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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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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Puntiro 20/04/2008

3rd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 76th Spain Ranking
Surprised how good Majorca is as a golf destination and Puntiro was one of the unexpected pleasures of our recent 2008 trip. Clearly it’s a new layout which needs time to...

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Son Gual 20/04/2008

2nd Balearic Islands - Best in Area 16th Spain Ranking 83rd Continental Europe Ranking
Played Son Gual recently and it will run Valderrama close as a contender for the best conditioned golf course in Spain. The attention to detail is stunning from beginning...

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Pearl Valley 10/04/2008

4th Western Cape - Best in Area 14th South Africa Ranking 24th Africa Ranking
Played Pearl Valley when staying in Franschhoek and the course is located midway between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The gated community was well underway when I played...

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Abama 27/03/2008

3rd Canary Islands - Best in Area 41st Spain Ranking
One word for me sums up Abama… “Oasis”. It’s a slice of tropical heaven in an otherwise barren volcanic landscape. Atlantic seaward views are stunning with the island of...

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Palheiro 18/12/2007

3rd Madeira & Porto Santo - Best in Area 26th Portugal Ranking
Played Palheiro a couple of times when visiting Madeira a few years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the course which sits next to the Botanic Gardens. The first time I played i...

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Villamartin 27/03/2007

12th South East Spain - Best in Area 67th Spain Ranking
Villamartin could be a great course. It is set out on an interesting and undulating tract of land with many cleverly designed an genuinely exciting holes. The only proble...

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Robinson Nobilis 12/03/2007

14th Turkey Ranking
Played the Robinson Noblis in 2003 and was impressed. It's mature beyond its years due to its routing through an old pine forest. Position off the tee is the key to scori...

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Antalya (Pasha) 12/03/2007

8th Turkey Ranking
This may not be the premier course at the Antalya Golf Club but it's a great little track and a tough one too. It's not long but with tight fairways and plenty of water t...

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