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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Crail (Craighead) 08/01/2020

14th Fife - Best in Area 70th Scotland Ranking
Gil Hanse has done a very good job with the land that he was given, and while it's impossible not to be aware of the flat location Craighead is a very good golf course. P...

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Fortrose & Rosemarkie 08/01/2020

11th North Scotland - Best in Area 69th Scotland Ranking
It's been a few years since I played here, but it is as fresh as if it were yesterday and I'm sure it hasn't changed ! They certainly couldn't build them like this any m...

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Crail (Balcomie) 08/01/2020

13th Fife - Best in Area 67th Scotland Ranking
I'm surprised at some of the low rankings for Balcomie. It's definitely not a championship length course, but if I think of fun rounds of golf I've had on a traditional l...

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Prestwick St Nicholas 08/01/2020

9th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 58th Scotland Ranking
St Nicholas is a quality, very enjoyable Links course and fits in nicely with a trip to the nearby star attractions. It's nice to have fun on a shorter, traditional link...

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Leven Links 08/01/2020

9th Fife - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
An excellent complement to its neighbouring Lundin Links, to which it feels like the artisan club. Leven is unpretentious and a little rougher round the edges, but offers...

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Vilamoura (Laguna) 08/01/2020

26th Algarve - Best in Area
Like its siblings, perfectly acceptable for a society golf trip - the shuttle buses etc all work well from a few hotels - but not a destination for a two or four ball. Sl...

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Southerness 19/12/2019

1st Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 45th Scotland Ranking
Southerness is a perfect embodiment of lovely Dumfries & Galloway; overlooked, somewhat plain to look at but genuine, friendly, good value and not afflicted by the same v...

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Gullane (No.2) 19/12/2019

7th Lothians - Best in Area 42nd Scotland Ranking
Gullane #2 is an excellent course in its own right, and the first of the 3 that i played, but having played #1 and #3 subsequently the rankings are correct. #2 is like #1...

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Gullane (No.1) 19/12/2019

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 20th Scotland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
#1 is a superb course, surprisingly hilly, with top quality fun golf. From the gentle opener, to the very tricky uphill holes that get you to the top of the hill, then r...

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Prestwick 19/12/2019

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 16th Scotland Ranking 38th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Prestwick is one of my favourite Links courses, where the old cliche "they don't make 'em like this any more" is probably truer than any other essentially flat Championsh...

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Royal Obidos 28/10/2019

6th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 16th Portugal Ranking
A newish course, some quite long green to free transits, lots of water and sea views but no seaside holes so not really my kind of course, but a fun relaxing fairly quick...

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Praia D'El Rey 25/10/2019

4th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 9th Portugal Ranking 48th Continental Europe Ranking
A perfect afternoon of seaside golf; cloudless skies but not too hot, and a tremendously fun and scenic golf course. The benign and forgiving sibling of West Cliffs shoul...

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