EG Ohman

I have played a bit, almost 300 different courses to date, roughly half of them in the British Isles and found Top 100 an excellent source of information to plan golf trips. I also think it is great that it is now possible to seek out like-minded reviewers. If this is also your view, then you should know that my preferences include courses which play firm and fast, and designs which make you think twice about your club selection rather than just bombing drivers from the tee and drilling holes in the greens with short irons. Likewise, I enjoy the luxury of playing without having to wait. I think playing golf at your own pace is similar to finding fresh untracked snow when skiing down a mountain. In both cases, a pleasure best shared! I manage this surprisingly often by playing courses ranked just below the top and trying to get on higher-ranked tracks at off-peak times.

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Halmstad (Norra) 04/08/2019

3rd Sweden Ranking 45th Continental Europe Ranking
Top on many a Swedish golfer's bucket list, at least the domestic bit, and for good reason. To me, it is also worth a look for the window it provides on Swedish golf cour...

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Formby 14/06/2019

3rd Lancashire - Best in Area 18th England Ranking 44th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Why is Formby loved by so many and why should you play there rather than try to squeeze in Birkdale, RLSA and Hoylake into one trip?Immediately, I can think of two reason...

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West Lancashire 03/06/2019

6th Lancashire - Best in Area 44th England Ranking 99th Britain & Ireland Ranking
As with nearby Hillside, a game of two halves, although the differences are smaller at West Lancs. The front nine, nearer the sea is more austere. The back nine, especial...

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Fairhaven 03/06/2019

7th Lancashire - Best in Area 97th England Ranking
Our group played Fairhaven in the morning as we could only get on Royal Lytham at 14h00 and we needed a nearby course for those of us who also wanted a game in the mornin...

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Hesketh 03/06/2019

14th Lancashire - Best in Area
Hesketh could be your only option if you are looking for links golf on a week-end morning in the Southport area. Do you get out of bed or not?Having read reviews on this...

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Hillside 03/06/2019

4th Lancashire - Best in Area 23rd England Ranking 51st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Hillside was probably the highlight of my group's four-day tour in the area recently, besides staying in the Dormy at RLSA of course. My three playing companions had thei...

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Vidbynäs (South) 19/05/2019

18th Sweden Ranking
Many bunkers as well as large greens are the hallmarks of this modern layout. The design often favours approaches from one side of the fairway, but unless your iron play...

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Bro-Bålsta (Stora) 15/05/2019

59th Sweden Ranking
Bro-Bålsta was the first “modern” golf course I played as a young golfer in Sweden in the late 1980s. The greens felt positively huge and very undulated compared to tradi...

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Machrie 28/03/2019

2nd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 19th Scotland Ranking 56th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I see two main reasons to play the Machrie.First, Islay has many distilleries to visit (nine or ten, according to the Islay Whisky Academy) and one golf course. It should...

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St Andrews (Eden) 19/03/2019

16th Fife - Best in Area 92nd Scotland Ranking
”Mickey Mouse” I almost hear you think as we tee it up on the 300-yard opening hole. Unless you pay attention your drive may find one of the gorse bushes. You, however,...

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Narin & Portnoo 21/01/2019

6th Donegal - Best in Area 28th Ireland Ranking
Narin and Portnoo sits between the cluster of top courses around Sligo (County Sligo GC/Rosses Point, Enniscrone and Donegal GC Murvagh) and the top courses in the easter...

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Domburgsche 21/01/2019

22nd Netherlands Ranking
Those who know me know that I really like links golf. However, I must put a little question mark on the ranking of this course. Is really the consensus of informed opinio...

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T Golf & Country Club 21/01/2019

Gem Spain - Best in Area
Always tricky to write a review based on only one round. Will first impressions persist?I had given the old Poniente a miss as every source I consulted said that the plac...

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Vallda 18/11/2018

8th Sweden Ranking 100th Continental Europe Ranking
We went back to Vallda twice in July this year. I liked all the things I enjoyed about the design last time (see review below), but regret to admit that the speed of the...

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Son Antem (East) 05/11/2018

12th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
The reviews below together with a distinct lack of love elsewhere have kept me away from the East course at Son Antem for four years, but I finally decided to give it a t...

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Andratx 05/11/2018

10th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
I am sure we can all list elements we like to see in a course design. Not unlike many reviewers on this site, I tend to enjoy courses which require thought on the tee and...

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Flommen 14/08/2018

25th Sweden Ranking
How come people who are not terribly fond of water on golf courses (like Jim McCann below and myself) end up liking Flommen? I can think of three reasons:First, the cours...

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Montrose (Medal) 27/04/2018

4th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
Only on my 5th golfing trip to the region did I find time to play Montrose. Until then, our stays had been too brief or we had been too busy ticking off the big beasts. B...

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