Keith Baxter

My love affair with golf courses started more than thirty years ago. I’ve lost count of the number of different courses I’ve played down the years, but I have golfed across four continents and have played more than 90 courses in the Britain & Ireland Top 100. I’ve negotiated 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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JCB 15/10/2019

Gem England - Best in Area
One of the toughest and most intimidating opening holes in golf (especially from the Black tee tips) sets the scene at JCB Golf & Country Club. A 200-yard water carry wil...

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Peel 30/09/2019

2nd Isle of Man Ranking
Castletown is bound to be the reason why many intrepid travelling golfers head to the Isle of Man, but there’s some interesting golf to be savoured elsewhere on the islan...

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Castletown 29/09/2019

1st Isle of Man Ranking
Ed’s earlier review mentioned an itch that he simply had to scratch. I’ve been living with the Castletown itch for more than fifteen years and I finally got rid of the an...

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Castlerock (Bann) 16/09/2019

4th Londonderry - Best in Area 20th Northern Ireland Ranking
The Bann is the most exciting, fun and engaging 9-hole links courses that I have ever played. It’s truly a little diamond and one that should be savoured at least once by...

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Royal Links 13/09/2019

21st Nevada - Best in Area
Authenticity is not a Vegas strong point. As a visitor it’s hard to differentiate between fantasy and reality in “The Entertainment Capital of the World”.I’m going to be...

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Temple 13/09/2019

15th Berkshire - Best in Area
Temple Golf Club was where Henry Cotton served as club pro in the 1950s. The course is decent but not great. The layout sports a number of architectural nuances that woul...

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Sherborne 23/07/2019

6th Dorset - Best in Area
There’s no hiding the fact that the first few holes are new and to be frank I wasn’t particularly impressed with the start at Sherborne when we teed it up here bright and...

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Yeovil (Old) 22/07/2019

9th Dorset - Best in Area
I was really looking forward to playing the Old course at Yeovil Golf Club after recently establishing that C.H. Alison laid out the club’s original nine-hole course. It...

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Tiverton 20/06/2019

15th Devon - Best in Area
If you’re looking for a decent and accessible parkland course en-route from Burnham & Berrow to Saunton or Royal North Devon (or vice versa), Tiverton is not a bad option...

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Tavistock 19/06/2019

12th Devon - Best in Area
While walking to the third tee at Tavistock early one sunny April morning, I was lucky enough to snap a photo of a pony basking in a gorse-sheltered hollow with her newbo...

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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 ha...

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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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