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 Hillsborough Golf Club in Sheffield. Also a member at Woodhall Spa. Single figure handicapper. Based on Top 100 Golf Courses best course played is Pacific Dunes in Oregon. Has played 19 different courses in the US, 18 of the UK and Ireland’s Top 100 and 18 of England’s Top 100. Aim is to continue to play as many of the UK’s Top 100 as possible and play abroad at every opportunity.

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Chevin 10/06/2021

9th Derbyshire - Best in Area
Chevin GC is a very pleasant, well maintained and conditioned short course. I say short as its only 6000 yards but, it is hilly so it does give you a real work out. Its a...

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Manchester Golf Club 04/06/2021

8th Lancashire - Best in Area
Its a rather small matter to a certain degree whether MGC should get a 4 1/2 or 5 star rating, but the fact myself and my playing partner have been discussing this very p...

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Formby Hall (Old) 03/06/2021

20th Lancashire - Best in Area
Formby Hall Golf and Spa Resort is an impressive place to stay and base yourself whilst playing the high quality courses on the Gold Coast. It really feels like you're on...

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Huddersfield 06/05/2021

9th Yorkshire - Best in Area
What a treat Fixby turned out to be. I’d always had in mind that it was parkland, but reality is that it has more moorland qualities, with broom in bloom, springy fast ru...

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Elsham 25/04/2021

8th Lincolnshire - Best in Area
Elsham GC is located just 5 mins off the M180 and near Brigg, but is a million miles away from the traffic on the motorway. Tucked away near Elsham village, this tight, t...

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Harrogate 08/01/2021

16th Yorkshire - Best in Area
A pleasant, mature course dating back to 1892 with design input from some of the great Golden Age designers.A round at Harrogate is a very pleasant way to spend your day....

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Reddish Vale 11/12/2020

11th Cheshire - Best in Area
Where to begin with RVGC. Having read the previous reviews and looking for a new course within a short drive, I selected RVGC. It is December and it had rained all week i...

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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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