Latest Golf Course Reviews

Bedfordshire (Championship)

Definitely the best course I've played in Bedfordshire thus far. Incredible value for money at just £25 for visitor. The course was in fantastic condition throughout and has great practice facilities. The course its self is elevated against the rolli...

Royal Hobart

This was one of my true joys in Tasmania pre Covid lockdown. Coming from the mainland I called the course to make sure it was worth while bringing my clubs to Hobart but the course was more than happy for me to play on a weekend. I was paired up with...

Mahopac

Mahopac is a layout worthy of a visit. The holes are quite varied but the main shortcoming is a routing that features holes mainly from south/north and north/south. Only the 3rd and 4th holes go differently. The bulk of the course plays down and up a...

Morgan Creek

I have written this previously about the quality golf options that exist in the immediate Sacramento area. Del Paso and Winchester are clearly top tier and joining them is Morgan Creek. For those who are fans of Kyle Phillips you can play one of his...

Keney Park

Municipal golf is usually a gateway for many people to experience golf and if that experience can be a positive one can catapult those individuals into a game of a lifetime. I can remember my golf beginnings via Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx with m...

Kristianstad (Åhus Västra)

Played this course just before the extensive refurb, so will try to restrict my comments to the site and the routing. In many ways, both have more potential than the club's older East course. It also provides a view of what I think Barsebäck could be...

Kristianstad (Åhus Östra)

Instead of going to the UK to play heathland golf we settled for Kristianstad’s two courses, courtesy of Covid-19 quarantine requirements. Did we regret it, now that those requirements have been eased between Sweden and the UK? Not at all. In fact, I...

Jack Nicklaus Korea

Jack Nicklaus GC Korea is a relatively flat course that is located near the sea. While the ocean is only partially visible from the second hole and new buildings surround the course, the scenery of these building blends quite well with the modern loo...

Anyang Country Club

Anyang Country Club is considered to be the most prestigious club in Korea, and is a great parkland course with a relatively flat layout with only 10 meters (33 feet) of elevation change. When the course was first established in 1968, it spread out b...

Mill Ride

What a cracker! really enjoyed my visit to Mill Ride yesterday. The course was in great condition throughout and greens playing really quick. We played off the yellows which was long enough, playing off the tips I can imagine will really make the cou...

West Hill

I am lucky enough to play West Hill every year as part of my society. But this year is the best condition I have ever seen the course. Perfectly green fairways with defined cut. Greens were excellent as usual. But there appears to have been a lot of...

The Addington

This is a course which always comes highly rated, holes are very interesting, fantastic views across london. 4 of us played on the day before club champs and the greens were absolutely perfect. Greens are tough but run true and the subtle slopes and...

Perranporth

First things first... I love links golf, enjoy the challenge of blind shots (providing clear lines with marker posts are visible), James Braid courses (always a little quirky), and in response to an earlier review, I also like Marmite...However I jus...

Inverness Club

Your correspondent mistakenly believed for years that the Inverness logo featured an elephant and an elk, confusing the flourish of the knight’s helmet to be antler’s on the stag’s head. It seemed odd, at first, to learn the beast’s true identity was...

Newbury & Crookham

Newbury & Crookham offers plenty of interest for the visiting golfer, with a variety of holes. This is not basic parkland as it has some uphill holes, downhill holes, flat holes, doglegs, short par 4's, long par's, shots over ravines, trees, sloping...

Theydon Bois

Really enjoyed this tight and challenge albeit short course. Great for practicing your course management and approach shots. The greens and tee boxes do need some work but still played reasonable well and still worth checking out of you are local as...

Berkhamsted

Very interesting course, very natural and punishing if you find yourself off the fairway. I really enjoyed playing here but despite the quality of the green and general condition all round I did find many of the par 4s very samey! Most of the time th...

Eagleton

Wide fairway, but recently grass is not good.(maintaining. covered by sand),

Carnoustie (Buddon)

A strange hybrid course extending the links with trees that the other two Carnoustie 18's are. MUCH prefer Champ and Burnside and feel this has been created to increase volume....and revenue.First is a bit struck on to make up the numbers..... but ca...

Rochester & Cobham Park

I played the course yesterday in a UK Seniors GA event, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Firstly the course was in outstanding condition - handmown greens with great growth and beautifully true, and the rest of the course set up to a comparable...

Red Mountain

Red Mountain opened in 2007 and maybe the most dramatic golf course you will find in Phuket. It has a true jungle feel and one of the tightest layouts I played in Thailand. Built on the site of a former tin mine, this course offers extreme elevation...

St Andrews (Castle)

As we stood on the range in an absolute gale struggling to hit 5 irons 120 yards, it became clear that this was not going to be an easy day out. The Castle course is a fantastic track with some stunning holes, unique greens and unmatched views. Howev...

St Enodoc (Church)

Played this on 15 Sep having spent the previous day walking round the various public footpaths crossing the course to whet my appetite. From what I could see on a clear sunny day, expectations were high.Playing mid afternoon, £10 for a range token, c...

Wailea (Emerald)

You're in Maui, how does it get any better. Wailea is a good challenge with wind being ever present. Every hole is presented in front of you with no blind shots and bunkering is not severe, nor penal, with placement for aesthetics purposes.Low score...

TPC Deere Run

Great venue in Quad Cities with huge appeal. Sweeping elevation changes, beautiful setting and perfect conditions. With five different tees to choose from the TPC Deere Run can be an enjoyable experience for all ranges of golfers.The strength of th...

Wine Valley

My spouse and I played Wine Valley Golf Club on a beautiful September afternoon. I can still break par on a good day and played the black tees at 6760 yards. Marlene who is just starting to score in the 90's played the red tees at 5105. A testament...

Kalispel

On a recent golf and fly fishing vacation to Montana and Idaho finding welcoming golf courses in the age of corona virus proved difficult. Most of my desired golf courses have a 'no outside play' policy in place until the pandemic is over. In my se...

Blue Hill (Championship)

Blue Hill Championship designed by Skip Wogan with updates by Ron Prichard, is an under-rated golf course. It hosted the 1956 PGA championship, won by Jack Burke, Jr., as well as the PING/Welch’s Classic on the LPGA tour from 1991-1997. The list of...

Ipswich (Purdis Heath)

A wonderfully aesthetic golf course with good variety of holes and some of the best bunkering throughout the course both from a visual and strategic standpoint, I have experienced. Excellent set of par 3s of which the 10th hole (168 yards) I felt was...

Berkshire (Blue)

I played the Blue on a day when the greens had been recently sanded so I didn’t see the course at its best. It’s a flatter, more straight-forward course than the Red but no less strategic. However, the less undulating terrain makes it a bit less memo...

Arcadia Bluffs (Bluffs)

The Bluffs course at Arcadia Bluffs GC is located right on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan State. The golf course was designed by Warren Henderson & Rick Smith and opened for play in 2000Originally the land was heavily treed, but sand based....

Bentley

V varied layout, a course I have enjoyed on the three times played. Finishing 16-18 are great holes. One of the more interesting tracks in Essex.

West Essex

Was a member here for several years. Almost 4 ball rating but 11-15 are rather dull holes and 7 is weak. Front 9 is great (except 7) and adds great variety, with 4 and 6 both beauties.

Chigwell

Chigwell is usually in good condition and has a number of strong holes and a lovely par 3 collection.

Bingley St Ives

Continuing my pursuit of playing all of the Top 40 courses in Yorkshire, today I visited Bingley St Ives. What had enticed me was the prospect of playing a course with parkland, woodland, moorland and even heathland holes. And I wasn’t disappointed.S...

Black Mountain (East & North)

Black Mountain Golf Club is a 27-hole championship layout. The East and North nines were ranked #59 in the 2018 issue of Golf Digest’s World Top 100. This is first golf course in Thailand to be nominated with such a prestigious honour. Golf Digest al...

Quail Valley

Quail Valley is a the true definition of a hidden gem. Having played 91 of the top 100 ranked courses in Florida, I had never even heard of it until recently. The club is quite happy to keep a low profile as it is specifically designed and operate...

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Country Club is located in Greenland, NH. It was relocated from Portsmouth, NH and is a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design. The first hole is welcoming, dogleg right with a fairway bunker on the inside elbow. The green also has bunkers left...

Anderstein (B & C)

Anderstein is on a lovely undulating site with a nice routing that winds through woodland and some open meadowland dotted with heather. We played the Heuvelrug & Heide loops of 9. Plenty of water in play helps make this a challenging course.Ultimatel...

Nikanti

Nikanti Golf Club opened in 2014 and has already been ranked the third best ‘Best Golf Club Experience in Asia Pacific’ at the 2018 and 2019 Asian Golf Awards. Architect Khun Pirapon (Ope) Namatra of GolfEast conceived a 6-6-6 concept based on Nikant...

Oakdale

Located less than half a mile outside of Harrogate Town centre it's hard to believe you are so close to an urban life when on the course. This is a class establishment, clubhouse first class as was the communication and courtesy extended by the club,...

Harrogate

As soon as you pull into the car park and see how well the surrounds are maintained, the fabulous practice facilities and quaint clubhouse you quickly realise what a special place this is. Again the secretary manager was very gracious and hospitable...

Chantaco

Chantaco is a little gem designed by Harry Colt in the 1920´s. It is located on the outskirts of Saint Jean de Luz, a charming town in the French Basque Country, a few kilometers away from the Spanish border.The first thing that catches your attentio...

Fairhaven

Having had the chance to play Fairhaven half a dozen times in the last few years means I've seen it differently, from bone dry and running forever to the latest time, after an unseasonably wet period. Still, the course enthrals. The recent excellent...

Corballis Links

With a bit more space and cash this would in the top ten in the country. Its has the makings of a world class links but not quite there. There are 3 mickey mouse holes and suffer do to lack of space on the property and all in all the course coukd do...

Quinta do Lago (South)

Good track. Very pricey green fee, back nice stronger than the front and very much modeled on American courses. Loses imagine for an 7 hole stretch in the middle 7-14. Not to say it gets bad just forgettable. I might be a little harsh but given its a...

Carton House (Montgomerie)

An absolute brut! The best in land links I've played. 17 and 18 provide a cracking finish but the entire track is a serious challenge for any level of golfer. With the O’Meara on the same complex as good a two course venue as you will find anywhere....

Carton House (O'Meara)

One of the best back nines I have played. A really good course with well thought out layout. Of the back pegas it's long, proper long. We'll worth a journey out and when considered alongside its younger brother the Monty which is a 6,well worth a che...

Royal St David's

Simply the best course I have ever played. For the golfing purist I dont think you can ask for more. It's got nothing around it, a basic but welcoming clubhouse and dorms, and yet still manages to wow you with the quality of the golf. Different ways...

Whitinsville

It is appropriate that Whitinsville is now included among the top 200 classic golf courses in the USA even though it has only nine holes. It certainly is one of Donald Ross’s finest designs. I have played the Dunes Club, but not as yet Sweetens Cov...

Montcalm

Montcalm Golf Club is another one of the newer courses developed in New Hampshire in the last 30 odd years. The opening hole is a welcoming uphill dogleg right par four. Fairway bunkers and OB left, take an extra club on the approach. Wonderful no...

Borth & Ynyslas

As we arrived at the course we were greeted by a friendly member who chatted to us about our previous day's golf at Aberdovey, upon which they declared "oh this is a much better course" - as lovely as that member was, I'm afraid they can only be desc...

Kansas City

I have been lucky enough to play Kansas City Country Club roughly a half dozen times. The experience is always quite enjoyable. I think many consider this club the premier private club in the Kansas City area and in fact it was the home course of T...

Breezy Point (Deacon's Lodge)

Very nice course. Large sprawling holes that have been carved into the landscape. Hard to get a flat lie anywhere on the course. Very well maintained, you could putt the ball from 50 yards off the green if you wanted. Many picturesque holes abound i...

Madden's (Classic)

Beautiful golf course. A must play if in the Brainerd area. Between the pines, the lakes and the covered bridges it seems like there is a picturesque view on every hole. The course is well maintained with manicured fairways and greens and although th...

West Cliffs

This is a hard review to write, as I hated the course. Being objective, its immaculate, and with a 5* clubhouse and facilities. But. But. But. Its horrible.Its just too hard. I'm a sterotypical mid handicapper - anywhere between 10-16 on any given ye...

Le Touquet (La Mer)

The highest compliment I can pay La Mer is that if it was in a more golf-centric location it would be ranked so much higher. That said, the location is actually perfect, Le Touquet is a beautiful destination, and the right balance between tourist des...

Llanwern

Llanwern is a very very good test of golf. Its a strong local level course which produces good golfers by virtue of the fact it tests you in all the right areas, you need to be a straight driver and have a good short game. Its got its quirks, and per...

Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)

Is it possible for a course to be very good, but at the same time very over-rated? The old Wentwood Hills layout was, in my opinion, much better and a more slick design. The 2010 kept some of the old layout, and these are the best holes on the course...

Prince's (Shore & Dunes)

I need to start with a confession. This review should be a 6. Having reconsidered my rationale, I struggle to see why I have marked it down at all. The clubhouse was lovely, staff welcoming, price reasonable, course excellent, basically everything yo...

Royal Cinque Ports

We played Royal Cinque Ports on a cold dark September evening. I mention this as it has some relevance. Conscious of incoming darkness, we arrived early for our tee time and enquired with the pro shop if we could get off early, which he kindly found...

Seignosse

Seignosse is the third design from Von Hagge that I have had the pleasure of playing (after both courses in Empordà, in Catalonia, and El Encin, near Madrid), and I must say that all of them are very high in my personal ratings.Seignosse participates...

The Bluffs Golf Resort

At one time,The Bluffs was an absolute destination for golfers from all over La. It's rolling terrain along Thompson Creek is in some spots stunning and certainly caught everyone's attention. The Arnold Palmer layout was a great mix of holes with a f...

TPC Louisiana

TPC of Louisiana is typical of a Pete Dye mind bender in that it grows on you the more often you play it. From a strategic standpoint, the seemingly obvious bail out areas on tee shots are usually trouble and the aggressive lines that may seem foolis...

Country Club of Louisiana

CC of La is a really good Jack Nicklaus design on the Eastern edge of Baton Rouge. Golf course is always in great shape which is a feat considering S. La's brutal Summers. The slightly rolling terrain is also a treat for the flat-landers of La. A gre...

Berkshire (Red)

I personally think that this is one of the best concepts for a golf course. Six par fives, fours and threes. Makes it a course you can score on. But at the same time like all heathland courses, punish you for errant shots. A very well kept course and...

Alcanada

I said to my playing partners if I bought a house in Spain it would be close to Alcanada. A beautiful course, gorgeous views from up high. Providing a decent test of golf (especially from the back tees). Good condition all round, from fairway & green...

Hindhead

This year marks the 20th anniversary I have been a member. So whilst my view can be somewhat biased. It is a perception of a member in my experience of this course. The reason why I have been a member for so long are the metrics I use when rating a c...

Oake Manor

Visited Oake Manor as part of a golf weekend in Somerset, with 20 of us enjoying the South West sunshine. Oake Manor was our 2nd destination, and it was as we had thought. The lay out is a fairly new style course, almost American style with water haz...

Enmore Park

Visited as part of a golf society weekend trip for 20 in Taunton. Enmore was our last course on the Sunday. We did visit with 24C blue skies above but even so, really impressed with the set up and the club in general.Hilly start at the first sets the...

Burnham & Berrow (Championship)

Golf society day out on the Championship course, and wow what a course.. having read lots of these reviews we were really looking forward to the challenge.. and it didn’t disappoint. The front nine in fairness make this course, truly magnificent link...

Alwoodley

The Doctor’s first effort might not be held in the same high regard as the golfing legacy he left behind at Augusta, Royal Melbourne or Cypress Point, but his design at Alwoodley would still be the golfing equivalent of acing your first exam. Alwoodl...

Carnoustie (Burnside)

Genuinely perplexing how this doesn’t rank in the top 100, especially when you look at some of those that do!As many have said the first few holes aren’t great but at the same time I wouldn’t say they were terrible holes. Certainly when you compare i...

Taconic

Taconic Golf Club was originally designed in 1927 by Wayne Stiles of Stiles & Van Kleek. Gil Hanse completed a renovation in 2009. I admit to never hearing of Stiles and Van Kleek until doing some research in advance of playing Taconic.Mr. Stiles w...

Kanawaki

Though a few connected friends I had the privilege of playing Kanawaki today. I admit that I love all kinds of golf courses, but especially love parkland courses with lots of elevation changes and for that I was not disappointed. I also judge a cours...

Wannamoisett

Donald Ross made use of every square foot when establishing the routing for Wannamoisett. Built on only 100 acres it plays to a par of 69, however, the club has branded themselves with that number. It is after the round that you realize Wannamoisett...

Baker Hill

Baker Hill is a Rees Jones design in the Sunapee region of New Hampshire. I consider the first hole welcoming, albeit it is rated the 3rd hardest. A slight dogleg right with a couple of bunkers on the inside elbow, there is ample room off the tee....

Squire Creek

Played this course many times and it's unequivocally the top course in La. Incredible conditions and greens that are as fast & fun to putt as you will ever play. The Front 9 is off the charts good as it is routed through a creek bottom starting on #2...

Elyria

The Elyria Country Club marks one of the great missed opportunities in golf course names, as the founders of said club opted to adopt the name of this Ohio town rather than the river that lines the course. “The Black River Club” carries an incomparab...

Ventana Canyon (Mountain)

Much of the attention often focuses on the short par-3 3rd hole which features a green engulfed with desert. Unquestionably, it's a fine hole but the stature of the course goes beyond this one moment. Hole such as the par-5 4th and long par-4 5th are...

Pinehills (Nicklaus)

The layout checks the boxes but hardly stirs the inner fires. There's nothing inherently bad about the design but there's also nothing truly inspirational that mandates a real rush to do so again.Part of the issue is about the overall quality of the...

Country Club of Troy

When people think of New York they often view things from the perspective of the New York City metro area which encompasses the immediate surrounding counties and all of Long Island. Unquestionably, the Empire State has the greatest depth of private...

Gatton Manor

Played Gatton manor this weekend just gone. paid £40 for the pleasure. Tees were in awful condition, many bunkers were GUR as were many areas on the greens. lots of bare baked mud patches evident.Green were surprisingly good, but rest of course was v...

Cowdray Park

Played Cowdray this weekend just gone as a visitor. Course was very dry because of recent warm weather. Greens are very slopey and very quick but in good condition. Fairways were very dry and patchy in areas.Holes all run very close to other holes, w...

South Beds (Galley Hill)

A nice course well kept, relatively straight forward with a few memorable holes due to the topography of the course. We had beautiful weather and the views as the sun was going down across the rolling countryside made a nice afternoon. Worth checking...

Cavendish

Played here at the weekend. Blowing a gale which added to the course. Some wonderful holes. All the Par 3s are all excellent. Par 4 10, 11 and all great too. Greens have some huge slopes in them,if you get the wrong side of the pin you can be left wi...

Dumbarnie Links

Played here recently. Very very good. Some great holes set amongst the dunes. Amazing what they have done to create a course here. All very new and just needs time to 'bed in' and establish. In 2 years will be superb.

St Andrews (Castle)

Wonderful, exciting golf course perched into the hillside next to the sea. Crazy greens and some wonderful holes. Played in very strong wind which only made it better.

National Golf Links of America

A masters level education in golf course architecture. Presented as pure as possible this course has everything you need to understand greatness. If you do not have an aha moment walking down theses fairways then maybe this is not the game for you....

Cape Arundel

Cape Arundel is an example of a well preserved course that understands how to be properly presented. After the opening tee shot flys over a hollow in the fairway and lands atop a ridge you see the green with its 3 foot false front. This sets the to...

Pepper PIke

The Pepper Pike Club is an ultra exclusive gem in Cleveland & its famous neighbor is The Country Club. Both courses were designed by Flynn & Toomey. I caddied @Pepper during the early 70's while in high school. At the time I did not realize how speci...

La Estancia

There are some quite superb holes at La Estancia ,maybe 8 or 9 ,about three ordinary holes and the rest very close to excellent .The course has matured very well with excellent fairways and good but rather slow broad grass greens. Bunkers are maintai...

Iberostar Bávaro

I have been visiting this course since it opened and am so happy that the hundreds of thousands of trees and shrubs that were planted have all matured to be a beautiful place to play golf. Few of the tress comeinto play and it requires a very poor sh...

Trevose (Championship)

Trevose Golf & Country Club is more than just The Championship Course. Facilities now include 3 courses, practice grounds, accommodation, restaurant, and access to the beach.But it is The Championship course we came to see, and on a mild summer day w...

Concord Country Club

Concord Country Club starts with a straight away welcoming par 4. There is OB right with a couple of fairway bunkers. The two tiered green is protected by bunkers left and right. Things get a little more difficult on two. The longest par four, fa...

Hooper

If you enjoy traveling and seeing golf courses, a trip to Walpole, NH is a worthwhile one. This Wayne Stiles and John van Kleek course is full of charm and variety. The opening tee shot is atop a large hill and the hole seems wide and open. After a...

St Mellion (Nicklaus)

Tough, tough, tough! I’m a scratchy 8 handicapper and rely on hitting the ball well, finding it and sticking it on the green or near it to make a score. That’s harder here than almost anywhere else I’ve ever played. The rough is long and the fairways...

Saunton (East)

Saunton East was the final course on my 3 week trip to play the Atlantic Links (or the links of the south west). Although I had heard countless stories by fellow golfers of the immaculate greens, brutality of the rough and all-round sheer quality of...

St Andrews (Castle)

If you’re planning a trip to Fife, this really is a must play course - if you’ve played every other course in St Andrews and can’t get on somewhere else. The most heard phrase was “this could be a truly great course if they fixed the greens”. Who wan...