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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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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Panmure 27/04/2018

2nd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 46th Scotland Ranking
Panmure’s greens were by far the best we putted on during a week when we also played at St Andrews and Montrose. Perhaps this was/is due to less visitor play, perhaps a h...

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Degeberga-Widtsköfle 24/01/2018

52nd Sweden Ranking
Was it Harry Colt who wrote that it is better to use one attractive terrain feature on several holes rather than to use that feature to make one outstanding hole? Whateve...

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Mälarö (1-18) 23/01/2018

48th Sweden Ranking
You can almost always get a game at Mälarö as the starting sheet is not as busy as it is most days at nearby Drottningholm or other quality courses near Stockholm.Why is...

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Son Antem (West) 05/11/2017

9th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Let’s deal with the conditioning point previous reviewers have mentioned straightaway. Greens on the West course have been relaid in 2017, so hopefully it should have its...

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Son Muntaner 05/11/2017

4th Balearic Islands - Best in Area 79th Spain Ranking
Feel it is appropriate to come back with another review on Son Muntaner after the course was completely regrassed in 2016 and holes 5 and 6 rerouted back to their origina...

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Portsalon 18/09/2017

5th Donegal - Best in Area 22nd Ireland Ranking
It is easy to leave very good courses off the itinerary because there are great courses nearby. I would argue that anyone who ignores Portsalon and puts Rosapenna Sandy H...

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Cruit Island 01/09/2017

8th Donegal - Best in Area 80th Ireland Ranking
Just came back for this year's trip to Donegal. Despite also playing the scenic and wonderful courses at Ballyliffin, Rosapenna, Narin&Portnoo and Portsalon, it is the cr...

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Hindhead 08/08/2017

11th Surrey - Best in Area 33rd England Ranking 79th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Expectations play a big role in shaping the experience. Having read glowing reviews on Hindhead at this site and elsewhere, mine were unfortunately set too high. The topo...

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Hankley Common 09/06/2017

7th Surrey - Best in Area 26th England Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
If you have time for just one round of heathland golf, I suggest you choose Hankley. I immediately think of two reasons:1) Many heathland courses were built on open spac...

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New Zealand 09/06/2017

15th Surrey - Best in Area 60th England Ranking
I have friend who really enjoys the yesteryear atmosphere of clubs like Brancaster, Luffness, Swinley Forest and Rye. Unfortunately, he could not join us at New Zealand....

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