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

16th 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

15th 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 98th England Ranking
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

12th 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

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 64th 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

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 65th 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

4th Sussex - Best in Area 76th 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

12th Surrey - Best in Area 34th England Ranking 81st 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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Tenby 10/05/2016

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
We played Tenby today on a sultry May afternoon after waiting out some hammering rain by enjoying the very nice food in the club house. The very friendly pro offered us t...

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Golspie 10/05/2016

10th North Scotland - Best in Area 64th Scotland Ranking
Finally got to play Golspie in early April on a very wet and windy afternoon when not only were we the only people playing, we were the only people at the club ! A nice s...

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Durness 09/05/2016

23rd North Scotland - Best in Area
Revisiting Durness after our previous 4 ball review the new, very young but very competent, green keeper has made the greens better yet still playable. The course is stil...

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Irvine 09/05/2016

8th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 53rd Scotland Ranking
We played Bogside in late March and had a great day at excellent value. Very friendly club, good condition for the time of year, and reasonable time despite being behind...

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Seaton Carew 09/05/2016

1st Durham - Best in Area 70th 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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Rhuddlan 09/05/2016

15th North Wales - Best in Area 40th Wales Ranking
8 of us played at Rhuddlan last Thursday 5 th May. Whilst nice enough, the course was fairly plain with plenty of parallel holes early on. In common with many inland cour...

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Aberdovey 09/05/2016

1st North Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 64th Britain & Ireland Ranking
As a Bernard Darwin fan I have long wanted to play Aberdovey, and had been unable to do so on previous occasions due to comps etc. We played this afternoon in still, warm...

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Kirkcudbright 30/03/2016

10th Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area
Thank goodness for Top 100 ! Having played the"name" courses in the area, we chanced on this review and played yesterday in breezy sunshine. We raced around in less than...

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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 14th England Ranking 37th 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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