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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Fortrose & Rosemarkie 13/03/2015

11th North Scotland - Best in Area 70th Scotland Ranking
Fortrose lies at Chanonry Point next to the Moray Firth on the Chanonry peninsula. This is one of the most charming locations you will ever chance upon. There is a rather...

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Tain 12/03/2015

13th North Scotland - Best in Area 82nd Scotland Ranking
If it is your first time at Tain then the 1st hole may take you by surprise. It is a par four, slightly uphill, of 382 yards. A road bounded by post and wire fencing runs...

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Golspie 11/03/2015

10th North Scotland - Best in Area 63rd Scotland Ranking
Golspie provides an interesting mixture of links and heathland. Situated between Dornoch to the south and Brora to the north, the course provides wonderful views of the D...

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Royal Dornoch (Struie) 11/03/2015

21st North Scotland - Best in Area
The opening four holes are a pretty gentle start – just hit the ball straight. From the par four 5th, the Struie gets interesting. Whilst the 5th has conifers down the le...

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Brora 09/03/2015

5th North Scotland - Best in Area 28th Scotland Ranking 92nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
For many visitors this is the end of the line when it comes to golf; this is understandable as Wick and Reay are quite a distance further north and are not as good as Bro...

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Archerfield (Dirleton) 26/02/2015

9th Lothians - Best in Area 52nd Scotland Ranking
Dirleton features rather more menacing revetted bunkers and has some very colourful native wild flowers in abundance along the mounds and dunes bordering many of the fair...

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Archerfield (Fidra) 26/02/2015

5th Lothians - Best in Area 36th Scotland Ranking
The first 11 holes of this links course wind through lovely tree lined fairways whilst the final seven are more in the open and provide views of Bass Rock and Fidra Islan...

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St Mellion (Nicklaus) 04/10/2005

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 75th England Ranking
Played the course several times on 2 trips to the UK (FROM AUSTRALIA) as research for my book "Fairways in Heaven, Bunkers from Hell".Whilst there are some very pretty ho...

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Waterville 04/10/2005

2nd Kerry - Best in Area 6th Ireland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I have played 126 top courses in the UK and Ireland. I have absolutely no doubt that Waterville is THE most over rated course I have ever played -July 2003. Even in mid s...

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