David Baxter

Although I have played golf for over forty years now (generally in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire) it is really during the last 10 years that it is has become my primary sport and my real interest in different courses has developed. This has been enhanced by the development of websites such as this and the increase in number of Open competitions, which is a great way to play different courses at a reasonable cost. I have been a single figure handicap golfer for about 10 years and am a country member of Saunton Golf Club. I played my 200th course in November 2016, and am a bit of a traditionalist golf course wise (not too keen on some modern layouts) and think course conditioning (in particular the greens) and location is more important than off-course food and clubhouse. I particularly enjoy links and heathland courses and my favourite courses to date would be Royal Porthcawl, Notts Hollinwell, Saunton (East and West). Other favourite gems would be Pennard, Cardigan, Llandrindod Wells and Parkstone. Royal Dornoch is top of my must visit list, and there are many areas of the UK I would like to visit... would be good to play at least one course in each county.

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Borth & Ynyslas 24/07/2019

4th West Wales - Best in Area 18th Wales Ranking
Borth & Ynyslas is so very very different. To start with, as you approach the clubhouse you realise the course is dissected by and each side of a B road, and very close t...

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Machynys Peninsula 19/09/2016

3rd West Wales - Best in Area 11th Wales Ranking
Sept 2016 and my first visit to Machynys. Unrelated to the course review but undoubtedly affecting it, we arrived for the mixed betterball open only to find it had been c...

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Cardigan 30/09/2015

5th West Wales - Best in Area 19th Wales Ranking
Cardigan is a long way from anywhere but well worth the visit. A thoroughly enjoyable cliff top links type course with unbeatable views to sea and inland down the estuary...

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