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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Gullane (No.3) 21/03/2017

20th Lothians - Best in Area
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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Verulam 01/02/2017

22nd Hertfordshire - Best in Area
I've been fortunate to play Verulam with a family member a number of times, and enjoy it every time.It's much what one would expect of an M25 area old golf course, but ha...

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Cavendish 31/01/2017

1st Derbyshire - Best in Area
A group of us played Cavendish on spec on the way back through from a Summer golf trip drawn by the McKenzie connection and positive word of mouth.It was very damp underf...

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Tytherington 31/01/2017

Gem England - Best in Area
I played Tytherington on a lovely sunny day as part of a Society which was inaugurated 20 years previousy at this very course.A good parkland course in lovely countryside...

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Dartmouth (Championship) 31/01/2017

8th Devon - Best in Area
Great fun in a beautiful location, excellent value, and a top place to stay and play in the lodges with a group of friends.Don't take the golf too seriously, and I would...

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West Cornwall 31/01/2017

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
Near lovely St Ives, the drive to get to West Cornwall ("Lelant") golf course is slightly unprepossessing.However, after the slightly strange downhill par 3 first the cha...

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Carlisle 12/12/2016

3rd Cumbria - Best in Area
We played Carlisle in March this year on the way up to Scotland, it's ideally placed and we really enjoyed our round.Excellent value, very friendly members, and some good...

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Brampton 12/12/2016

6th Cumbria - Best in Area
"Talkin Tarn", Brampton is a very sporty course and lots of fun so long as you remember to pack your sense of humour and engage your brain as well as your biceps.Have pla...

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Vilamoura (Victoria) 23/09/2016

9th Algarve - Best in Area 18th Portugal Ranking
Played the Victoria a few years ago, so not a current review on conditioning, but we found the course essentially fine but lacking in magic with the routing through a hou...

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San Lorenzo 23/09/2016

5th Algarve - Best in Area 9th Portugal Ranking 49th Continental Europe Ranking
This is a review of having played San Lorenzo a few years ago, so can't comment on the current condition, but interesting to see that many of our observations are still c...

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Duke's St Andrews 23/09/2016

6th Fife - Best in Area 33rd Scotland Ranking
We played Duke's in early April on a whim since we arrived a day early in St Andrews, and ringing the club house got a great price for a game.Nice bag tag, and a quick ro...

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Glasgow (Gailes Links) 23/09/2016

7th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 43rd Scotland Ranking
As previous reviewers have stated, the conditioning is good at the friendly Glasgow Gailes and there are some great holes in the middle of the round.This is similar to Ir...

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Western Gailes 04/09/2016

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 37th Britain & Ireland Ranking
We played Western Gailes as part of the Gailes Golf Experience along with Glasgow Gailes and Dundonald, a brilliant collection of courses, of which Western Gailes was our...

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Powfoot 04/09/2016

2nd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 73rd Scotland Ranking
Four of us visited Powfoot last year and very much enjoyed the links golf there combined with a stay at the Powfoot Golf Hotel. Hard to hit your handicap with quite a lot...

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Auchterarder 04/09/2016

7th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area 99th Scotland Ranking
A party of 12 visited Auchterarder for a game on a travelling day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.The clubhouse is a pleasant place to sit and contemplate the cours...

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Cawder (Championship) 04/09/2016

1st Glasgow - Best in Area
Played as a 12 strong Society in June, top score 27 points !There are several holes (2,3,15) that felt like par 4 and a half's.The opening 3 and closing 5 holes are tough...

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