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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Newmachar (Hawkshill) 05/01/2012

7th North East Scotland - Best in Area 76th Scotland Ranking
Glad to see the Newmachar bandwagon rolling. I can only reinforce the case for a much higher placing in the next Top 100. Hawkshill is in my top 25 Scottish courses (out...

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Newburgh-on-Ythan 03/01/2012

10th North East Scotland - Best in Area
I have played Newburgh twice and consider it a decent test with some significant changes of elevation. These offer some fun downhill driving holes! Oh, and some straight...

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Spey Bay 21/09/2009

13th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Recently returned to Spey Bay and my first impression was right - this is a terrific golf course! The bad news is that it is in financial trouble. We spoke with the green...

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Aboyne 08/09/2009

15th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Aboyne is set in the heart of beautiful Aberdeenshire and offers some lovely views of the nearby mountains. The course is very much 'a game of two halves' - to coin a cli...

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Banchory 08/09/2009

17th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Despite being stuck the world's slowest - and rudest - fourball (who resolutely refused to let me and my son play through so we eventually had to skip a couple of holes o...

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Murcar Links 04/02/2006

4th North East Scotland - Best in Area 34th Scotland Ranking
Yet another of the very good Scottish links! Some relly excellent holes, starting with the 3rd and 4th and only let down by the short inland loop in the middle of the cou...

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