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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Nefyn & District (Old) 06/09/2019

4th North Wales - Best in Area 12th Wales Ranking
It’s interesting to read previous reviews and certainly opinion is mixed over how good Nefyn is. I played the Old Nine and the the Front Nine in that order. It was my 1st...

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Cavendish 18/08/2019

1st Derbyshire - Best in Area
A short but challenging McKenzie course which is worth seeking out. With soft ground whenever I have played it, it therefore plays longer than the scorecard suggests, wit...

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Luang Prabang 06/08/2019

1st Laos Ranking
By definition, as the only course in the Region, this should be 5 golf ball rating, however it isn’t that good. Whilst this review will focus on the golf course, which I...

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Radcliffe-on-Trent 03/08/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
I have played here on a couple of occasions, both times in golf days and this is a pleasant enough course but without anything really special about it. The most fascinati...

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Wollaton Park 03/08/2019

5th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
What’s not to like about Wollaston Park? where else can you play golf whilst deer wander across the fairway and you have to make the decision whether to wait or drive ove...

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Rudding Park (Hawtree) 03/08/2019

36th Yorkshire - Best in Area
This is an OK Hotel Resort course but I wouldn’t go much further than that. The routing is good don’t get me wrong and if this was a private members course I suspect it w...

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Rotherham 03/08/2019

18th Yorkshire - Best in Area
This is a nice enough parkland track set against the backdrop of Thrybergh Hall but there is nothing here to get my pulses racing. The backdrop of the Hall is probably th...

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Lindrick 03/08/2019

4th Yorkshire - Best in Area 59th England Ranking
I’m going to start by being somewhat contentious. I do not like the 18th;not becauseI haven’t played it well, because I have each time I have played Lindrick, but more be...

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Conwy 29/07/2019

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
In agreement with the previous reviews. This is an excellent golf course played out over relatively flat land and with the holes laid out in front of you.I loved the near...

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Luffenham Heath 23/07/2019

1st Leicestershire & Rutland - Best in Area
This year i have endeavoured to play more Top quality courses (St Andrews, Beau Desert, Little Aston, Dunbar etc) and so jumped at the opportunity to play in an Open at...

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Erewash Valley 23/07/2019

7th Derbyshire - Best in Area
I remember this being an enjoyable afternoons golf. The standout memory is the rather contrived back to back par 3s in an old quarry. Why contrived? Because the 1st is re...

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Royal St David's 23/07/2019

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I played this course twice in one day with the wind blowing and lost more than half a dozen golf balls! True, it was only a year or so after I started playing but the cou...

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Seascale 22/07/2019

2nd Cumbria - Best in Area
What a gem of a course this is. Not as far off the beaten track as Siloth, you still have to make a deliberate journey to get here. But your effort will be rewarded. This...

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Woodsome Hall 20/07/2019

13th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Woodsome Hall is a traditional club in all repsects. When i last visted you still had to have a jacket and tie to eat in the main restaurant. My friend is a member there...

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Kirby Muxloe 20/07/2019

9th Leicestershire & Rutland - Best in Area
I played this really old course earlier this year and whilst a pleasant round of golf was had i would not want to be playing this course week in week out.Its parkalnd and...

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Seacroft 20/07/2019

2nd Lincolnshire - Best in Area 74th England Ranking
What a gem Seacroft is. One would not naturally think top quality golf at Skegbess but this is a delight. At the sourhern end of the town youll probably have the course t...

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Alwoodley 20/07/2019

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Whilst i get to play Moortown quite regularly which in itself is a quality course, to play the nearby The Alwoodley on this tremendous golfing land of North Leeds is taki...

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Porthmadog 18/07/2019

7th North Wales - Best in Area 20th Wales Ranking
I loved Porthmadog. We played a mini Ryder Cup here which added to the sense of occasion. As previous reviewers have commented it's a mixture of parkland and then links g...

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Moortown 17/07/2019

3rd Yorkshire - Best in Area 53rd England Ranking
Moortown is steeped in history and I have the pleasure of playing once or twice a year. It seems divide opinion as to how good it is and Alwoodley always comes up in comp...

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