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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Glencruitten 08/08/2018

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
Very happy to see Glencruitten on the site ! An ideal place to play if en route from Machrihanish, The Machrie or Arran to the more numerous delights of the Highlands. We...


Royal Hobart 07/05/2018

6th Tasmania - Best in Area
I played Royal Hobart on a driving and golf trip to lovely Tasmania and had a great day. Unlike some other Royal courses I could name, they were were very welcoming to an...


Christchurch 07/05/2018

6th South Island - Best in Area 17th New Zealand Ranking
I played "Shirley", as it's known locally, before the earthquake and had a tremendous day at a friendly course, certainly more enjoyable than some of the more modern cour...


Invercargill 07/05/2018

16th South Island - Best in Area 41st New Zealand Ranking
I found myself in Invercargill with a spare afternoon before a trip to fantastic Stewart Island (which has the most fun and arduous 6 hole golf course imaginable) and enq...


The Island 30/04/2018

2nd Dublin - Best in Area 8th Ireland Ranking 50th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Great fun links golf in a beautiful location, excellent variety in superb condition for this early in the season. On our way back from the North West (sob !) to spend the...


Connemara Isles 30/04/2018

9th Galway - Best in Area
Played yesterday, the amazing scenery en route and at the course make it a fun experience and a good way to break up the trip East or South from the brilliant Connemara L...


Carne (Hackett) 26/04/2018

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Belmullet is miles from anywhere, but any links lover definitely needs to make the trip - Carne is stunning, and unlike other "golf porn" courses, if anything the photos...


Strandhill 24/04/2018

3rd Sligo - Best in Area 39th Ireland Ranking
A really enjoyable place to play, beautiful scenery of mountains, sea and massive dunes and lots of fun holes. Noticeably shorter than other Links in the part of Ireland...


Donegal 23/04/2018

3rd Donegal - Best in Area 17th Ireland Ranking 91st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Donegal is a big course in a great location, bring your A game ! We played mid Sunday afternoon in intermittent sunshine and a 2-4 club wind. The first is a gentle opener...


Narin & Portnoo 22/04/2018

6th Donegal - Best in Area 28th Ireland Ranking
Sensational dunes and coastal holes which rank with the very best. Sadly the relatively dull low lying holes drag the overall course down (N&P is in good company, the sam...


Cruit Island 22/04/2018

8th Donegal - Best in Area 80th Ireland Ranking
The beautiful, wild drive over the bridge certainly sets the scene nicely for the golf course. Hard to describe, other than to echo others' observations of the amazing va...