Neil White

I am a listaoholic and keen golfer so, in June 2020, I set about the challenge of taking on England's top 100 courses with a notion to be followed by the British Isles', Europe and even The World.

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The Grove 28/10/2020

1st Hertfordshire - Best in Area 78th England Ranking
Perhaps we should ask Gareth Bale which is his number one course in Hertfordshire. In a framed photo at The Grove, he has written that it is his favourite anywhere and ye...

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The Addington 24/10/2020

16th Surrey - Best in Area 58th England Ranking
"For some time, my wife's had this ridiculous idea that I'm playing too much golf. Actually, it came to a head at about 11.30 last night. She suddenly shouted at me: "Gol...

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Lindrick 22/10/2020

4th Yorkshire - Best in Area 59th England Ranking
A nine-iron clip arrowed into the green on the second hole and, as my partner lined up a birdie putt, I mused on why it was rated as the sixth hardest on Lindrick's strok...

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Delamere Forest 02/10/2020

2nd Cheshire - Best in Area 40th England Ranking 93rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
"Watch out for the ninth. It has big dips in front of the green and beyond and I watched two scratch golfers make a mess of it on YouTube."Fortunately, having come to gri...

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Berkshire (Red) 23/09/2020

2nd Berkshire - Best in Area 22nd England Ranking 49th Britain & Ireland Ranking
"This is my favourite place on earth." Buoyed by the endorsement of a 4-handicap society colleague, I played the best round of my life on the best course I have played so...

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Bearwood Lakes 11/09/2020

4th Berkshire - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
If the kite which blessed the skies over Bearwood Lakes was whistling in appreciation at my tee-shot on the 8th, it was crying in dismay at my second which thudded into t...

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Alwoodley 07/09/2020

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
The ball arched towards the fifth green - followed at frenetic pace by the head of my seven iron!I mused that I have loved my 20-year-old Callaway Big Berthas rather too...

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Sherwood Forest 02/09/2020

2nd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 56th England Ranking
Sunlight reflected from the purple haze of Sherwood Forest, the starter announced me on the tee and memories of my best ever nine holes, inspired a wallop down the middle...

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Beau Desert 31/08/2020

3rd Staffordshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
"Did you use the green behind the clubhouse for practice?", asked the friendly starter at the first-tee induction ahead of our am-am round at Beau Desert. "Yes," we an...

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Prince’s (Himalayas) 20/08/2020

6th Kent - Best in Area 99th England Ranking
Apparently, a "bloody and vicious" battle took place in 851 on what is now Prince's Golf Club's links. Well, 1,169 years later a rather friendlier fight was won by the el...

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Trevose (Championship) 07/08/2020

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
"Did you take any photos?", I asked of Mrs W who was going clickety-click crazy at Perranporth, St Enodoc and St Mellion during our week in Cornwall. "No," she replied. "...

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Perranporth 06/08/2020

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
"Do you like Marmite?" I was asked the question in the professional's shop before our debut round on the links at Perranporth which we were warned we would love or hate....

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St Mellion (Nicklaus) 02/08/2020

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 70th England Ranking
"They reckon the average Stableford score around the Nick is 24," we overheard a local commenting as we took post-round refreshment at St Mellion International resort.If...

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Little Aston 30/07/2020

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 46th England Ranking
"It's a very good course but I'm not sure it is worth £105 a round," said one of my playing partners as we neared the end of our round at Little Aston.This was the most e...

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