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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Kilmacolm 07/07/2010

2nd Renfrewshire - Best in Area 81st Scotland Ranking
Kilmacolm has been on my hit-list for several years now as I found its tag of “Mini Gleneagles” both intriguing and appealing and after playing (badly), in their Gents Op...

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Portsalon 02/05/2010

5th Donegal - Best in Area 21st Ireland Ranking
I am sure those of us who have sat through John Ford's ' The Quiet Man' have been transfixed by the scenry, enchanted by the whimsy of the affable Irish charm whilst at t...

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Gullane (No.1) 12/02/2010

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 20th Scotland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Is Gullane the top golfing town in Scotland? In my mind East Lothian's finest is right up there, even with St Andrews. If I could bottle and sell the feeling that I get w...

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Crail (Craighead) 30/01/2010

14th Fife - Best in Area 70th Scotland Ranking
To me this is proof, if proof were required, that the old sticks don’t need to hibernate in the garage until the clocks go forward. There is plenty of coastal golf availa...

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Muirfield 23/12/2009

1st Lothians - Best in Area 4th Scotland Ranking 6th Britain & Ireland Ranking 14th World Ranking
Muirfield, the very name conjures up images of class and tradition. It has been hinted at in other reviews that you are well minded to watch your P’s and Q’s but I have t...

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Goswick 22/12/2009

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
We really enjoyed our day at Goswick. It is an enchanting, homely and welcoming track and you can understand why the members are very proud and protective of the place. T...

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Machrie 30/10/2009

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
My Day at the Machrie can best be described by re-arranging these words into a well known saying. Banjo, cow’s arse, couldnae and hit. The King of Ireland certainly came...

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Carne (Hackett) 24/09/2009

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 59th Britain & Ireland Ranking
On leaving Cruit Island, the newly crowned King of Donegal was basking in his new regal status. He set his shiny crown to a jaunty angle and prepared for the drive south...

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Cruit Island 01/09/2009

8th Donegal - Best in Area 65th Ireland Ranking
We were running late and, being strangers in this part of the world we were relying heavily on the Sat Nav to take us to our next destination. Before we knew it, we found...

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Elie 30/07/2009

7th Fife - Best in Area 35th Scotland Ranking
For the last 5 years, on the first Saturday in June, it has been with childlike excitement that I have travelled through to the east neuk of Fife to play one of the fines...

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Leven Links 29/07/2009

9th Fife - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
There is one course in Scotland which acts as a golfing laxative for me and that course is Leven Links. This stems from one Saturday in June 2005 when I participated in t...

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Carrick 23/07/2009

2nd Dunbartonshire - Best in Area 96th Scotland Ranking
This is possibly the closest that I will ever get to playing at Loch Lomond ( I have walked the course but never played it) and albeit not in the same class, The Carrick...

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Archerfield (Dirleton) 29/05/2009

9th Lothians - Best in Area 51st Scotland Ranking
It was with great anticipation that I re-acquainted myself with the Dirleton. I am so glad to say that it turned out to be even better than I had remembered it. Lush fair...

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Archerfield (Fidra) 30/04/2009

5th Lothians - Best in Area 32nd Scotland Ranking
I have often wondered what it would feel like to have a big lottery win. After playing at Archerfield, I think that I may have had a taster of that lifestyle. From the mi...

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