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The ranking and rating conundrum

12 November 2018

Over the years, many people have written in asking us to explain our ranking and rating process. In this article we explain that design is the most important element of consideration but we also admit that subjectivity is impossible to eliminate.

The ranking and rating conundrum

Review of the Month October 2018 – Lough Erne

07 November 2018

On my first visit a few years ago, Lough Erne blew me away… I’ve [since] become less enamoured by the course… the widow’s peak style bunkers, clover-like in their appearance, aren’t to my taste and the fairway conditions can play very soft.

Review of the Month October 2018 – Lough Erne

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Australia 2019

29 October 2018

It’s nearly two years to the day since we published the last edition of our Australian Top 100, so it’s time we presented the latest biennial revision of this ranking list, where you'll also find nine courses sitting comfortably within our World Top 100.

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Australia 2019

​A few more enticing golfing options in The Netherlands

13 October 2018

We left a few loose ends behind when we returned from The Netherlands last year. Our visit back then covered most of the country’s top tracks but there were a few courses that we just didn’t have time to see, until last week...

​A few more enticing golfing options in The Netherlands

Review of the Month September 2018 – Navatanee

07 October 2018

Oops I did it again; I got sucked into playing an overly expensive Asian golf course that rates fairly highly within the country. In the case of Navatanee, likely based on two factors: it clings to the World Cup 1975 tag and it's an expensive and mostly private club.

Review of the Month September 2018 – Navatanee

The ups and downs of the 2018 Ryder Cup

01 October 2018

M. James Ward reflects on events in Paris, pausing for thought at the USA’s poor away form and tipping his hat to Europe's resounding Ryder Cup victory under the brilliant captaincy of Thomas Bjørn over a highly rated US squad.

The ups and downs of the 2018 Ryder Cup

​Looking back nearly 50 years to "The Concession"

28 September 2018

It is hard to imagine nearly 50 years have passed since the famous concession offered by Jack Nicklaus against Tony Jacklin in the final match at Royal Birkdale in 1969 to assure a tied outcome – the first in Ryder Cup history.

​Looking back nearly 50 years to "The Concession"

Four holes to watch at Le Golf National - 42nd Ryder Cup

27 September 2018

The waiting is nearly over – the 42nd Ryder Cup Matches are just about to commence. The venue is one familiar to members of the European team but one not really seen until this week for the bulk of the American squad.

Four holes to watch at Le Golf National - 42nd Ryder Cup