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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Llao Llao 12/12/2018

30th Argentina Ranking
The whistling wind is whipping over the vast glacial lake, sending sea like waves shh-ing onto the stoney shore below. The busy trees whinny and sway as I send my ball in...

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Pueblo Estancia La Paz 08/12/2018

8th Argentina Ranking
Climbing out of the city to the North you will find the rolling landscape, tangled shrub and wild flora of the low sierra for as far as the eye can see. Nestled in amongs...

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Valle del Golf 07/12/2018

15th Argentina Ranking
Well, when you go and see a comedian live, you want to hear new jokes, not the ones you have heard already right? But when you go and see the rolling Stones the last thin...

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Córdoba 07/12/2018

9th Argentina Ranking
This is no course for flip flops folks. The closest course to downtown Cordoba is probably the greatest overall test of the big four you will play in Cordoba. You will n...

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Potrerillo De Larreta 06/12/2018

3rd Argentina Ranking
Just 45 minutes south west of the bustling streets of downtown Cordoba you will find a course that takes you on a journey around the low hills that look to the scrub cove...

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Jockey Club (Red) 05/12/2018

5th Argentina Ranking
I think this is my first true Mackenzie Course. Now, I think if you dropped me onto any of his courses blindfolded, I think I would be able to tell you he designed it. I...

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Pilará 05/12/2018

10th Argentina Ranking
The pancake flat land around Buenos Aires means that if you want to build a course here you need to shape everything and move earth. When they laid down this course they...

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Argentino 05/12/2018

16th Argentina Ranking
So, My first round in Argentina came on the day I landed. My twelve and half hour overnight flight landed at a similar time as if I had flown to Portugal, and I am only t...

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West Hill 21/11/2018

12th Surrey - Best in Area 34th England Ranking 81st Britain & Ireland Ranking
It had rained all night but the hardy and the committed queued at the first tee, squinting in to the low flying reluctant sun, beaming through the freshly leafless boughs...

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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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