Phil Ree

Nomad golfer at the wrong end of Kent. Have played all Open venues, now back to planning golf on every continent.

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Canterbury Golf Club 30/08/2022

13th Kent - Best in Area
Canterbury is a pleasant walk and round of golf although not exactly strategic, besides risking tree trouble with driver or playing safely with irons – or playing irons i...

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Dunaverty 26/05/2022

5th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
For a seaside course this is a hard walk, it is more clifftop than links. It’s short, fun and scoreable in the right conditions but we played in harsh winds which took so...

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Glasgow (Gailes Links) 24/05/2022

7th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 47th Scotland Ranking
Unfortunately I found Gailes a little flat and uninspiring. The heather gives it a nice heathland vibe but a lot of holes merged into one. A couple of the late semi-blind...

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Dundonald 23/05/2022

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 100th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I am surprised Dundonald doesn’t split opinion more. It is objectively good but it’s clearly man-made and doesn’t play like the Ayrshire links it claims to. It is the opp...

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Kilmarnock (Barassie) 20/05/2022

11th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 71st Scotland Ranking
This is a very under-ranked course in my opinion. I've played 8 of the top 9 in Ayrshire and definitely recommend here over Glasgow Gailes, Robert The Bruce, St Nicholas...

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Troon (Lochgreen) 20/05/2022

18th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
Lochgreen is a mixed bag, as you’d expect. The highlights are the hillier links holes between 4 and 9, the worst are the lush parkland ones from 11 to 13. That’s fine tho...

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Croham Hurst 03/05/2022

43rd Surrey - Best in Area
Croham is a pleasant old parkland with a few less than memorable holes but enough variety and hills to maintain interest and make it worth a visit.Greens don’t roll entir...

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Castlerock (Bann) 29/03/2022

4th Londonderry - Best in Area 16th Northern Ireland Ranking
I did see on here a while back that a nine-hole ranking may come about, and Bann would likely be near the top of it. It has wild dunes, scenery and short fun holes which...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 29/03/2022

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 5th Northern Ireland Ranking
Castlerock has a bit of everything – a burn, a railway, a couple blind shots, some elevated tees, hilltop holes, flat areas, plus some big dunes … As the land is obviousl...

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Royal Portrush (Valley) 24/03/2022

2nd Antrim - Best in Area 6th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Valley is a solid course with a few highlights, particularly I thought its new holes. Much of the course plays parallel to the beach so you’re enduring the same wind,...

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Seaton Carew (Old) 26/01/2022

1st Durham - Best in Area 72nd England Ranking
I played Seaton on a cold January afternoon and it is ideal winter golf, as you’d expect for a highly ranked links layout. Frost and frozen ground apparently aren’t an is...

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Muirfield 10/11/2021

1st Lothians - Best in Area 3rd Scotland Ranking 4th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
Muirfield has that intangible quality that won’t have you taking constant photos but will hold your interest at a high level throughout. It’s a bit more like an understat...

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Gullane (No.1) 10/11/2021

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 22nd Scotland Ranking 64th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Ranking-wise I’d say Gullane 1 is a little underrated – the only semi-weak holes are by the clubhouse, which isn’t abnormal. The views are some of the best around and the...

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Montrose (1562) 01/10/2021

3rd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 53rd Scotland Ranking
Montrose has a famous front nine but its back nine is just as interesting, only without the views. I played on a day windy enough to be blowing my bag over, and it was st...

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