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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Belfry (PGA National) 30/09/2008

13th Warwickshire - Best in Area
It is difficult to call this a bad course but it is not really a very good course either. The fairways are big and wide, the bunkering is big and the greens are big too....

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Abridge 22/09/2008

11th Essex - Best in Area
Abridge is a good course but not quite in the very good category. There is a great clubhouse atmosphere and a healthy membership but the course sort of echoes Essex golf...

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Spey Valley 21/09/2008

8th North Scotland - Best in Area 44th Scotland Ranking
Expectations for me were high prior to the visit and I was not disappointed - I like this course a lot. The Spey Valley area with the abundance of heather and being withi...

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El Saler 16/09/2008

1st South East Spain - Best in Area 2nd Spain Ranking 5th Continental Europe Ranking
Well worth playing – the course starts with some familiar looking Spanish holes with umbrella pines all around. After playing the par-3 4th it is all change and off to a...

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El Bosque 11/09/2008

7th South East Spain - Best in Area 47th Spain Ranking
A good inland course that is well off the main tourist run. Around two hours north from Alicante, Valencia is not home to the usual holidaying golfers seen further south....

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Woburn (Duchess) 11/09/2008

5th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 96th England Ranking
As an example of a tree lined tight driving course that is as pretty as a picture, look no further than the Duchess course. I played in August 2008 (have now played about...

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Bearwood Lakes 25/07/2008

4th Berkshire - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
This is the fourth time I have played the course and not many courses improve on each visit but Bearwood Lakes certainly does. A few years ago the rough was too rough – t...

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Rudding Park (Hawtree) 18/06/2008

36th Yorkshire - Best in Area
A fairly average hotel course that has some decent holes late on, the par-3 14th and then a tough par-4 at the 15th would be my choices of best holes. If this was a stand...

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Puntiro 09/05/2008

3rd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 76th Spain Ranking
Pleasant surprise at Puntiro, the course is a really good design and exceeded my expectation. The welcome at the club is friendly and the course is worth a visit. The fir...

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Son Gual 04/05/2008

2nd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 16th Spain Ranking 83rd Continental Europe Ranking
One of the very best new European courses to open in recent years. The evidence of an un-limited budget to get this course and club to the very best standard is obvious a...

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Dromoland Castle 29/04/2008

3rd Clare - Best in Area 49th Ireland Ranking
Tough start to the course, 2 par 4's and a par 3 that will test most handicaps - through here in net par and you have the basis of a decent score. Holes 4, 5 and 6 are no...

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Liphook 29/03/2008

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 32nd England Ranking 78th Britain & Ireland Ranking
A warm welcome awaits at Liphook and this is a very enjoyable course to play. Earlier reviews use the words pretty, short, quaint and hospitable - are all are quite corre...

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Worplesdon 29/03/2008

9th Surrey - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 75th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The land here is brilliant, neighbouring courses at West Hill and Woking have this benefit too. After playing the three ‘W’ courses any order of a 1-2-3 would not look wr...

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Emirates (Faldo) 08/02/2008

11th United Arab Emirates Ranking 17th Middle East Ranking
The Wadi is a really exciting course, especially the front 9 – with the exception of the par-3 8th; every hole on the front involves water. Accurate driving is a must, ot...

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Hampstead 29/01/2008

Gem England - Best in Area
An established 9-hole course with a par of 34, looks easy on paper but not the case on the course. Short par-4 first should be a good start to your card and maybe the par...

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