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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Moortown 12/08/2005

3rd Yorkshire - Best in Area 53rd England Ranking
Moortown is certainly worth playing for just one hole, the 10th, Gibraltar, it's a simply fantastic par three. There are a couple of other good holes but there are too ma...

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Carne (Hackett) 28/06/2005

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 59th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played Carne only last week in a howling gale and frankly my game wasn't up to the gauntlet that the course threw down... it beat me up big time! Came off the course feel...

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Donegal 24/06/2005

4th Donegal - Best in Area 18th Ireland Ranking
The approach to the course and the clubhouse is very unusual, along a lengthy driveway flanked by mature trees...you may think that you are about to experience a heathlan...

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Slaley Hall (Hunting) 26/04/2005

4th Northumberland - Best in Area
Slaley Hall could be one of the best, if not the best course in England's notheast but it needs a facelift. The ground is perfect for golf with some excellent elevation c...

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Seaton Carew (Old) 25/04/2005

1st Durham - Best in Area 68th England Ranking
A links course for the purist and a fair and honest test of golf, it’s also excellent value for money. There are no unforeseen tricks and everything is laid out in front...

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Lindrick 10/04/2005

4th Yorkshire - Best in Area 59th England Ranking
Bring your jacket and tie along if you want to drink or eat in the main bar, otherwise you'll be confined to the Ryder Cup room, which is not all that bad to be honest. L...

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Loch Lomond 06/04/2005

1st Dunbartonshire - Best in Area 17th Scotland Ranking 40th Britain & Ireland Ranking
One of the best inland courses I have ever had the pleasure to play. It's a great shame that it is not open to more "ordinary" people and I'm sure if it were, it would be...

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Downfield 06/04/2005

5th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 65th Scotland Ranking
First off, I have to confess that I am a links lover, followed by heathland and then parkland etc. But I think Downfield is a cracking golf course which can hold its head...

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John O'Gaunt (John O'Gaunt) 07/03/2005

1st Bedfordshire - Best in Area
One of the area's greatest society venues with two nice parkland courses...make sure you play the Carthagena in the morning and save the Main John O'Gaunt course (the bes...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 29/01/2005

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 4th Northern Ireland Ranking
Castlerock has the potential to be a top-notch golf course. As it currently stands, the Mussenden is certainly a must-play when visiting Ulster and the course stands up r...

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Luffenham Heath 13/11/2004

1st Leicestershire & Rutland - Best in Area
Luffenham Heath is a pretty course set on high ground and in many ways it is reminiscent of Gog Magog. The main difference is that Gog Magog plays on free-draining chalk...

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Fota Island (Deerpark) 28/10/2004

3rd Cork - Best in Area 37th Ireland Ranking
Played Fota Island on a trip which also included Old Head and in many ways, I found Fota a better test of golf, although Old Head obviously has the location to die for. E...

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Dunbar 05/10/2004

6th Lothians - Best in Area 39th Scotland Ranking
Dunbar should be on your play list, just as Muirfield and North Berwick will be for any serious golfing trip to East Lothian. The first two holes and the last are certain...

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Gog Magog (Old) 23/09/2004

1st Cambridgeshire - Best in Area
An unusually hilly course for Cambridgeshire with some great views, especially from the 13th across the University City to Ely cathedral beyond (on a clear day). The Old...

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Pennard 18/09/2004

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 71st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Pennard has to be the best golf course never to have been voted onto Golf World's Top 100. This unusual course is absolutley enchanting and exceptionally tough. The slopi...

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