Josh P

Love exploring and seeing golf courses all over the world. Fun is the most crucial ingredient I look for in a course. I enjoy courses that have strong strategic aspects, flow nicely from hole to hole, have the ground game in play and ultimately leave you wanting to come back for more.

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Reigate Heath 01/12/2020

27th Surrey - Best in Area
A perfect way to finish off the morning I spent at Walton Heath, Reigate Heath is a 9 hole course set on a brilliantly sandy site. You can tell the quality of the land as...

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Berkshire (Red) 16/11/2020

2nd Berkshire - Best in Area 22nd England Ranking 49th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The second course I visited on the heathland leg of my trip, The Berkshire is one hell of a place to play golf. Out of every course I visited over the last 6 weeks, this...

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Brancepeth Castle 02/09/2020

3rd Durham - Best in Area
An interesting site for a golf course, Brancepeth is a Harry Colt design not far from Durham in the North East of England. As with Garforth, Brancepeth has lots of rumple...

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Garforth 02/09/2020

34th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Alastair Mackenzies input is evident all over his native Yorkshire. Garforth is a parkland layout that was built by the good doctor. The course is characterized by lots o...

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Bingley St Ives 02/09/2020

11th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Another member of the Mackenzie designs in and around Leeds, Bingley St. Ives is unique in that it has a mixture of holes, some parkland, some moorland and even some heat...

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Seaton Carew (Old) 30/07/2020

1st Durham - Best in Area 68th England Ranking
A course perhaps well known for its uniqueness in having 22 holes, meaning there are up to 5 (!) different layouts possible, Seaton Carew goes under the radar as a links...

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Worksop 20/07/2020

4th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
Home of Lee Westwood, Worksop is in esteemed company being nearby to Holinwell and Lindrick to name just a few. The 1st and 2nd play up and back, a theme that is repeated...

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Warwickshire (Earls) 20/07/2020

14th Warwickshire - Best in Area
Known as the members course at The Warwickshire, partnering the Kings Course, the Earls is an American style parkland layout. Most holes are tree lined, for example the l...

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Shipley 20/07/2020

21st Yorkshire - Best in Area
Around the world, especially in the USA, Alastair MacKenzie courses are held in the highest regard and incredibly sought after. In Yorkshire, home of the good doctor for...

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Seacroft 20/07/2020

2nd Lincolnshire - Best in Area 74th England Ranking
Seacroft is a rugged true links, set back from the sea by a marsh, meaning no real sea views. When I played the fairways were extremely burnt out, but I don’t judge cours...

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Sand Moor 20/07/2020

7th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Next door to Alwoodley and Moortown, Sand Moor is another Yorkshire MacKenzie design, that deserves its place in the neighbourhood. The layout is over hilly terrain with...

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Lindrick 20/07/2020

4th Yorkshire - Best in Area 59th England Ranking
Set in the North Midlands- legend has it that the 4th green (more on that later) once had the borders of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derby all running through it. It i...

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Halifax 20/07/2020

20th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Set on a wild moorland site, Halifax is mostly a James Braid design, with alterations from Alastair MacKenzie. This course really is something different, with characteris...

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Ilkley 20/07/2020

10th Yorkshire - Best in Area
A pleasant, well-conditioned parkland layout, the first 7 holes play alongside the River Wharfe, and the rest of the holes are mostly tree lined. The 2nd and 3rd holes ar...

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Ganton 20/07/2020

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
Not far from Scarborough on the North East coast of England, Ganton is a classic layout, brutally tough, but also has lots of fun features. It reminds me of an inland Car...

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East Sussex National (West) 20/07/2020

9th Sussex - Best in Area
The West Course at East Sussex National is a brutal test of golf. From the tee, it’s extremely tight and narrow, so make sure you have plenty of balls. This claustrophobi...

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East Sussex National (East) 20/07/2020

11th Sussex - Best in Area
I will caveat this review with saying this resort style golf isn’t my cup of tea, but the East Course does a good job at making the golf more interesting. The 1st sets th...

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