Andy

I've played golf for around 40 years now, mainly around GB&I but have travelled extensively in the last 15 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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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

6th Kent - Best in Area 99th England Ranking
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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Bentley 31/10/2017

9th 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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Frilford Heath (Green) 06/09/2017

4th 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

4th Sussex - Best in Area 83rd England Ranking
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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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

20th 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

11th 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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Beaconsfield 09/03/2017

4th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 95th England Ranking
I vaguely remember playing here on a corporate day around twenty-five years ago but had no memory of the course at all. A return after all of those years in mid-February...

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Canons Brook 29/01/2017

7th Essex - Best in Area
It is around 30 years since my first round at Canons Brook and I have returned a couple of times each year since then. I like the course in places a lot and there are the...

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Brookmans Park 19/11/2016

21st Hertfordshire - Best in Area
Many courses around the Herts/north London border can blend in to each other because of similar land and similar course style, so it is not easy to stand-out from the cro...

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Stanmore 07/09/2016

3rd Middlesex - Best in Area
The golfing county of Middlesex is not blessed with many standout courses but Stanmore is well worth a visit – it is good and very good in places and the current position...

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Fulwell 24/06/2016

2nd Middlesex - Best in Area
When playing a course for the first time, I like to do a little research and always arrive with a level of expectation. After playing Fulwell my pre-visit expectations we...

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Prince’s (Himalayas) 16/06/2016

6th Kent - Best in Area 99th England Ranking
The strongest 18 holes at Prince’s in terms of test, length etc. is probably the Shore/Dunes combination but if I only have time for 9 holes, then I would probably opt fo...

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Millbrook Golf Club 16/06/2016

3rd Bedfordshire - Best in Area
Millbrook is well worth a visit and a course that I describe as good and very good in places that has a few interesting talking points - you may substitute talking points...

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Bishop's Stortford 20/05/2016

26th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
A pretty good course and a very good club in a very congested Herts, Essex, North London market and probably a little low in the county rankings. First and foremost this...

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Wildernesse 08/02/2016

7th Kent - Best in Area
The club and course have been around for well over 100 years (1890) but have been fairly private up to now meaning not as many visiting golfers as many other courses, the...

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Cuddington 21/11/2015

25th Surrey - Best in Area
As many have said many times, Surrey is the strongest English county for golf courses; the country rankings tell us this every couple of years. A course in the county sec...

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