Andy Newmarch

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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Costa Navarino (Bay) 17/03/2020

2nd Greek Mainland - Best in Area 2nd Greece Ranking
The Bay course is around ten minutes from the centre at Navarino and gives some breath-taking views around the bay of which it takes its name, the course has plenty of el...

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Al Mouj (Championship) 24/02/2020

1st Oman Ranking 2nd Middle East Ranking
The Middle East rankings place Al Mouj above all Dubai courses and only behind Yas Links in Abu Dhabi, which is some recognition. I recently visited Musket and played at...

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Yas Links 31/12/2019

1st United Arab Emirates Ranking 1st Middle East Ranking
Yas has some brilliant holes and is a must-play and safe to say Abu Dhabi's number 1 course and is certainly links-like and is really impressive. Lots of holes by the wat...

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Saadiyat Beach 30/12/2019

5th United Arab Emirates Ranking 6th Middle East Ranking
I think for total enjoyment, Saadiyat was favourite course recently on a brief visit to Abu Dhabi - I also played at Yas Links and the National. The location brings in so...

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Abu Dhabi (National) 29/12/2019

7th United Arab Emirates Ranking 8th Middle East Ranking
I think that all golfers enjoy playing a course that hosts a big Tour event just to see how different your own game is when comparing with the players that earn a living...

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Chobham 29/11/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
Chobham golf club is located in an area of Surrey that is an absolute hotbed of top-end English courses. Now whilst this course cannot compete at the top table, this is w...

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Westerham 20/11/2019

19th Kent - Best in Area
I thought I had set my expectations appropriately ahead of playing Westerham, the #27 ranked Kent course (2018 numbers); wow this is so much better than that position. Ma...

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Royal Norwich 01/11/2019

4th Norfolk - Best in Area
The club at Royal Norwich is on its way to centenary status but in 2019 the course has moved to the land at Weston Park, around ten miles away from the original location...

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Denham 23/09/2019

7th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area
My last visit to Denham was at least 25 years ago, when those IT supplier golf days were aplenty, and Denham was part of that rota to host them. In those days my scoring...

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Puttenham 04/09/2019

38th Surrey - Best in Area
Puttenham has been around forever but in terms of any rankings, it has flown way under the radar. Not a course that is well known from too far away from the club but I sa...

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Upminster 03/09/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
It is always fairly easy to write course reviews when things are good to very good. Not so easy when the words will be negative but to get the balance between courses tha...

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Villamartin 27/08/2019

12th South East Spain - Best in Area 67th Spain Ranking
This is my third posted review for Villamartin the previous two from 2007 and 2017. The style of course remains ‘old school’ and as I previously reported a very strong me...

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La Finca 27/08/2019

6th South East Spain - Best in Area 42nd Spain Ranking
My second round at La Finca and my words from the review below from 2017 are still pretty much as I would write again now. What I would say in 2019, we have a much better...

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Las Ramblas 23/08/2019

10th South East Spain - Best in Area 55th Spain Ranking
During my recent visit to the Alicante/Murcia area I played eight courses and the most improved by someway was Las Ramblas. Anyone that knows Ramblas will be aware that t...

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Saurines de La Torre 23/08/2019

5th South East Spain - Best in Area 39th Spain Ranking
The original course on the site was opened in 2011 but due to a number of issues around ownership and financial issues was allowed to become un-loved and un-played. New o...

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Thorpe Hall 22/08/2019

12th Essex - Best in Area
It feels that Thorpe Hall flies a little under the radar in terms of awareness and is only really known by those in the locale or the visiting golfer from other Essex clu...

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Highgate 16/08/2019

8th Middlesex - Best in Area
The course at Highgate, North London is not that well known outside of the area. It is a fantastic club with a decent course and one that visitors should seek out to play...

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