Shane Derby

Golf tragic, links and sandbelt lover. Currently getting stuck into a number of architectural tomes to better appreciate and understand the challenge that each course presents

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Bonnie Doon 22/09/2020

9th New South Wales - Best in Area 44th Australia Ranking 58th Oceania Ranking
The OCCM reimagining has elevated this sand based beauty to both regional and national prominence. I had not played the layout prior to getting 50 holes in here over two...

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St Michael's 22/09/2020

18th New South Wales - Best in Area 80th Australia Ranking
Forever in the shade of it’s near neighbour NSWGC, St. Michaels occupies an inferior parcel of coastal fronted land immediately to the north of New South Wales GC. Despit...

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Royal Sydney 22/09/2020

7th New South Wales - Best in Area 37th Australia Ranking 49th Oceania Ranking
A club golfing friend of mine erroneously assumed that my round at Royal Sydney would be the highlight of my trip. Having played the course on a number of occasions befor...

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Metropolitan 22/09/2020

7th Victoria - Best in Area 13th Australia Ranking 17th Oceania Ranking
Golfing home of Mike Clayton, LPGA player Su Oh and current US Mid Am Champion Lucas Michel. Mike often speaks about never having had a bad lie in 30 years a member of Me...

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Kooyonga 22/09/2020

2nd South Australia - Best in Area 27th Australia Ranking 36th Oceania Ranking
Kooyonga’s rolling sandbased site in Lockleys, South Australia was great way to reintroduce myself to the Adelaide golf scene, after a whistletop tour through Victoria, T...

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Murcar Links 02/06/2019

4th North East Scotland - Best in Area 34th Scotland Ranking
Dear Golfing Friends To anyone who loves links golf ....YOUMUST MUSTMUSTplay Murcar golf links. A friendlier, more honest and compelling links test as you will not find.O...

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Montrose (1562) 29/05/2019

3rd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 49th Scotland Ranking
The start of my very first Scottish golfing odyssey directed me towards Montrose Golf Links this afternoon. As a links devotee I was eager to see what joys awaited me on...

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Oitavos Dunes 10/11/2018

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 4th Portugal Ranking 21st Continental Europe Ranking
Played Oitavos today at the end of a week-long golfing trip to the greater Lisbon area. Oitavos aspires to be something it frankly is not. The above statement includes t...

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West Cliffs 07/11/2018

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 15th Continental Europe Ranking
A sneeky November trip to the Silver Coast, what's not to like! I've just completed a second round on this Cynthia Dye masterpiece. The setting, scale and quality of this...

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Carlow (Deerpark) 25/08/2011

1st Carlow - Best in Area 32nd Ireland Ranking
Carlow was on the list of must plays for a long time, however, it was also one of those one's that seemed to get overlooked deemed to always be a 'next time' course. Well...

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