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.

Reviews


Sort by Rating Filter by country

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Lykia Links 10/09/2015

3rd Turkey Ranking 70th Continental Europe Ranking
This is a bold and striking golf course you should probably NOT review after just one visit. However, I’m not going to let that stop me now, am I? It’s a complex and inti...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Krakow Valley 17/08/2015

5th Poland Ranking
Just half an hour from the center of Krakow and Katowice this course is a proper golf course. It is long from the back tees and is set over gently undulating contoured gr...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Hankley Common 04/08/2015

7th Surrey - Best in Area 26th England Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
The fourth and last stop on our Hampshire/ Surrey border tour brings us to Hankley common, the others being Blackmoor, Hindhead and Liphook. On balance these courses offe...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Liphook 27/07/2015

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 45th England Ranking 100th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The first stop on our Hampshire/ Surrey border tour brings us to Liphook, the others being Hindhead, Hankley Common and Blackmoor. On balance these courses offer the best...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Blackmoor 27/07/2015

3rd Hampshire - Best in Area 75th England Ranking
The second stop on our Hampshire/ Surrey border tour brings us to Blackmoor, the others being Hindhead, Hankley Common and Liphook. On balance these courses offer the bes...

Read More >>

TaylorMade