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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Carden Park (Nicklaus) 15/07/2016

17th Cheshire - Best in Area
A very nice golf course, excellent facility and a great day to be had if you also play (as noted in the main review) the superior Cheshire course which has some great fun...

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East Berkshire 15/07/2016

5th Berkshire - Best in Area
A friendly club with some excellent parkland holes, very good value for the area. A little hard to find by postcode, use a map ! Highly recommended.

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Temple 15/07/2016

12th Berkshire - Best in Area
I was fortunate to play Temple with Michael Barrett's Real Golf organisation laid out as near as possible to the original Willie Park Junior design by dint of the club cu...

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Moor Park (High) 15/07/2016

5th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
A truly lovely place to be, with a superb club house, grass tennis courts and the beautiful grounds giving you the expectation of Jay Gatsby or one of PG Wodehouse's char...

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North Foreland (Main) 15/07/2016

14th Kent - Best in Area
To reinforce the other review, this is a nice friendly place to play golf but if funds allow this course doesn't stand up to the star courses nearby.We had a very slow ro...

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Trevose (Championship) 15/07/2016

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
Interesting to see the disparity of reviews here, I must say I err with the disappointed. It's one of those courses where the view from the clubhouse and its standout hol...

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St Mellion (Nicklaus) 15/07/2016

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 70th England Ranking
I've played St Mellion a couple of times and feel that it has gone from over rated to under rated due to its American resort style nature and the fact that you really sho...

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Crowborough Beacon 15/07/2016

5th Sussex - Best in Area 86th England Ranking
We were fortunate to play Crowborough Beacon at the end of a trip round Wales and just before a flight from Gatwick. We checked top 100 and thought this probably the bes...

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West Hill 12/05/2016

10th Surrey - Best in Area 33rd England Ranking 79th Britain & Ireland Ranking
We played West Hill yesterday on the very reasonable twilight green fee and found it a beautiful course with friendly staff and members. The course had been closed in the...

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Seaton Carew (Old) 09/05/2016

1st Durham - Best in Area 68th England Ranking
We finally got round to playing Seaton Carew in early April on the way back from Fife. I am adjusting for the fact that I played like a drain and was soundly beaten and t...

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Penrith 25/03/2016

4th Cumbria - Best in Area
If you are playing and staying in the Cumbria area (well recommended !) Penrith is certainly worth a game.It is fairly dry under foot, and whilst part of the view is take...

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Alwoodley 20/07/2015

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
I have been fortunate to play the Alwoodley a couple of times as a very grateful guest.A very difficult course, particularly off the whites, with the punishing heather an...

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The Grove 08/07/2015

1st Hertfordshire - Best in Area 78th England Ranking
Growing up locally I remember when the plot was a British Rail training college, so they have done a great job fashioning a quality course from a somewhat bland plot of l...

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Berkhamsted 08/07/2015

6th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
Inevitably Berkhamsted will be compared to Ashridge, but there is room for more than one heathland clasisic in the area. "Berko" may lack sand bunkers but the grass areas...

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Formby Hall 08/07/2015

20th Lancashire - Best in Area
I've played Formby Hall a few times as part of Society tours to the many standout local links - Formby, West Lancs, Birkdale etc. However, it's a great place for a day of...

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Ashridge 21/03/2015

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
Beautiful location for a classic course, makes a fascinating companion piece with nearby sand less Berkhamsted and the under rated Stocks.As per some other reviews, it's...

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Blackwell 20/03/2015

1st Worcestershire - Best in Area 88th England Ranking
I'm lucky enough to have friends who are away members at Blackwell so have played it a number of times.A classic historic members club, classy but unshowy, with a course...

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Goswick 21/04/2014

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
Played Goswick on a foggy day on the way back down south from two weeks of Scottish links golf, from Machrihanish to Wick. Thus it is no faint praise to say that Goswick...

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