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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Vilamoura (Victoria) 24/09/2016

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 24/09/2016

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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Muirfield 01/08/2016

1st Lothians - Best in Area 4th Scotland Ranking 6th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
I was obviously very excited to play Muirfield last Summer having read so much about the course and its exclusivity with no pro shop, conditioning, the famous lunch and t...

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Borth & Ynyslas 31/07/2016

4th West Wales - Best in Area 18th Wales Ranking
A really nice traditional links course, and as with all such Welsh courses great value, a quick game and a friendly welcome. As other reviewers have mentioned you really...

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St Pierre (Old) 31/07/2016

6th South Wales - Best in Area 16th Wales Ranking
I'm not usually a fan of resort golf courses, but was here on a Society trip which was enjoyed by all. This is a very pleasant parkland course with mature trees coming in...

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Conwy 31/07/2016

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
It's interesting to see the range of reviews for Conwy, most of which I think err too much in either direction. We played as a Society on a lovely sunny day and all enjoy...

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Ashburnham 31/07/2016

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
We played Ashburnham as part of a trip to South Wales on which Royal Porthcawl and Pennard were the highlights. We stayed and played at the club which as usual was a nic...

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Nefyn & District (Old) 31/07/2016

4th North Wales - Best in Area 12th Wales Ranking
Revisited Nefyn this Summer as part of a Society tour to NW Wales, Carnarvon was a great base. Loved Nefyn on my previous visits and was excited to see the changes.We had...

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St Annes Old Links 15/07/2016

9th Lancashire - Best in Area
This review is not adjusted for value for money, which is undeniable in this mostly over priced area.This is an honest old links course that is mostly flat, true running...

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Fairhaven 15/07/2016

7th Lancashire - Best in Area 97th England Ranking
Whilst in the area it would be tempting to do nothing but play the seaside classics, but that would mean missing out on a great layout in Fairhaven.Excellent conditioning...

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