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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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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Headfort (New) 29/01/2005

2nd Meath - Best in Area 33rd Ireland Ranking
The New course at Headfort is simply fabulous, set in beautiful and perfectly manicured parkland. Numerous water hazards, including the meandering river, focus the mind a...

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Tain 18/01/2005

16th North Scotland - Best in Area 88th Scotland Ranking
Rating and ranking golf courses is a very subjective business, but I have to say that I think Tain is better than quite a few courses I've played recently in the Top 100....

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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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Killarney (Killeen) 17/01/2005

7th Kerry - Best in Area 35th Ireland Ranking
Killeen is definitely the best of the three Killarney courses, but I’m left wondering what might have been had they left the original course intact. You tend to get hypno...

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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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Royal St David's 04/01/2005

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
If the closing hole could be improved slightly, Royal St David's would have one of the finest back nines in all golf. 15th and 16th are truly magnificent holes...especial...

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Machrie 30/12/2004

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
It’s hard to put into words the Machrie experience. The island is magical and the people are so courteous and genuinely friendly. We stayed at the hotel for two days and...

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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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Castletown 04/12/2004

1st Isle of Man Ranking 98th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Wild, natural, breathtaking views, tricky greens deep bunkers...Castletown has it all. If you like links golf in the raw, this is the place to come. The course is virtual...

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Royal Dublin 04/12/2004

4th Dublin - Best in Area 23rd Ireland Ranking
Royal Dublin is a classic natural links with some of the deepest greenside bunkers I've ever seen. Has a few blind drives and usually loads of wind, so you'll need your b...

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Leven Links 02/12/2004

9th Fife - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
It's always a joy to play Leven..not the longest course but when the wind blows it's tough enough for me. This classic links course must have one of the best finishes in...

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