Keith Baxter

My love affair with golf courses started thirty years ago and I have since played more than 1,000 different courses across four continents and more than 90 of the Top 100 in Britain & Ireland. I’ve played thousands of ordinary golf holes over the years and hundreds that are truly excellent, but many memorable experiences involved playing average golf courses in wonderful company. I’m the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Top 100 Golf Courses and sometimes play to a 10 handicap.

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Bowood Park 07/05/2019

9th Cornwall - Best in Area
I’m sure I’m not the only one to have driven straight through Camelford on the A39 en-route to St Enodoc, Trevose or Perranporth and completely ignored Bowood Park, which...

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Orchardleigh 04/02/2019

5th Somerset - Best in Area
Playing parkland courses in the depths of winter is never ideal but we decided to take a look at the leafless skeleton of Orchardleigh last month after a spell of dry win...

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Centurion Club 26/01/2019

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
I’ve been umming and ahhing over this review for some time. It’s not easy to be objective about a course that isn’t your cup of tea.My feeling is that Simon Gidman has do...

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Mendip 22/01/2019

6th Somerset - Best in Area
The 2019 Somerset County Championship is returning to Mendip Golf Club later this year. We noticed lots of preparatory work being done in readiness for the event when we...

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Woodbridge (Heath) 30/12/2018

3rd Suffolk - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
The alarm went off at 4.15am and I was in the car by 5 o’clock heading to Woodbridge. Four and a half hours and 325 miles later I pulled into a relatively empty car park...

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The Dutch 22/09/2018

9th Netherlands Ranking
I played in the Dutch Senior Masters at The Dutch near Rotterdam last autumn. The main event is a similar format to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship where an amateur...

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Thorndon Park 01/07/2018

1st Essex - Best in Area 95th England Ranking
Despite being beaten by my daughter Rachelle (aka Baby Baxter), who rubbed salt into the wounds by holing a ridiculously long putt on the 18th to receive a standing ovati...

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Blackmoor 12/06/2018

3rd Hampshire - Best in Area 75th England Ranking
Back in 2006 we formed the first English Top 100 ranking list online and we then went to print and published a book the following year. For some unknown reason Blackmoor...

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Trevose (Championship) 04/06/2018

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 64th England Ranking
With the exception of Perranporth (which I last played eighteen months ago) I’ve replayed all of Cornwall’s coastal courses in the last three months. I was especially kee...

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Huntercombe 10/05/2018

1st Oxfordshire - Best in Area 94th England Ranking
When the alarm went off at 3.30am yesterday morning I did question my sanity as I dragged myself out of bed, staggered into the shower and then jumped into the car for th...

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Minehead & West Somerset 16/04/2018

10th Somerset - Best in Area
I’ve played Minehead and West Somerset twice in the last twelve months, most recently at the end of January 2018 after one of the wettest autumn and winters on record. It...

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Newquay 03/04/2018

8th Cornwall - Best in Area
If a league table for flying under the radar existed, Newquay would be near the top of the list. I’m sure Newquay has been dismissed by many as holiday golf, after all, t...

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Mullion 01/04/2018

7th Cornwall - Best in Area
I’ve wanted to play Mullion for a number of years, as my local home course is also a member of the 1895 Club. Last Tuesday morning I finally made it down to the southernm...

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Teignmouth 03/11/2017

9th Devon - Best in Area
There’s a parallel between Teignmouth and Yelverton – both courses are lie of the land and both have their clubhouses located on the opposite side of the road to the cour...

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Royal North Devon 30/09/2017

2nd Devon - Best in Area 53rd England Ranking
“Bohemian” is how my playing partner described Royal North Devon when we teed it up here a week ago. “Interesting description” I replied and it sums up RND rather well in...

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Bude & North Cornwall 30/09/2017

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
Those that admire greens hidden in punchbowls, greens raised onto plateaux, blind drives, blind approaches, stirring topography and hard and fast surfaces need look no fu...

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Tidworth Garrison 19/09/2017

5th Wiltshire - Best in Area
Tidworth Garrison and High Post are regional downland rivals and “Royal” High Post as it is locally referred is currently ranked higher than Tidworth in the Wiltshire Bes...

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High Post 18/09/2017

7th Wiltshire - Best in Area
The most notable feature of the course at High Post is the grassy mounds and hollows that surround some of the greens and also run alongside the occasional fairway. This...

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Reigate Heath 03/08/2017

27th Surrey - Best in Area
Reigate Heath is right up my alley and I’d happily be a member here if I lived locally. I have an affinity with 9-hole courses (I’m a member of a 9-holer in Devon). In th...

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