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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Vidbynäs (South) 19/05/2019

7th Central & North Sweden - Best in Area 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

23rd Central & North Sweden - Best in Area 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 21st Scotland Ranking 61st 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 79th 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

29th 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

5th Balearic Islands - 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

5th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 8th Sweden 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

16th 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

17th 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

15th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 22nd 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

3rd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 49th 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 37th 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

41st South & West Sweden - Best in Area
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

17th Central & North Sweden - Best in Area 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

14th 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 90th 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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