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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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 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd 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

8th 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 15th England Ranking 41st 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

15th North Scotland - Best in Area 87th Scotland Ranking
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 78th 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

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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