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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Saunton (East) 27/04/2011

1st Devon - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 48th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Fantastic links course with isolated fairways and large greens; excellant condition all year round; lots of par 4's but great variety and in my opinion not a weak hole; T...

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Pennard 08/09/2010

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 71st Britain & Ireland Ranking
A fantastic place for a day of golf; 18 holes of great variety, friendly welcome, stunning views, and even the cattle add to the 'naturalness'. Played in september open w...

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Llandrindod Wells 26/08/2010

1st Mid Wales - Best in Area 14th Wales Ranking
An interesting course with a variety of holes, various slopes and often wind; par 4 9th is best hole for me, and I love the drive on 13. Excellant value green fees. Green...

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