Stephen Killick

Golf travel writer, member of Royal Ashdown Forest GC who likes good company, good beer and more than the occasional curry. Ambition in golf is to learn how to use a lob wedge.

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Ferndown (Old) 03/05/2018

4th Dorset - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
When I go to a golf club, especially a well-established one, I like to feel like a member for the day. On tour in Dorset playing what are widely regarded as the top four...

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Cannes-Mougins 15/12/2017

7th South East France - Best in Area 35th France Ranking
How can Cannes-Mougins golf country club only be rated 11th in South East France? Having just come back from playing it, chronically out of season in early December, I wo...

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Muscat Hills 28/02/2017

2nd Oman Ranking 19th Middle East Ranking
Muscat Hills is the pioneer of grass golf in Oman. Before the Paul Thomas design opened in 2009 the only golf available in the country was on sand. It is a hugely impress...

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Al Mouj (Championship) 28/02/2017

1st Oman Ranking 2nd Middle East Ranking
In a way was almost a shame that we played Almouj first because whatever comes after it in Muscat could well be a disappointment as this place is absolutely top drawer. T...

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Alcanada 14/10/2016

2nd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 16th Spain Ranking 81st Continental Europe Ranking
Alcanada is a test of golf that nature intended. There is no artifice here and although it is extremely tough and certainly no place for the novice I rate it the best cou...

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Quinta da Marinha 21/03/2016

11th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 36th Portugal Ranking
Robert Trent Jones must be spinning in his grave with what has happened at Quinta da Marinha. It was never the best in the Lisbon region but a tricky, tight holiday track...

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Crail (Balcomie) 16/06/2015

15th Fife - Best in Area 74th Scotland Ranking
We played Balcomie this April on a grey morning when the wind was just starting to blow. All seemed well as we teed off the straightforward par four opening hole but as t...

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Royal Waterloo (La Marache) 14/05/2015

6th Belgium Ranking
La Marache is, quite simply, superb. In fabulous condition and the most wonderful design set amongst mature woodlands. Although it opens quietly with two fairly routine p...

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Rio Real 02/12/2014

17th Southern Spain - Best in Area 38th Spain Ranking
A massive disappointment due to the state of the greens which were universally awful. Work is planned to improve them but there is a huge amount of work needed to bring t...

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Thracian Cliffs 10/11/2014

1st Bulgaria Ranking 36th Continental Europe Ranking
Given its spectacular setting and the glorious weather my group enjoyed it sounds almost churlish of me to disagree with these other reviews of fulsome praise for the cou...

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Son Antem (East) 17/09/2014

12th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Having had a late night in Palma the three of us we were in no hurry to get onto the East Course at Son Antem, having been startled by the sorry state of the West Course...

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Son Antem (West) 15/09/2014

9th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
This is a confusing place. Staying at the huge Son Antem hotel it is hard to credit that a resort hotel does not own the resort golf club on its doorstep. But that is the...

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Argentario 15/08/2013

8th Central Italy - Best in Area 25th Italy Ranking
Tourists have been heading to Tuscany for centuries. The British, in particular, have always been fond of the region since the days of the Grand Tour when they came over...

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Vipingo Ridge 23/04/2013

1st Kenya Ranking
Vipingo Ridge is by far the best appointed and maintained golf course in Kenya. Having just played the top three of the Kenyan top 100 the place is in superb condition an...

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