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 Founder of Top 100 Golf Courses and sometimes play to a 10 handicap.

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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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Essendon (Old) 07/08/2013

18th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
I have many happy memories of playing the Old course at Essendon during the summer months after knocking off work early. Rushing from the office to the first tee that was...

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Thurlestone 26/08/2012

9th Devon - Best in Area
I very much agree with the comments made in the review below. Thurlestone was a thoroughly enjoyable experience when I played here a week ago in glorious but rare summer...

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West Essex 25/08/2012

8th Essex - Best in Area
Chingford and its near neighbour West Essex are two of my favourite North London clubs, but for me, West Essex is the better course. Both have mature parkland similaritie...

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Knebworth 16/12/2011

15th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
I know a member here at Knebworth, so I’ve played the course many times over the years. It’s not your usual Hertfordshire parkland course due to the elevation changes and...

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Bude & North Cornwall 10/08/2011

6th Cornwall - Best in Area
We played Bude & North Cornwall yesterday in sunny but windy conditions (25 mph). The car park was jammed full and people were everywhere when I arrived. This is clearly...

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Royal St David's 30/07/2011

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I played Royal St David’s last month for the first time during a trip that included Aberdovey, Nefyn and Conwy. There’s nothing particularly negative to say about RSD exc...

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Aberdovey 11/07/2011

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
For me Aberdovey was the highlight of a recent golfing trip to north Wales that included Royal St David’s and Nefyn. There’s something magical about Aberdovey, from the d...

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Conwy 06/07/2011

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
Conwy is perhaps the unsung gem of Welsh golf. We played here in lovely June sunshine and found the course in excellent condition with all the playing surfaces running fa...

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Nefyn & District (Old) 08/06/2011

4th North Wales - Best in Area 12th Wales Ranking
Ah Nefyn, a course that will split opinion like no other. I played the Old course on a breezy June day, which I guess is quite normal on this remote finger of Wales. Havi...

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Manor House 04/06/2011

2nd Wiltshire - Best in Area
I returned to the Manor House last week after a six-year gap and thoroughly enjoyed the round in breezy but dry conditions. We took a buggy as my playing partner was nurs...

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Sandy Lodge 22/05/2011

7th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
If Sandy Lodge had a little more acreage it would one of the best courses inside the M25. The only downside to the course is that the holes are a little too crowded toget...

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Bovey Castle 13/05/2011

5th Devon - Best in Area
I’ve not played Bovey Castle for a few years (despite being a member here) and returned yesterday to enjoy a round on one of the prettiest courses in Devon. The course is...

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