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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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

20th 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

17th Lothians - Best in Area 85th 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

15th Lothians - Best in Area 83rd Scotland Ranking
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 39th 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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Brora 07/07/2015

6th North Scotland - Best in Area 29th Scotland Ranking 89th Britain & Ireland Ranking
A little delayed, but having enjoyed reading back the reviews for this course I am prompted to a bit of revisionism for my original 5 ball review. We returned to the Roya...

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Dunaverty 10/06/2015

5th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
To find Dunaverty basically go to the end of nowhere and it's about 2 miles south of there. Reminiscent of Portpatrick and other short but incredibly scenic and fun cours...

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Cairndhu 09/06/2015

9th Antrim - Best in Area 30th Northern Ireland Ranking
Played this last in Northern Ireland before the ferry across to Scotland. Very up and down, with the high ground remenescent of Bamburgh Castle - sporting golf, with gre...

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Ardglass 08/06/2015

2nd Down - Best in Area 8th Northern Ireland Ranking
Played this as a bonus on the way up from Dublin to RCD. Memorable, unusual course with an amazing opening few holes. I was worried I was going to run out of balls after...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 08/06/2015

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 4th Northern Ireland Ranking
Castlerock followed RCD, Portrush and Portstewart on our tour, so it would be easy for it to have felt something of an anti climax. However, we played it in a howling ye...

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Ashridge 21/03/2015

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
Beautiful location for a classic course, makes a fascinating companion piece with nearby sand less Berkhamsted and the under rated Stocks.As per some other reviews, it's...

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Blackwell 20/03/2015

1st Worcestershire - Best in Area 88th England Ranking
I'm lucky enough to have friends who are away members at Blackwell so have played it a number of times.A classic historic members club, classy but unshowy, with a course...

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Goswick 21/04/2014

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
Played Goswick on a foggy day on the way back down south from two weeks of Scottish links golf, from Machrihanish to Wick. Thus it is no faint praise to say that Goswick...

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