Stuart Eastwood

Kenya based, ageing fast, a septuagenarian golfer now playing off 16, still bent on completing the Top 100 in the British Isles with just a few to go. Have I left the best til last? Loch Lomond. Machrie, 2 x Machrihanish?

My '18’ favourites? That’s hard but maybe… Royal County Down, Kingsbarns, Castle Stuart, North Berwick, both Sunningdale courses, Waterville, Tralee, Saunton East, Royal West Norfolk, Alwoodley, Enniscrone, Rosapenna, Burnham & Berrow, The Addington, Swinley Forest and for its history, Prestwick.

The one course that I feel should appear in the top 100? Dooks… a lovely links amid fantastic views. Seriously underrated IMO.

And the best outside the British Isles? Augusta. Now that was day well spent!

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Tralee 15/05/2016

3rd Kerry - Best in Area 15th Ireland Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
There is no golf course in the world that beats the scenery of Tralee. For that reason alone, it is a must play. The first nine is decent, not fantastic. It is the sec...

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Pennard 17/05/2019

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 71st Britain & Ireland Ranking
One piece of advice for any septuagenarian golfer with a dodgy knee… take a buggy! Walking Pennard was close to torture! The course is magnificent albeit you need to co...

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Gullane (No.1) 07/07/2019

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 20th Scotland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
From Clubhouse to Clubhouse this smacks of class. The East Lothian coast is a golfing mecca… you could easily spend a fortnight there and play a different but excellent c...

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Liphook 19/09/2019

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 32nd England Ranking 78th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Back at Liphook after a year to find that the club is to undergo a major course alteration, designed essentially to avoid the present hairy/scary road crossing after hole...

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Vipingo Ridge 08/04/2019

1st Kenya Ranking
Undoubtedly the best golf course in East Africa and a real pleasure to play. David Jones has created a masterpiece and there are very few holes that are not memorable. T...

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Dooks 28/02/2019

5th Kerry - Best in Area 26th Ireland Ranking
Why Dooks does not appear in the BI Top 100 is a mystery to me. Having played all but 6 of the current list, I can name at least half a dozen courses that do not come clo...

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Broadstone 01/03/2019

1st Dorset - Best in Area 30th England Ranking 74th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Amazing to play such a wonderful golf course in shirt sleeves in February! The welcome at the Pro Shop and in the bar was appreciated as was the 'winter warmer' offer tha...

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