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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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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Shannon 07/04/2019

4th Clare - Best in Area 75th Ireland Ranking
The course at Shannon did not impress me as much as I hoped; many similar up and down holes that did not inspire plus not in great condition this March. The course is a p...

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Northamptonshire County 17/02/2019

1st Northamptonshire - Best in Area
I returned to Northamptonshire County Golf Club after a gap of just over three years - this is a course that I loved more or less on arrival back in 2015. It was an easy...

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Royal Ashdown Forest (West) 02/01/2019

10th Sussex - Best in Area
I am a fan of the West course and in some places and on some holes I have a preference over the Old course here. That may sound like sacrilege but there is a little half...

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Chart Hills 13/11/2018

10th Kent - Best in Area
I have played many times at Chart Hills since the opening in the early 90’s and have actually posted two player reviews on Top 100 before. I gave a 5-ball on 27th March 2...

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Bramshaw (Manor) 31/10/2018

14th Hampshire - Best in Area
The Manor course is not yet 50 years old, in contrast to the 150 years of the Forest course, also at Bramshaw. The Manor like the Forest course is in the New Forest but i...

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Bramshaw (Forest) 31/10/2018

19th Hampshire - Best in Area
First thing about Bramshaw’s Forest course is that this is a great golf experience and if you do some research and plan well then your expectations will be at the correct...

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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

6th Kent - 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

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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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

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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