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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Anfi Tauro 12/06/2019

1st Canary Islands - Best in Area 17th Spain Ranking 88th Continental Europe Ranking
Anfi Tauro is the furthest golf course from the airport on Gran Canaria but it’s easily accessed via the autopista GC-1 highway, allowing you to go the extra mile to play...

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Salobre (New) 12/06/2019

8th Canary Islands - Best in Area 67th Spain Ranking
I’ve seen the Salobre Sur (now the Old) course previously marketed as “The Beauty Course,” with the Salobre Norte (now the New) course termed “The Beast course,” and havi...

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Salobre (Old) 12/06/2019

14th Canary Islands - Best in Area
Currently listed 14 out of 14 in the Canary Islands regional chart on this site, the Old course at Salobre – formerly known as the South course – deserves a far better ra...

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Real Las Palmas 12/06/2019

6th Canary Islands - Best in Area 59th Spain Ranking
It takes a wee bit of effort to get to Real Las Palmas – or Bandama as it’s known locally – and, to prove the point, a local taxi driver taking one of the guys I was play...

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El Cortijo 12/06/2019

12th Canary Islands - Best in Area
El Cortijo was the first course I played last week during a visit to all the golf facilities on Gran Canaria. First impressions count for a lot when arriving at a club an...

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Maspalomas 12/06/2019

5th Canary Islands - Best in Area 58th Spain Ranking
Maspalomas celebrated its 50th anniversary last year so, along with the course at Real Las Palmas, it’s one of the more established golfing layouts on Gran Canaria. It wa...

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Lopesan Meloneras 12/06/2019

Gem Spain - Best in Area
I played Meloneras last week during a visit to all the golf facilities on Gran Canaria. For some strange reason, this course isn’t currently listed in the Top 100 Canary...

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Abama 28/04/2010

2nd Canary Islands - Best in Area 33rd Spain Ranking
I returned five years after my first visit to see how the course was looking half a decade on and it didn't disappoint in any shape or form. The opening trio of holes tak...

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Buenavista 28/04/2010

10th Canary Islands - Best in Area 87th Spain Ranking
I've played here half a dozen times now and never tire of returning as it's a real day out away from the crowded south west of the island and it's such fun to get to and...

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Golf del Sur 08/02/2010

4th Canary Islands - Best in Area 44th Spain Ranking
I’ve just watched a re-run on television of the 1995 “Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf” match between Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson at del Sur - what a late winter’s night...

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Tecina 03/11/2009

3rd Canary Islands - Best in Area 39th Spain Ranking
My Tecina day trip started with the morning ferry from Los Christianos on Tenerife and ended when I arrived back in port at tea time. In between, I experienced a couple o...

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Real Tenerife 03/11/2009

11th Canary Islands - Best in Area
Three of the opening handful of holes involve blind uphill drives so these are largely uninspiring. Holes 6 to 9 are generally routed back downhill with the 8th a real fe...

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Amarilla 26/10/2008

13th Canary Islands - Best in Area
Amarilla has a nice member club feel to it and, although it has been surpassed in recent times by more modern, big budget, golf facilities in the south of the island, it...

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Costa Adeje 26/10/2008

9th Canary Islands - Best in Area 85th Spain Ranking
I’ve played this course several times since it was opened and enjoyed every previous visit. However, I was more than a little disappointed to find out the club have just...

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Las Americas 22/10/2008

7th Canary Islands - Best in Area 63rd Spain Ranking
I’ve played at this pay-and-play golf course several times now and really enjoy it for what it is – holiday golf of the very highest order (with a very impressive clubhou...

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Golf del Sur 22/10/2008

4th Canary Islands - Best in Area 44th Spain Ranking
Until the arrival of Abama in 2005, Golf del Sur was, in my opinion, the best course in Tenerife. It’s still a cut above the others, of course, and many golfers will tell...

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Buenavista 19/12/2007

10th Canary Islands - Best in Area 87th Spain Ranking
Most golfers who have played in Tenerife have been on one or more of the courses in the south of the island (Del Sur, Amarilla, Las Americas, Adeje or Abama) but few vent...

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