I played West Sussex I went round twice in a day, but driving the odd holes both times. My teammate and I were wowed as each new tee box seemed to present quite the most delightful view, and plenty of challenge. This time I plucked up...

Les Bordes (New)

Les Bordes is one the verge of becoming one of the most distinctive 36 hole golf clubs in the world, with its two courses providing such an astonishingly different playing experience between the two. The Old and New are different like night and day....

Abridge

Abridge is an immaculately manicured golf course overlooking some pretty countryside in West Essex near to Epping Forest. Costly improvements have recently been made to install an irrigation system and when we played, in high summer, it’s condition w...

Carrick

I returned to The Carrick today for the first time in nearly nine years. Like most clubs, it’s obviously suffered financially during the current covid crisis so it was good to see the club drumming up business by offering reasonably-priced Scottish R...

Rye (Old)

I loved this course. I emailed a month or so before our south coast trip asking to play. On the day we were due to tee off they contact us to advise the weather was supposed to get worse later in the day and to come earlier and they will get us off...

Sebonack

Others have raved plenty - but the scale, variety, beauty, strategy, and fun this course embodies make it one of the best days of golf one could ever imagine. The start/finish piece of land is a stadium of golf perfection. I count myself blessed to h...

Villamartin

Very good layout and many good holes 1, 14,17 and 18 but the maintenance could take a step up, the finishing touch is lacking there. But a very enjoyable round and can be recommended.

Weston Golf & Country Club

A fantastic, golden-era golf track that is in the best condition of any course in Ontario. The Poa rolls pure out at Weston.

Cleeve Hill

Played this course on a lovely sunny afternoon, the course is definitely one you will remember, as the setting is fantastic. Please don't expect manicured greens etc, this is a course that revels in its throwback nature. For me the last 6 holes are m...

Perranporth

“If you are a good golfer at Perranporth, you will be a great golfer anywhere else” remarked a member to us, prior to our round. It’s a sentence I hear a lot about certain courses, but at Perranporth, we were about to find out why…I’d heard amazing t...

London Club (International)

While down in Kent for a couple of days at the Open (incidentally, what game do these guys play? Certainly not the same one as me and my golfing companions!) I had the opportunity to play here on a sweltering July day. I was extremely glad that we de...

Royal St David's

Played here on Wednesday 21st July during a spell of scorching hot weather, and were so impressed that we booked up again for the following afternoon, delaying our trip back home to accommodate it. The course is absolutely superb, from beginning to e...

Stoke Park (Colt & Alison)

like other reviews, its closing for 2 yrs for a massive refurb, so just hope its not torn up completely? was lucky enough to play here on a sunny July day, and the course was amazing, the greens were superb, tee boxes immaculate. the hospitality was...

Seattle

I was told that I would like Seattle Golf Club. As I played it, my appreciation for it grew so much that as we walked to the eighteenth tee I said to my host that he likely finds the course to be a joy to play every day. He nodded affirmatively. W...

Whistling Straits (Straits)

It's true. All of it. A very difficult but not impossible course. You'll get some crazy looks off the tee and the greens are fast and many are surrounded by little gnarly bunkers with some sorta windswept hard sand. The par 3s on the lake are stu...

Lawsonia (Woodlands)

If you played The Links course first The Woodlands will be respite and completely different look and feel. The first hole is a welcoming par five. Reachable by some, it leans left off the tee and then comes back to the right. There are fairway bun...

Berkhamsted

I found myself less enthused than other reviewers here. It is a very tranquil spot and the seclusion of the holes gives it a very relaxing feel.However, there simply wasn’t enough variety or challenge to make it a top 100 venue. Almost very shot is p...

Son Gual

Another impressive day of golf in Mallorca. Having played so much golf in England during lock down even at some of the best courses in the country you forget how well done golf is, in the likes of Spain and Portugal. The set up at Son Gual is first c...

Braintree

I enjoyed my recent visit to Braintree Golf Club in charity golf day. The holes are framed by mature trees making it an attractive layout on the eye, turf quality of the fairways was carpet like and pleasure to hit off, despite being warned the rough...

Southern Dunes

I had played Southern Dunes numerous times since it opened and having moved to the Orlando area last year it has become my favorite public access course within a 50 mile radius of Orlando. I play all over the region... this is the one course I never...

Enniscrone (Dunes)

Enniscrone is a truly wonderful place to play golf. It's not as well known as many of its peers, but it's as enjoyable and potentially more memorable based on the wildness of the dunes and how it majestically meanders its way through them. Enniscrone...

Ashridge

“I hope you have a lot of balls in your bag,” quipped the club member out walking his dog. It took us just one hole to realise that he wasn’t joking but giving us a well-informed dire warning.Ashridge’s rough is more severe than any I have experience...

Ulverston

A good course that often goes under the radar with spectacular views a pleasant days golf awaits. The course was in excellent condition, maintained really nicely with attention to detail around the scoring areas. The tree lined fairways a particular...

Southport & Ainsdale

Always nice to replay an old favourite, and S&A did not disappoint having not played it for a couple of years. Recent work on the course really enhances the appearance on what in my opinion is a great links course and true test of golf. The greens pu...

Conwy

The walled market town of Conwy and its grand medieval castle has always made this seaside town well worth the visit, but it’s also home to one of the best and heartiest links courses in the country.Beautiful Conwy is a terrific course laid out under...

Greywolf

30th is laughable. Show me 29 better courses in Canada than Greywolf and it just isn't possible. The surroundings are utterly breathtaking and you won't find a more scenic course. I thoroughly enjoyed my round at Greywolf and one day I plan to return...

Royal Aberdeen (Balgownie)

A true example of a real quality Golf Course. The view from the first tee is good but it doesn't reveal the true extent of what is to come. From the 2nd Tee and on to the 9th the course meanders it's way through some truly fabulous links terrain. The...

Predator Ridge (Predator)

The most striking thing about Predator Ridge is how little informed I was of the quality golf that exists just north of the border. The inland area of BC has a number of quality layouts and given the exchange rate makes things a bargain for visiting...

Cog Hill (No.4)

Thoroughly enjoyed my first round at the famed "Dubsdread" years ago but was never as passionate about the layout as its ardent supporters. In my future return visits following the updating of the layout I just did not get any sense of rapture for th...

Kiawah Island Resort (Turtle Point)

It's not uncommon for multi-course facilities to have a layout meant to move players around that satisfies the basic golf itch. That's what Turtle Point provides. The Ocean Course is the marquee layout but candidly many people should not even contemp...

Bel-Air

Just to amplify what Mark mentioned in his review the ambiance of the club is clearly intoxicating. The setting really gets the golf juices percolating and the range of holes and the nature of the on-site topography is memorable.Bel-Air is not especi...

Coffs Harbour (The Lakes)

Coffs Harbour Golf Club is located on New South Wales' northern coast, just up the road from Bonville Resort. The club started with a nine hole course designed by Carnegie Clark, opening in 1940. Over the years the club grew and added more holes. Tod...

Saunton (East)

I think many associate links golf with views of the sea, but for me, the quality of the links land is what sets a good links course apart from a great one. Although you won’t see the sea during your round on the East at Saunton, I can assure you some...

Mayakoba - El Camaleon

Outstanding course that winds through mangroves and cenotes of the Yucatan. Was in excellent shape in July 2021 when I played there. Customer service is top level (lime/orange cold towels after the round, free popsicles). Not every crowded so feel...

Alcanada

My first taste of Mollorcan Golf and what a start to my trip. Simply beautiful. The course sits directly by the sea with some stunning views especially from some of the elevated tee boxes around the 18. It was an amazing experience to tee off along t...

Cumberwell Park (Blue & Orange)

Not the best 18 at this huge golf resort but still a very good course.Couple of very good par fives on Orange.Until you have played several rounds here quite hard to remember which hole is in which nine and which two nines you play ?Usually well main...

Brickendon Grange

I became a statistic in the summer of 2020 by renewing club membership here after nine years away. The rush for UK club membership last year was huge and now many clubs are looking pretty good on numbers with little or no new joining opportunities ri...

Ashburnham

According to the club’s website, Harry Vardon declared Ashburnham as his favourite course in Wales. I’m not sure how 1950s Ashburnham compares to the present day version, or whether Mr. Vardon ever visited the likes of Royal Porthcawl, Pennard, Aberd...

Manchester Golf Club

Very enjoyable round at this course, requiring some thinking off the tees. Superb greens presented a good challenge and the undulating fairways made for some interesting shots in. Would definitely be keen to play again!

Nambucca Heads Island

Located on New South Wales' northern coast, Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club occupies a unique location on Stuart Island. The Nambucca River meets the Pacific Oean close by, and water dominates every vista It is a glorious setting! The golf course is...

West Berkshire

We played West Berkshire on the hottest day of the year so far and it was in excellent condition. Construction of the course started in 1974 on former farmland with a clay base, so it could perhaps get very wet in the winter or in heavy rain conditio...

Aberystwyth

Well worth a visit if you’re in the area, especially if they get the greens going faster. The course is hilly but plenty of interesting holes and lots of elevation and wind to factor into shot selection. The greens were very slow was the only real is...

Conwy

Positives- course in great nick with great greens. The par 3 15th was a pretty hole with the mountainous backdrop. Decent clubhouse. Past that, it was rather underwhelming - the holes felt very monotonous, it’s completely flat, very few vistas across...

Newquay

When you arrive at Newquay GC, you are met in the car park by the clubhouse reminiscent of a scene from a children’s novel. A striking white castle design which brings distant resemblance to Wentworth’s famous white bastion. The club has been welcom...

Whistling Straits (Irish)

The easiest review to write is the one after Mark White. His hole by hole analysis is pretty much spot on. As being contrived, yes, we all know that the entire facility is contrived, just as Disneyworld is contrived. I agree about Mt Kohler, but,...

Wyndance

Played Wyndance this past weekend, course conditions were very good. Among the par 3's I found #8 was intimidating but not hard, and the shot on #12 has no room to miss to the right - there's a quarry cliff there. Tee shots on par 4s and 5s have lo...

Oslo

Any golfer playing this course gets a great experience, and plenty of exercise. The trees around the parkland are mature, the design of the course has been modernized to remain a varied and interesting challenge, the greens are manicured and fast, an...

Sandy Lodge

There’s much to admire at Sandy Lodge but I found it hard to warm to. No doubting the quality conditioning, the tees, fairways and greens were some of the best I’ve played all year but in contrast I felt the architecture a little underwhelming. Set o...

Lilleshall Hall

I have played Lilleshall on several occasions, I really enjoyed the course. The two nines have different feels to them, but both were challenging and interesting. The greens were true and even in pace, the fairways well grassed and the back nine a de...

West Sussex

Having only played West Sussex once before, several years ago during one of the hottest summer's on record, when the fairways were scorched and brown dirt, I'd come away a little underwhelmed and had never hurried back.However finally returning for a...

Sandiway

There’s nothing like chipping into the hole on the Sunday at the Open – even if it’s the Sandiway Golf Club mixed open.Yes, as Collin Morikawa was lifting the claret jug, Mrs W and I were proving golf can lift the spirits whatever our respective leve...

Cherry Valley

The main issue for Cherry Valley is that its more famous nearby neighbor -- Garden City Golf Club simply dominate attention versus what one will find at Cherry Valley. Like so many other mid-level Long Island layouts, Cheery Valley does not receive a...

Eagle Point

Anyone heading to Oregon will be drawn by the mega magnet called Bandon Dunes. No doubt, the mega-golf facility is the 800-pound gorilla and clearly merits the attention it receives.But I urge those making such a trek and who happen to traverse near...

Southerndown

Played in Mid July 21 - had an excellent day weather wise, sunning and just a breeze. The course rating has it as very easy, my usual handicap these days is 22 round here just 19. It starts with 3 holes that get you up to the top of the course, once...

West Hill

'The perfect members club' is how my friend described it, and we had a brilliant round and experience here.For our 3 ball (12,12,14 hcp) there was plenty of challenge, highlights being:- World class greens: perfect roll, vast expanses of subtle swale...

Pennard

Played Pennard in mid July the course was in good condition with the greens true if a little slow. The course is very natural with great sea views, despite playing poor golf and a heavy shower near the end of the round, really enjoyed the day.Great c...

Taupo (Centennial)

This course significantly exceeded my expectations. Whilst there are some trees, it feels quite different to most kiwi "country" courses in that there is typically quite wide fairways, decent area of rough/wasteland before the trees become a signific...

Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

I also played this course before the flood. I considered it good but it felt disjointed. One of golf's challenges is embracing the past and the future. New, longer, bigger do not necessarily mean better. I appreciated Fergal’s perspective and re...

Glade Springs (Stonehaven)

The Stonehaven course is a composite of the Cobb and Woodhaven. The first hole is welcoming. It bends left with a fairway bunker on the right and a large greenside bunker left. The 2nd is a mid-length downhill par 3. Take at least one less club....

Aberdovey

Looked forward to playing a top 100 in UK ranked course. A long drive to get to the club through glorious Welsh countryside. Perfect weather and Pro Shop staff were welcoming and helpful. The course was not what I expected. I imagined it had more und...

Balbirnie Park

The Kingdom of Fife is renowned for its many links offerings but for those who might prefer to play further inland then the well-manicured course at Balbirnie Park is very reasonably priced parkland alternative. Laid out in two distinct 9-hole parcel...

Ladybank

Almost exactly ten years since I was last here, I returned the other day to have a look at the recent bunker renovation that was carried out by Paul Kimber and Nial Glen from the KimberGlen design firm. They’re very experienced golf course architects...

Bear Dance

Great public course! Scenic views, challenging yet score-able layout. Had real bear siting (see photo). Gps in carts very helpful. Signature hole with sand traps shaped as bear claw is nice touch. Enjoyed elevated tee shots. Challenging greens create...

Aberdovey

Really enjoyed playing around here. Greens were top notch. The par 3s were superb. Quite a flat course in general which makes picking your line on some shots challenging for the first round. We were perhaps fortunate that the wind was low for us. Fac...

Covered Bridge

Maintenance would be the knock on this course. You can tell it gets alot of play but not by decent golfers who would fix their pitch marks on the greens. Needs some help to restore back to the former glory. Great layout but condition was below aver...

Minchinhampton (Old)

I have recently played Minchinampton Old on a lovely evening, it was thoroughly enjoyable and a good experience. I did struggle with the lack of definition, mainly on the basis of finding my ball in the rough.A couple of really strong holes, but if i...

Painswick

Many people will not like this course, it is as far removed from the generic PGA Tour golf set up as you could find, more Beverly Hill Billy than Hollywood but as far as I am concerned this course is pure gold. I have never smiled so much on a golf c...

Hayling

A trip to Hayling is well recommended, utilizing the twilight rate of £50 provides fantastic value for money. Crossing onto the island to play creates a great feeling of anticipation. The club house is delightfully set out and really adds to the spec...

Cooks Creek

The course is closed. However, the driving range and restaurant are open Wed -SundayBased upon the above, not sure how to rate this one

TalonsCove

TalonsCove at Saratoga Springs is a classic links style course that benefits well from its location on the side of Utah Lake. When it comes to views, this one easily ranks high for Northern Utah on that alone. As a Links course, it delivers everythin...

Seacroft

I’d never planned on visiting Skegness. When it's described to me as a smaller yet worse version of Blackpool, it’s not going to end up high on my bucket list. Skegness was also recently voted as the worst seaside town in the UK. But all of this know...

Berkhamsted

We played Berkhamsted in typical English conditions, cold, wet and windy and boy does this course feel like that's how it should be played. There are no sand bunkers, but many mounds and hollows surrounding the greens meaning you need a good short ga...

Essendon (New)

If the weather has been good, then get out and play this course. There is a really nice selection of holes around a few water features to keep you on your toes, no less than the 9th which, directly in front of the clubhouse, has a nasty habit of reje...

Batchworth Park

Having arrived early and warmed up on the chipping and putting greens, I was looking forward to my round. Sadly, the course petered out somewhat. There was some really nice holes, but I couldn't get past how wet the course was. I played it in summer...

Welwyn Garden City

When you see the card you might be concerned by it's short nature, but despite this, WGC offers a great round of golf. In pristine condition, with a recent bunker renovation program, I was lucky enough to play with one of the members who, having also...