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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Hankley Common 09/06/2017

8th Surrey - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 70th 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

14th Surrey - Best in Area 54th 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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Sand 09/05/2017

8th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 12th Sweden Ranking
I have seen two very different views of Sand GC: 1) a fabulous modern inland links course, 2) an artificial course slightly out of tune with the surrounding landscape. T...

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Österlen (Lilla Vik) 20/04/2017

28th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 42nd Sweden Ranking
Österlen, the eastern part of Skåne is a favourite vacation region for many Swedes. The golfers among them also seem to have a long-standing love affair with Lilla Vik....

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Biarritz Le Phare 15/04/2017

9th South West France - Best in Area 52nd France Ranking
Coming from old, compact, hemmed-in golf courses in London, I felt at home at once when I played Biarritz the first time. As is the case with many clubs in such settings,...

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Wimereux 15/04/2017

25th North East France - Best in Area 56th France Ranking
In the early 90s, the club had no irrigation, so playing it during a dry summer felt like going back to the early days of the game of golf. It is also a treasured persona...

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Maioris 15/04/2017

13th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
The first time I visited Maioris in October 2016 the course was in such awful shape that one ball would have been too much! The manager immediately gave us vouchers to co...

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Dunbar 26/03/2017

6th Lothians - Best in Area 39th Scotland Ranking
Why do we not play Dunbar every time we are in the region? The usual reason is that someone wants to play North Berwick and/or Muirfield. Sounds familiar? I am not going...

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Falkenberg (18-hole) 06/02/2017

34th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 55th Sweden Ranking
Falkenberg neither has the cachet of nearby Tylösand with Halmstad GK's flagship North Course, only slightly more than half an hour's drive along the coast to the south,...

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Son Gual 06/02/2017

2nd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 16th Spain Ranking 83rd Continental Europe Ranking
First time I played Son Guál, all I saw was a course that was so much better in every aspect than virtually every other course on the island, except perhaps Alcanada, whi...

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Puntiro 06/02/2017

3rd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 76th Spain Ranking
Having played 15 of the island’s 23 tracks overall and Puntiró four times over the last two years, I can comfortably say that this course is the course I most like to ret...

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Halmstad (Södra) 15/12/2016

24th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 38th Sweden Ranking
Still remember my first round on this course many years ago: having forgotten my spikes at home, I had to negotiate the course in worn docksides on a course which was wet...

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Vall d'Or 22/11/2016

15th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
I went to play Vall d’Or for the first time in November 2016. There are two reasons why I hesitate to recommend it.First, the crazy design of the front nine, at least the...

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Pula 17/11/2016

6th Balearic Islands - Best in Area
Playing Pula was a relief during a week in late October 2016 when even Son Gual with its vast resources struggled to put up a presentable course. Greens were true and fas...

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Carne (Hackett) 30/08/2016

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 59th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Other places try to make the most of their one or two high dunes on the site. At Carne, they had to avoid them in order to create a playable course! These 18 holes are lo...

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Hills 05/08/2016

12th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 19th Sweden Ranking
Set up for golf with a buggy, which I really do mot like. This means that if you decide to walk anyway, you are in for a real workout as many tees are placed on small hil...

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