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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Bonmont 28/11/2013

9th North East Spain - Best in Area 44th Spain Ranking
Bonmont delivers what many other courses try to deliver but fail to do – this is a course that is undoubtedly great fun, top-end quality and also a serious challenge for...

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Penati (Heritage) 27/11/2013

1st Slovakia Ranking 93rd Continental Europe Ranking
After seeing the course only months after opening, it is clear that the potential to mature into a European big hitter is a ‘when’ and not an ‘if’. The resort has the Leg...

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Buckinghamshire 27/11/2013

6th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area
I have now played ‘Bucks’ four times over the last ten years and right now I would say the presentation and conditioning is a good as ever, certainly the greens were espe...

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Emporda (Forest) 27/11/2013

5th North East Spain - Best in Area 33rd Spain Ranking
Given the chance to play one round at Emporda, I would choose the Forest over the Links every time. For me it is a better looking course with so many tree line holes that...

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Penati (Legend) 21/11/2013

2nd Slovakia Ranking
A very good looking course that has obviously had a big budget to make it look very good right from the off – I played in late summer 2013 just over a year after opening...

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Duke's St Andrews 20/11/2013

6th Fife - Best in Area 33rd Scotland Ranking
One of the biggest obstacles the Duke’s course has is that it will always be in battle with the many coastal courses just a few miles away and rightly or wrongly those ar...

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Emporda (Links) 18/11/2013

11th North East Spain - Best in Area 62nd Spain Ranking
Currently (Nov '13) this course has a decent ranking (#16 in Spain), one of the reasons to play it obviously. I think I will keep this review fairly short as anything len...

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Centurion Club 02/10/2013

4th Hertfordshire - Best in Area 100th England Ranking
England’s newest course and this arrives with a lot of anticipation of being one of the very best new builds in recent years. I was lucky enough to play on a hot sunny Au...

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Thorndon Park 15/09/2013

1st Essex - Best in Area 91st England Ranking
Twelve years between my rounds here, most recent one only last month and I have to say I was very impressed indeed. This is an obvious private members club but visiting g...

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Essendon (Old) 06/09/2013

18th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
There seems to be a positive vibe around Essendon at the moment – The Old course was always enjoyable when I used to play there 20+ years ago but then it was probably a l...

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Essendon (New) 04/09/2013

29th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
When does a course called ‘New’ stop being new? Essendon’s New opened in 1992 and I suppose going by St. Andrews New course, now nearly 120 years old, the name New could...

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Aloha 12/08/2013

7th Southern Spain - Best in Area 24th Spain Ranking
My thoughts of the two 5-ball reviews below are that they are a little too glowing – both mention the course having no weak holes, well I think there are a couple which I...

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Chaparral 09/08/2013

21st Southern Spain - Best in Area 66th Spain Ranking
It is great to see this course on the Top 100 site as a GEM – I would think that it will not be too long before It gets a ranking position. If golf is meant to be fun, th...

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Royal Blackheath 11/07/2013

15th Kent - Best in Area
All golfers, especially those in the south of England should visit. Records tell us this is the oldest club (not course) in the country and at the top of the clubhouse th...

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Thetford 11/07/2013

6th Norfolk - Best in Area
The course at Thetford has a lot going for it, the first obvious one is the setting – woodland all around which is reminiscent of the great courses at Ashridge and Royal...

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Foxhills (Bernard Hunt) 09/07/2013

33rd Surrey - Best in Area
If I was writing this review having not played that many courses, I would probably give it a 4-ball ranking but as I have played and posted reviews for so many, the Bernh...

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Cascata 18/06/2013

6th Nevada - Best in Area
Everything here oozes class and quality from start to finish – a public facility that has service levels right up there with some of the very best country clubs. Obviousl...

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