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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Royal St Kitts 03/06/2010

1st St Kitts and Nevis Ranking 25th Caribbean Ranking
One of the main reasons for visiting St Kitts in 2002 was to play this course. Unfortunately it wasn’t open. However, I did play the course while it was in construction (...

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Bowood 15/04/2010

1st Wiltshire - Best in Area
I played Bowood for the first time in March after the hardest British winter in memory and the grass had hardly had chance to start growing, but Bowood was in incredible...

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Bali National 10/03/2010

1st Bali - Best in Area 10th Indonesia Ranking
I played Bali Golf & Country Club in 1998 during the Asian financial crisis. It was a trip to remember, as I was truly a rupiah millionaire for the duration of the holida...

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St Pierre (Old) 05/01/2010

6th South Wales - Best in Area 16th Wales Ranking
Expectations were pretty low when I played the Old course for the first time last autumn. I’m not a big fan of resort courses, especially those branded by Marriott, but I...

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Machrie 07/11/2009

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Ah the Machrie… I yearned to play here since the course was first ranked in 2000. After nine years waiting and a colourful pilgrimage from the south of England, whic...

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Moyvalley 30/06/2009

8th Kildare - Best in Area 95th Ireland Ranking
Moyvalley has been voted onto Golf Digest’s Ireland Top 100 for the last two years and it’s big Darren’s first layout. Let’s be honest, the land is not very exciting from...

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Druids Glen 25/06/2009

2nd Wicklow - Best in Area 27th Ireland Ranking
It’s hard to criticise Druids Glen but can understand where previous reviewers are coming from in terms of playing the course early in the season when the trees and assoc...

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Druids Heath 25/06/2009

10th Wicklow - Best in Area 76th Ireland Ranking
Druids Heath was one of the unexpected highlights of our recent trip to Ireland which included a round on the fabulous Druids Glen course. The Heath is very different in...

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North Hants 16/06/2009

5th Hampshire - Best in Area 81st England Ranking
North Hants is a course I’ve been meaning to play for years and I recently played here. One word immediately comes to mind. Charming. It’s not the longest course on paper...

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Four Seasons Nevis 06/04/2009

2nd St Kitts and Nevis Ranking 29th Caribbean Ranking
Nevis is the sleepiest Caribbean island that I’ve ever visited and clearly the island is expecting something big to happen as the road infrastructure is significantly bet...

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Warren - Dawlish 15/02/2009

19th Devon - Best in Area
First of all a word about the setting… stunning. Secondly a word about the par three 8th… outstanding. Sadly, as a whole, the Warren doesn’t fit together very well. It is...

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Orsett 04/01/2009

2nd Essex - Best in Area
Orsett may be the best course in Essex, but that’s not necessarily a huge compliment as there only a few commendable courses in the whole county. Orsett plays like a seas...

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Bali Hai 13/10/2008

20th Nevada - Best in Area
Ah Bali Hai – Some Enchanted Evening… one of my all-time favourite love songs! Was fortunate enough to play here after deciding to sneak off for a quick game while on bus...

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San Roque (New) 14/06/2008

11th Southern Spain - Best in Area 32nd Spain Ranking
For me, Perry Dye’s New course at San Roque is better than its sibling the Old. I agree with some of the points mentioned in the earlier review below, but found the New c...

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San Roque (Old) 14/06/2008

8th Southern Spain - Best in Area 26th Spain Ranking
At eighteen years of age, you’d hardly be considered an old age pensioner, and it’s fair to say that San Roque Old actually feels rather new. The modern feel to this reso...

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Finca Cortesin 14/06/2008

3rd Southern Spain - Best in Area 5th Spain Ranking 18th Continental Europe Ranking
Finca Cortesin is a name that will surely become known as one of THE places to play along the Costa del Sol. It is a thrilling and brutal test of golf so make sure you ch...

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Santana 14/06/2008

16th Southern Spain - Best in Area 58th Spain Ranking
Santana, alongside Finca Cortesin, is another Cabell Robinson Costa del Sol design and they couldn’t be more different golf courses in terms of topography. Finca features...

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