Ivan

As a keen sportsman, hit by MS at the age of 35 (55 now) I find that golf is the best way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors, while still getting that competition. Play 4 times most weeks in the Uk, and South Africa in our winter. I play over 50 courses most years - really enjoy it. Handicap has risen over the last year from 16 to 22 but hoping to reverse that trend. Due to the MS I have a week right side and struggle physically on certain courses - hopefully my reviews will help those with similar issues find the right courses top,at.

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Glen 15/09/2021

15th Lothians - Best in Area 83rd Scotland Ranking
The Glen for me is a top course, the first 8 holes you climb the hill out of town, some of the holes are a bit ordinary, but the back nine along the coast is great. For m...

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Calcot Park 29/08/2021

7th Berkshire - Best in Area
We played Calcot Park on the way down to play the New Zealand. We found Calcot a very pleasant golf course in great condition. There were a number a short par 4 which mea...

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New Zealand 29/08/2021

14th Surrey - Best in Area 54th England Ranking
Played the New Zealand in a M S Charity Golf Day last Tuesday. The welcome was great and the course, was just as good as it's reputation. The only thing I would say is th...

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The Belfry (PGA National) 05/08/2021

13th Warwickshire - Best in Area
Played the PGA this morning, have to say very disappointing. The course routing is quite good and I have played it a few times before. The condition today was very poor,...

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Southerndown 19/07/2021

3rd South Wales - Best in Area 6th Wales Ranking
Played in Mid July 21 - had an excellent day weather wise, sunning and just a breeze. The course rating has it as very easy, my usual handicap these days is 22 round here...

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Pennard 19/07/2021

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 71st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played Pennard in mid July the course was in good condition with the greens true if a little slow. The course is very natural with great sea views, despite playing poor g...

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Knysna 06/06/2021

21st Western Cape - Best in Area 82nd South Africa Ranking
We had a fantastic day at Knysna on Friday, bearing in mind it is mid winter in South Africa the course was dry with plenty of roll. The greens were excellent which assis...

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Worcester Golf Club 30/05/2021

26th Western Cape - Best in Area 95th South Africa Ranking
Have played Worcester a few times and really enjoyed it. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. You have to be straight here as you go from fairway to fynbos and i...

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Kingswood Golf Estate 30/05/2021

28th Western Cape - Best in Area 99th South Africa Ranking
Played Kingswood on Friday, the course was much dryer than the Fancourt courses and George. The course was in excellent condition and the greens were a good pace and true...

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Simola 08/05/2021

8th Western Cape - Best in Area 21st South Africa Ranking 39th Africa Ranking
Played Simola last week, turned up and the staff brought a cart to the car for easy transfer of clubs. The course is a cart course played on the side of 2 hills, there ar...

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Hermanus (East) 21/03/2021

16th Western Cape - Best in Area 55th South Africa Ranking
Hermanus Golf Club is off the main road into town and literally half a mile from the town centre. The course is relatively flat as it is near the sea with a beautiful bac...

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Fancourt (Links) 02/03/2021

1st Western Cape - Best in Area 2nd South Africa Ranking 2nd Africa Ranking
Fancourt Links is rated the number one course in South Africa and with good justification. I was fortunate enough to play it yesterday when it was in excellent condition...

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Plettenberg Bay 18/02/2021

15th Western Cape - Best in Area 53rd South Africa Ranking
Played last winter in the Wednesday Club competition, played with the club champ off +1 very enjoyable. Plet is a real members club, fairly straightforward, and whenever...

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De Zalze 18/02/2021

13th Western Cape - Best in Area 44th South Africa Ranking 79th Africa Ranking
Played today, had the course to ourselves. Very reasonable cost. The course front 9 was solid but the back nine was spectacular, plenty of photos as we were not rushed. T...

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Paarl 17/02/2021

25th Western Cape - Best in Area 92nd South Africa Ranking
Unfortunately Paarl have had problems with there irrigation system and therefore the course was in poor condition.The layout was ok but the poor fairways and greens let i...

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Stellenbosch 17/02/2021

18th Western Cape - Best in Area 63rd South Africa Ranking
Played Stellenbosch Monday, I know lucky us being stranded in South Africa, where everything is very safe and golf courses & restaurants are open. Everyone is social dist...

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George 13/12/2020

5th Western Cape - Best in Area 16th South Africa Ranking 30th Africa Ranking
I am a big Harry Colt fan and George Golf Club although not a Colt design has his feel to it. You can run the ball into all the long holes. The course confiding it is hea...

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Borth & Ynyslas 13/10/2020

4th West Wales - Best in Area 18th Wales Ranking
We played Borth in early October as we were in the area, plus we are trying to play as many Harry Colt designs as we can. The early holes were featureless, this in itself...

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Coxmoor 13/10/2020

3rd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
Had the good fortune to play Coxmoor in the Captains Charity Mixed Open. The course was in excellent condition despite the seeding the fairways, this did not deter from t...

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