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 19 different courses in the US, 14 of the UK and Ireland’s Top 100 and 16 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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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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Breadsall Priory (Priory) 17/02/2020

10th Derbyshire - Best in Area
The better of the 2 parkland courses at this resort style set up.The course starts very much as it means to go on, a short Par 4 measuring 319 yards but as with so many o...

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Killarney (Killeen) 08/02/2020

7th Kerry - Best in Area 35th Ireland Ranking
We stayed in Killarney so Killeen was our last course played before heading back to Cork after a tremendous 3 days golfing with glorious weather to boot. The best of the...

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Waterville 08/02/2020

2nd Kerry - Best in Area 5th Ireland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
This was my 1st Ireland Golf Links course and what a course to start with. Played it on Wednesday when the weather was dry and even the sun came out to shine. This cou...

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Cork 07/02/2020

2nd Cork - Best in Area 30th Ireland Ranking
This has been my 1st visit to play golf in Ireland and I have been blessed by great weather and three days of varied and top quality golf, not just the standard of golf p...

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Kirby Muxloe 02/02/2020

9th Leicestershire & Rutland - Best in Area
Last year I wrote a brief review of the course, having played it earlier that year. I'm writing an update as I played it again on Friday and playing it for the 2nd time I...

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Sand Moor 23/01/2020

7th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Let me start by saying, this course is THAT good I.e. 5 golf balls. As part of the sand belt on the North side of Leeds, it shares the same swathe of land as it’s very ne...

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Sherwood Forest 10/11/2019

2nd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 56th England Ranking
This is a class heathland course and on some rankings is in the Top 100 in the UK. I would rate it this highly.I played it on a gorgeous sunny day with the heather out in...

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Doncaster 08/11/2019

37th Yorkshire - Best in Area
A nice flat parkland course laid out over sandy soil sandwiched between the M18 and the new link road to the Doncaster Sheffield Airport. It’s a well conditioned and look...

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Oakdale 08/11/2019

32nd Yorkshire - Best in Area
This is a nice parkland course in Harrogate. Designed by Alistair McKenzie, the course is laid out in 2 loops of nine with the Oak Beck running along the 10th fairway and...

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Ashbury (Kigbeare) 08/11/2019

20th Devon - Best in Area
I’ve played a few of the courses at Ashbury, and was a tad surprised to see it has made the Top 20 in Devon. I’m not sure what that says about Devon depth of top golf cou...

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Abbeydale 01/11/2019

35th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Abbeydale is set on the western side of the city of Sheffield and is a pleasant parkland course. It is a traditional members club and entrance is down a long driveway, pa...

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Wortley 31/10/2019

39th Yorkshire - Best in Area
I will say upfront that I am a member of Wortley Golf Club but will endeavour to be as objective as I possibly can. Earlier in the year I made contact with the editor of...

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Pinehills (Nicklaus) 30/10/2019

44th Massachusetts - Best in Area
I was originally going to play Old Sandwich, given that it is a Top 100 in the World Course, but at cUSD500 for a round, I decided to play a few other courses instead whi...

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Hillside 21/10/2019

4th Lancashire - Best in Area 23rd England Ranking 52nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Having visited Hillside in May when the British Masters was held, I have been looking forward to returning and playing the course and yesterday I did just that, playing t...

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