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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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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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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Muirfield 10/04/2015

1st Lothians - Best in Area 3rd Scotland Ranking 4th Britain & Ireland Ranking 10th World Ranking
Although not right on the sea, several holes are within just a few hundred yards of the beach. Muirfield has beautiful springy turf fairways, wonderful bunkers and greens...

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Formby 31/07/2018

3rd Lancashire - Best in Area 18th England Ranking 44th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Having played every links in the UK and Ireland I have no hesitation in saying that if I lived in the Liverpool area I would make Formby my first choice were I to join a...

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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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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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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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Brora 09/03/2015

6th North Scotland - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 94th 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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