Latest Golf Course Reviews

Mill Ride

From spring to late Autumn, a highly recommended place to play. Long enough to be challenging, with variable winds keeping you honest. The routing means you can jump around relatively easily, great for members who want a quick knock in the evenings....

T Golf Calvia

T Golf Calvia surprised me in many ways, and all to the positive. The course was immaculately presented and a real joy to play. It wasn't overly tough but with a strong wind it posed a number of challenges. Sometimes the fairways are quite narrow and...

Alcanada

Played Alcanada in early May and what a lovely day it was. The course is wonderful, a nice mix of old school and some modern looks with memorable holes, tough tee shots and nice green complexes. The views are lovely too. The course starts out strong...

Dubai Hills

Played in January and while the course was well maintained, it lacked any 'wow' factor for me, especially compared to the other courses in the area. The holes were quite bland and I would prefer playing Els, Trump or the other highly ranked courses i...

Hindhead

I had been wanting to play Hindhead for ages, and yesterday the time came, and boy did it live up to expectation. The front nine is simply majestic. Every hole is sculptered into the landscape and unique in it's appearance as well as challenge. We fo...

Vilamoura (Victoria)

We played in April 2022 on a very, very windy day (2-3 clubs easily). The course was well presented and we enjoyed our round there. It's a 'modern' course where most balls will be in play unless you hit it OB. I would rank it below the two Quinta cou...

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs is in a remote part of NZ although it is well worth the trek up north to play this magical golf course. David Harman has done a remarkable job utilising the landscape and topography to design this golf course while maintaining the natura...

Sunningdale (New)

I am yet to play a better golfing day out than 36 holes at Sunningdale Golf Club. Two world class golf courses, interspersed by superb food, wonderful hospitality, in a clubhouse adorned by history and its close ties with the blue ribband Clubs of th...

St George's Golf & Country Club

St. George’s Golf and Country Club is often overlooked due to its location on Long Island, New York which I consider to be “the home of golf” in the USA. Part of that is likely due to the number of highly rated golf courses near it based on the qual...

La Herreria

I must start by pointing out that, apart from golf, only the visit to the Escorial Monastery and the surroundings of the so-called Sierra de Madrid deserves, at least, a day visit.As for La Herrería, the first thing I have to say is that the course,...

Mid Pines

Played on 6/27/22. Quite underwhelming to be honest. The course has a good layout but it seems like maintenance has gone downhill. The tee boxes weren’t well kept, lots of bare spots and very hard soil. The greens were in great shape and definitely...

Beau Desert

A delightful course set in the tranquillity of Cannock Chase. We played here in late-April and were immediately impressed with the setting upon arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed the elevation changes on the front 9 with holes 4-7 being the standouts for me...

Sanctuary Lakes

Great course but unfortunately it had been very wet when we played and there was a lot of really damp areas even in the middle of the fairways leaving clumps on mud on the ball to make shots difficult.Really enjoyed the layout, true greens and long o...

Castle Stuart

I've played most of the top courses in Scotland, SW Ireland, and Northern Ireland and for me Castle Stuart is one of my favorites. Great clubhouse, great views, great layout, and very playable. Probably one of the most enjoyable courses I've played...

Connemara (Championship)

Connemara is one of the most beautiful regions on the entire island of Ireland, well worth a long stay. And if, in addition, the golf offer is well covered, as is the case, we are facing a first-class tourist destination. And while it's true that Con...

Mill Hill

Played here earlier today in a match and the day was superb.Friendly and helpful staff, nice coffee and then, after a rather strange subway crossing of the A1, we tee’d off on the 10th as drawn.What a nice hole, with water in play for the second shot...

Kiawah Island Resort (Ocean)

Great course in a slightly more remote location which is great for those trying to escape a neighboring city!

Foxhills (Longcross)

Tree lined fairways provide for an awesome if not a little intimidating frame to every hole. Located within an opulent hotel complex the place has a real high end feel to it.Never wishing to dwell too much on the negatives, I must unfortunately call...

Farnham

There is a lot to like about Farnham. It has a very relaxed feeling from the moment you arrive, despite being in an area where traditional members clubs have a reputation for being a bit snooty, and also some great facilities.The course itself is a f...

TPC Louisiana

I didn't love this course. It's out in the middle of nowhere, which I suppose is to be expected for a TPC course. Obviously, it's well-maintained & the staff is particularly helpful & friendly. The landscaping is good & at times it feels like you'r...

Audubon Park

This is my home course, so I'm extremely familiar with it, but I can still say with certainty that this is, by far, the best municipal course in the New Orleans area. Some will complain that it's too short, but if you want to work on your short game...

Shell Landing

A gorgeous course that winds its way through the pine forests & wetlands of the Gulf Coast. Fairways are tight & there is the occasional mid-fairway hazard which reduces the room for error.

Royal Marrakech (Vert & Rouge)

Marc Tremel, the club’s former director of golf, has moved back to France since I was last here in 2015 and he’s been replaced by Stéphane Talbot, a man of great experience who has been around a few clubs in Casablanca and Marrakech in recent years....

Assoufid

I returned here last week after six and a half years but unfortunately missed out on a return match against director of golf Guy Maxwell who was back in Scotland on holiday. Still, it was nice to relive the previous playing experience and refamiliari...

Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

The clubhouse had yet to be built when I was last here six years ago and quite a lot has happened since then, including the departure of larger-than-life director of golf Michel Besanceney, who left a couple of years ago for Royal Dar Es Dalam in Rab...

Palmeraie Rotana

The Palmeraie resort had 27 holes in play when I was last here in 2012 but they’ve now relinquished the newest nine holes, contracting the operation to the original 18-hole setup which was laid out by Robert Trent Jones Sr. thirty years ago. I played...

Al Maaden

I was so obsessed with the absurdly unique “Moroccan garden” water features when I last played here ten years ago that I missed the other modern art sculptures dotted around the course – if ever you want to play a course with plenty of peripheral dis...

Amelkis (Blue & Red)

I returned to Amelkis last week, just over 10 years since I was last here. This time I played the Blue and Red nines, which comprise the preferred 18-hole layout. All the Cabell Robinson-designed courses I’ve played have been decent tracks and this o...

TPC Harding Park

I recently played TPC Harding Park. Aside from some conditioning concerns (the course had been liquid burned), it was a pleasant experience. The course isn't very difficult for better players, but it offers a fun and scenic experience. Additionally,...

Mount Bruno

Most manicured course I have ever seen. The course is extremely exclusive and would be ranked higher if more people were able to play. If given the opportunity, this is a must play.

Carne (Hackett)

Played here as part of 4 day event also involving Enniscrone and Rosses Point. I cannot recommend too highly these 3 courses as a trip. The duneland at Carne is thrilling, and quite unlike anything I have seen elsewhere.We played the "Wild Atlantic D...

Tandridge

Not a secret anymore, I suspect! I am lucky enough to have a friend who is a member here, and view it as one of the most impressive and bravest renovation/improvement projects for a golf course in England. When I was lucky enough to play here 2 weeks...

Bondues (Hawtree)

Similar to the trent jones in terms of conditioning and surrounding properties. The front 9 was disappointing. It has plenty of length but generally straight holes laid out without much strategy or interest. Bunkers are big but featureless . The b...

Bondues (Trent Jones)

Its taken me too long to play Bondues. I have visited previously but not played and only wish i had Teed it up sooner. American golf , French style . A very good course in beautiful condition, surrounded by picture perfect houses at a safe distance t...

Hot Springs Village (Magellan)

The Magellan is a short course that utilizes the natural beauty of the surroundings that creates a fun course that is scoreable. The best holes on the course are 8 a long par 4.

Pleasant Valley (Blue & Yellow)

I love Arkansas golf but this course just does not do it for me. Arkansas in my opinion has some of the most beautiful terrains in America. This course has way too much water and should have utilized the natural terrain that surrounds it. It does hav...

Machrie

Quite simply one of the best courses I have played very much worth the effort to get to the complex, the staff were brilliant thank you for our brilliant day

Dunstable Downs

“What have the Romans ever done for us?”. As well as the aqueduct, sanitation, public baths etc, the crowd listening to John Cleese’s Reg in The Life Of Brian could have added the bumps and humps of Dunstable Downs Golf Club. There is even a green bu...

Saucon Valley (Old)

This week I have been covering the US Senior Open at Saucon Valley and it's good to return after covering the first two editions there in 1992 and 2000 respectively. Once again the Old Course serves as the layout where the best 50+ players will play....

Tryall

Best course in Jamaica. Caddies are wonderful with many of them having been there for 20 plus years. 4th hole is a spectacular par 3 that can be very difficult because of the winds. 7th is an iconic hole with the aqueduct. 14, in my opinion, is the b...

Whitchurch

Just lovely to play a course that exercises your brain more than your muscles.Greens were just rolling perfect, and in summer condition above slick.I managed to hit 4 drivers and bottled out of any more.Think your way round a beautiful, friendly and...

Hamilton

I’m advised that the lovely estate one drives through to make it to the course was once the clubs land. It’s a pleasant entry with the golf club sign on the wall of the estate. I think the first thing I was struck by, apart from the friendliness, was...

Nordvestjysk

I played this HIDDEN GEM and was blown away. A true test in a unique setting, and if you come play late june, the sun never seem to set. From leaving the highway and driving the small road through the amazing national park, arriving at the quirky, bu...

Carnwath

I’d attended Carnwath in order to be fitted for some new Taylor Made irons. The Professional at the club is regarded as one of the finest in the field. It’s a shame the clubhouse is not upto much in terms of stature but their was no faulting the frie...

Glen

What a sad review review by 'anonymous' in Feb 22. Yes course is tight in places so there is the odd danger of being hit, but I found the welcome very friendly from the staff and members alike. Yes, it is not the best course you will ever play but th...

Onondaga

This is a very nice local country club. The conditions are nearly perfect, but the layout is quite simple and fairly easy. It is most definitely a special local place but compared to some of the other courses that are out there, its solid.

Connemara (Championship)

Although a mission to get to, its 100% worth it when you arrive. Friendly staff and a wonderful links course that is all played out in front of you and in lovely condition. The 1st nine is probably the slighter better though the back nine has some tr...

Ganton

My wife used to have family holidays in Filey and we decided to all go again this year. As I'm sure the rest of you can imagine, I was thrilled to find out Ganton is just up the road.Months of thinking about it and reading countless reviews filled me...

Ridges at Village Creek (North & East)

This is a hidden gem in my home state of Arkansas and should be ranked higher than 7th. I love living in Arkansas the terrain in my home state is underrated for golf and this course just makes me love my home state even more. The West is amazing with...

Preston Trail

With stories of lore that are told of Preston Trail, the legend did not live up to the myth. I expected more and I do not know what else to say. I had been looking forward to playing here for years but it was more panache than substance.The first 3 h...

Links at Perry Cabin

The Links at Perry Cabin is currently listed in the top three public golf courses in the state of Maryland by most rating publications. I wanted to play it because I am always curious about a course where Pete Dye had a hand in its design, in this c...

Glasson

I have been playing golf all over Ireland for the past number of years, and make a point of trying to play courses I've never played before. If you have never heard of or visited this course before, please put it on your bucket list as I can assure y...

Rockrimmon

Designed in 1947 by Robert Trent Jones (Peachtree, Aronimink, London Hunt) Rockrimmon Country Club is definitely a course that flies under the radar. This is a wonderful club that offers a fun golf experience at an impeccably maintained course. An ex...

Ambassador

Ambassador is a 2005 Thomas McBroom design that offers golfers a fairly basic faux links golf course. As fart as public golf goes in Ontario, Ambassador has to be one of the best value courses around. However, unless you are pairing this with a day o...

Matlock

Matlock GC, situated between Chesterfield and Matlock is laid out over former moorland and farmland. Most of the holes are played on one side of the valley or the other, with only the 10th green and 11th fairway sitting in the valley floor.I was left...

Concra Wood

Brilliant course in very good condition. Accommodating to golfers playing Concra for the first time and hugely impressed with the amount of water and scenery on the course. Cannot believe this is not higher on the rankings. Greens are challenging and...

Scarcroft

Very average parkland course, that wasn't in the sort of condition you would have expected for June, the greens had been sanded which was a disappointment. Stand out holes were the par 4 11th and par 3 15th, other reviews mention the par 5 14th but I...

JCB

Where to start and what to say I’m not quite sure and maybe giving myself more time to digest the experience fully will help me appreciate just how great the engineering/design and layout of this modern day beast is. The absolutely fantastic first ho...

Toronto (Colt)

Amazing course. An extremely private course for members and their guests that is very well maintained. Colt designed a great track and one that can be described as an urban oasis in the middle of Toronto. Number 7 is an extremely demanding par 3. Fol...

Mandurah

A well maintained slightly undulating parkland course with some great holes.What I really liked is the presence of many dog-leg holes. 5, 6 & 7 are interesting, undulating holes, whilst the 14th & 18th will provide a challenge.Many greens are elevate...

The Cut

Taking in all of the previous reviews of this course, I had a round recently & came to conclusion that it can be a very significant challenge, especially for the long handicapper to enjoy this course.The positives are an adventurous back nine with so...

Joondalup (Quarry & Dune)

I played the Lakes/Dunes combo recently. The Lakes is acceptable, however the Dunes is a wonderful challenge.The outstanding holes on both courses were:Lakes, 2nd ( a quarry wall & cavern on right side)The Dunes, 3rd ( a quarry wall of some 10 metres...

Samoset

An unforgettable front nine along the ocean paired with classic Maine woods golf on the back. Worth a trip

Penobscot Valley

This course is an excellent layout that has unfortunately lacked in upkeep. Worth a round, but not a destination

Boothbay Harbor

Courses don’t get much nicer than this. Wide variety of tees to suit golfers of all skill levels. A great challenge

Fox Ridge

Very impressed with the welcoming staff and especially the starter. Beautiful and challenging course that will have you using every club in the bag.

Sugarloaf

Gorgeous mountain course. Not a dull moment with lots of elevation changes and undulating greens. This course will encourage you to use the driver sparingly; you’ll often need the accuracy of an iron over distance.

Belgrade Lakes

Incredible layout that is always in top-of-the-line shape. Not a super long course, but you have to place your shots due to rock walls and abundant trees.

Kemnay

Quite underrated. Some good holes and varying character throughout the course. Greens are among the truest in the north east.

Deeside (Haughton)

Very open and forgiving, not much of a test really. Usually in good condition but most holes lack any real distinctive character or challenge.

Ballater

Pretty dull course with no memorable holes. Condition is fine. Very open and forgiving. Perfectly enjoyable for a scenic game of golf.

Newburgh-on-Ythan

Nothing special. Some good holes but very open and forgiving, quite an easy course for an introduction to links golf before testing yourself on any of the other links courses north of Aberdeen.

Peterhead (Old)

Start and finishing holes aren't the best, but the middle part is superb. Course condition can be quite hit or miss, greens always run true.

Murcar Links

Some good holes, and the course gets better the more you play it due to knowing the line and run outs. Always well presented.

Upsala (Stora)

Best fairwayturf in Sweden. Layout is nice and with the greendesigns you get a new experience every round. The 1st hole looks very nice probably one och the most goodlooking 1st holes in Sweden. I realy like the last 3. wit possibility to make 2 eag...

Blackwell

Enjoyed Blackwell. Was in the area on a work trip, so made the most of a free evening. This parkland course is is very undulating, has holes all unique to themselves, and each hole requires thought, positioning and care. Lovely place to play, and wel...

Secret Valley

I really enjoyed playing Secret Valley this past weekend. It was my first time in Cyprus and only a short trip, but I'm glad I prioritized playing a round of golf here. The setting is gorgeous and the course makes great use of the scenery and natural...

Steyn City

The Nicklaus design at Steyn City is a bold and breathtaking golf course, supremely conditioned and eminently memorable. I find that Nicklaus designs are rarely understated and this is another course that emboldens that view. The 1st tee shot sets th...

The Links Shell Cove

Surprisingly good course located 90 mins south of Sydney. Not long at 5500m from the tips but each hole keeps your interest. Great bunkering, mix of short and medium length par 4s, short & long par 5s and the greens have a lot of action on them - slo...

Deepdale

In great condition, and excellent food (maybe the best of LI golf clubs). Have to shape the ball. Lovely locker rooms etc. Shame about the LIE.

Friar's Head

A Very fun and playable course and as such Not as difficult as Sebonack or Shinnecock. Fantastic practice facility. Wonderful place to be at often. A bit out of the way…

Sebonack

The best test to your game in the Hamptons. And the course with the best views. A few extraordinary holes like 2,3,11,12,17 and many other good ones. And some a bit repetitious and similar (14 and 16). Unhyped unlike its neighbors, and in a very good...

Garden City Golf Club

Garden City is an amazing atmosphere although a mens only club it still has its formalities: men must wear a sports coat and no cell phones on the course. The atmosphere is incredibly welcoming and even had another member walk me through the history...

Enniscrone (Dunes)

Shh. Don't tell anyone. Let it be just our secret. Hidden in the remote and rural west of Ireland lies a links which could host an Irish Open tomorrow, and, perhaps more importantly, is both very beautiful and eminently playable.Hole-by-hole descript...

Cruden Bay (St Olaf)

Since you're at Cruden Bay, definitely make a day of it finishing off with a very pleasant stroll around St Olaf's.Shortly to be slightly remodelled due to the main course rerouting its 18th, it shares the best linksland on the property and is mainta...

Royal Musselburgh

By being located in an area packed with quality golf RMGC is easily overlooked, but it's good golf over a well maintained course, sometimes very good golf.Grand but slightly strange clubhouse, but everyone was friendly even on a very busy members day...

Seignosse

Before I review the course I would like to set the scene with my experience. I booked on line an 8am tee time and arrived around 7.15am. No one around and eventually staff turned up at around 7.40 whereby I had to pay for hire clubs,buggy,etc. Manage...

Clearwater Bay

This course can be very challenging depending on the wind, which can easily add 2-3 strokes or more to your score. The views, especially on the front 9, are spectacular. The 1st hole pretty much sets up what your round is going to be like - a 225 yar...

Handsworth

Regular visitor to the course, the layout is excellent and 100% interesting in my eyes, @ £25 a man you cannot beat the value. I've never played it in the last 3 years where it's not been in excellent shape. The new holes have bedded in well in my ey...

Cavendish

Aug 2021 - golf week. first visit stunning scenes and course layout, not the longest but a real test for all. very tight in places with the perfect tee shot and shape required #ThinkersCourse loved the day out. only downside is getting there :-( 2.5h...

Coxmoor

June 2022 - Open Stableford event £40 inc hot buffet Another outstanding example in the area, practice facilities excellent (irons only I'll add) multiple area's to use. course was looking a little brown after a dry spell but not many shocking bounce...

North Hants

June 2022 - first visit, what a great setup with excellent range and putting great along with 2 warm up nets. clubhouse fresh and modern with excellent changing room with towels for a much needed hot days shower. The course was simple perfect, greens...

Staley Farms

1. Layout - An outstanding layout where some holes ask you to hit it in a certain spot, but many also give you options off the tee. The star of the show are the green complexes where you not only have to hit your approach on the green, but you really...

Corballis Links

A well-deserved rise on the latest rankings for charming Corballis. Very quirky, lovely green sites of high quality and architectural interest, rolling very true and a good few cracking links holes with views rivalling many great links. Not all holes...

Seapoint

Our last round this time on the emerald isle was a slightly hurried 18 before rushing to the airport.The course starts gently with solid golf holes, but their character edges towards firm and fast parkland golf and leave you thinking ‘when does the l...

Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

I had played the 1953-2019 (and 2025 to come) venue in 2014 just before the redesign plans were executed and I was lucky enough to see them in a scaled model which at that moment was not yet public. And although I loved the course agreed with many th...

Rosapenna (St Patrick's)

A new star was born in Donegal due to the hand of Mr. Tom Doak and when these three factors get together it is difficult to miss: a great land, a creative and innovative owner and a golf course genius. All these came together at SP’s and the result i...

Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

When I confirmed my trip I knew St Patrick’s would be 3 or 4 rounds and we had this one and Old Tom scheduled for just one round but my mates decided to rest this afternoon and I had to decide if under strong wind and physical exhaustion it was worth...

Narin & Portnoo

I have to be honest and say that before my trip was confirmed this course was not in my plans though the redesign by Gil Hanse caught my attention. And when this week of golf was on the run I got closer to it and was really looking to see what the pl...

Cruit Island

On the afternoon immediately after playing Narin & Portnoo we were strongly recommended to do this one and it was a very good advice. We drove 35mins to arrive to an unreal piece of land where a small Club House, a very warming Lady Captain and a str...