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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Leckford (Old) 26/05/2020

7th Hampshire - Best in Area
Trying to unravel true architectural provenance for golf courses laid out almost one hundred years ago is extremely difficult. But, let’s be honest, most golfers couldn’t...

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St Annes Old Links 01/12/2019

9th Lancashire - Best in Area
Cheerless is one word I’d use to describe SAOL. Too many parallel holes run broadly in a north south direction making the going unpleasantly tough when the prevailing win...

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Delamere Forest 20/11/2019

2nd Cheshire - Best in Area 40th England Ranking 93rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Delamere Forest was one of my golfing highlights of 2019. I teed it up here immediately after the club’s hosting of the Women’s County Finals in September and the course...

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Taunton & Pickeridge 04/11/2019

9th Somerset - Best in Area
I’d love to get more of our raters to see Taunton & Pickeridge as I think it’s a course that has plenty going for it. Should you be passing Taunton on the M5 motorway you...

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Ashbury (Kigbeare) 02/11/2019

20th Devon - Best in Area
I played the Kigbeare a few weeks back in a society event. Frankly I wasn’t expecting much at this popular 600-acre golfing (and much more) facility. The cost for the rou...

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Gog Magog (Wandlebury) 21/10/2019

3rd Cambridgeshire - Best in Area
I’m very well acquainted with the second course at Gog Magog as I was a member here for a number of years and have played the Wandlebury (and the Old) in numerous competi...

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JCB 15/10/2019

1st Staffordshire - Best in Area 42nd England Ranking 95th Britain & Ireland Ranking
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 98th Britain & Ireland 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 16th 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

12th 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

8th 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

17th 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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