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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San Lorenzo 23/10/2017

2nd Algarve - Best in Area 5th Portugal Ranking 32nd Continental Europe Ranking
It's been 15 years or so since our only previous visit; with a lot of golfing water under the bridge, would it suffer from a re-examination ? Other than slightly worn gre...


Monte Rei (North) 19/10/2017

1st Algarve - Best in Area 1st Portugal Ranking 9th Continental Europe Ranking
We played yesterday in fine conditions, and found the facilities and staff excellent. The course however was a disappointment, still felt new, fairways were a little patc...


Quinta da Ria 19/10/2017

12th Algarve - Best in Area 23rd Portugal Ranking
Played today on a warm, still day. Very enjoyable game of golf on a challenging course, which is unusual in these parts in having some sea views and being a comfortable w...


Dunstanburgh Castle 12/08/2017

7th Northumberland - Best in Area
I think that Cumbria and Northumberland are probably the most under-rated areas for English golf.Brilliantly located for golf en route to and from Scotland the scenery is...


Crowborough Beacon 30/05/2017

4th Sussex - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
Our Society had a great day at Crowborough Beacon today on a still, warm day. When we arrived I assumed that the large group of jocular golfers were another Society, but...


Littlehampton 29/05/2017

12th Sussex - Best in Area
Our Society played yesterday on an eventually lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed our game. The course mixes up links holes with more relaxing in land holes but all with go...


Goodwood (Downs) 27/05/2017

5th Sussex - Best in Area 82nd England Ranking
Our Society played Downs course yesterday on the hottest day of the year, and loved the exceptional club house, parks and views of the surrounding chalk down land, Chiche...


Hindhead 17/05/2017

11th Surrey - Best in Area 33rd England Ranking 79th Britain & Ireland Ranking
We played Hindhead on a lovely warm, sunny May day and it is an exceptional experience. To echo the other recent reviews, the course is beautifully presented in a stunnin...


Ferndown (Old) 17/05/2017

4th Dorset - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
Played last week in lovely sunshine in great condition and 4 of us had a fantastic game on a beautiful, tough, well conditioned course. Alone of the 3 classics in the are...


Hayling 17/05/2017

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
Hayling was the surprise package of a recent week in the South-West/South of England finally getting to play some courses that had long been on the radar thanks to this s...


Saunton (East) 16/05/2017

1st Devon - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 40th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Saunton is a great golfing destination that we very happily played last week in beautiful sunshine with our Editor in Chief. If you are interested in my overall thoughts,...


Saunton (West) 16/05/2017

3rd Devon - Best in Area 56th England Ranking
We played Saunton last week in the esteemed and very enjoyable company of our Editor in Chief under an eventually cloudless blue sky in 2 club winds on a links that felt...


East Devon 10/05/2017

4th Devon - Best in Area 74th England Ranking
We played East Devon today in lovely sunshine on the swing from Saunton to Ferndown, the golf preceded by a scenic drive across green and pleasant Devon. We had a local a...