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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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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Moray (New) 20/07/2015

16th North Scotland - Best in Area
Inevitably a "relief" course will suffer in comparison to its better known Championship sibling, and Moray New is no exception. We played as part of a fantastic 36 hole...

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The Grove 08/07/2015

1st Hertfordshire - Best in Area 69th England Ranking
Growing up locally I remember when the plot was a British Rail training college, so they have done a great job fashioning a quality course from a somewhat bland plot of l...

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Berkhamsted 08/07/2015

6th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
Inevitably Berkhamsted will be compared to Ashridge, but there is room for more than one heathland clasisic in the area. "Berko" may lack sand bunkers but the grass areas...

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Formby Hall 08/07/2015

19th Lancashire - Best in Area
I've played Formby Hall a few times as part of Society tours to the many standout local links - Formby, West Lancs, Birkdale etc. However, it's a great place for a day of...

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Craigielaw 07/07/2015

13th Lothians - Best in Area 79th Scotland Ranking
We played Craigielaw the first weekend in July as a 10 ball visiting society and had a great day.Given that the Gullane courses and North Berwick (West) were closed for t...

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Glen 07/07/2015

17th Lothians - Best in Area
10 of us played The Glen on a lovely sunny day with the Firth an eery, glassy calm. Lots of skylark and oystercatcher calls on the breeze and great views to Bass Rock, T...

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Dunbar 07/07/2015

6th Lothians - Best in Area 32nd Scotland Ranking
Having played Dunbar previously in Spring after hollow tining and being held up by a large golf society, I was keen to see how it played in the Summer as well as playing...

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