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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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 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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Troia 07/12/2017

2nd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 3rd Portugal Ranking 19th 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

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 4th Portugal Ranking 21st 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 15th 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

2nd South East Spain - Best in Area 18th Spain Ranking 94th 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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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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Las Ramblas 29/06/2017

10th South East Spain - Best in Area 55th Spain Ranking
Wow, from the very first tee shot you know that you are in for a roller-coaster of a game at Las Ramblas.This can never be called a classical design but when the designer...

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La Finca 29/06/2017

6th South East Spain - Best in Area 42nd Spain Ranking
This is one of the stronger courses in the Costa Blanca area with many stand-out points - a course that is attached to the La Finca resort, which is the obvious place to...

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Villamartin 29/05/2017

12th South East Spain - Best in Area 67th Spain Ranking
It has been 10 years since my last Villamartin game - things have improved on and off the course which is great to see. Back in 2007, the course was not in great conditio...

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Torremirona 03/05/2017

15th North East Spain - Best in Area 89th Spain Ranking
A second visit for me to Torremirona and I like it here; the courses in the Girona region make up a decent tour. Emporda, PGA Catalunya, D'Aro, Pals and Torremirona give...

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Pals 20/04/2017

6th North East Spain - Best in Area 34th Spain Ranking
I did notice some comments about the condition of the Pals course in recent years, so I was prepared to expect less than perfect presentation. No worries at all, a new gr...

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