Mike Brooks

I’ve been an avid golfer since I was about 15 years old, living in Edinburgh. I am a member at Archerfield, North Berwick and Royal Dornoch and play off 9. I love playing new courses and have set myself a challenge of playing the top 100 courses in GB&I and as many of the top 100 courses in the world as possible.

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Anfi Tauro 22/02/2022

1st Canary Islands - Best in Area 17th Spain Ranking 84th Continental Europe Ranking
Any discussion of Anfi Tauro as a golf course needs to consider the terrain that it was built on. Gran Canaria is far from a natural place for a golf course given its roc...

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Yas Links 21/01/2022

1st United Arab Emirates Ranking 1st Middle East Ranking
I have played Yas Links 7 or 8 times, with the last time 2 years ago to the day. Watching the top pros playing it has brought back some great memories and prompted me to...

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Crete 21/10/2021

1st Greek Islands - Best in Area 3rd Greece Ranking
Crete only has one golf course so is not going to be a golfing destination. However if you are on the island and fancy a game then this is a very nice course to play. I p...

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Quinta da Marinha 20/10/2021

12th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 38th Portugal Ranking
QDM has possibly the most unusual routing of any course I’ve ever played. The 7th tee is adjacent to that of the par 3 6th meaning you play the 6th and then just walk bac...

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Praia D'El Rey 20/10/2021

4th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 8th Portugal Ranking 48th Continental Europe Ranking
Unfortunately we played the course on a misty day so did not get the benefit of the views which I understand are one of the major plus points of the course. However, we a...

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Oitavos Dunes 20/10/2021

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 4th Portugal Ranking 21st Continental Europe Ranking
Oitavos Dunes is a very playable course, in decent nick and good for holiday golf. However there is nothing particularly special about it and, like many others, I find it...

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West Cliffs 06/10/2021

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 15th Continental Europe Ranking
We were very much looking forward to playing West Cliffs given its high ranking and other positive reviews. Unfortunately for our group it didn’t live up to the billing....

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JCB 05/05/2021

1st Staffordshire - Best in Area 40th England Ranking 93rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
I was very much looking forward to playing JCB given how hard it is to get on to, the positive comments from some of the initial reviews and its stated intention of tryin...

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Liphook 05/05/2021

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 75th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Liphook is a charming and beautifully presented course, incorporating a great variety of holes. The combination of pine trees, heather, white sand and the occasional lake...

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Bearwood Lakes 05/05/2021

4th Berkshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
Bearwood Lakes is not on many people’s bucket list of courses to play. It doesn’t (yet) feature in any of the top 100 GB&I listings and it doesn’t have the reputation of...

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Queenwood 05/05/2021

7th Surrey - Best in Area 27th England Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Queenwood is the most beautiful and immaculately presented course that I have had the good fortune to play. Everything about it oozes class. The pristine condition remind...

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Ganton 10/01/2021

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 8th England Ranking 25th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
I am loath to make too firm a judgement of a course having only played it once, especially when I arrived tired after a long drive, but I found Ganton underwhelming. It i...

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