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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Crail (Balcomie) 30/03/2015

15th Fife - Best in Area 74th Scotland Ranking
Until relatively recently it was a rather odd layout with one par three on the front nine but five on the homeward nine. The balance is now slightly better with two on th...

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Crail (Craighead) 30/03/2015

13th Fife - Best in Area 63rd Scotland Ranking
Situated above the old Balcomie links, Craighead is even more exposed to the wind than its neighbour. The greens are excellent and the fairways are hard and very linksy....

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Kingsbarns 27/03/2015

2nd Fife - Best in Area 6th Scotland Ranking 13th Britain & Ireland Ranking 42nd World Ranking
Located just six miles from St Andrews the 190-acre site is a combination of land once used for farming and a parcel near the sea that was the old 9-hole Kingsbarns Links...

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St Andrews (Jubilee) 26/03/2015

9th Fife - Best in Area 50th Scotland Ranking
My view is that the Jubilee is now the most picturesque and most fun to play of the major courses administered by the Links Trust. Visually, the Jubilee has the benefit o...

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St Andrews (Eden) 26/03/2015

16th Fife - Best in Area 92nd Scotland Ranking
The original opening two holes have disappeared and the course now starts with what was the 3rd hole. The 1st green is one of the most intriguing on any of the St Andrews...

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Panmure 24/03/2015

2nd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 46th Scotland Ranking
Don’t let your first views of the opening and closing holes fool you. The first two holes are quite flat and fairly easy and I am rather puzzled as to how the first, a pa...

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Monifieth (Medal) 24/03/2015

3rd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 47th Scotland Ranking
The course layout resembles the shape of an axe. Holes 1 to 6 and then 16 to 18 are the handle whilst holes 7 to 15 are in more of a square area furthest from the clubhou...

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Montrose (Medal) 23/03/2015

4th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
The layout is a little unusual for a traditional links. The first hole heads to the sea and then holes 2 to 9 run more or less parallel to the seashore. From the 10th to...

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Murcar Links 20/03/2015

4th North East Scotland - Best in Area 38th Scotland Ranking
The opening hole is an ideal start and is a well bunkered par four of 322 yards. The view to the sea behind the green is an attractive vista of gorse and dune land headin...

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Peterhead (Old) 18/03/2015

6th North East Scotland - Best in Area 68th Scotland Ranking
You leave your car beside the sea outlet of the River Ugie and then proceed across the river by footbridge to the clubhouse on the other side. The first hole runs along l...

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Moray (Old) 17/03/2015

5th North Scotland - Best in Area 28th Scotland Ranking 92nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
The front nine has a number of holes which can play quite long, especially into the wind. Moray is well bunkered for both tee shots and approaches to the green. The impor...

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Spey Bay 17/03/2015

14th North East Scotland - Best in Area
In my first three golfing trips Scotland I had never heard mention of Spey Bay. You may not have either but this is a real little gem of 6219 yards. You drive through woo...

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