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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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

7th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 17th 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 8th 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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Penina (Championship) 25/10/2019

15th Algarve - Best in Area 30th Portugal Ranking
Played Penina a few years ago now, so can't comment on current condition, but it's a superior resort course, longer than many Algarve courses with a more English style la...

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West Cliffs 25/10/2019

1st Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 2nd Portugal Ranking 15th Continental Europe Ranking
Played yesterday in perfect conditions and we were still beaten up by this beautiful, but uncompromising course. We buggied the 55 tees, and would follow an earlier tip t...

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Aroeira 2 24/10/2019

11th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 37th Portugal Ranking
We played yesterday, based in the very pretty coastal town of Sesimbra 40 mins away, and Aroeira 2 is a strong course that could do with a little TLC in the bunkers and t...

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Aroeira 1 22/10/2019

8th Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 22nd Portugal Ranking
Played today in pleasant sunny weather, a very enjoyable game of golf until we ran into the back of s Scandi golf tour that apparently required people missing putting out...

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Troia 22/10/2019

2nd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 3rd Portugal Ranking 19th Continental Europe Ranking
We played yesterday en route from the Algarve to Sesimbra and really enjoyed our game. Nice low key club, with some nice sea views early and late on, good upkeep and in p...

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Gramacho 22/10/2019

25th Algarve - Best in Area
Stayed and played with a Society group, and ideal for such a trip with Interesting greens, elevation changes and good upkeep but like most resort courses most holes don't...

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Vale da Pinta 22/10/2019

13th Algarve - Best in Area 25th Portugal Ranking
Played the other day as part of a society, and it's ideal for that market - difficult to lose a ball but enough variety to keep the interest with elevation changes and ni...

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Vale do Lobo (Royal) 22/10/2019

11th Algarve - Best in Area 23rd Portugal Ranking
As others have noted, with the variety in the area Val de Lobo is showing its age. It's compromised by the patchwork quilt effect of the golf holes crammed into the devel...

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Bramshaw (Forest) 27/09/2019

19th Hampshire - Best in Area
Bramshaw offers great value golf in a beautiful, unspoilt location with a very friendly club with excellent home made food making it an excellent Society venue. I've play...

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Reddish Vale 11/07/2019

11th Cheshire - Best in Area
Reddish Vale is a really good golf course, with fine turf, good greens, some very challenging shots and a great variety of holes. Once you tee off you have no idea that y...

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Parkstone 05/07/2019

2nd Dorset - Best in Area 44th England Ranking 97th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played as a party of 12 yesterday and had a superlative day in glorious sunshine. Not a lot to add to the recent reviews, but the combination of fine undulating ground, b...

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