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N is for Narrows – Template Holes

23 January 2020

Discovering the “original” Narrows requires some reverse engineering, beginning with the hole we now understand as the “true” Narrows. Macdonald had two holes in mind, and the 15th at Muirfield is closest to the final product.

N is for Narrows – Template Holes

Top 50 Golf Courses of Portugal 2020

22 January 2020

There’s no doubt that Portugal punches above its weight. For a country with only 75 golf facilities, it still manages to showcase eleven of its courses in our Continental Europe Top 100 – proving that quality, not quantity, is what really counts.

Top 50 Golf Courses of Portugal 2020

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Germany 2020

21 January 2020

Welcome to the second iteration of our Top 100 Golf Courses of Germany, where there’s quite an influx of new layouts, as we keep discovering unheralded gems that have flown under the radar for various reasons.

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Germany 2020

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Spain 2020

18 January 2020

Rising one position in our latest Spanish Top 100, Real Club Valderrama regains the #1 status it last held in 2010. Not only that, the course climbed to #4 in our Continental Europe listings just a few days ago and re-entered our World Top 100 last month…

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Spain 2020

​Top 100 Golf Courses of France 2020

15 January 2020

Having just produced our latest Continental European Top 100, it’s now time to turn our attention to the constituent countries that comprise this vast geographic region. We’re starting with France, which contributed 19 courses to our new European rankings...

​Top 100 Golf Courses of France 2020

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe 2020

13 January 2020

It’s two years since we published the last edition of our Top 100 chart for Continental Europe and as this listing is refreshed biennially, it’s now time to reveal our latest ranking positions for 2020-21.

​Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe 2020

Review of the Month December 2019 – Cape Arundel

10 January 2020

Cape Arundel is finally receiving the recognition it deserves... In my opinion, any true student of the game should pay a visit to Cape Arundel to study its green complexes. In a word, a round at Cape Arundel is surreal.

Review of the Month December 2019 – Cape Arundel

Golfing in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

27 December 2019

Earlier this year we explored all the golf facilities in Gran Canaria, having already visited all of the courses on Tenerife and La Gomera. To round off the Canary Islands we recently took a short trip to look at six layouts on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Golfing in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Top 100 Golf Courses of the USA 2020

20 December 2019

Welcome to the 7th revision of our biennial USA Top 100. A total of 163 courses have appeared in these listings down the years, some lasting for only one edition, others enjoying long stretches in the national limelight before falling off the list.

Top 100 Golf Courses of the USA 2020

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