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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Hankley Common 31/03/2004

8th Surrey - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 70th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Almost as good as Walton Heath (Old) but Walton does the best lunch south of Muirfield! Hankley Common is a heathland delight, providing you can keep out of tha...

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Worplesdon 31/03/2004

9th Surrey - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 75th Britain & Ireland Ranking
This has to be one of the best golf clubs in the world. It's a complete joy to spend time both on and off the course. Great greens - always in immaculate condition. Keep...

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St Mellion (Nicklaus) 31/03/2004

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 70th England Ranking
Played it in early March and it was a dreadful experience. The greens were rubbish and seemed diseased. All the tees were positioned from the ladies tee box - and they ch...

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Hanbury Manor 31/03/2004

10th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
The front nine is a bit open but the back nine more than makes up for it. An interesting course invariably in good nick. Given the superb facilities, this is a great corp...

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Notts 31/03/2004

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 18th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played Notts in the winter and it was a dream. Greens in fabulous condition and dry underfoot. Would love to come back and play it in its glory.

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Ashridge 28/03/2004

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
A really pretty course - very natural. Keep the ball in play and scoring well will be a real possibility. Very friendly club - warm to guests.

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Wentworth (West) 27/03/2004

4th Surrey - Best in Area 13th England Ranking 33rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
A lovely feeling playing the West course - very peaceful and tranquil. It's a tough test but managable from the normal tees. Always in great condition. Expensive if you d...

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