Latest Golf Course Reviews

Royal Porthcawl

Staggering in every sense. Top 5 U.K. course for me, and a clubhouse and a welcome to boot. We played on a miserable day and I loved every hole. What an absolute delight. We then proceeded to drink red wine, kümmel and crepe de menthe in the beautifu...

Pyle and Kenfig

Like many of the reviewers here, I was underwhelmed by the front 9 but blown away by holes 11-17. Holes that belong up there with the best of any in the U.K. truly remarkable scenery. A light sour note from our side was the dramatically unwelcome rec...

Green Eagle (North)

Played it two weeks ago. No doubt this is a tournament course. Wouldn't surprise me if the Ryder Cup lands here one day. Don't think you'll find purer greens elsewhere on this lattitude in October.Played this monster from the tips, it's a long course...

Forest Pines (Forest & Pines)

Three loops of nine is what Forest Pines is about. Pines can be brutal and long off the whites with long par 4s and an uphill par 5, which should not be an issue providing the first two shots are accurate. The 7th a par three is all carry across the...

Dartmouth (Championship)

My first impressions going down the long drive to the course and hotel was to wonder how wet the course would be. Heavy rain for a few days meant waterproofs and layers were packed. Due off first at 7.55, I was delayed by an hour as the greenkeepers...

Forres

Forres was the first round on our highlands trip, barely an hour and a half after touchdown in Scotland. We wanted a gentle warm up since we risked running out of daylight or flight delays. In fact we got much more than that, because Forres is a deli...

Wouwse Plantage

Wouwse Plantage is an interesting course in the deep south of the Netherlands, consisting of the Plantage (the original Pennink 9) and Bleekloop (Rolin extension) loops, which do not play in a particular order. I started off at the Bleekloop though,...

King's Lynn

Kings Lynn is a loverly tree lined golf course which certainly rewards straight hitting. Right from the start you are faced with a tight drive with trouble left and right. This sets the tone for the whole course. There is a nice mix of par 3's rangin...

Burnham & Berrow (Championship)

Standing on first tee and viewing 1 and 18 is of a course with many dunes. subsequent play largely fulfills this impression. There are expansive views toward the coast and inland hills from many elevated tee boxes . The first is a 380 yard par 4 grad...

Fleetwood

Often going under the radar this links course on the North West England coast is definitely worth playing. Over the years I have played more than a dozen times and recently visited again to catch up with an old work colleague who had joined the club...

Upper Montclair (South & West)

I have played “Upper” dozens of times but, until this week, not in the last 6 years. When i saw its ranking in NJ well down in the 50’s, i was curious as to what i might find. So, critics seem to find fault with what i think is an asset. That is,...

Pasatiempo

Pasatiempo is a semi-private golf course about 43 miles north of the Monterey Penninsula (Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and Grand Cypress). This is a friendly, but serious golf club, replete with grill and wedding and meeting space. Alistair McKenzie...

Taos

Taos CC is known for its competitive play, management turnover and active professionals. Situated just west of UNM Taos, it is located on the first turn before Ranchos de Taos. Over time the course has matured, and the venue has blossomed.The pro...

University of New Mexico (Championship)

UNM Championship Course is home to the Lobos Women's and Men's golf teams, who boast a slew of LPGA, PGA and European Tour players among their ranks.This is a wonderful club, now noteworthy for hosting the United States Open qualifiers and the second...

Fulford

I played Fulford in early September and had a fantastic mornings golf. The course although completely flat was top drawer, with no real weak holes. Personal favourites were holes 13 and 17. What I was really impressed by was the conditioning of the c...

Whippoorwill

I don't have much to add to the previous reviews. However, since the most recent of those is more than four years old, your reviewers should be assured that Whippoorwill remains one of the best and most under appreciated courses in the U.S. The only...

Brunswick

Date of Play: 10/20/21 - It had been a few years since I had played Brunswick and the first time since a series of renovations had occurred in the past few years.This return to one of my local haunts was highlighted by the excellent fall conditioning...

Prince's (Shore & Dunes)

Time for an update after two visits here in 2021. Now all three loops have been refurbished and the changes have had time to bed in, Princes is looking outstanding, with impressive bunkering and immaculate conditioning. The new tees add length and ch...

Newgiza

Today, I had the privilege of playing at New Giza and was really impressed. I've played a lot of courses, but honestly, I don't think I've ever played one better than New Giza. The layout is amazing with really astounding changes in elevation, consid...

Dreamland (Championship)

I've been a member at this course for the past few months and have generally really enjoyed it. It's not particularly difficult, but it is fairly long and it's a fun layout. The course is well-maintained for the most part, though the bunkers are not...

Prince’s (Himalayas)

After two visits here in 2021, time for an update. All three loops of nine at Prince's have now been refurbished, and it really is looking wonderful. The sand scrapes, bunkering, and wide run off areas have really given Prince's its own identity. The...

DuPont (DuPont)

In 2018 the DuPont Corporation sold the nearly 100 year DuPont Country Club to Ben DuPont and his primary business partner Don Wirth, a former executive at DuPont. I was told a few others have also acquired a small ownership stake but cannot confirm...

Crete

Crete only has one golf course so is not going to be a golfing destination. However if you are on the island and fancy a game then this is a very nice course to play. I played in October and the course was in good condition with well-watered fairways...

Parkstone

A truly fantastic course. Being the first of many to tick off in the Dorset area me and my playing partner were left very satisfied.On arrival you are welcomed by a very helpful pro shop who will talk you through the layout of the property and what t...

Carden Park (Cheshire)

This is an ok golf course. Mainly good interesting holes, maybe 2-4 holes pretty weak, and also very wet when I played.The back 9, are the most fun and the better quality golf, they are laid out well.Across the site, the turf quality is average reall...

Castle Stuart

I played Castle Stuart for a second time last weekend. It was very nice conditions for an October day in Scotland and I was very surprised by the firm links conditions at this time of year. The course played beautifully and I was very impressed wit...

Quinta do Lago (South)

A return visit to Quinta South was a very welcome return indeed, 9 years after my first visit here. Stood on each tee, I recalled the hole, which speaks volumes for the design. It is understood that a few Euros have been spent on improving the course...

Vilamoura (Victoria)

I loved reading Jim McCann's review for this course, just a month before I played it, but my view is almost directly opposite. I loved the front 9 at Victoria, it is playable to a medium handicapper like myself and the holes well designed, even the p...

Royal Oaks Country Club - Dallas

Course was in bad shape when I played it which is why I’m not rating it high. Course was flat and long but an easy long. My host said the freeze and the loss of a lot of trees is the reason its easier. I look forward to playing ROCC when the course i...

Martindale

It took me a number of years to make it to the ‘Dale despite living in relative proximity to Auburn. For this, I am disappointed because what I found was a delightful golf course on a delightful piece of land, highlighted by the fall foliage on the...

Quinta da Marinha

QDM has possibly the most unusual routing of any course I’ve ever played. The 7th tee is adjacent to that of the par 3 6th meaning you play the 6th and then just walk back to exactly the same teeing ground. There are also several occasions where you...

Praia D'El Rey

Unfortunately we played the course on a misty day so did not get the benefit of the views which I understand are one of the major plus points of the course. However, we all enjoyed the course and preferred it to the higher ranked West Cliffs next doo...

Oitavos Dunes

Oitavos Dunes is a very playable course, in decent nick and good for holiday golf. However there is nothing particularly special about it and, like many others, I find its inclusion in a previous World top100 list laughable and tarnishes the credibil...

Penha Longa (Atlântico)

Penha Longa was my personal favourite of the five courses we played on our recent trip to the Lisbon coast. I really liked the variety of holes and changes of elevation. The par 3s were all standouts. Two are from elevated tees hitting down to a gree...

Formby Ladies

Recently visited this splendid wee course that runs inside its championship sibling. The condition was first class, and again despite the apparent lack of length on the card the course showed its teeth, would definitely recommend a round here in addi...

Fulford

Fulford is a classic heathland/parkland layout which simply gets better and better each time I play. Since I last played, the R&A have been in an advisory role given the course recently hosted the Girls Amateur and have made a few changes, mainly vis...

Wolf Creek Golf Club

Probably the most beautiful course I've ever played. It must have been a madman who designed a course in the mountains and desert like this. It is indeed a roller coaster as well, with cart paths winding up and down steep grades. As for the course, i...

Sakonnet

Sakonnet is a fun golf course in a tiny state that’s full of them. The ocean hits you smack in the face as you climb the gentle hill to the first green. St. George’s Tower, the Newport Bridge, The Sachuest Wildlife Sanctuary, the Cliff Walk, the Poin...

Missouri Bluffs

It was the early 1990s, at the height of the golf course construction boom, and a prominent developer sought to build a “country club for a day”-style high-end public layout near fast-growing suburbs west of St. Louis on heavily wooded public land ow...

Pinnacle Golf Club

Overall the clubhouse and course are spectacular. Some tight holes off the tee on the back break up the monotony of long iron/driver for your first shots. Enough elevation changes to keep you guessing, and great makeup of holes. Hope to play again so...

Kearney Hill

The layout is spectacular with holes going in every direction. Greens were fair with some tough pin locations possible. Some short par 4s and 5s are definitely scoring chances, last three holes some of the best

Southampton

Playing a Seth Raynor course creates the anticipation of seeing a number of his template holes. Southampton does not disappoint in that regard. The Short, Knoll, Redan, Double Plateau, Eden, Long, Punch Bowl, Biarritz and Road are by far the course’s...

The Bridge

The east end of Long Island was settled by New Englanders and still retains a number of New England characteristics. The Bridge features artistic drinking fountains on a number of tees, but I suspect no one uses the New England nomenclature (“wattah...

Harleyford

Harleyford is a good course. It has excellent drainage and can be played all year round, without any temporary tees or greens. It has a great layout and risk-reward holes. The first is probably the weakest hole, but gets the round off to a steady sta...

Bearwood Lakes

This course has everything. Facilities, Driving Range and Course are all world class. There are so many great holes but the back 9 is exceptionally picturesque. Worth making the trip to play, if you're lucky enough to know someone there!

Thorpeness

When we turned up at Thorpeness we had a really good feeling about the place. The sun was shining the welcome was good and the course has a feeling of space.On the course however, at the time we played, the condition of the course was not good, by t...

Mendip

A great course and great day out. The course is hilly but is well designed so walking uphill is kept to a minimum! Fairways lush and well kept. Shame the 18th by far the worst hole. Currently under maintenance and playing off a rock hard mat. It is a...

Carne (Hackett)

If we ask any avid golfer what he is looking for when he travels thousands of kilometers to play golf, perhaps many would not know how to answer first, or would adduce answers such as the possibility of spending a few days with friends, good times in...

Alhaurin

I am a new player. 28 Handicap. I think the description offered by the course is very fair. For me playing this course, it was very tight and if you went off the fairway, you almost certainly lost your ball in water or down one of a steep hills int...

Yankee Trace (Heritage & Legend)

Simple course. As a person who lives locally, very underkept, shouldnt be on the list. The fact Miami Valley and Ohio States Grey Course are ranked below it is outrageous and extremely embarrassing.

Queenstown Harbor (River)

Jeff's comments are spot on -- the layout has its moments but they are not consistent enough throughout the entire 18 holes.It's too bad the available golf options for the public have receded in the eastern shore area-- save for the number of courses...

TPC Las Vegas

The TPC network of courses is sort of like the higher-end hotel chains one sees in the States. They provide the needed basics -- good conditioning, well rounded amenities such as presentable clubhouses with quality food / drink and you also have a pr...

Ganton

Ganton golf club, or Scarborough as it was once known, sits miles away from the coastline but you'd be forgiven for losing track of where you were. I'm going to throw in the disclaimer that I played this in mid October. I try my best to imagine the c...

Camberley Heath

The more I play courses outside of Surrey, the more I realise how special golf there really is. The course conditions here are second to none and you won't find such a large amount of courses that are half as good anywhere else in England, maybe even...

Parkstone

If I was to be born again as a scratch golfer I'd be reborn as a 20 year old woman. I'd be able to play all the golden age courses as they were designed, rather than be forced to play un-exiting 7000 yard monsters because only that length provided a...

St Enodoc (Church)

How anyone can write something negative about this course is beyond me. St.Enedoc is without a doubt the best golf course I have ever played. There's not much more to say. If you are a keen golfer and want to not only play a world class track but als...

Moortown

As a member of a different MacKenzie course I can say that Moortown had a real familiarity to it, and whilst it might not be the best golf course in the region I sensed it was by far the best club.Moortown is firm and playable with classic bunkering...

Gassan Legacy

Gassan Legacy GC is located 45 minutes by car from the centre of Chiang Mai in Thailand. The current course is a complete redesign by US architects Schmidt Curley who are known throughout Asia for their body of work- which now includes Mission Hills...

Hadley Wood

Always tricky writing a review of the course you call home, inevitably your bias comes through and people roll their eyes… Equally, to truly understand a golf course you need to play it a lot so it works both ways. Hadley is an Alister MacKenzie park...

Chiangmai Highlands

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club is located a very pleasant 30 minutes drive from the centre of Chiang Mai. The rolling landscape is perfect for golf, and Schmidt Curley design have done the site justice with a course that is both interesting and testi...

Vesper

Vesper is fun and fantastic. It has remained true to its Ross roots. Although, some members are advocating for lengthening the third and moving the green right. I understand the desire to lengthen the course, but....As Mark has done a nice job rev...

TPC Las Vegas

Was just here for an event and played 3 days straight. This is a somewhat unique TPC course. It meanders thru a canyon and creates numerous opportunities to force a carry and loss your ball in the canyons on the side. The green complexes are nice. Co...

Donnington Grove

What an impressive venue, as you approach the old castle club house over the bridge its clear you'll be in for a treat. Its a stunning looking course and long, you navigate your way over the motorway twice which is the only downside to the course as...

Parkstone

I’ve commented before on how Dorset seems to go ignored by so many golfers, well Parkstone is perhaps the jewel in the crown. When I first played the course I felt baffled the course was not in the UKs Top 100 so am delighted to see it in there now....

Ferndown (Old)

Ferndown sits just outside of the UK top 100 and whilst this feels harsh we do have an abundance of courses queueing for entry onto that list. Ferndown feels special and the tree clearance promotes an intimate feel to the routing. The year we played...

Newbury & Crookham

I ventured out this weekend to Berkshire and found two great courses, the first being Newbury & Crookham. Its clear we are moving into the depths of autumn, the trees are shedding their leaves and winter shoes are a must but happy to say N & C was in...

East Devon

East Devon is a charming course that feels like a heathy-linksy hybrid. Fantastic views and full of character from start to finish. Perhaps lacks the big hitting holes that would elevate it further although the views are spectacular. Well worthy of i...

Saunton (East)

Saunton East is a classic links in every sense - when sitting outside the clubhouse before your round on a sunny day…I can’t imagine many others courses look more inviting! Saunton is on fantastic, undulating land and for me this more than makes up f...

Saunton (West)

What a venue Saunton is now that the West course has been brought up to speed. A fantastic and perhaps fiddly links course, not in a kooky way, but in a way that demands a lot off the tee in terms of accuracy. The course hugs the dunes as best it can...

St Mellion (Nicklaus)

I try to be as honest as I can on these reviews - honesty is the best policy! And with that in mind the welcome at the club and service in the restaurant was sub-par, or over-par whichever way you look at it. Fortunately though I was shocked at how g...

Trevose (Championship)

I’ve been holidaying in Cornwall for golf for many years now but until this year I hadn’t played Trevose. So often you get lucky to play a great course but don’t see it in its full glory - that wasn’t the case for my game at Trevose with the course h...

Perranporth

Wild! This course is alive…it’s unapologetically silly in places but perhaps a throwback to what golf was like once upon a time. In some places Perranporth has land like no other course in the country, and if you approach it with fun in mind you’ll h...

Hayling

I first played Hayling in around 2017 when they had just begun renovations on the course - 4 years on and the new bunkers feel mature, the cleared scrub areas are penal again and the overall conditioning is perfect for a course of this genre. After a...

West Surrey

I often see the cliched statement that ‘If course X was located in Surrey, then it would be rated much higher’. I’d actually argue for the contrary - better to be a big fish in a small pond, and I think West Surrey Golf Club reinforces my position on...

Weston-Super-Mare

Holiday golf can mean a number of things - pejoratively as golf which is deliberately easy; more neutrally as golf played when on holiday and generally at the coast and positively as golf which is fun while retaining an element of challenge. I'd see...

Burnham & Berrow (Championship)

Burnham and Berrow, on a couple of mild, almost windless days was still a stern test, though it did perhaps lack a bit of wow factor, particularly on the back nine where the work on the 12th fairway meant that it was played as a medium long par 3 ove...

Alpine Golf Resort

Alpine Golf Resort, Chiang Mai opened in 2008, and is located approximately 30 minutes from the centre of Chiang Mai by car.The course now has 3 nines of golf. We played the original 18 holes.. Mr Garl has routed the course through lush natural fores...

Royal Porthcawl

We had a choice - 15 mins to invest in a sensible warm up, or 5 mins to enjoy a bacon roll & cup of tea. It’s not unusual that we chose the latter and enjoyed sitting out on the terrace trying to listen in on the stories of possible Welsh Rugby Legen...

Saadiyat Beach

Saadiyat Beach is probably one of the best Gary Player-designed courses in the world with a collection of challenging and varied holes, meaning that you have to be on top form to score well. He has used the undulating terrain well to create a course...

Cruden Bay (Championship)

A visit to Cruden Bay should start with a bacon roll and cup of tea, sitting in the amazing clubhouse looking in awe down on the adventure they awaits. This is a fantastic, quirky, unique, challenging, stunning golf course. Quite simply this is a cou...

Gorleston

This course is a in very good condition when played earlier this week. The greens ran quick and true and the fairways were also in excellent condition. A slight complaint would be the bunkers which varied in sand depth. The course features a loverly...

JCB

The whole day is simply incredible. The hospitality is second to none. 5 star hotel levels of service. Just the little things are amazing. The security takes your name, radios through and the lovely lady on reception addresses you by name. The buggys...

Yas Links

Kyle Phillips has designed a number of superb golf courses in recent times and Yas Links is surely one of his very best. The likely grand budget from investors in Abu Dhabi included the possibility of reshaping the coastline in accordance with his re...

Abu Dhabi (National)

Abu Dhabi’s first golf course with the massive concrete falcon overlooking the 9th and 18th greens is well known to the top European pros and the golf-watching public. It has been an ever-present venue on the ‘Desert Swing’ part of the tour since 200...

Oakdale

Lovely course, you need GPS to find it as its amazingly only a mile from the centre of Harrogate. Bit hilly but well worth a visit, great clubhouse and food.The par 3 9th and 18th over the same brook really test your nerves.

Longview

During a recent visit to The Club at Longview, one of our hosts mentioned that the club was nicknamed “Longshot” when originally constructed. Situated quite far southwest of the uptown Charlotte, it was not clear if Mel Graham’s vision for a high-end...

West Hill

Wow, what a golf course, just immaculate and so fun to play! We played off the white tees as the course itself is quite short so we wanted to make it a little more challenging and we felt there was a lovely balance in terms of enjoyment and difficult...

Foxhills (Bernard Hunt)

First time visiting foxhills, the grounds are exceptional, probably one of the best resorts iv been too, everything is within close proximity and immaculate!The bernard hunt for me isn't worth the £100 green fee, the course itself has some lovely hol...

Hallamshire

“Is this your ball?”, queried our playing partner as he fished the guilty Callaway from his ripped bag.Five minutes earlier, carried away by the excitement of a birdie two on the previous hole, I had carved the ball from The Hallamshire’s tenth tee.B...

Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys)

During my recent visit to Wisconsin -- I returned to see a few courses to refresh my memory. Meadow Valleys is a good addition to the totality of the Destination Kohler golf offerings and I concur with the comments provided by Daniel and Peter.Meadow...

Heritage Shores

The southern portion of Delaware is reminiscent of what one generally sees in Florida. Dead flat terrain with little in term of natural features that standout.The golf course was created as a retirement community which means a plethora of housing was...

Inn of the Mountain Gods

When you arrive at the golf course the scenery clearly grabs your attention. The unfortunate part is that the design -- which opened in 1975 -- could certainly benefit from a major upgrading. The layout takes golfers through a journey where the holes...

Vaquero

A great Discovery Land development. Course is a little different than anything in DFW and the service is immaculate. Worth being unconvinced to play our caddie Lance was amazing.

Montrose (1562)

A very old place, you get the true feeling of history here, without any long socks etc... Plain and simple, a great old fashioned test of links skills, super layout and good turf condition. Amazing value for money..

Formby

I love this golf course, one of my favourites for sure. A tough challenge, always in super condition, makes you think of how best to tackle each hole. Pretty good value for money, excellent quality turf and golf!!!!

Royal Lytham & St Annes

A true open venue, some class and style. Another special experience, which I will repeat soon, I hope.Surly on any real golfers wish list, will cost a fair bit, but is pretty much worth the money. Having said that, it is surrounded by great golf cour...

Machrihanish Dunes

This is a fun and fair golf course to play. The drive to this part of Scotland is slow, but very nice. The Dunes should be on any list, design is very good. Turf quality was very good indeed. Some fairways were struggling from drought, but 98% were s...

Royal Cinque Ports

This is one of the most fun and challenging golf courses I have played, very much top of the tree. RCP is a special place and is in super condition, this should be in equal position to the open venue next door. Do not dismiss.We all struggled with th...

Royal St George's

A brilliant golf course, enjoyed every minute of the experience. Tees, fairways and greens were superb, layout speaks for itself. This is a must on anyones list!!! Very very good, plenty of history and plenty of room around the course to feel relaxed...

The Mere

I first played The Mere as a 16 year old in the Daily Telegraph Tournament, I was fortunate enough to win which prompted a further trip, for the National finals in Gleneagles. So it’s no wonder I’ve always loved playing here. Now 30 years on and I st...