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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Gog Magog (Old) 01/03/2005

1st Cambridgeshire - Best in Area
I know a member here and I have been lucky enough to play the Old course in each season and it's delightful. The only down side is that it can get a bit windy on the top...

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Crowborough Beacon 23/02/2005

5th Sussex - Best in Area 86th England Ranking
A lovely hidden gem with links-like fairways in the summer and beautiful springy turf in the winter. The views are worthy of the green fee alone and the club itself is wa...

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Warwickshire (Earls) 16/02/2005

14th Warwickshire - Best in Area
With four loops of nine, it's difficult to rate the Warwickshire. I think the North & East loops are the most difficult, but my view is that the South & East represent th...

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Woking 02/02/2005

7th Surrey - Best in Area 27th England Ranking 67th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Woking has bags of class despite being a traditional golf club in every respect. The course is short and when I last played it at the end of the hot summer of 2003 it was...

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Wentworth (West) 02/02/2005

4th Surrey - Best in Area 13th England Ranking 33rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Wentworth West is certainly not the cheapest green fee, nor is it the best course in this locale, but it's certainly one of the most memorable and engaging golfing experi...

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Hankley Common 17/01/2005

8th Surrey - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 70th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played Hankley in August and the course was in amazing condition. It’s located in a gorgeous spot, secluded and tranquil. It certainly compares favourably with the very b...

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North Hants 12/01/2005

5th Hampshire - Best in Area 81st England Ranking
There must be some mistake, North Hants should be moved up the rankings immediately, it's a great heathland gem. The ground undulates beautifully and the turf is perfect....

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Alwoodley 11/01/2005

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
It's quite staggering that Golf Monthly omitted Alwoodley from their Top 120...this is top quality course, which is playable all year round. It's a tough no-frills heathl...

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Lindrick 07/01/2005

4th Yorkshire - Best in Area 59th England Ranking
A great course with excellent crisp turf - testing for the very best players. The course has a mooorland cum heathland feel and I believe that it's sited on limestone...e...

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Saunton (West) 30/12/2004

3rd Devon - Best in Area 61st England Ranking
Not quite up to the standard of the truly fantastic East course, but the West is a wonderful classic links nonetheless. It's not of championship length, but it has everyt...

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Ferndown (Old) 14/12/2004

4th Dorset - Best in Area 51st England Ranking
Played Ferndown late in September for the first time and it was a splendid experience.The course winds its way through the pines and its condition was outstanding in all...

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Whittington Heath 02/12/2004

8th Staffordshire - Best in Area
I'd never heard of Whittington Heath and I decided to visit this course after it was added to this website and I like playing the hidden, less well known courses.This is...

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Little Aston 24/11/2004

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 46th England Ranking
A good honest parkland course in immaculate condition. I played it in the summer and I enjoyed it but somehow I expected a little bit more. Little Aston has been hyped up...

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Wallasey 21/11/2004

3rd Cheshire - Best in Area 64th England Ranking
Considering Wallasey is right next door to Hoylake, there is a marked difference between the two...there are some serious dunes at Wallasey and Hoylake is as flat as a pa...

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The Grove 19/11/2004

1st Hertfordshire - Best in Area 78th England Ranking
Played here a couple of weeks ago and I was impressed. It's a lot of money for sure but they do look after you. The turf on the greens, tees and fairways is faultless - t...

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