Tim Browne

I love the game of golf as a very challenging sport, a great way to see beautiful places all over the world, to be outdoors in the fresh air and to meet people. Played golf all my life, a member of Belvoir Park, a great parkland course in Belfast over 50 years, and a member of Royal County Down, Portsalon and Rosapenna, all exhilarating links courses. Most of my golf has been played in the British Isles but also extensively in USA, France, Spain and Portugal, about 750 courses played to date. Work in practice as a chartered accountant in Belfast. Category 1 golfer for 40+ years. Always enjoy playing a new course.

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Miramar 06/07/2018

4th Porto & North - Best in Area 45th Portugal Ranking
This is a delightful little links course. It is very a very traditional members' club with a challenging course in a tight piece of land alongside the beautiful beach. A...

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Estela 06/07/2018

1st Porto & North - Best in Area 21st Portugal Ranking
I played this course on a very windy day and it was a very tough test of golf. I play most of my golf on links courses in Ireland and I was delighted to find a pure links...

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Vidago Palace 06/07/2018

2nd Porto & North - Best in Area 31st Portugal Ranking
This is a very interesting and enjoyable place to play. The dramatic hotel is a backstop for a course full of contrasts. The opening holes include two incredibly narrow c...

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Oporto 06/07/2018

3rd Porto & North - Best in Area 42nd Portugal Ranking
A very interesting traditional course that is a cross between links and parkland. It has a good mix of holes laid on out quite a flat piece of land. There is a little wa...

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Clandeboye (Dufferin) 14/09/2017

4th Down - Best in Area 10th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Dufferin course at Clandeboye is an excellent test of golf. It is always in good condition despite the unpredictable Irish weather. Coupled with the sporting Ava cour...

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Southern Dunes 29/10/2015

54th Florida - Best in Area
I have now played this course at least 10 times, the last being recently. It is always enjoyable, both a fair test of golf and good fun. Steve Smyers has used the bunkers...

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Killarney (Killeen) 11/08/2006

6th Kerry - Best in Area 36th Ireland Ranking
The refurbishment of this course has been extremely well done. It is now a tough challenge but full of interesting golf holes in a setting which is absolutely fabulous, o...

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Powerscourt (East) 11/08/2006

5th Wicklow - Best in Area 61st Ireland Ranking
Powerscourt has two excellent course. The older of the two is the East, designed by Peter McEvoy. This review is of the East course but the West course, designed by David...

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Royal Dublin 10/08/2006

4th Dublin - Best in Area 27th Ireland Ranking
The Royal Dublin course of 2006 is almost unrecognisable following a complete overhaul designed by Martin Hawtree. There are some new holes, many altered holes and comple...

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Chicago 09/08/2006

1st Illinois - Best in Area 14th USA Ranking 14th North America Ranking 24th World Ranking
On first sight this seems a very open almost featureless piece of ground for a renowned golf course and the course is fairly flat with some mature trees but many other wo...

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World Woods (Pine Barrens) 09/08/2006

12th Florida - Best in Area
World Woods has two fabulous courses, Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks. This review is of Pine Barrens but if you are going here please play both, they are quite different a...

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Butler National 09/08/2006

4th Illinois - Best in Area 97th USA Ranking
This is a very private club with superb facilities including an excellent pro's shop. The course is really tough. The holes demand accuracy and power from start to finish...

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Old Head 09/08/2006

1st Cork - Best in Area 15th Ireland Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I had heard and read a lot about Old Head before my visit and found the course to be much better than I had expected. The setting is incredible and some on the holes alon...

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Myopia Hunt 09/08/2006

4th Massachusetts - Best in Area 58th USA Ranking 66th North America Ranking
This Club is steeped in U S golfing history and played a leading part in the game in the early 20th century. Much of the tradition and culture of that era remains. The co...

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