Jim Brady

I grew up with the 2nd green of the Bartlett Country Club in Olean, NY in my backyard. Caddied as a youngster and played on Mondays and was fortunate to get a junior membership at 14. Watered the greens and worked on the course through college and learned to appreciate a well-kept layout.

Played four years at Glenville State in West Virginia in the late 70's with the team winning three WVIAC Championships. Played on championship courses in all conditions at that time mostly in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Also played challenging layouts in Texas, Michigan, and North Carolina in the NAIA Championship.

After college moved to Virginia and had a job where I visited nearly every US state and the clubs tagged along many of the trips. Played many excellent courses and others that just happened to be where I was. Always have enjoyed playing no matter where. Every course is unique in its own way.

Now live back in Olean with the Bartlett in my front yard. Was on the green committee for about 12 years. Still enjoy playing the well-kept layout I grew up working at and playing on, and the friendly matches. Play in some tournaments with the youngsters and have been playing some senior events that are certainly very competitive. Have more recently enjoyed playing excellent links in Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.

My favorite course in the US is Augusta, as I have never seen a place so close to perfection in all ways. In Europe my favorite course is Prestwick as it is the Birthplace of the Open – the start of all the great competitions all over the world. Besides playing my home course would probably want to play The European Club on a daily basis.

Like reading and writing reviews for the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World UK. Wherever I have gone it has helped me find great courses to play.

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Kilspindie 22/07/2013

10th Lothians - Best in Area 62nd Scotland Ranking
Played Kilspindie on July 8th at 3:00 PM with my son and was the first club played on a golfing trip to Scotland. It was a beautiful sunny day and the course was crowded...

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Casa de Campo (Links) 04/04/2013

9th Dominican Republic Ranking 38th Caribbean Ranking
Played The Links on Tuesday March 19th from the gold tees, the first course played while visiting Casa de Campo. The driving range, putting green, practice green, and pra...

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Kennemer 19/05/2012

3rd Netherlands Ranking 12th Continental Europe Ranking
Played 27 holes at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club on Friday May 11th at 10:00 AM from the back tees. These were my final holes in a 4 day golfing trip in the Netherla...

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Noordwijkse 17/05/2012

4th Netherlands Ranking 17th Continental Europe Ranking
Played Nordwijkse Golfclub on Thursday May 10th at 1:40 PM from the back tees with David Davis, Top 100 Benelux correspondent. This was my third golf club played in my fo...

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Utrecht de Pan 14/05/2012

2nd Netherlands Ranking 3rd Continental Europe Ranking 100th World Ranking
Played De Pan on Tuesday May 8th at noon from the back tees. This was the first course I played on my four course golf trip to the Netherlands. Played Koninklijke Haagsch...

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Seapoint 01/09/2011

2nd Louth - Best in Area 42nd Ireland Ranking
My son and myself played Seapoint on Tuesday July 26th at 11:30 am. This was after playing The European Club on Sunday and St. Anne's Golf Club on Monday. We were staying...

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St Anne's 27/08/2011

9th Dublin - Best in Area 93rd Ireland Ranking
Stayed in Dublin and wanted to play a links within a short drive at a reasonable cost. St. Anne's Golf Club fitted the bill as it was less than 5 miles from the hotel and...

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