Brian Ward

Brian lives in Cheshire and is the Top 100 Correspondent for the Midlands and the North of England. He is hanging on by his fingertips to a handicap of 9. He has played more than 1,300 golf courses, including the current Top 100 of Britain and Ireland and the English Top 100 (click here to read the story). His favourites include Morfontaine, Royal Dornoch, Swinley Forest, Old Head, Royal County Down and Sunningdale Old and Sunningdale New.

Brian now works full time in golf as Secretary of The Golf Society of Great Britain and he’s also a member of the International Golf Travel Writers Association.

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Centurion Club 03/11/2013

4th Hertfordshire - Best in Area 100th England Ranking
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Centurion Club during October and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The current clubhouse is a temporary structure but is per...

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Ipswich (Purdis Heath) 30/09/2013

1st Suffolk - Best in Area 48th England Ranking
I visited Ipswich for the first time in September with great expectation having read what a lovely course this was. Quite often this scenario can lead to disappointment....

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Coombe Hill 26/07/2013

15th Surrey - Best in Area 57th England Ranking
Coombe Hill almost certainly doesn’t get the recognition it deserves due to its fairly close proximity to some of Surrey’s big name courses. I visited for the first time...

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Panmure 22/06/2013

2nd Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 37th Scotland Ranking
Panmure is a treasure not to be missed if you are planning a visit to Angus. We played on a pleasant morning in June and following a fairly late night we were happy to se...

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Monifieth (Medal) 17/06/2013

4th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 54th Scotland Ranking
We played Monifieth Medal last week for the first time and found it to be a very enjoyable experience. The greens were in magnificent condition, and in truth there was ve...

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Mannings Heath (Waterfall) 05/06/2013

7th Sussex - Best in Area
I visited Mannings Heath (Waterfall) for the 1st time this week and found it to be a challenging and most enjoyable round of golf. We played on a warm sunny day and found...

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Orsett 13/05/2013

2nd Essex - Best in Area
Although Essex is rightly regarded by many as one of England’s poorer golfing counties, don’t be fooled as there are a handful of very good tracks waiting to be discovere...

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North Hants 29/04/2013

5th Hampshire - Best in Area 81st England Ranking
This lovely course is situated on the same stretch of undulating sandy heathland occupied by many of Surrey’s more famous venues. This was my first visit to North Hants a...

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Beau Desert 20/04/2013

3rd Staffordshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
Situated on high ground next to Cannock Chase, Beau Desert is one of finest and prettiest tests of golf in the Midlands. Although the course is not particularly long it h...

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Wallasey 18/04/2013

3rd Cheshire - Best in Area 64th England Ranking
Five years after our previous visit a group of us arrived at Wallasey last week to be greeted by a biting easterly wind and fast running fairways. We were all looking for...

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Delamere Forest 03/12/2012

2nd Cheshire - Best in Area 40th England Ranking 93rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
This gem of a heathland course tucked away in the heart of Cheshire is a joy to play all year round. Another Herbert Fowler classic designed over 100 years ago, the cours...

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Conwy 24/11/2012

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
Due to heavy rain closing our course we made a last minute decision to head out to Conwy. We left the grey skies and waterlogged roads of Cheshire behind to find sunshine...

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Heythrop Park 22/10/2012

Gem England - Best in Area
A year after my first visit to Heythrop Park I returned to find a course that is slowly maturing into a quality venue. Due to the history of the Heythrop Estate certain r...

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Blackmoor 15/10/2012

4th Hampshire - Best in Area 71st England Ranking
I played Blackmoor this week for the first time and found it to be a little beauty. Due to the quantity and quality of so many high ranking courses nearby I think this co...

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Luffness New 11/09/2012

8th Lothians - Best in Area 46th Scotland Ranking
I played Luffness New last week during a three day tour and was happy that I had made the effort. I had driven past the clubhouse many times on the way to some of the mor...

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West Kilbride 31/08/2012

10th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 61st Scotland Ranking
We found West Kilbride to be an enjoyable start to our Ayrshire tour this year. Having played many of the usual suspects on earlier trips we were glad to have made the ef...

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Western Gailes 13/08/2012

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 37th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Four of us visited Western Gailes last week on our annual trip to Scotland and were all mightily impressed by this classy lay out. We were told beforehand that we would e...

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