Simon Bale

Surrey based golfer who loves heathland and links turf the most.
Enjoy target golf too and top 5 courses include Streamsong (Red), Valderrama, Swinley Forest, Royal St George’s & Aberdeen International Links.

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Notts 16/04/2019

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 18th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The UK is blessed to have a few rare pockets of heathland in some random spots throughout the country. When the great golf architects of yesteryear found these spots to b...

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Hindhead 07/08/2018

11th Surrey - Best in Area 34th England Ranking 80th Britain & Ireland Ranking
For those who like a course to use the land that mother nature intended, it doesn’t get much more-pure than Hindhead. As you work your way through the front 9 you could i...

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Coombe Hill 06/09/2017

15th Surrey - Best in Area 57th England Ranking
There is no doubt that, as soon as you enter the clubhouse at Coombe Hill GC, you get a sense the quality and attention to detail that’s ahead of you. The clever use of s...

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West Lancashire 25/07/2017

6th Lancashire - Best in Area 41st England Ranking 94th Britain & Ireland Ranking
On a trip up to the North West to watch the 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale, which Jordan Speith won in spectacular style, we were lucky enough to include West Lancs in our r...

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Berkshire (Blue) 25/06/2014

3rd Berkshire - Best in Area 36th England Ranking 83rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Berkshire Blue was one of the few remaining classic Heathland courses in the East Berks/West Surrey borders I had left on my must play list. I knew, if it’s sister co...

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Coombe Hill 03/06/2014

15th Surrey - Best in Area 57th England Ranking
I felt Coombe Hill was an excellent golf course and a unique experience. As you approach the club house you wouldn't even know there is a golf course there, as everything...

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Rye (Old) 18/05/2013

2nd Sussex - Best in Area 24th England Ranking 55th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played Rye on a typical British May day, with 4 seasons in one day. The course was in great condition and offered a stern test in a 30 mph wind. It's a hard, fast running...

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Remedy Oak 18/05/2013

3rd Dorset - Best in Area 47th England Ranking
What a fantastic modern course. Built in an idyllic setting, it winds its way through beautiful natural Dorset countryside, with plenty of nature and wildlife to admire....

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Worplesdon 04/07/2012

9th Surrey - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 75th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I played Worplesdon at the end of June 2012. The course was in excellent condition and the design and layout very impressive. Playing from the white tees the course seeme...

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Chart Hills 15/09/2010

10th Kent - Best in Area
I have been fortunate enough to play a number of parkland American-style courses this summer, including The London Club, The Grove, Brocket Hall and Bearwood Lakes and ye...

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Tandridge 11/09/2010

20th Surrey - Best in Area 92nd England Ranking
I had the pleasue of being invited to Tandridge GC in mid August after an extremley dry July. The course had suffered slightly from the lack of water but it didn't detrac...

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