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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Fågelbro 27/03/2020

29th Central & North Sweden - Best in Area 69th Sweden Ranking
I am not fond of water in the line of play. If you add a number of other forced carries you have a design that is far away from what I prefer. But, hey, if you do not min...

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Santa Ponsa (1) 19/02/2020

12th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Used to be the best on the island, but that was 20 years ago. Still good, but conditioning and design cannot keep up with the very best. However, if you stay locally or a...

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Canyamel 07/02/2020

11th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
"Spectacular" and "exclusive" are two adjectives Canyamel uses freely in its marketing and the course is rated in the top 5 on this island if you look at ranking lists co...

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Son Servera 29/01/2020

10th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Many golfers visiting Palma never come to play the four courses in the east. If it is your first time and you only have room for 2-3 courses on the golfing part of your...

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Capdepera 22/01/2020

9th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
"Friendly" is the first adjective that comes to mind when I think of Capdepera on Mallorca. Now, I do not mean to wind some of you up by writing about the nice people wor...

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Perranporth 19/12/2019

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
Perranporth was easily my favourite when we toured Cornwall's links courses some years ago and I might have given it six balls in a flush of excitement had I written the...

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Kallfors 12/10/2019

8th Central & North Sweden - Best in Area 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 64th 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 16th Scotland Ranking 38th 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 55th 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 58th 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

2nd South & West Sweden - Best in Area 4th Sweden Ranking 50th 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 46th 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 94th 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 52nd 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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