David Worley

David Worley lives in Melbourne and plays off an 11 handicap. He's a member of three golf clubs: Commonwealth, Sorrento and Moonah Links. He's also a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association and is on the judging panel for The Golf Course Guide in Australia. He's played 299 courses in the UK and Ireland, many more than once, and has written four golf books to date. In 2007, his third book, Journey through the Links, was voted the number 1 golf book in the world by Sports Illustrated and the sequel, Another Journey through the Links, was the only golf book to be shortlisted for the 2011 British Sport Books Awards. In April 2015 he published Golf in the Heather and Gorse, reviewing many inland and heathland courses of England and Scotland and, as with his previous books, Peter Thomson wrote the Foreword.

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Sheringham 09/05/2015

3rd Norfolk - Best in Area 77th England Ranking
The course is a picturesque clifftop links laid out between the North Norfolk Railway line on one side and the North Sea on the other. It is very wind exposed and has sev...

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Great Yarmouth & Caister 09/05/2015

7th Norfolk - Best in Area
This is certainly links land but I found the whole aspect of this course as being quite weird. A racecourse runs right through the middle of the course and is undoubtedly...

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Felixstowe Ferry (Martello) 09/05/2015

6th Suffolk - Best in Area
The course is pretty much divided in two by a public road. Holes 1-3 and 13-18 are on the sea side of the road and have a more natural true links feel. These seaside hole...

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Seacroft 06/05/2015

2nd Lincolnshire - Best in Area 80th England Ranking
Seacroft is a traditional out and back layout on the Lincolnshire coastline a few miles south of Skegness. The far end of the course is near the nature reserve at Gibralt...

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Hunstanton 06/05/2015

2nd Norfolk - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 69th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Hunstanton has two most unusual aspects. With the exception of a recently introduced concession for Tuesdays, only two-ball games are permitted. The course also features...

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Seaton Carew 03/05/2015

1st Durham - Best in Area 70th England Ranking
In 1974, the club agreed to an oil pipeline under part of the course. The proceeds from this concession enabled them to build four excellent new holes on the eastern side...

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Ganton 03/05/2015

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 8th England Ranking 25th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
There are many wonderful holes at Ganton, none better than the par four 405-yard 4th. The second shot is across a gully to an undulating and raised green with a very well...

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Kilmarnock (Barassie) 01/05/2015

10th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 59th Scotland Ranking
The opening hole should be an easy par five with its length being just 509 yards. You need to keep away from the right which is a wall of trees bordering out of bounds an...

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West Kilbride 01/05/2015

11th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 60th Scotland Ranking
West Kilbride is a really enjoyable course to play. Beside the opening holes there are attractive houses beyond the out of bounds fence and on the home run there are love...

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Glasgow (Gailes Links) 29/04/2015

7th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 39th Scotland Ranking
Glasgow Gailes is in that marvellous stretch of land between Troon and Irvine that yields lovely springy turf fairways. In 1924 the club purchased Gailes golf links from...

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Western Gailes 29/04/2015

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Western Gailes is laid out on a narrow stretch of land between the railway line and the sea. Except for the short 13th, all holes run north or south with never enough roo...

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Dundonald 29/04/2015

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 26th Scotland Ranking 82nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
From the championship tees Dundonald is a serious test of golf. For example, the opening hole is a par four of 465 yards and is 435 yards from the medal tee. The first pa...

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Prestwick St Nicholas 23/04/2015

9th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 56th Scotland Ranking
Although it measures just 6044 yards, there are some tight drives through gorse and there is almost always the wind to take into contention. The first three and last thre...

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Irvine 23/04/2015

8th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 53rd Scotland Ranking
You will be punished for any errant shots at Irvine as most fairways are flanked by heather, gorse and broom. Irvine mainly has a real links feel but in several areas the...

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Southerness 21/04/2015

1st Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 36th Scotland Ranking
Southerness is the most southerly of Scottish links courses on the west coast. Situated on the Solway Firth, not far north of Silloth, there are lovely views of both the...

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