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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Duff House Royal 27/08/2008

9th North East Scotland - Best in Area 93rd Scotland Ranking
Duff House Royal, to me, is the perfect club golfer’s course. In pristine condition, fairly set up with a very friendly group of members it is a place that you would happ...

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St Andrews (Eden) 05/08/2008

16th Fife - Best in Area 92nd Scotland Ranking
The Eden is a classic afternoon course, the ideal 2nd part of a 36 hole day when the legs are tiring. This in no way is meant to be a disparaging remark as the Eden is a...

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Kilspindie 04/08/2008

10th Lothians - Best in Area 62nd Scotland Ranking
If ever a course proves that small can be beautiful then that course is Kilspindie. Kilspindie suffers, if that is the correct word, due to its proximity to her much trum...

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Haggs Castle 01/08/2008

5th Glasgow - Best in Area
Haggs Castle Situated within striking distance of Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow airport, Haggs Castle is a thinking golfers course (I was going to say thinking mans cou...

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Royal Troon (Portland) 31/07/2008

13th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
I am just about to commit golf review hara-kiri here by stating that I don’t rate the championship course at Royal Troon. Sure it has some nice holes (The Postage Stamp i...

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Pitlochry 31/07/2008

8th Perth & Kinross - Best in Area 90th Scotland Ranking
In 1951, an article published by Golf Illustrated and written by HJ Chapman called Pitlochry “The Switzerland of Scotland”. Now, I have never been to Switzerland but I ha...

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Stranraer 26/07/2008

2nd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 78th Scotland Ranking
This may go down as the easiest review I have ever written for the top100 website as I can’t add, or better, anything said in the two brilliant reviews which precede mine...

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Ratho Park 15/07/2008

25th Lothians - Best in Area
I will always have great affection for this course, because it was here, that I scored my first (and so far only) eagle, but I have to tell you, that first impressions of...

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Longniddry 15/07/2008

11th Lothians - Best in Area 65th Scotland Ranking
Set in the golfing Mecca of East Lothian, Longniddry is a part woodland, part links affair situated on the south side of the Firth of Forth. Although it doesn’t have one...

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Bruntsfield Links 14/07/2008

15th Lothians - Best in Area 84th Scotland Ranking
One of the things that I love about golf is that it is a gentleman’s game. A game that, to a large extent, is self regulating, only cads and bounders cheat at golf, it is...

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West Kilbride 14/07/2008

11th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 60th Scotland Ranking
Now I don’t know if John A Glover-Kind took his inspiration for his classic song “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside” whilst standing on the 13th tee at West Kilbride...

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Letham Grange (Old) 07/07/2008

6th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 66th Scotland Ranking
Hey Teacher, leave those stones alone!!! There is nothing wrong with the stones. All I am saying is that I nodded to them in a respectful manner on numerous occasions, an...

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Ranfurly Castle 06/07/2008

3rd Renfrewshire - Best in Area 87th Scotland Ranking
If I am being honest here I wasn’t expecting too much from Ranfurly Castle. I had visited the course previously, to take some photos and had a wee look round at holes 1,2...

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Royal Musselburgh 05/07/2008

19th Lothians - Best in Area
This is a quality golf course which befits the 5th oldest golf club in the world. As you would expect, this club oozes history and, on the day we visited, we were lucky e...

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Cardrona 28/06/2008

2nd Borders - Best in Area
Adjacent to the River Tweed, with the Border hills as a backdrop, Cardrona is wonderful setting for a golf course. This is a typical Dave Thomas design golf course , expe...

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Meldrum House 28/06/2008

8th North East Scotland - Best in Area 80th Scotland Ranking
MELDRUM HOUSE Look on line and try and find a review for Meldrum House (apart from the one on this site of course), and you will struggle. Because, as it says on the cour...

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Royal Burgess 28/06/2008

12th Lothians - Best in Area 76th Scotland Ranking
After numerous abortive attempts to play this course we were granted an opportunity to play in June 08 My expectation of the place was that it would be fairly stuffy and...

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Glen 27/06/2008

17th Lothians - Best in Area
I have to be honest here and say that this is one of my favourite courses. I absolutely adore it and, although it doesn’t have the kudos of its illustrious neighbour it’s...

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Lanark 27/06/2008

1st Lanarkshire - Best in Area 71st Scotland Ranking
Being the 25th oldest club in the world you would expect Lanark to be steeped in history, and you would not be wrong. The fact that the course has been used in the past a...

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