Alex

I've played golf for around 40 years now, mainly around GB&I but have travelled extensively in the last 10 years to play and have had a great time. Coastal golf remains my favourite style of course and would always be my first choice, in saying that a recent visit to The Links at Fancourt, South Africa gave an instant entry to my personal top 5. Must have played close to 1,000 courses now and love sharing my thoughts on the Top 100 website, which is the best source around to research courses and opinions.

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West Kent 01/08/2018

23rd Kent - Best in Area
A 100+ year old course that has passed me by and my first visit in the scorcher summer of 2018 was really enjoyable – I’ll not go mad and say this is a ‘must-play’ but I...

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Son Muntaner 25/07/2018

4th Balearic Islands - Best in Area 79th Spain Ranking
Another round at Muntaner, the premier course at the Arabella resort close to Palma. I first played here back in November 2016 (player review below dated 28/12/16) and th...

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Son Vida 25/07/2018

5th Balearic Islands - Best in Area 92nd Spain Ranking
My first round on Vida whilst staying onsite at the Arabella resort was very enjoyable. First thing to say is that although I give both this course and Son Muntaner a 4-b...

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Rushmore 16/07/2018

Gem England - Best in Area
My first visit to Rushmore - a lovely early summer morning looking at a course for the first time, always a treat. Good to see the course as a GEM, one that may have been...

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Kedleston Park 20/05/2018

2nd Derbyshire - Best in Area
In terms of rankings, English parkland courses will always be behind links and heathland categories, unfortunate but that is the way it is and most would agree with this....

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Prince’s (Himalayas) 03/05/2018

Gem England - Best in Area
Over the years, if I only had time for nine holes at Princes I would always choose the Himalayas loop. Lots of fun, pretty quick to get around and the par-3 7th being my...

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Troia 07/12/2017

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 4th Portugal Ranking 22nd Continental Europe Ranking
To reach Troia take a two hour drive from the Algarve or much more fun is to arrive from the north from the Lisbon area. The route heading south is via the Setubal ferry;...

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Oitavos Dunes 07/12/2017

2nd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 3rd Portugal Ranking 20th Continental Europe Ranking
The central area of Portugal is a very strong region for quality courses and Oitavos Dunes is one of them and a must play. Plenty of excitement, plenty of drama and a cou...

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West Cliffs 06/12/2017

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 16th Continental Europe Ranking
Ridiculously good… I was there on opening day in June and the promise of playing something special was delivered with ease. 14 years in the making and holes shaped throug...

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Bentley 31/10/2017

8th Essex - Best in Area
I played Bentley this summer and was very impressed, much more than I expected to be – around 30 years since last visit and difficult to remember too much about the cours...

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Farnham 05/10/2017

23rd Surrey - Best in Area
Of the many UK courses that I have played in 2017, Farnham was one of the highlights, probably as expectations were exceeded by some way. We often mention Surrey as being...

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Las Colinas 06/09/2017

9th Southern Spain - Best in Area 19th Spain Ranking 97th Continental Europe Ranking
The course and facilities at Las Colinas are around seven years old and whilst there is still plenty to do off-course, the 18 holes are strong and very enjoyable to play...

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Frilford Heath (Green) 06/09/2017

3rd Oxfordshire - Best in Area
The club at Frilford Heath is strong, 3x18 hole courses and a new 6 hole academy course just open. Most 54 hole set-ups have an obvious order of the 1, 2, 3 of the course...

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Piltdown 17/08/2017

6th Sussex - Best in Area
Piltdown has been on my to-play list for a while and I am annoyed that it has taken so long to put this right as the course is a beauty. Lots of comparisons with nearby R...

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Woolston Manor 29/07/2017

20th Essex - Best in Area
The course at Woolston Manor has not had as much attention and TLC that is required of a highly ranked county course in recent years. In saying that, a new management tea...

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Ely City 21/07/2017

5th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area
Never judge a book by the cover they say and that applies to the course at Ely. This club is just off the main road on the outskirts of the city and this parkland course...

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Sundridge Park (West) 09/07/2017

16th Kent - Best in Area
The start of this course is wonderful and by someway better than that of the East course, in fact this front-nine is difficult to fault in terms of variety, quality (gree...

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Sundridge Park (East) 09/07/2017

9th Kent - Best in Area
The two courses at Sundridge Park fly a little under the radar in terms of rankings but this club is very strong indeed as are both courses. The current ranking for the E...

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Las Ramblas 29/06/2017

25th Southern Spain - Best in Area 56th Spain Ranking
Wow, from the very first tee shot you know that you are in for a roller-coaster of a game at Las Ramblas.This can never be called a classical design but when the designer...

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