Andy Cocker

Started playing golf in 2011 after a lifetime of tennis and football took its toll on his knees. Has now played over 170 different courses across the UK, US, Europe and the Far East. Home course is Wortley Golf Club near Sheffield which is South Yorkshire’s hidden gem. Handicap 12. Based on Top 100 Golf Courses best course played is Pacific Dunes in Oregon. Have played 15 different courses in the US, 12 of the UK and Ireland’s Top 100 and 14 of England’s Top 100. Wife describes him as ‘living the life of a retired golfer on a full time salary’. 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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Worksop 17/07/2019

4th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
I love this golf course. It is often overlooked by it’s near neighbour Lindrick and the top quality courses of Notts, Sherwood and Coxmoor, but this heathland course is a...

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Hallamshire 16/07/2019

7th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Hallamshire Golf Club in my hometown of Sheffield sits proudly on the edge of the City, almost 1000 feet up and with the Peak District on it’s doorstep. So when the wind...

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Beau Desert 16/07/2019

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
I agree with the previous reviewer in that if this was sat in the Home Counties it would rank so much higher and probably be a Top 100 UK Course.This is such a gem and be...

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Little Aston 16/07/2019

1st Staffordshire - Best in Area 43rd England Ranking 97th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I have played here twice this year after making the decision to ‘tick off’ another Top 100 Course not too far from home. I played at end March and then again in June.To b...

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Linden Hall 15/07/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
I played here in February 2018 whilst on a weeks holiday to Northumberland. We stayed at the Macdonald hotel on site. This is a very enjoyable course with a good mixture...

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Delamere Forest 15/07/2019

2nd Cheshire - Best in Area 46th England Ranking
This is a class heathland course. The name Forest is a misnomer although it is set with Delamere Forest adjacent. I played in an Open last September and on a sunny yet fr...

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Talking Stick (O’odham) 13/07/2019

23rd Arizona - Best in Area
This was my very course I played in the USA. I had only been playing for a few months but had the bug so on holiday arranged a 6am tee time in the middle of August. Given...

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Royal Liverpool 13/07/2019

1st Cheshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 39th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I played Hoylake last week, invited by an Artisan member. I have read a lot of the comments around Royal Liverpool and it certainly divides attention.Arriving at the Arti...

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Shadow Ridge 13/07/2019

60th California - Best in Area
This was only the 2nd course I had played in the USA and it was the 1st one I had played which fits the resort course status i.e. surrounded by and playing through reside...

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Newport National 13/07/2019

5th Rhode Island - Best in Area
I played this course in 2013 when on a trip to New England and whilst I was visiting Rhode Island. I had heard that this was the Top Public Golf Course in New England so...

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Salobre (Old) 12/07/2019

14th Canary Islands - Best in Area
I agree with Jim. This course is better than it's 14/14 rating. I have rated 4 1/2 on basis that a stop in the hotel and playing both golf courses is definitely worth do...

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Stanton-on-the-Wolds 11/07/2019

7th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
Played this course today and delighted to be posting the 1st review on this course. This is a parkland course dating back to 1906 played over relatively flat land with hu...

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Ganton 11/07/2019

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 8th England Ranking 25th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
This is golfing heaven! As a good an inland course as you will find anywhere. Described as an inland links (the sea inlet used to come this far inland several hundred yea...

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Nirwana Bali - Closed 08/07/2019

Gem Indonesia - Best in Area
This course and experience will remain one of my favourite golfing moments of all time. When I played there in 2012 I had only been playing golf for over a year and the s...

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North Wales 08/07/2019

5th North Wales - Best in Area 13th Wales Ranking
After turning directly into the car park off the main road, the experience only gets better. This is a class links course offering stunning sea and beach views and all at...

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Notts 08/07/2019

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 19th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
This is my favourite course I get to pay on a regular basis and I cannot recommend it highly enough. As you turn into the driveway that meanders down through the woodland...

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