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. The collected warblings about my travels can be found at www.thegolfpilgrim.com and I can be followed on Instagram under The Golf Pilgrim tag.

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Hallamshire 14/10/2021

8th Yorkshire - Best in Area
“Is this your ball?”, queried our playing partner as he fished the guilty Callaway from his ripped bag.Five minutes earlier, carried away by the excitement of a birdie tw...

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Kedleston Park 11/10/2021

2nd Derbyshire - Best in Area
What makes a course worthy of a place in England’s top 100? Clearly links and heathland are considered to have the edge over parkland.Some might also dare to say that bei...

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Aldeburgh (Championship) 06/10/2021

2nd Suffolk - Best in Area 50th England Ranking
“This isn’t a wind, you’ll be fine.” The sentiment from the friendly fella in the pro’s shop at Aldeburgh assuaged our trepidation at playing autumnal coastal golf in gus...

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Fairhaven 14/09/2021

7th Lancashire - Best in Area 97th England Ranking
“Well, they say life’s a beach…” That bit of good old-fashioned northern humour accompanied yet another full-bloodied shot of mine which appeared to be on target only to...

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Knole Park 30/08/2021

5th Kent - Best in Area 89th England Ranking
My eight-iron approach drifted away as I conjured wistful thoughts of Henry VIII, accompanied by trumpeters and outriders, emerging from the gates of Knole House to hunt...

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Sheringham 26/08/2021

3rd Norfolk - Best in Area 79th England Ranking
“Situated on the North Norfolk coast twixt pine and sea, Sheringham Golf Course encompasses everything that is beautiful about the game,” claims the professionally produc...

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Moortown 21/08/2021

3rd Yorkshire - Best in Area 53rd England Ranking
What do I have in common with Ryder Cup pioneer and one of the greats of golf, Walter Hagen?We both discovered what it is like to lose at Moortown.A letter from the first...

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Seaton Carew (Old) 13/08/2021

1st Durham - Best in Area 68th England Ranking
Greek philosopher Plato said: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and, although he lived centuries before golf was invented, it is as if his words were intended for Se...

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West Lancashire 03/08/2021

6th Lancashire - Best in Area 41st England Ranking 94th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The ferry did, indeed, go across the Mersey and to paraphrase Gerry Marsden, this land was a place I loved.West Lancashire Golf Club looks out upon one of the most sung a...

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Ashridge 21/07/2021

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
“I hope you have a lot of balls in your bag,” quipped the club member out walking his dog. It took us just one hole to realise that he wasn’t joking but giving us a well-...

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Sandiway 19/07/2021

4th Cheshire - Best in Area 98th England Ranking
There’s nothing like chipping into the hole on the Sunday at the Open – even if it’s the Sandiway Golf Club mixed open.Yes, as Collin Morikawa was lifting the claret jug,...

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Moray (Old) 11/07/2021

5th North Scotland - Best in Area 28th Scotland Ranking 88th Britain & Ireland Ranking
If you want to play championship-quality golf and simultaneously feel as if you are an extra in the latest instalment of Top Gun, Moray cannot be bettered.The splendid ho...

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Brora 03/07/2021

6th North Scotland - Best in Area 29th Scotland Ranking 89th Britain & Ireland Ranking
“Go on, go on, go on!” I shouted and realised that, to non-golfers, I must have sounded like a cross between Mrs Doyle from Father Ted and a contestant in One Man And His...

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