Dan Hare

I am an 10-handicap member of Les Mielles in Jersey, where I am lucky enough to be able to regularly play some great golf both on the island and in France. I'm a traditional links golf addict and have an unofficial challenge with a good friend to play all classic links courses in Britain in a few weeks per year, of course using the Top 100 Golf Courses and its informed users as our Bible!

If I could only play at one golf course for the rest of my life it would have to be Royal Dornoch (gorse controversy not withstanding) – maybe one day I would birdie Foxy?

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Cruden Bay (St Olaf) 19/06/2022

19th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Since you're at Cruden Bay, definitely make a day of it finishing off with a very pleasant stroll around St Olaf's.Shortly to be slightly remodelled due to the main cours...

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Royal Musselburgh 19/06/2022

18th Lothians - Best in Area
By being located in an area packed with quality golf RMGC is easily overlooked, but it's good golf over a well maintained course, sometimes very good golf.Grand but sligh...

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Eyemouth 01/04/2022

6th Borders - Best in Area
Very enjoyable seaside golf with mostly good turf and a couple of excellent links holes, well worth playing.Played on a cold clear day with one club wind, played longer t...

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Scotscraig 01/04/2022

12th Fife - Best in Area 54th Scotland Ranking
On a beautiful clear Early Spring morning St Andrews courses were closed with hail from the previous day, but arriving at Scotscraig at 9 am the Dawn Patrol were already...

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Newburgh-on-Ythan 30/03/2022

10th North East Scotland - Best in Area
What larks, Pip, what larks !We had spent a couple of hours vainly waiting for the haar to dissipate from Cruden Bay - clear blue skies 1 mile inland, but we were here fo...

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Inverallochy 30/03/2022

11th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Even in early season off mats Inverallochy is a fun, quick game of links golf with some challenging holes, friendly members and some very nice sea views.It's courses like...

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Peterhead (Old) 30/03/2022

6th North East Scotland - Best in Area 65th Scotland Ranking
It's taken us several trips to this part of the World to finally get to Peterhead, and wish we had done it earlier.We were the only visitors on the course when we played...

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Cullen Links 30/03/2022

25th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Our tour of the lesser lights continued at Cullen - we'd driven past a couple of times en route from the more famous links in the area so made it a visit this time.A no f...

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Pitlochry 30/03/2022

8th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area
We played in shorts and shirtsleeves yesterday, a first for us in the Highlands in March !Even from the positive reviews one might expect a slightly gimmicky short course...

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Wallasey 30/03/2022

3rd Cheshire - Best in Area 61st England Ranking
Despite being off advanced tees with a couple of holes out of play, on a lovely Spring day it was clear that Wallasey is a quality Championships links.Great turf, sea vie...

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Sherwood Forest 18/03/2022

2nd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 53rd England Ranking
An outstanding, accessible heathland course.Great mix of holes, sense of space, some wind through the course, and when we played very firm running golf conditions, and su...

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Cascata 18/03/2022

7th Nevada - Best in Area
Not my typical course to review, but I was lucky enough to be in Las Vegas on business in Feb 22.My extremely generous hosts for the day had wisely picked Cascata from To...

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Kington 29/09/2021

1st Herefordshire - Best in Area
Played today in sunny, blustery weather giving sweeping panoramas and very sporting golf. There was a great flow to the course, springy turf and very fun green sites with...

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Church Stretton 29/09/2021

5th Shropshire - Best in Area
What an experience - we played in an intermittent gale when frequent showers that then became persistent rain, prompting us to leave the wet weather shelter by the 12th g...

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Little Aston 29/09/2021

3rd Staffordshire - Best in Area 54th England Ranking
Played as two three balls after an East Midlands society trip to Sherwood Forest, Oakmere and the mighty Hollinwell, so a high standard to meet.We'd been trying to get to...

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Oakmere Park (Admirals) 26/09/2021

7th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
An excellent venue for a pick up game, or as in our case a Saturday game as society visitors - excellent holes that are in great condition given the footfall, and the hom...

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Guadalhorce 26/03/2021

44th Southern Spain - Best in Area
We played Guadalhorce when on a golf trip to the area (remember those ?!?) also playing at La Cala and we really enjoyed it.The ends of the course do feel constrained by...

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Five Lakes (Lakes) 24/08/2020

19th Essex - Best in Area
Very much of its type, this would be your choice of the last day's golf on a stay and play society trip. Nice enough, and you'll get a worthy weekend winner who can avoid...

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Ashbury (Kigbeare) 24/08/2020

20th Devon - Best in Area
As per our illustrious editor's review, a challenging, good, buggy-only course that is indivisible from its host facility. Given the footfall and low cost Ashbury Manor d...

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