Andy Cocker

Started playing golf in 2011 after a lifetime of tennis and football took its toll on his knees. Has now played over 220 different courses across the UK, US, Europe and the Far East. Home course is Wortley Golf Club near Sheffield. Handicap Index 4.8. Based on Top 100 Golf Courses best course played is Pacific Dunes in Oregon. Have played 19 different courses in the US, 18 of the UK and Ireland’s Top 100 and 18 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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Buxton & High Peak 06/11/2020

8th Derbyshire - Best in Area
Located on the hills outside the spa town of Buxton, set in the High Peak, split by the A road coming over from Castleton and Sheffield sits this lovely little course.The...

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Woodsome Hall 05/11/2020

13th Yorkshire - Best in Area
On the final day before lockdown, I managed to squeeze a 2pm tee time at Woodsome Hall with my friend who is a member there.Playing on all 18 greens and with a Winter par...

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St Andrews (New) 31/10/2020

3rd Fife - Best in Area 26th Scotland Ranking 85th Britain & Ireland Ranking
It’s interesting reading the other reviews of the New Course - there’s the inevitable comparison to the Old Course, although this can, as a result, lesson the impact the...

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Pitlochry 29/10/2020

8th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area
I’m making a habit of the shorter courses on this Scottish trip. Another course under 6,000 yards. The website states ‘ The Best Course in the World...under 6,000 yards’....

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Boat of Garten 28/10/2020

7th North Scotland - Best in Area 38th Scotland Ranking
Have we got lucky this week! Ducking much of the rain blowing across the UK, our trip to Boat Of Garten on Tuesday was once again blessed with dry weather. This course h...

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Murrayshall (Murrayshall) 24/10/2020

9th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area
With Gleneagles being closed today due to the adverse overnight weather, and as we were stopping at Murrayshall Hall, a lovely country hotel, decided to play the Murraysh...

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Silloth on Solway 23/10/2020

1st Cumbria - Best in Area 20th England Ranking 47th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Having had Siloth on my ‘Courses to play’ for a long time, I was excited as a kid in a sweet shop that finally the day had come, having booked a round there as part of my...

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Royal St David's 10/10/2020

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I agree with the previous reviewer. Compared to Aberdovey this is different gravy! A step up in class. I appreciate that the Ranking panel feel it’s the other way around,...

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Aberdovey 10/10/2020

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
This is a quality golf links situated in a beautiful part of Northern Wales. The village of Aberdyfi is a picturesque village at the head of the Dovey Estuary and only a...

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Woodhall Spa (Bracken) 02/10/2020

4th Lincolnshire - Best in Area
Is it possible to compare apples with pears? The answer is that whilst both fruits are somewhat different to each other and cannot be practically compared, they do actual...

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Kedleston Park 01/10/2020

2nd Derbyshire - Best in Area
In a list of type of courses to play, parkland courses would always be bottom of my list. There’s something about tree lined holes playing up and then down, often with vi...

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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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