James

I’m a keen golfer with over 30 years of golfing experience in both amateur and professional ranks. I like scenic courses that are harmonious with their environment, courses that take you on a journey with their routing and are an honest but fair technical test. Currently playing off a 1 handicap in Surrey, England, I’m a keen a skier, golf writer and traveller. I’m the consulting Director of Acceler-it, bringing Personnel and Capital investment through private equity to fast growth young tech companies. I’ve played in over twenty countries and am still keen to travel to the ends of the earth to play a new course; my bucket list locations are Argentina, Vietnam and Mauritius. I’m a member of several societies and also play competitively in teams and individually.

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Remedy Oak 14/07/2018

2nd Dorset - Best in Area 38th England Ranking 87th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Now I like a walk but there is a little too much perambulation about The Remedy Oak Course. Between tees and Greens you will have plenty of time to talk. Perhaps complain...

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Blackmoor 03/05/2018

3rd Hampshire - Best in Area 75th England Ranking
I have been a member for three very happy years. I wish I could play it again for the first time but like a great marriage it just keeps getting better. It is in the bes...

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Stoneham 01/10/2017

4th Hampshire - Best in Area 81st England Ranking
Is there a course in Great Britain that has a more striking and varied collection of holes than Stoneham? I don’t think so. I should confess that Stoneham has, and always...

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Pyle and Kenfig 22/05/2017

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
Apparently, you can’t write a review about P&K without mentioning nearby Royal Porthcawl. So, I will. I've never played it and probably I never will. Personally, I find i...

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Camberley Heath 28/04/2017

19th Surrey - Best in Area 84th England Ranking
If Harry Colt had been a politician he would no doubt have been a Tory. The boy loves a cut. If you find yourself as far left as Jeremy Corbyn on most of his holes no dou...

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San Roque (New) 27/10/2016

14th Southern Spain - Best in Area 32nd Spain Ranking
From the very back tees this course is an intimidating and stern test. The cork trees pinch into the fairways and the greens are parsimonious. It is easy to fall by the...

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Montecastillo 25/10/2016

13th Southern Spain - Best in Area 29th Spain Ranking
The older of Jack's 2 Montes, The other being Rei just across the border in Portugal, and they share some traits. You will need a buggy, walking is pure folly. They are b...

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Penati (Heritage) 05/09/2016

1st Slovakia Ranking 93rd Continental Europe Ranking
Nestled in the Stately and established Pine forests one hour north of beautiful Bratislava, near the Town of Senica, they have carved the fabulous 36 Hole Complex of...

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Adamstal 28/08/2016

1st Austria Ranking 85th Continental Europe Ranking
Adamstal is a rare gift. The magisterial location is matched by a sublime course. Even the non golfers will get this one. Hell, they might even want to start playing. The...

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First Warsaw 18/08/2016

6th Poland Ranking
I was disappointed. I expected more. I had the very great pleasure of playing with one of the directors and his enthusiasm for the future plans he has will ensure this re...

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Park Golf Club Ostrava 18/08/2016

Gem Czech Republic - Best in Area
I snuck across the border at Dawn and paid my very reasonable greenfee of £25. Set out in the vast grounds of an 18th century Grade 1 listed pile you find a rather charmi...

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Saunton (East) 17/08/2016

1st Devon - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 40th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Hunkered behind the dunes, not far from the eternal and perpetual Atlantic lies one of the most under rated and under visited links courses of our Islands. This is a slee...

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Ferndown (Old) 22/10/2015

4th Dorset - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
What a pretty and inviting golf course this is. The Bunkering is reminiscent of the Old Course at Sunningdale and the greens are fabulous. The tees are like billiard tabl...

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Montenmedio 14/09/2015

56th Southern Spain - Best in Area
Having played here a few times on a couple of different trips I was surprised to see there are no reviews for it. I guess that is because most of us head for the strip be...

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Benalup 14/09/2015

67th Southern Spain - Best in Area
Benalup is a great fun place to play some relaxed Holiday Golf. When we played a couple of years ago the course was in fine nick and provided a good honest test. after th...

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