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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Ardfin 11/09/2017

1st Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 12th Scotland Ranking 27th Britain & Ireland Ranking 81st World Ranking
Almost exactly a year after I last visited the new Ardfin course on the isle of Jura (to read the story click here), I returned last week with a couple of other members f...

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Machrie 11/09/2017

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
I looked ahead to my visit to Islay last week with a degree of trepidation – would the new Machrie be so radically different to the old course that I wouldn’t like it? I’...

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Glencruitten 05/10/2015

6th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
I’ve been wanting to return here for a long time so when a proposed visit to another course fell through this morning due to bad weather, I took the opportunity to drive...

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Millport 22/09/2015

7th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
The last time I played a course where I was so preoccupied by the surroundings, it was at the lovely little 9-holer at Traigh, further up the west coast of Scotland at Ar...

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Dunaverty 09/06/2015

5th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
I played here four years ago, in May 2011, on a day trip from Glasgow to the Kintyre peninsula with a couple of mates. Not for us the golfing delights of Machrihanish or...

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Machrie 29/10/2009

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
I returned to play the Machrie six years after I'd first played it and despite really enjoying my round the time before, it was even better than I'd imagined it would be...

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Glencruitten 17/05/2007

6th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
I was delighted to find Glencruitten’s nomination as a gem on the website. There may be plenty of good courses in Scotland as a whole but in the western Highlands they ar...

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Machrie 19/01/2005

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
I flew for the day with a mate from Glasgow in March 2004. We were collected and dropped back off at the airport by hotel staff who could not have been more helpful durin...

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