Alex Frolish

Airline pilot. Published golf writer. I have played 495 courses to date across 5 continents. I’m not sure I’ll ever stop looking for the next golfing adventure.

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Bearwood Lakes 19/07/2022

4th Berkshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
Bordering the area of England more famous for its plethora of heathland gems than its parkland pearls, Bearwood Lakes in the heart of Berkshire is a rare parkland course...

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Hindhead 02/07/2022

12th Surrey - Best in Area 39th England Ranking 91st Britain & Ireland Ranking
When J.H. Taylor first cast his eye over the ground for the proposed golf course at Hindhead, he must have been rubbing his hands together in anticipation. Like the best...

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Steyn City 20/06/2022

5th Gauteng - Best in Area 22nd South Africa Ranking 41st Africa Ranking
The Nicklaus design at Steyn City is a bold and breathtaking golf course, supremely conditioned and eminently memorable. I find that Nicklaus designs are rarely understat...

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Glendower 17/06/2022

2nd Gauteng - Best in Area 7th South Africa Ranking 12th Africa Ranking
The mist hung over the 9th green and the lake beyond like the scene of a Hollywood movie set. It was very still and remarkably quiet, just 15 minutes before our tee time...

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Blair Atholl 12/06/2022

4th Gauteng - Best in Area 15th South Africa Ranking 26th Africa Ranking
Gary Player’s course at Blair Athol is one of the longest in the world, measuring a monstrous 8232 yards from the Gold tees. The figure may be a staggering one but there...

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Slaley Hall (Hunting) 31/05/2022

4th Northumberland - Best in Area
Slaley Hall’s Hunting course is well renowned as a stern test of golf. The layout is an examination of accuracy and perseverance, where many of the questions are posed by...

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St Mellion (Nicklaus) 24/05/2022

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 75th England Ranking
The Nicklaus course at St Mellion has a fearsome reputation as one of the tougher tests of golf in England. I had a preconception that tough might equal no fun, but that...

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Sahara 20/05/2022

1st Kuwait Ranking
Well I’m sure this Peter Harradine layout was an absolute peach of a golf course when it was opened in 2005. Evidence of that is seen in the front nine here where the cou...

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Bombay Presidency 18/05/2022

2nd Western India - Best in Area 13th India Ranking
The Bombay Presidency Golf Club, encircled by the vibrant sprawl of Mumbai, is probably the prettiest and most highly conditioned urban golf course I have played in India...

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Woburn (Marquess) 09/05/2022

1st Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 48th England Ranking
The term ‘Marquess’ is a name reserved for a nobleman ranking above an earl and below a duke. Having played the Dukes course at Woburn on the morning of the same day, I w...

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Woburn (Duke's) 03/05/2022

2nd Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 51st England Ranking
The Dukes course was my first experience of golf at Woburn and what an introduction it was. This course, and in particular the early and latter parts of the round, was ex...

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Royal Wimbledon 02/05/2022

19th Surrey - Best in Area 78th England Ranking
I am very partial to a Harry Colt design, and on reading about the recent course changes underway at Royal Wimbledon, I had made it a priority to see the results of this...

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Forest Pines (Forest & Pines) 28/04/2022

3rd Lincolnshire - Best in Area
I must confess to being mildly underwhelmed by the prospect of my Friday afternoon tee time at Forest Pines. I’m not the biggest fan of resort golf and, knowing very litt...

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Gullane (No.2) 24/04/2022

7th Lothians - Best in Area 42nd Scotland Ranking
As a member of both a hilltop course (Cleeve Hill) and a links course (Saunton), it was quite clear before I even set foot on the grounds at Gullane that this was a golf...

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Kilspindie 17/04/2022

10th Lothians - Best in Area 59th Scotland Ranking
Golf courses like Kilspindie are for me, what makes Scotland one of the most vibrant and varied golfing destinations in the world. This course could be classed as diminut...

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Muirfield 15/04/2022

1st Lothians - Best in Area 3rd Scotland Ranking 4th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
The task of completing a review of a course like Muirfield is a mildly intimidating proposition, as this is quite clearly one of the best golf courses in the world. There...

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