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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Royal Guernsey 12/04/2017

1st Guernsey Ranking
I've played Royal Guernsey/L'Ancresse (two clubs play on the same links) several times including the Trophy off the back tees and really like it. There is a mixture of st...

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Mannings Heath (Waterfall) 12/04/2017

7th Sussex - Best in Area
We really enjoyed a beautiful sunny day here combined with the Kingfisher, lovely countryside with challenging changes in elevation and nice use of natural water features...

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Ramsdale Park (Seely) 12/04/2017

Gem England - Best in Area
An excellent society venue. It felt like the side of a hill in the middle of nowhere with some plain opening holes seen from the drive that play as somewhat of a processi...

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Hollinwell 12/04/2017

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 19th England Ranking 47th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Driving up to Notts through its lengthy driveway gives you a great sense of anticipation and wondering if it would live up to its lofty reputation. An excellent lunch in...

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Bamburgh Castle 12/04/2017

6th Northumberland - Best in Area
Bamburgh Castle has had lots of varying reviews, and as with many similar courses this indicates that it is a course worth visiting and making your own mind up. Personall...

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Northwood Golf Club 12/04/2017

1st Middlesex - Best in Area
We played Northwood in a wet Spring so with its slightly low lying clay nature ground was slightly wet as one would expect, particularly on the holes along the brook. Tha...

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Bolton Old Links 12/04/2017

17th Lancashire - Best in Area
Two of us having enjoyed BOL once as a two ball on the way up to Scotland, our society then played the course as an unofficial event as 8 of us and thoroughly enjoyed bot...

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Prince’s (Himalayas) 12/04/2017

7th Kent - Best in Area
Many people seem to miss out on the fact that Prince's is actually a great 27 hole facility and deserves time for all 3 loops.The conventional wisdom is that Shore/Dunes...

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Elie 12/04/2017

6th Fife - Best in Area 33rd Scotland Ranking
Elie was the last course we played on a recent trip in Scotland at the end of March, and in some ways the most pleasant surprise.I had seen it from the village end previo...

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Royal Dornoch (Struie) 25/03/2017

21st North Scotland - Best in Area
We played the Championship course this morning in short sleeves under an azure sky in 15 Celsius, so having finished we were of course ready for more golf ! Lots of peopl...

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Nairn Dunbar 24/03/2017

9th North Scotland - Best in Area 56th Scotland Ranking
We played yesterday on a sunny and breezy day. The still damp in places fairways were just open and the greens had been tined and sanded, but despite this the course pla...

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Hopeman 23/03/2017

20th North Scotland - Best in Area
Played today in lovely sunny conditions, and as per much of this trip we played in spendid isolation. From this site and numerous pub recommendations I felt that I knew H...

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Archerfield (Fidra) 21/03/2017

5th Lothians - Best in Area 36th Scotland Ranking
We played yesterday in very strong winds, but fortunately the holes were either into or with the wind so we only lost a few balls between four of us.Quality setup with go...

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Gullane (No.3) 21/03/2017

18th Lothians - Best in Area 97th Scotland Ranking
We finally had the chance to "complete the set" at Gullane, as always an enjoyable place to visit and play golf. It was probably more than a five club wind, drivers out o...

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Musselburgh (Old) 18/03/2017

Gem Scotland - Best in Area
Fun experience to tread in the footsteps, see Mrs. Formans, and play on springy turf. That said, the golf itself is fun and great value but with only a few quality holes...

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Brancepeth Castle 18/03/2017

3rd Durham - Best in Area
Great variety in lovely surroundings. No play from fairways in march, hence value rates, but didn't detract from a fun game of sporting golf. Nice turf, some challenging...

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