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 1,000 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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Queenwood 06/02/2014

6th Surrey - Best in Area 25th England Ranking 58th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Queenwood is without doubt a wonderful experience from beginning to end, from the moment you arrive at the gated entrance you are filled with a feeling of great anticipat...

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Notts 18/07/2017

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 19th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
This was my third trip to Hollinwell and with each visit I seem to grow more attached to its seductive charms. The tranquil setting is right up there with the very best o...

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Old Head 18/02/2015

1st Cork - Best in Area 15th Ireland Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Playing the Old Head of Kinsale is certainly right up there amongst my most memorable on-course experiences. Despite having to endure strong winds and heavy showers for m...

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Utrecht de Pan 21/12/2017

2nd Netherlands Ranking 3rd Continental Europe Ranking 100th World Ranking
Great to see Utrecht De Pan join Royal Hague in the latest World Top 100 listing as it's arguably the best amongst the small but high quality group of Dutch courses that...

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Pennard 13/07/2012

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 72nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Surely this course is unique in Britain if not the world. Where else can you find such rippled fairways, dramatic changes in elevation and pure excitement on a links cour...

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Monte Rei (North) 02/05/2014

1st Algarve - Best in Area 1st Portugal Ranking 9th Continental Europe Ranking
Monte Rei is a real modern masterpiece blending beautifully into its natural surroundings. Each hole is routed so that there is no interference from adjoining fairways, m...

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Western Gailes 13/08/2012

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th 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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Conwy 24/11/2012

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 7th 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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Elie 10/09/2017

8th Fife - Best in Area 43rd Scotland Ranking
Elie might be viewed as a little eccentric by some, after all it's not often you play a course with just two par-3's and sixteen par-4's. Any concerns about the lack of v...

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Estela 24/04/2015

1st Porto & North - Best in Area 21st Portugal Ranking
Estela is beautifully situated next to a fine stretch of beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The course is pure links containing all of the ingredients that you would find on o...

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Hayling 11/03/2016

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
I had the pleasure of playing at Hayling for the first time with Keith (see below) and I'm very pleased that we finally got there. After a steady start the course builds...

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