Gustav

Love links golf, have played 80+ of the Top 100 Links Courses of Britain & Ireland, but I enjoy almost any course which facilitates the ground game. Also love playing without having to wait and try to choose courses and tee-off times to achieve this.

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Kallfors 12/10/2019

23rd Sweden Ranking
Kallfors was not love at first sight, at least not for me. Most fairways on the front nine were like clothes from the 1990s, quite bland and a bit too wide for my taste,...

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Kilmarnock (Barassie) 11/09/2019

11th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 59th Scotland Ranking
Barassie represents a more inland variety on the links golf theme with heather, bushes and in places, low pine trees. We played it on the same trip as Prestwick, Irvine B...

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Prestwick 02/09/2019

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
A recent round at Prestwick with caddies followed by lunch in the member’s dining room was one of my all-time top UK golf experiences. This was despite the greens not bei...

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Irvine 31/08/2019

8th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 53rd Scotland Ranking
Ordinarily I would be sceptical towards a layout like this. Bogside proves that you can achieve as much variety without par 5s (although hole no 2 is a par 5 for the ladi...

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Prestwick St Nicholas 31/08/2019

9th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 56th Scotland Ranking
The more links golf I play, the more I like courses like this. They are one of a kind and simply not made anymore. The start and finish (1-3, 16-18) on the clubhouse side...

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Halmstad (Norra) 04/08/2019

3rd Sweden Ranking 45th Continental Europe Ranking
Halmstad Norra is top on many a Swedish golfer's bucket list, at least on the domestic side, and for good reason. To me, it is also worth a look for the window it provide...

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Formby 14/06/2019

3rd Lancashire - Best in Area 19th 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 41st 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

3rd 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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