Andy Cocker

Started playing golf in 2011 after a lifetime of tennis and football took its toll on his knees. Has now played over 195 different courses across the UK, US, Europe and the Far East. Home course is Wortley Golf Club near Sheffield. Handicap 9. Based on Top 100 Golf Courses best course played is Pacific Dunes in Oregon. Have played 19 different courses in the US, 14 of the UK and Ireland’s Top 100 and 17 of England’s Top 100. Aim now is to play as many of the UK’s Top 100 as possible and continue to play abroad at every opportunity.

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Bingley St Ives 16/09/2020

11th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Continuing my pursuit of playing all of the Top 40 courses in Yorkshire, today I visited Bingley St Ives. What had enticed me was the prospect of playing a course with pa...

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Ganton 11/09/2020

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
I last wrote a review on Ganton in September 2019 - please see further down for the review. What has prompted me to write a brief update is the recent reviews on Ganton,...

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Teignmouth 25/08/2020

7th Devon - Best in Area
Off the back of Keith’s review, albeit 3 years old, we booked a round in at Teignmouth. What we didn’t plan on was Storm Francis and the 40+ mph gusts ! It didn’t however...

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East Devon 24/08/2020

4th Devon - Best in Area 72nd England Ranking
East Devon GC is an enchanting course, set just outside Budleigh built on the cliff tops playing through wonderful heathland surroundings of gorse, Heather (which was com...

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Alnmouth Village 14/08/2020

Gem England - Best in Area
There are so many gems in Northumberland and I’m delighted that this has been added to the Top 100 listings. I would add that Bellingham ought to be looked at seriously b...

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Dunstanburgh Castle 14/08/2020

5th Northumberland - Best in Area
It’s hard to imagine that this course was only a Gem 3 years ago, but the good news is that clearly the rankings team finally got it on their radar and ultimately have st...

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Ramside Hall (Cathedral) 10/08/2020

7th Durham - Best in Area
Played the Cathedral Course yesterday, as following the Top 100 rankings, this sat higher than it’s sister course at this resort style hotel and spa complex. And I’m glad...

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Lincoln 05/08/2020

6th Lincolnshire - Best in Area
I cannot believe that no-one has reviewed this class part heathland/part parkland golf course just outside the village of Torksey and Brampton. Laid out over flat land bu...

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Ramsdale Park (Seely) 30/07/2020

Gem England - Best in Area
In football you often hear the phrase 'a game of two halves'. Equally in golf you will hear some courses described as having 2 distinct nines (front and back). Well Ramsd...

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Pleasington 22/07/2020

11th Lancashire - Best in Area
Pleasing Pleasington. I'm so glad that I followed the Top 100 Golf Courses rankings and not the doom slayer reviews of 2 and 3 years ago. This is a class heathland track,...

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Lindrick 02/07/2020

4th Yorkshire - Best in Area 59th England Ranking
I played Lindrick Golf Club on Monday of this week, with air heavy and the weather overcast, adding to the brooding feel you get as you play this high quality track.Revis...

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Hallamshire 01/07/2020

8th Yorkshire - Best in Area
I played Hallamshire last week, on a hot, dry, sunny and windless late afternoon. The weather could not have been better. Usually I play Hallamshire in the wind and rain....

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Norwood Park (Norwood) 01/07/2020

10th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
Whilst not on the same level as its more salubrious near neighbours, Norwood Park’s 27 hole layout, set in the grounds of Norwood Hall, makes for an alternative pleasant...

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Hillsborough 20/06/2020

29th Yorkshire - Best in Area
I visited Hillsborough GC again yesterday and whilst not needing to do a full detailed review (did one last year) I thought a brief update would be useful.I viewed each h...

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Oakmere Park (Admirals) 12/06/2020

7th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
This year was going to be my best ever in terms of playing new courses and until lockdown I was on a mission. That then ground to a halt and initially post lockdown, my g...

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Beeston Fields 12/06/2020

9th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
Steeped in history and tradition, Beeston Fields Golf Club lies about four miles west of Nottingham, close to Jnct 25 of the M1. It is a well laid out parkland golf cours...

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Holme Hall 04/03/2020

9th Lincolnshire - Best in Area
Literally just a stones throw away from Forest Pines is the little known Holme Hall Golf Club. Played here yesterday as the search for fast draining playable courses cont...

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Dunham Forest 26/02/2020

12th Cheshire - Best in Area
Played today on a bright and sunny afternoon, but following heavy rain over last few days. Delighted that we were on 12 full greens. That says something about the course,...

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Hawkstone Park (Hawkstone) 21/02/2020

2nd Shropshire - Best in Area
I completed my February golfing/walking break with a stay and play at Hawkstone Park. For £99 for 2, we got 3 course meal for 2, breakfast, stay and a round of golf each...

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Cleeve Hill 19/02/2020

6th Gloucestershire - Best in Area
I played this course today with my wife, just after Storm Dennis and with the wind blowing and rain in the air - I loved it! I had read the reviews beforehand and deci...

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