Martin Jordan

Martin is one of our long-standing Scottish contributors and can normally be seen walking in Jim McCann’s slipstream on the fairways of Scotland. Along with writing reviews, Martin also fully photographs every course that he visits, and his current course image library stands around the 230 mark.

Martin has played more than 250 courses in the UK and Ireland, including all of our current Scottish Top 100. He hopes to lower his 13 handicap when he gets his short game in order.

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Old Course Ranfurly 10/05/2019

8th Renfrewshire - Best in Area
It can be said that education can broaden the mind, and that extra bit of experience and knowledge can sometimes make you view at things in a different light sometimes ca...

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Tain 17/03/2017

16th North Scotland - Best in Area 70th Scotland Ranking
It had been 12 years since my last visit to Tain, en route to a gents open the following day at Dornoch. Since then I had retained a fondness for the course, there is alw...

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Woll 09/10/2015

8th Borders - Best in Area
Visiting the so called lesser lights of the Scottish golfing scene has been our modus operandi recently, the latest trip being a visit to Woll in the Scottish Borders. No...

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Glencruitten 06/10/2015

6th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
My trip to Glencruitten was a long time in the making as it had been muted for up to 5 years but for one reason or another, always put off “till next year”. However natur...

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Stirling 17/09/2015

2nd Central Scotland - Best in Area
They say you never forget your first time! Well, Stirling golf club has a first time place in my golfing story as it was here, 10 years ago, that I first struck a ball as...

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Cathkin Braes 14/09/2015

2nd Glasgow - Best in Area
Cathkin Braes’ position in the new Glasgow top 10 may have raised a few eyebrows, sitting proudly as it does as the number 2 course in Glasgow area chart. This places it...

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Drumpellier 17/08/2015

4th Lanarkshire - Best in Area
A visit to Drumpellier was long overdue, a ranking position in the Lanarkshire top ten providing the impetus for a long overdue return, a decade after my only other visit...

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Loudoun Gowf 17/07/2015

20th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
If I could write a tagline for Loudoun Gowf it could be The Good, The Similar and the Just Plain Crazy. The good being some good quality golf holes namely, the opening fi...

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Falkirk 15/07/2015

4th Central Scotland - Best in Area
Like Jim, it has been a decade since my last visit with my only abiding memory being a shot to the elevated 18th green, so it was almost a blank canvas for me. Having rec...

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Deeside (Haughton) 01/06/2015

12th North East Scotland - Best in Area
There is no mistaking that Deeside is a quality golfing destination. Driving towards the course you encounter a very impressive driving range followed further on by a pri...

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Aboyne 01/06/2015

15th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Initial thoughts standing on the first tee at Aboyne weren’t great, the reason for that is long par 3’s are my least favourite golfing hole. The 2nd hole was a better but...

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Ballater 01/06/2015

16th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Visiting gems like Ballater often constitute my favourite golf days. Normally only played as a gap filler, a warm up before travelling off in search of a near-by headline...

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Rowallan Castle 02/10/2014

14th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
My first visit to Rowallan Castle made quite an impression on me, sticking in my mind for good and not so good reasons. The good being that it is not every day that you g...

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Dumfries & County 02/10/2014

7th Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area
I was Jim’s travelling companion on the Dumfries trip. Like him, I enjoyed the morning round at Dumfries and Galloway a lot more than the afternoon hit down the road at D...

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Ranfurly Castle 11/07/2014

3rd Renfrewshire - Best in Area 87th Scotland Ranking
As Jim McCann mentioned, reviews for Ranfurly Castle have been few and far between in recent times with the spotlight instead falling on its near neighbour at Kilmacolm,...

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Ranfurly Castle 11/07/2014

3rd Renfrewshire - Best in Area 87th Scotland Ranking
Played Ranfurly Castle on an afternoon after playing at Pollok in the morning and it turned out to be everything Pollok wasn’t, namely interesting, challenging and engagi...

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Lundin 18/12/2012

5th Fife - Best in Area 33rd Scotland Ranking
In a strange quirk of fate my golfing year ended where it began eleven months ago with a round at the wonderful Lundin Links and for the princely sum of £25 with lunch in...

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