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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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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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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Muirfield 23/12/2009

1st Lothians - Best in Area 3rd Scotland Ranking 4th Britain & Ireland Ranking 10th 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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Machrie 30/10/2009

2nd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 19th Scotland Ranking 56th 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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Hillside 18/06/2007

4th Lancashire - Best in Area 23rd England Ranking 51st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Hillside is often compared to its more illustrious Southport neighbours of S and A and Royal Birkdale well, I think that it is time for Hillside to be recognised in its o...

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Carne (Hackett) 25/09/2009

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 60th 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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Elie 31/07/2009

8th Fife - Best in Area 43rd 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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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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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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Lundin 18/12/2012

6th 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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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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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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