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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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...

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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...

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Ipswich (Purdis Heath) 21/06/2014

1st Suffolk - Best in Area 48th 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Steenberg 21/04/2014

15th Western Cape - Best in Area 51st South Africa Ranking
Golf at Steenberg is a great experience and if you can add in a stay at the hotel too, you will not be disappointed. For the visitor to Cape Town, this is an ideal first...

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Arabella 21/04/2014

3rd Western Cape - Best in Area 10th South Africa Ranking
A highly ranked course in the country and rightly so; there are some places on the course that are as good as anywhere. This estate is in a great location right on the ‘B...

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Bedford & County 19/03/2014

6th Bedfordshire - Best in Area
The county of Bedfordshire is one that is not blessed with real stand-out courses but it is great to see the Top 10 featured here. This club has a healthy membership and...

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Disney (Lake Buena Vista) 07/03/2014

95th Florida - Best in Area
In a similar style to Disney’s Palm course, this experience should give you golf with a smile on your face as it is very easy to get drawn into the Disney spirit. I would...

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Disney (Palm) 09/02/2014

99th Florida - Best in Area
“Welcome to the happiest place on turf” is the warm welcome at the Disney courses – not too sure about happiest but it is certainly great fun. Disney courses should not b...

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Streamsong (Red) 08/02/2014

3rd Florida - Best in Area 61st USA Ranking 70th North America Ranking
Great anticipation ahead of playing here as I had heard and read some great opinions over the last year or so since opening. First thing to mention is that if you are sta...

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Lumine (Lakes) 10/01/2014

20th North East Spain - Best in Area
The Lakes course is a similar looking course to some of those in Dubai with plenty of bold bunkering that is very visual from the tee boxes. Around five years old now and...

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Lumine (Hills) 10/01/2014

7th North East Spain - Best in Area 38th Spain Ranking
So many fantastic holes on the Hills course make me say that this one of my favourites on the Costa Daurada, probably along with Bonmont my pick in the area. The biggest...

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Sweetwoods Park 18/12/2013

18th Sussex - Best in Area
Sweetwoods Park is a welcome addition to the Top 100 site. The course opened back in the boom-time of the 90’s (1994) but it is the new ownership in recent years that has...

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Effingham 08/12/2013

24th Surrey - Best in Area
A lot of fun at Effingham and pretty easy off of the tee (which helps) on most holes but it is great to see the course now as part of the county listing. As we know Surre...

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