Billy

I started posting reviews on this website soon after it came online and I found it fun to air my views on the many courses I’d played over the years. I soon realized that my opinions were sometimes shared by others and sometimes not. It’s easy to post negative reviews after bad experiences and equally simple to post positive ones following great experiences. I found myself thinking about why I felt disappointment after playing some top courses. Disappointment was of course due to expectation. On the flip side I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing some hidden gems because expectations were lower. If only sites like this were around a few decades ago I probably would have enjoyed some of the top courses much more.

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Moortown 20/05/2004

3rd Yorkshire - Best in Area 53rd England Ranking
Varied and interesting layout that provides a testing challenge. Par threes are especially strong and the greens are simply superb. Play it in the summer and be prepared...

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Gullane (No.1) 22/04/2004

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 20th Scotland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Stark, natural links course, very exposed so expect to get those cobwebs blown away. Excellent greens and difficult to read. Superb views on a clear day. Pick of the hole...

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Luffness New 22/04/2004

8th Lothians - Best in Area 46th Scotland Ranking
The first five holes (on the clubhouse side of the road) are a little out of keeping with the rest and frankly ordinary. But the other thirteen are the real thing. Excell...

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Muirfield 21/04/2004

1st Lothians - Best in Area 4th Scotland Ranking 6th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
Undeniably a great course, very tough. Strong collection of par 3s, but there are few memorable holes. No idea as to why this course is regularly voted as the best in the...

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Perranporth 14/04/2004

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
Fantastic links but one which you need to get to know - so many blind shots can leave you in deep trouble. Extremely natural and those views are amazing. Would never get...

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La Moye 13/04/2004

1st Jersey Ranking
Fantastic views across St Ouen's Bay. This is a tough course - played it on a calm, warm, sunny summer's day and it beat me up - goodness knows what it's like in the wind...

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Rye (Old) 06/04/2004

2nd Sussex - Best in Area 24th England Ranking 55th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Tough to get on, but it's worth persevering because it's a joy to play. Greens are stunning, firm, fast and hard to read. Some of the fairways are pencil thin, especially...

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Frilford Heath (Red) 03/04/2004

2nd Oxfordshire - Best in Area
A lovely course, perfect for society days with so many holes to choose from. Some of the holes on the Red have a parkland feel but nonetheless it's a great golfing venue.

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Moor Park (High) 03/04/2004

5th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
Lovely well maintained parkland course - you'd never believe you were so close to London. Fantastic food in the clubhouse completes a perfect day's golf.

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Belfry (Brabazon) 02/04/2004

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
There is no doubt that the experience is magical, but they really could improve the condition of the course. I've been hugely disappointed on two occasions and thirilled...

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New Zealand 02/04/2004

14th Surrey - Best in Area 54th England Ranking
They are not overly keen on visitors but the course is a dream. Very stylish and traditional course, but a little on the short side. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Old Head 02/04/2004

1st Cork - Best in Area 16th Ireland Ranking 68th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Exciting, breathtaking, exhilerating, amazing location. The design is a bit random and doesn't flow well, but it has the wow factor. It has to be played to be believed.

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