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, raising money for Charity in the process. I am currently over half way there (700+ 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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Castletown 14/06/2022

1st Isle of Man Ranking
I great friend of mine always describe Castletown in the highest regard, he had visited the course for many years running with friends and family and said the experience...

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Trentham 19/05/2022

5th Staffordshire - Best in Area
Located not far from the M6 motorway in Staffordshire, as soon as you drive onto the car park the club oozes understated elegance and class.On arrival I was greeted by th...

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Peel 17/05/2022

2nd Isle of Man Ranking
As an avid James Braid fan I could not wait to finally get to play Peel after hearing good things about the course.In a word wow !!! Situated in an outstanding area of na...

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Henllys 02/05/2022

20th North Wales - Best in Area
Lovely welcome by the Pro greeted me, always great to have some engaging conversation when visiting a new course.Unfortunately the weather was a little dreek and the sple...

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Cleveland 19/04/2022

15th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Played over the Easter weekend in an open competition. Great value, good condition and very friendly staff made the experience an enjoyable one.The course is true links,...

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Hesketh 23/03/2022

14th Lancashire - Best in Area
Recently had the joy to play Hesketh again after a couple of years in an interclub match. The layout is a mix of holes that are parkland feel and links, quite unique. Oft...

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Pyle and Kenfig 20/03/2022

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
Played recently on a bright spring day and received an amazing friendly South Wales welcome in the pro shop and later in the clubhouse. Little things go a long way and th...

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Southerndown 19/03/2022

3rd South Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
A stunning venue for a golf course perched on high with views over the peninsula and Porthcawl in the distance, your golfing appetite does get warmed before you have even...

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Ashburnham 18/03/2022

1st West Wales - Best in Area 6th Wales Ranking
Played in winter and in the most part the course was in dry condition and very playable. After a gentle couple of holes the course starts to get going and offers some lov...

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Machynys Peninsula 15/03/2022

3rd West Wales - Best in Area 11th Wales Ranking
Played in mid march, unfortunately the course was in the middle of its maintenance period and most greens had been heavily punctured and sanded. The course was in the mos...

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Sutton Coldfield 12/03/2022

2nd Warwickshire - Best in Area
The Alistair Mackenzie course really delivers, solid hole after solid hole, the layout is a super test. A first for me was playing a course with 3 par 5 holes on the run....

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Huntercombe 28/02/2022

1st Oxfordshire - Best in Area 73rd England Ranking
As soon as you turn off the main road and up the long driveway running between holes you start to get a feeling that Huntercombe has something special to offer. A lovely...

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Tidewater 31/01/2022

31st South Carolina - Best in Area
I had the pleasure to play the course just before lockdown and only just got around to posting the review. One of the better courses on the strip, with a greater green fe...

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Anglesey 03/01/2022

18th North Wales - Best in Area 47th Wales Ranking
Played today so in the midst of winter, the banks of the estuary adjacent to the 1st and 18th had overflowed and flooded the fairway so a little trepidation as we pegged...

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Lundin 02/01/2022

7th Fife - Best in Area 34th Scotland Ranking
Returned again last week and despite mid winter the condition of the course was great Very enjoyable experience, very fair course with a number of stand out holes, my fav...

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Crail (Craighead) 28/12/2021

15th Fife - Best in Area 72nd Scotland Ranking
Played on the 27th December conditions could not have been any better, strangely no breeze made for a great round. The condition of the course was fabulous for the time o...

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Aberdovey 07/12/2021

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 84th 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

9th North Wales - Best in Area 22nd 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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