Derek Haswell

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Brora 17/01/2014

6th North Scotland - Best in Area 29th Scotland Ranking 89th Britain & Ireland Ranking
With its insouciant bovines, high-security greens and James Braid provenance Brora is a quaint, quirky and quintessentially traditional experience. But there’s one other...

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Loch Lomond 02/09/2008

1st Dunbartonshire - Best in Area 17th Scotland Ranking 40th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Much has been written about the majestic scenery, the classy clubhouse facilities and the wonderfully attentive staff at Loch Lomond GC. Frankly, the entire Trossachs cou...

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Spey Valley 12/05/2008

8th North Scotland - Best in Area 44th Scotland Ranking
That Scotland can boast a wealth of great courses is beyond dispute. However, the notion that we have 51 better than Spey Valley is BEYOND BELIEF! Spey Valley is wonderfu...

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Ganton 14/06/2011

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
Ganton is pretty much pancake flat. There is no standout "signature" hole. The greens, with one or two exceptions, are very subtle rather than significantly contoured. Th...

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Blairgowrie (Lansdowne) 12/08/2008

5th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area 71st Scotland Ranking
If you are playing Lansdowne and you find a dark grey, round necked sweater with a “St.Andrews Scotland” badge then it is mine. I think it fell off my trolley in the tree...

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Conwy 08/07/2013

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
I was responsible for organising this year’s family holiday and with the kids in mind I plumped for Conwy for its castle, the chance to do some “crabbing” off the jetty a...

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Stranraer 16/06/2008

3rd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 94th Scotland Ranking
Every self-respecting creative genius ensures that he or she goes out in a blaze of glory and there is no question that James Braid, the Michelangelo of golf architecture...

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Letham Grange (Old) 04/06/2012

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
At Letham today a jolly chap called Ian was manning the shop, collecting fees, directing visitors, answering calls AND running backward and forward to serve at the bar. H...

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Panmure 07/06/2012

2nd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 37th Scotland Ranking
Me and my old man played Panmure on 4/016/12 and agreed that we had never played on a course in such tip-top condition; it really is immaculate from tee to green. I would...

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Montrose (Medal) 13/07/2010

3rd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 49th Scotland Ranking
I played Montrose Medal yesterday, the first time since competing in the Scottish Universities Championship there circa 1989 as a raven-haired, snake-hipped youth with th...

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Mortonhall 01/07/2008

13th Lothians - Best in Area 78th Scotland Ranking
The patio of the traditional, red-roofed clubhouse of Mortonhall Golf Club is generously decorated by pot plants and hanging baskets, edged by meticulously tended shrub b...

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Ladybank 21/09/2010

10th Fife - Best in Area 52nd Scotland Ranking
I strongly suspect that the Council/Committee meetings at Ladybank GC are very boring and uneventful. If not, what the heck could possibly be causing controversy or compl...

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Goswick 26/09/2011

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
I once bought a bag of clubs from a charity shop for £20 and the bag contained a set of mid-size irons, 4 Adams “woods”, assorted drivers and an Odyssey putter. That was...

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Cardrona 02/10/2008

2nd Borders - Best in Area
Our 4-ball played Cardrona in a monsoon on the 29th of September at the end of the summer from hell. Only 22 handicapper Kev left with a shred of golfing credibility. Nev...

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Tain 13/05/2008

16th North Scotland - Best in Area 88th Scotland Ranking
The course at Tain GC is a secret pearl, a latent treasure, a shrouded jewel…ok, ok, I admit it – it’s a HIDDEN GEM!! (and I promised myself not to use golf’s most clappe...

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Pitlochry 13/10/2008

8th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area
The opening page of Pitlochry Golf Club’s website claims the course is one of the most beautiful in Scotland. The chances of the club being prosecuted under the Trade Des...

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Lanark 09/09/2008

1st Lanarkshire - Best in Area 68th Scotland Ranking
Which word connects the London Palladium, Woolworth’s Pick n Mix stall and Lanark GC? The answer is …VARIETY. The Lanark course provides oodles of it. A few fairways seem...

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