Hugh

I've been playing golf for more than 40 years and have taken my clubs on my business trips and family holidays. I must have played more than 1,000 courses and all but a handful of Britain & Ireland’s Top 100. I’ve followed this website since its inception and have enjoyed airing my subjective opinions. It’s amazing how wildly views differ and sometimes I wonder if I played the same course as some reviewers as the gap in opinion is so often broad. My handicap has risen from 7 to 11 as my age has increased and my enthusiasm for practising decreased but I still enjoy playing different courses as much today as I did 4 decades ago. Vive les domaines de golf.

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Hayling 11/04/2006

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
The previous reviewer must have caught a couple of the old boys on a bad day, the last time I played here (autumn 05) the welcome could not have been friendlier. This is...

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Royal Liverpool 15/03/2006

1st Cheshire - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 42nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Some would say it's flat and boring and I'd agree with the flat bit but boring it certainly isn't... it's a supreme test of golf albeit a bit austere. As the historc 200...

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Mannings Heath (Waterfall) 14/03/2006

7th Sussex - Best in Area
Played the Waterfall in January and it is as good as the previous reviews suggest. The overall condition was good and it’s an interesting and memorable test. A bit hilly...

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Royal Blackheath 14/03/2006

15th Kent - Best in Area
Ah Royal Blackheath a lovely course but make sure you take your sand iron, there are bunkers all over the place. Greens were a bit slow when I played here in Feb but it’s...

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Mendip 14/03/2006

4th Somerset - Best in Area
Mendip is a lovely varied Vardon course with great greens that are true and fast. Not a bad winter course and pretty good value too. Perhaps more of a gem than a top rank...

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Moor Park (High) 14/03/2006

5th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
Moor Park is a very popular corporate venue and you can immediately see why. The whole facility is quality through and through from the dazzling clubhouse with its sumptu...

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Burhill (Old) 17/02/2006

26th Surrey - Best in Area
Lovely parkland course with some really long and testing par-4s. Apart from the long two-shot holes, the Old is relatively short but nevertheless a good challenge. The cl...

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Linden Hall 23/08/2005

Gem England - Best in Area
An interesting resort course that keeps you thinking and on your toes all the way round. Great par 3's as already mentioned and also really good greens and general condit...

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Ipswich (Purdis Heath) 08/08/2005

1st Suffolk - Best in Area 48th England Ranking
One of the delights of East Anglia. Not very well known but it really should be because it's a wonderful course. The undulating ground makes for interesting golf and alth...

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Hayling 27/05/2005

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
I’m stunned that nobody has yet posted a review for Hayling, so here goes: It’s a toughie but really enjoyable and entertaining. There is more than enough variation here...

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The Addington 27/05/2005

16th Surrey - Best in Area 58th England Ranking
I’ve played the Addington on and off for more than 20 years and it’s an absolute dream. At one stage the club and course was run down but they are now working hard on ret...

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Woburn (Duke's) 27/05/2005

2nd Buckinghamshire - Best in Area 49th England Ranking
Although the Dukes is a great course I think it is the weakest of the three here at Woburn, but having said that, I think it has the best greens. They are huge, tricky to...

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Coxmoor 23/05/2005

3rd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
Played here last May in a society day and it was stunning. The course is varied and keeps you interested all the way round. Condition was superb and they looked after us...

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Pleasington 23/05/2005

11th Lancashire - Best in Area
A really good course that has been thoughtfully designed. It has a tendency to play its length with some challenging par 4s and it certainly favours the longer hitters. S...

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Cavendish 23/05/2005

1st Derbyshire - Best in Area
This is one of my favourite gems – superb greens, fast and true and with some devilish contours which is what you’d expect from the master MacKenzie himself. It’s a cours...

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Ilkley 23/05/2005

10th Yorkshire - Best in Area
I can’t fault his course except that it can sometimes be wet in this neck of the woods. But this is one of the warmest golf clubs around and the course itself is maintain...

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Fulford 23/05/2005

5th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Fulford is a great course, but despite the mature trees it’s fairly open and inviting off the tee. Clearly modern technology has caught up with the course…it’s certainly...

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Belfry (Brabazon) 14/05/2005

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
I played the Brabazon for the first time last week and my expectations were low based on comments in the golf press regarding condition and also backed up on this website...

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