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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Elie 02/03/2012

8th Fife - Best in Area 43rd Scotland Ranking
Well, a wee pre-conception of mine was blown to smithereens on the second last day of February 2012. On each of my previous seven visits to Elie, I was convinced that pla...

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St Andrews (Jubilee) 31/12/2011

9th Fife - Best in Area 50th Scotland Ranking
On checking my records I found that it had been 6 long years since I last walked on the fairways and greens of the St Andrews Jubilee course. Astonishingly, the course ha...

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Gullane (No.3) 09/12/2011

21st Lothians - Best in Area
In my review of Gullane 2 from January of this year, I vowed never again to use Gullane 2 or 3 as subordinate choices, mainly to be relied on when our first choice destin...

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Crail (Balcomie) 29/11/2011

15th Fife - Best in Area 74th Scotland Ranking
After a period of almost 6 years I made a return visit to Crail to play the celebrated Balcomie Links. It was with some anticipation that I made my first visit in 2005 bu...

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Powfoot 10/11/2011

3rd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 82nd Scotland Ranking
Not much has changed from my last visit to Cummertrees so this review will be more specific to what happened on the day.To recap, the 11th, Sahara, is the best hole on th...

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Archerfield (Fidra) 03/11/2011

5th Lothians - Best in Area 31st Scotland Ranking
It is hard to believe that a boy who learned his trade on a municipal track in Clydebank has sneaked under the Archerfield radar for a fourth time, I can only assume that...

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Leven Links 01/11/2011

7th Fife - Best in Area 42nd Scotland Ranking
It was somewhat strange for me to play Leven today from the regular markers. My 3 other visits here have all been from the back tees in Open Competitions so I was looking...

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Aberdovey 14/07/2011

1st North Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 64th Britain & Ireland Ranking
There was a welcome in the hillside and there was a welcome in the dales as Wales laid out the red carpet for us, their Celtic cousins, on our first, and hopefully not la...

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Forfar 20/04/2011

7th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 77th Scotland Ranking
I make it a rule never to write reviews straight after playing a course. I like to meditate and cogitate, weigh up all the pros and cons, but not today. I feel compelled,...

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Gullane (No.2) 24/01/2011

8th Lothians - Best in Area 44th Scotland Ranking
First of all I would like to offer a groveling apology to Gullane, mainly courses 2+3. Let me explain. I tend to treat Gullane 2 + 3 like the guy you phone when you can’t...

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Brora 10/01/2011

6th North Scotland - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 94th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I have been a very good boy this year and as a consequence of this Santa rewarded me with the brilliant 'True Links' book. The authors claim that there are only 246 true...

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Newmachar (Hawkshill) 14/09/2010

7th North East Scotland - Best in Area 73rd Scotland Ranking
I don’t know if I should be contacting a damned good lawyer as Jim McCann, not for the first time, has stolen my script. You see, I am the playing partner that he is refe...

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Newburgh-on-Ythan 13/09/2010

10th North East Scotland - Best in Area 97th Scotland Ranking
I am constantly surprised on my golfing travels. Sometimes, you head out to a celebrated course only to be let down by what you find. Sometimes you go with little expecta...

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Rowallan Castle 11/09/2010

14th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
The cart should never come before the horse, but due to the one ball review bellow, I felt that a riposte was required before penning my own piece. You won’t be surprised...

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Glen 27/08/2010

17th Lothians - Best in Area
I can’t believe that it has been 5 years since I last played here. Then, I arrived as a confirmed and almost exclusive parkland player to discover that there is a big old...

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