Jim Robertson

I live in central Scotland and am a teacher. I have played around 300 courses in my native land and enjoy seeking out hidden gems. Like other reviewers I take my camera on to the links and have built up an extensive photo collection. This is a great solace throughout Scottish winters as it serves as a reminder that the sun will indeed shine again and long days in shirt-sleeves in beautiful places are around the corner. I am a modest golfer with a handicap of 14. Aspirations to get this down have taken a hit with the arrival of four little grandsons in the past couple of years. I can't wait to get them out on a golf course. Hopefully they will all be better players than their Granpa but, more importantly, they will all derive the same pleasure from treading the sacred golfing places of Scotland. St Andrews, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Turnberry, Dornoch, Cruden Bay, Gullane... May they all mean as much to them as they have done to me.

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Royal St David's 09/07/2012

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Having been washed out at Aberdovey in the morning it was exhilarating to arrive at the beautiful town of Harlech as blue sky appeared. We were then able to enjoy this ma...

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Spey Valley 12/09/2011

8th North Scotland - Best in Area 44th Scotland Ranking
There truly can be no lovelier time and place to be a golfer than a golden summer evening at Spey Valley. I have played here twice now and it is actually quite hard to gi...

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Muirfield 04/02/2006

1st Lothians - Best in Area 4th Scotland Ranking 6th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
Lacking the visual appeal of Turnberry or nearby North Berwick, Muirfield is pure golf - an intellectual, cerebral experience rather than a sensual one. Every shot is a c...

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Kingsbarns 04/02/2006

2nd Fife - Best in Area 7th Scotland Ranking 14th Britain & Ireland Ranking 43rd World Ranking
Yes, it IS as good as everyone says! If there are better holes on earth than the sensational par 5 12th or the short 15th I've not played them. It really should be added...

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Gullane (No.1) 04/02/2006

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 20th Scotland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Gullane - the best place in Scotland to play golf. Don't bother comparing the 3 courses just play them all as often as you can! So many great holes on #1 : 2nd,4th,6th,7t...

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Goswick 14/03/2010

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
Made a cross-border raid last week tempted by the excellent winter offer and the good reports I had read about Goswick. I was not disappointed! I found this an intriguing...

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Kilmarnock (Barassie) 30/10/2004

11th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 64th Scotland Ranking
A glorious late autumn day on this superb course. The new 9 holes blend in seamlessly and the whole experience equals anything on this coast (including Turnberry). The tr...

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