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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Invercargill 07/05/2018

12th South Island - Best in Area 33rd 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Portsalon 20/04/2018

5th Donegal - Best in Area 22nd Ireland Ranking
We played yesterday in light breezes and eventually bright sunshine, and found Portsalon to be a fun, friendly, challenging and beautiful golf course. The mesmerising tee...

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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...

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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...

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