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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Downfield 01/04/2009

5th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 55th Scotland Ranking
Many many moons ago, before I discovered the “Links effect” I was a parkland golfer. There, I have said it, my dirty golfing secret is out, and confession is indeed good...

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Glasgow (Gailes Links) 27/03/2009

7th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 39th Scotland Ranking
Over the winter months I seem to have been criss crossing the old Glasgow to Ayr railway line. Late last year I started by playing the magnificent Western Gailes followed...

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Dundonald 17/03/2009

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 26th Scotland Ranking 82nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Dundonald, truth be told, has me in a reviewing quandary. It is, in my opinion, a course of two distinct 9’s with the back 9 being a lot stronger and better than the outw...

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Scotscraig 09/03/2009

10th Fife - Best in Area 51st Scotland Ranking
Even though I played like the rear end of a pantomime horse, I loved my day at Scotscraig. But that is not surprising, as Scotscraig is a warm, welcoming, embracing cours...

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Western Gailes 27/01/2009

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I have come to the conclusion that Western Gailes is a wee bit taken for granted. Let me explain: like many others I have been seduced by playing the glamour tracks of Tu...

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Irvine 14/12/2008

8th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 53rd Scotland Ranking
Irvine is a delightful club very much in the mould of near neighbours Western Gailes. A club which oozes old school charm where, the visiting golfer is always made feel m...

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Peterhead (Old) 20/11/2008

6th North East Scotland - Best in Area 68th Scotland Ranking
James W Finegan, one of my favourite writers, (If you ever get a chance to get your hands on his book, “Where golf is great” grab it. It is a bit expensive but it is wort...

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Dalmahoy (East) 13/11/2008

18th Lothians - Best in Area
Situated betwixt the 1st and the 10th tees at Dalmahoy East, stands a large statue of the great James Braid. I assume that Earlsferry finest may smile at the opulence of...

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Renaissance Club 11/11/2008

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 18th Scotland Ranking 55th Britain & Ireland Ranking
It takes some cajones to open a course in East Lothian’s stockbroker belt but, that is exactly where Renaissance brashly, decided to pitch their tent. Such is their confi...

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Montrose (Medal) 06/11/2008

4th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
Proudly proclaiming to be the 5th oldest golf course in the world, Montrose Medal is a course that shouldn’t be missed by any golfing connoisseur. Don’t be put off by the...

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Newtonmore 17/10/2008

25th North Scotland - Best in Area
Created by the Almighty, assisted by James Braid, could be one way of summing up Newtonmore because this pretty as a picture course owes most of its appeal to its Highlan...

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Dunfermline 15/10/2008

17th Fife - Best in Area
I had previously paid a fleeting visit to Pitfirrane to take some photographs for the website. Due to time constraints I concentrated my efforts on and around the 9th and...

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Moray (Old) 13/10/2008

5th North Scotland - Best in Area 28th Scotland Ranking 92nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Much to my shame it has taken me several months to post a review from my round at Moray Old. I could have waited another 5 years to post this review as no amount of time...

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Belleisle 19/09/2008

16th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
I haven’t played Belleisle for almost 4.5 years so it was nice to reacquaint myself with an old friend. The course was in remarkable fettle considering that it had been s...

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Crail (Craighead) 10/09/2008

13th Fife - Best in Area 63rd Scotland Ranking
Crail Craighead is a better course, in our opinion, than its much-feted older sister, the Balcomie. I can hear audible gasps, when you read this. Drinks are being splutte...

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Duke's St Andrews 10/09/2008

4th Fife - Best in Area 25th Scotland Ranking 80th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Duke’s. Now, I don’t know where Duke’s come in the royal league table? If Her Maj at Buck House is Premier League then a Duke could be Vauxhall Conference in comparis...

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