It is difficult to trace the exact origin of the Hog’s Back hole, but many variations of the concept exist across links golf. Rye Golf Club provides as good a starting point as any...
This is the third of seven regional re-ranking reports for England. In this article we look at three counties – Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire – in the North West of the country.
Hard on the heels of our East Midlands re-rankings, here are our findings for England’s West Midlands, presenting fifty courses across the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Five counties in our East Midlands region – Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire – feature in this article, the first of seven English course re-ranking releases.
“Long,” No. 14 at St Andrews Old Course is the longest hole on the card. This and some other details from the Scottish icon have come to solidify our understanding of the term “Long”.
What’s maybe not so well known is that the Isle of Man is also totally geared up to attract visiting golfers to all its golf courses, every one of which is open for fifty-two weeks of the year.
I hadn't played Ganton for a few years, so on a bright, sunny and still morning, the anticipation as we turned off the A64 into the long narrow driveway down towards the club was tangible.
A few people in the northwest of France thought we might be interested to see what some of their golf facilities had to offer. Needing no further encouragement, we headed off to Brittany and Normandy.
The “Eden” is one of several templates finding its origins at the Home of Golf itself, the Old course at St. Andrews. It’s a decent hike from the Royal & Ancient, as No. 11 “High In”—the original Eden—is the farthest hole from the clubhouse.
The Double Plateau is one of the occasional templates that has no obvious “original,” so the safe bet in such cases is to head to the National Golf Links of America, C.B. Macdonald’s distinguished template gallery.