Jim McCann

I’ve reviewed courses for Top 100 Golf Courses since December 2004, an association that developed over time into me first becoming Scottish correspondent then Editor for the website. I’ve made it my business to play each and every layout in the Scottish Top 100 (as well as visiting dozens of potential chart contenders across the country) – after all, how can you possibly compare the best courses nationally if you haven’t played all of them? I make the occasional golf trip to other parts of the UK and Ireland and have been fortunate enough in the last few years to tee it up in a number of other European and African countries, courtesy of my membership of the European Golf and Travel Media Association.

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Son Gual 11/04/2022

2nd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 16th Spain Ranking 83rd Continental Europe Ranking
I was unfortunate with the weather when I visited Son Gual two weeks ago as it was what they call in Ireland a “soft morning” with light rain falling until lunchtime. It...

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T Golf Calvia 11/04/2022

5th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
T Golf Calvia was the big surprise of my recent trip to Mallorca. I’d read beforehand it was a John Harris design (opening in 1978, the year after he died) so I thought i...

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Alcanada 11/04/2022

1st Balearic Islands - Best in Area 12th Spain Ranking 71st Continental Europe Ranking
In 2019, the season-ending tournament on the European Challenge Tour’s “Road to Mallorca” was held at Alcanada and the Grand Final event will be contested here in Novembe...

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Canyamel 08/04/2022

11th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Canyamel was the first course I visited on my trip to Mallorca last week and it set the bar at a decent level when comparing it against the other layouts that followed. I...

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Son Servera 08/04/2022

10th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
There’s a tangibly different vibe to Son Servera, largely due to it being the only members’ golf club on the island. You can sense it’s run for the golfers who frequent i...

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Pula 08/04/2022

6th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Venue for five editions of the Mallorca Classic on the European Tour between 2003 and 2007, Pula wasn’t always a championship standard venue – certainly not in the eyes o...

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Santa Ponsa (1) 07/04/2022

12th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
I wasn’t aware the course hosted the Mallorca Golf Open here in October last year, the first time in a decade that a European Tour event had been staged on the island. To...

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Andratx 07/04/2022

17th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Andratx is one of five Mallorcan courses featured in The Pocket Guide to Golf Courses in Spain & Portugal so I knew it had to be worth a look. The authors of that publica...

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Vall d'Or 07/04/2022

15th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Vall d’Or is a little bit removed from the two main golf areas (in the northeast and southwest) of Mallorca so it’s a good 1-hr drive to get here from Palma city centre....

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T Golf Palma 07/04/2022

3rd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 76th Spain Ranking
I discovered an hour before arriving at Golf Park Mallorca Puntiro that T Golf had purchased the facility just the day before – and not before time, I might add! As the t...

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San Lorenzo 14/12/2021

5th Algarve - Best in Area 9th Portugal Ranking 49th Continental Europe Ranking
I really liked San Lorenzo from the minute I arrived in the car park. I expected to find a big fancy clubhouse but came across a very modest, wooden building with a “live...

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Penina (Championship) 12/12/2021

15th Algarve - Best in Area 30th Portugal Ranking
It’s nearly six years since I last played at the place where golf first got a foothold in The Algarve back in the mid-1960s. I was here for a few days before and during t...

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