Greg Watson

I'm a keen golfer and enthusiastic about the history of the game and understanding more about various course design(s).

I love the work of Mr James Braid, for me his courses have stood the test of time and very rarely disappoint, and I plan to play as many of his courses as possible.

Having played the same courses on a repeated basis year after year, following the passing of my Dad, I set myself the target of trying play 1000 different courses worldwide. I am currently over half way there (640 and counting)

I love all types of courses, but have to say Links courses are my favourite, both from the test of golf, but the look and feel.

I appreciate that everyone's views on a course are subjective and personal, I always look for the positives and hope that others do not take offence if I score a course lower or higher than they have. Very similar to a meal in a restaurant everyone's experience is different, including the company.

For me there's no such thing as a bad game of golf.

Follow my story on Instagram @greggolf7

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Aberdovey 07/12/2021

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Awesome return visit to Aberdovey on an autumnal weekend morning. Course was in great condition, the welcome in the pro shop and clubhouse was first class.Its clear to se...

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Holyhead 21/11/2021

8th North Wales - Best in Area 21st Wales Ranking
Wonderful typical James Braid layout with tremendous views of the Irish Sea and snowdonia The course has a mix of blind tee shots and use of elevated terriian, the condit...

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Secret Valley 12/11/2021

3rd Cyprus Ranking
Nice friendly welcome and a good sedate course, many strategic lay up shots required and local knowledge on some blind tee shots helps but a nice walkable course.The sett...

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Elea 09/11/2021

1st Cyprus Ranking
Quirky course cut out of the rock, undulations, hidden hazards and strategic landing areas make for a tough challenge Greens very grainy and tough to read, enjoyable cour...

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Aphrodite Hills 08/11/2021

2nd Cyprus Ranking
Spectacular layout quirky and fun to play not the longest but a real challenge, the greens were as quick as I have ever played amazing surfaces. The only negative of the...

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Alyth 25/10/2021

6th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area 98th Scotland Ranking
After playing the Glenisla course (now 9 holes) on the recommendation of Jim McCann I had got a sneak preview of the Alyth course and I was excited to see the potential t...

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Fleetwood 22/10/2021

15th Lancashire - Best in Area
Often going under the radar this links course on the North West England coast is definitely worth playing. Over the years I have played more than a dozen times and recent...

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Formby Ladies 20/10/2021

12th Lancashire - Best in Area
Recently visited this splendid wee course that runs inside its championship sibling. The condition was first class, and again despite the apparent lack of length on the c...

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Troon (Lochgreen) 13/10/2021

18th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
Pleasant surprise expecting the course to be average the layout is certainly a lot better than that. A lot of long length holes make for a stern test, the fairways a litt...

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Shiskine 09/10/2021

12th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
Amazing views, very quirky in place and despite some overcast weather really enjoyed the course. Definately has that unique feel to it and needs to be played by golf ent...

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Bull Bay 06/10/2021

6th North Wales - Best in Area 15th Wales Ranking
Always good to return to a course not played for over 20 years and find it as good as you remember it was. Good layout, tough weather conditions on the day certainly incr...

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Troon (Darley) 30/09/2021

15th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
Was in the area to play more well known courses and decided to grab a game at Darley. I was not disappointed, what a fabulous testing layout that was in great condition....

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Dundonald 30/09/2021

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 90th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played for the second time recently after 5 years and the course was as memorable as the first time, class facility and condition. Unfortunately access to the course is a...

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Kilmarnock (Barassie) 28/09/2021

11th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 64th Scotland Ranking
I had been waiting to play the course for 5 years after being unfortunate on my last visit to be cancelled due to a weather delay meaning I simply could not fit it in. De...

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Welshpool 09/09/2021

2nd Mid Wales - Best in Area 26th Wales Ranking
I was blown away by the course, and would possibly put it high on the list of Braid courses I have played to date, amazing views, amazing condition, quirky holes, blind t...

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Leven Links 06/09/2021

9th Fife - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
Leven Links, home to 2 clubs, Leven Golfing Society and Leven Thistle Golf Club that both proudly have splendid clubhouses overlooking the course. Formed in 1846 this is...

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