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 18 different courses in the US, 13 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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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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Scarcroft 15/10/2019

19th Yorkshire - Best in Area
This is a nice course but when you’re spoiled by the other quality courses around Leeds, it doesn’t stand out as it might elsewhere in the county. It’s a nice parkland co...

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Ilkley 06/10/2019

10th Yorkshire - Best in Area
If you are playing golf in Yorkshire then a visit to Ilkley is a must. Nestled in the beautiful Wharfe Valley with the famous Ilkley Moor as a backdrop, this is an incred...

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Shipley 06/10/2019

21st Yorkshire - Best in Area
This course is set amidst a wonderful wooded valley on the outskirts of Bingley, the course is the creation of the renowned Dr Alister Mackenzie. It stretches across the...

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Headingley 06/10/2019

17th Yorkshire - Best in Area
This is a great course and I would highly recommend playing it whilst visiting North Leeds, to complement the many fine courses fringing the north edge of the city. Whils...

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Chesterfield 19/09/2019

3rd Derbyshire - Best in Area
Also known as Walton Golf Club, Chesterfield is a tough course played over well established parkland. The clubhouse offers excellent views over the 9th green, 10th tee an...

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York Golf Club 19/09/2019

12th Yorkshire - Best in Area
This is a gem of a course, located north of York City centre at Strensall. It is designed by Open winner A H TAylor, the 3rd oldest club in Yorkshire and is played out o...

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Wakefield 19/09/2019

27th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Wakefield Golf Club is situated in Sandal on the outskirts of Wakefield, close to Sandal Castle, Pugneys Country Park and Newmillerdam. It’s a traditional members club se...

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Ganton 14/09/2019

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
This is an updated review having played the course twice in a day yesterday. I hadn't played Ganton for a few years so on a bright, sunny and still morning, the anticipat...

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Crosland Heath 12/09/2019

30th Yorkshire - Best in Area
If you want something different and memorable from a game of golf look no further than Crosland Heath.The quarry complex is something I haven’t seen before or since (Erew...

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Hillsborough 12/09/2019

29th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Hillsborough Golf Club, situated in Wadsley, in the North West Sheffield is set alongside Wadsley and Loxley Commons, heathland areas adjoining the course and on the edge...

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