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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County Louth 04/09/2016

1st Louth - Best in Area 11th Ireland Ranking 57th Britain & Ireland Ranking
In my view, a rather prosaic start and finish marred what is nearly an outstanding course. Don’t get me wrong, Baltray is a very good links and it’s supremely challenging...

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The Island 04/09/2016

2nd Dublin - Best in Area 8th Ireland Ranking 51st Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Island eluded me for many years but I was lucky enough to play it last Wednesday. Bathed in sunshine and with a two-club wind, this was perfect weather to experience...

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Kington 18/05/2016

1st Herefordshire - Best in Area
I’ve been meaning to get to Kington for many years but for some reason failed to make the journey, which for most will be a trek. I was lucky enough to finally make it to...

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Bishop's Stortford 10/04/2016

26th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
It has been a fair while since I played Bishop’s Stortford, but I can remember the last time very clearly. It was a rotten summer’s day, pouring with rain and a stiff bre...

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Hayling 09/03/2016

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
I’ve been meaning to get to Hayling for years, but for one reason or another I’ve never made the trip. Yesterday I remedied the situation and was pleasantly surprised, ev...

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Biltmore Hotel 04/01/2016

Gem USA - Best in Area
I stayed at the Biltmore in September 2006 and played the course twice – I was less than impressed. Clearly this review is based on the layout prior to Brian Silva’s $5 m...

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Ganton 19/10/2015

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
It’s hard not to compare Ganton with the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa. Both lie on the east side of the country and both sport trademark cavernous bunkers. Undoubtedly...

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Ferndown (Old) 01/10/2015

4th Dorset - Best in Area 51st England Ranking
If the Old course at Ferndown Golf Club is the fourth best course in Dorset then Broadstone, Remedy Oak and Parkstone must be out of this world. I played Ferndown yesterd...

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Point at Polzeath 02/09/2015

10th Cornwall - Best in Area
The Point at Polzeath surprised me when Rachelle and I played the course last month. I teed it up at Roserrow soon after it opened back in the 1990s but I can’t find my o...

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Royal North Devon 18/08/2015

2nd Devon - Best in Area 60th England Ranking
As the crow flies I live a mere 2 miles away from Westward Ho! I haven’t played Royal North Devon since 2011. Please don’t ask me why. On Sunday morning I returned to Eng...

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West Cornwall 17/08/2015

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
I played Lelant last Thursday with Rachelle on one of the wettest days of the year (the wind was also blowing at 20 mph). Unfortunately it was so wet we called it a day o...

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Saunton (West) 28/05/2015

3rd Devon - Best in Area 61st England Ranking
In terms of value, a day at Saunton Golf Club is hard to beat anywhere in England. Billed as the country’s best 36-hole links venue, it’s impossible to argue that claim....

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Saunton (East) 27/05/2015

1st Devon - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 48th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I returned to Saunton last Monday to meet up with Richard Smith from Knoxville, Tennessee. Richard is one of our Top Reviewers and a fine golfer who has visited Britain &...

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Hindhead 29/10/2014

11th Surrey - Best in Area 34th England Ranking 80th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Martin invited me to play Hindhead earlier this month and so, after being too long away (some 8 years), I returned to sample one of Surrey’s delights. A gorgeous, shirt-s...

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Wentworth (West) 02/07/2014

4th Surrey - Best in Area 13th England Ranking 33rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
I returned to Wentworth last month and played the West course for the first time since the renovations. Clearly the West divides opinion with Colt purists furious about t...

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Jebel Ali 15/01/2014

15th United Arab Emirates Ranking
I stayed at Jebel Ali only a handful of years after the course opened for play, so this review is far from current. However, I wanted to share my opinion that this is a q...

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