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.

Reviews


Sort by Rating Filter by country

Castlemartyr 12/09/2014

4th Cork - Best in Area 72nd Ireland Ranking
The course at Castlemartyr is difficult to find fault with and there are plenty of positives. I say this with this style of course not being my favourite by a long stretc...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Royal Liverpool 16/08/2014

1st Cheshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 39th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I have played here twice now, both times within a couple of weeks of the Open Championship (2006, 2014) and without a doubt both great experiences, on and off of the cour...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

West Surrey 16/08/2014

22nd Surrey - Best in Area
First visit in over 20 years and I genuinely didn’t remember the course being this good. Obviously Surrey has so many great courses, including 20% of the best in country...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Blackwell 08/08/2014

1st Worcestershire - Best in Area 89th England Ranking
Playing at Blackwell is a treat, one of the very best club/course combinations around and worthy of a place in the Top 100 for the country. A traditional English club wit...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Ferndown (Old) 06/08/2014

4th Dorset - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
Slightly different to near neighbours, Broadstone and Parkstone in that the course is on much flatter ground and certainly less dramatic. In saying this it is still a 5-b...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Chart Hills 05/08/2014

8th Kent - Best in Area
I have been coming to Chart Hills on and off for around 20 years and right now it is not in the best shape. I have to agree with the recent review; conditioning and prese...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Formby Hall 05/08/2014

19th Lancashire - Best in Area
The Formby Hall resort is a super place to stay and play and ideal to use as a base to visit the courses along England’s Golf Coast. The course starts slowly for me and b...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Parkstone 27/07/2014

3rd Dorset - Best in Area 48th England Ranking
A good course that is improving all of the time, certainly much improved since my last visit around five years ago (tree removal, re-designed holes and presentation the m...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Broadstone 26/07/2014

1st Dorset - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Dorset now has five courses in England’s Top 100 making it a must visit county, especially around the Bournemouth/Poole area. These top 5 will have various positions depe...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Rockliffe Hall 20/07/2014

2nd Durham - Best in Area
A second visit for me (first 2010) and very happy to report that things are moving in the right direction. The course has definitely improved in terms of ‘settling in and...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Brancepeth Castle 20/07/2014

3rd Durham - Best in Area
A decent parkland course that has some stand-out holes and is a pleasure to play and without a doubt the best course of this style in the county of Durham. The course has...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Saffron Walden 10/07/2014

2nd Cambridgeshire - Best in Area
This is a very good club and a full membership underlines the popularity in some tough financial times for many clubs. As for the course, I would say that this is rightly...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Ipswich (Purdis Heath) 21/06/2014

2nd Suffolk - Best in Area 50th England Ranking
Why did it take me nine years to return – what a mistake! I knew what to expect of the course and it delivered once again but this visit was even better. I gave the cours...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Orsett 14/05/2014

2nd Essex - Best in Area
This course is a lot of fun to play with a healthy membership and a warm welcome to guests. Many of the holes are bordered by some great looking gorse, which I have to sa...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Pinnacle Point 30/04/2014

10th Western Cape - Best in Area 25th South Africa Ranking
There are great golf courses and there are also great golf experiences, Pinnacle Point is in the latter for me but still enough to warrant a 5-ball ranking. Around the wo...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Fancourt (Outeniqua) 28/04/2014

9th Western Cape - Best in Area 23rd South Africa Ranking
The Outeniqua course is close to getting a 5-ball rating from me but as the Montagu and The Links are so good, I just drop down to a 4-ball. The course is a smaller versi...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Fancourt (Montagu) 27/04/2014

2nd Western Cape - Best in Area 9th South Africa Ranking
I think most would say that the three courses at Fancourt are all very special but there is a clear 1,2,3 and the rankings would back this up. The Montagu takes 2nd spot...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Fancourt (Links) 25/04/2014

1st Western Cape - Best in Area 1st South Africa Ranking
The first thing to mention is that of the 100’s of courses that I have played around the world, The Links is an instant favourite and straight into a personal Top 5. Manu...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Oubaai 23/04/2014

12th Western Cape - Best in Area 38th South Africa Ranking
On my recent trip to the Western Cape, the toughest course I experienced was Oubaai and that was after pars at the first two holes! A car journey from Cape Town will take...

Read More >>

TaylorMade