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H is for Hog's Back – Template Holes

26 October 2019

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...

H is for Hog's Back – Template Holes

West Midlands of England - Best In County Rankings 2019

22 October 2019

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.

West Midlands of England - Best In County Rankings 2019

East Midlands of England - Best In County Rankings 2019

17 October 2019

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.

East Midlands of England - Best In County Rankings 2019

L is for Long – Template Holes

16 October 2019

“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”.

L is for Long – Template Holes

Review of the Month September 2019 – Ganton

07 October 2019

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.

Review of the Month September 2019 – Ganton

E is for Eden – Template Holes

18 September 2019

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.

E is for Eden – Template Holes

D is for Double Plateau – Template Holes

09 September 2019

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.

D is for Double Plateau – Template Holes