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L is for Lion's Mouth – Template Holes

12 December 2019

The term “Lion’s Mouth” hails from the famous pot at The Old Course’s No. 13. Ironically enough, that bunker has little to do with the “Lion’s Mouth” template. And yet the 13th, “Hole O’ Cross,” is still considered the origin of the template. Confused? Let’s break it down.

L is for Lion's Mouth – Template Holes

Review of the Month November 2019 – Queenwood

12 December 2019

When I was younger I used to drive past Queenwood a lot as it's opposite Foxhills Golf Club, where I was a member for a few years. I always used to look out of the window and tell myself that one day I'd be inside the metal gates, playing the Augusta of England...

Review of the Month November 2019 – Queenwood

​Top 100 Golf Courses of the World 2020

08 December 2019

Thanks to the combined efforts of our worldwide panel of correspondents and raters, we bring you the latest edition of our Top 100 Golf Courses of the World, where the USA leads the way with forty-two listed courses.

​Top 100 Golf Courses of the World 2020

Top 100 Links Courses of Britain and Ireland 2020

03 December 2019

Some of our regular readers may remember a Links news item published during the dark winter days of 2017 which generated quite a bit of feedback. We’ve now decided to revive the Top 100 GB&I Links rankings and have taken it a stage further...

Top 100 Links Courses of Britain and Ireland 2020

K is for Knoll – Template Holes

02 December 2019

Royal North Devon is not the only notable “Westward Ho” in Britain. Although Scotscraig Golf Club doesn’t seem as excitable about its signature hole (unlike at Devon, there’s no “!”), it can lay claim to the origin of the “Knoll” template.

K is for Knoll – Template Holes

Top 100 Golf Courses of Ireland 2020

29 November 2019

Anybody who has closely followed our biennial revisions of the Top 100 for Ireland since the listings were first established in 2006 will know that gaining entry to one of the top five slots is a very tough nut to crack...

Top 100 Golf Courses of Ireland 2020

​Top 30 Golf Courses of Northern Ireland 2020

28 November 2019

Welcome to the 8th edition of our Northern Ireland rankings. The great and the good of golf course architecture have practiced their profession here, famous designers such as Old Tom Morris, Harry Vardon, Harry Colt and even Bernhard von Limburger...

​Top 30 Golf Courses of Northern Ireland 2020

Top 50 Golf Courses of Wales 2020

26 November 2019

Whether you’re looking for a lovely links layout on the coast or an intriguing inland track, there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for in our latest Top 50 for Wales.

Top 50 Golf Courses of Wales 2020

Golf course rankings - the good, the bad and the ugly

25 November 2019

We’re a nerdy bunch here at top100golfcourses.com. We spend many hours discussing rankings and we spend many more hours analysing third party magazine ranking data which always throws up more questions than answers.

Golf course rankings - the good, the bad and the ugly

Payne's Valley – Sneak Preview

21 November 2019

M. James Ward takes an early peek at Payne’s Valley, Tiger’s first public access course, which is located at the burgeoning Big Cedar Lodge near Branson, Missouri.

Payne's Valley – Sneak Preview