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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Clyne 08/01/2008

13th South Wales - Best in Area 30th Wales Ranking
Clyne is an interesting, varied and challenging course laid out on common land where sheep and cattle graze. I’ve not played here in recent years but it’s a worthy course...

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Biella 05/11/2007

3rd Northern Italy - Best in Area 3rd Italy Ranking 57th Continental Europe Ranking
“A beautiful and emotional course” is how the website of Golf Club Le Betulle describes the course. Experts proclaim "Il Mondo del Golf". Well I reckon it’s the finest co...

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Woodenbridge 20/09/2007

11th Wicklow - Best in Area 83rd Ireland Ranking
Woodenbridge is a nice if a little flat – in terms of topography – parkland course, which makes for welcome peaceful respite from the nearby windy links courses. Set in s...

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Roganstown 20/09/2007

13th Dublin - Best in Area
Surprised to be the first reviewer of Roganstown, a course that I have played on numerous occasions. First a mention of the fabulous tee to green conditioning in fact the...

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Kirkistown Castle 20/09/2007

7th Down - Best in Area 14th Northern Ireland Ranking
Our group had great fun playing here and it’s also a brilliant value venue when scheduling a trip to play the mighty Royal County Down and the underrated Ardglass. The ho...

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Beaufort 15/09/2007

10th Kerry - Best in Area
Ah Beaufort… a lovely course with challenging blind holes, great multi-tiered greens, deep and tricky bunkers and stunning mountain views. Taken together with nearby Dook...

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Strandhill 28/05/2007

3rd Sligo - Best in Area 40th Ireland Ranking
If they could improve the holes in the middle section of the course, Strandhill would be up there with some of the very best. A cracking little course nevertheless which...

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Narin & Portnoo 28/05/2007

6th Donegal - Best in Area 28th Ireland Ranking
Well, I’m surprised to be the first person to post a review for the incredible little Narin & Portnoo. First off, the views – they are simply breathtaking. But the it’s n...

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Bearna 28/05/2007

6th Galway - Best in Area
We added Bearna to our itinerary on the back of it being featured on this website and we were not really sure what to expect. Without exception the whole group really enj...

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Nirwana Bali - Closed 23/04/2007

Gem Indonesia - Best in Area
Played Nirwana Bali in September 2006 along with the amazing Bali Handara Kosaido course that sits some 1,000 metres above sea level. There surely couldn’t be two more en...

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St Andrews Beach 04/04/2007

6th Victoria - Best in Area 12th Australia Ranking 15th Oceania Ranking
Exceeds New South Wales in variety, beauty, quality of greens and fairways, graduations and shot making. Substantailly more difficult than Royal St George's or Canada's S...

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Cairndhu 27/02/2007

9th Antrim - Best in Area 30th Northern Ireland Ranking
Some of the best greens ever at Cairndhu very fast and fiendishly difficult to read. The 2nd is the incredible photogenic P3 signature hole that you see on most photos wh...

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Neguri 24/02/2007

3rd Northern Spain - Best in Area 14th Spain Ranking 77th Continental Europe Ranking
Managed to play here in 2001with afriend who is a member and I can recommed it very highly. An intersting course with some great views from the cliff holes with the most...

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Ross-on-Wye 05/02/2007

1st Gloucestershire - Best in Area
What a friendly club and the course is a serious challenge, cut through miles of woodland. With tight tunnelled holes through the trees you have to keep out of them other...

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Portsalon 30/01/2007

5th Donegal - Best in Area 21st Ireland Ranking
We played Portsalon alongside Ballyliffin and Rosapenna. Portsalon is not quite as good from a course angle but the views are perhaps more beautiful. This is a remote out...

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Cruit Island 30/01/2007

8th Donegal - Best in Area 65th Ireland Ranking
Super little course that is worth taking in alongside some of the more familiar names. Not quite the best nine-hole course in the world but it is possibly set in more gor...

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Carden Park (Nicklaus) 28/01/2007

17th Cheshire - Best in Area
Played the Nicklaus course for the first time during last autumn and liked it. The usual Nicklaus water hazards and dual fairways make for an entertaining round which I e...

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Saunton (West) 23/01/2007

3rd Devon - Best in Area 61st England Ranking
On a trip to Devon in the summer of 2006 we played the West Course in the morning and the East in the afternoon. Saunton has to be one of the friendliest clubs in the sou...

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