Andy

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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Denham 23/09/2019

9th 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

Gem England - 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

17th Essex - 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

32nd Southern Spain - Best in Area 68th 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

21st Southern Spain - Best in Area 46th 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

25th Southern Spain - Best in Area 56th 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

Gem Spain - Best in Area
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

15th 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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Bush Hill Park 24/07/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
Bush Hill Park was the closest golf course to my home when growing up and I played here many times as a junior and also later in life when hosting golf days at the club....

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Stowmarket 24/07/2019

7th Suffolk - Best in Area
The course at Stowmarket is decent and worth a visit but do set your expectations beforehand. This is a very strong members club with a number of returning groups each ye...

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Centurion Club 20/06/2019

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
The Centurion has been open around six years and this week I had my fourth visit. Like most courses, they need time to mature, develop and bed-in and that growing period...

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West Cliffs 19/06/2019

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 16th Continental Europe Ranking
As you get older, there is a perception that time passes quicker and quicker with every year – I can only agree with that as it is already two years since the opening of...

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Harewood Downs 31/05/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
Four years between playing visits at Harewood Downs and we now have a seriously up-graded golf course. In the last year there has been significant bunker work carried out...

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Barnham Broom (Valley) 20/04/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
I was surprisingly impressed with the Valley course at Barnham Broom. A very interesting design with plenty of strong holes – with a little extra care and investment into...

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Real Valderrama 12/04/2019

1st Southern Spain - Best in Area 2nd Spain Ranking 7th Continental Europe Ranking
After my first visit to Valderrama back in 2008 and five more rounds since then, I think my latest in March 2019 gave me the total satisfaction that I had always wanted h...

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Adare Manor 07/04/2019

Gem Ireland - Best in Area
I first played at Adare Manor eleven years ago and the holes along the River Maigue (15th and 18th) were memorable but the course then was good but not great. My visit in...

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