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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Worplesdon 24/04/2005

9th Surrey - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 75th Britain & Ireland Ranking
In my view the best of the three W’s, altogether prettier, more strategic and generally a sterner test of golf than Woking and West Hill. Having said that, they are...

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Little Aston 24/04/2005

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 46th England Ranking
Little Aston is set in a salubrious area where the rich and famous Brummies live. The course is immaculate, especially in the summer and this tree-lined course is an oasi...

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Saunton (West) 22/04/2005

3rd Devon - Best in Area 61st England Ranking
Saunton is the perfect place for a full day of golf, it’s a fantastic club and I doubt if a day here could be beaten anywhere in England. The wild and rugged sand dune se...

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West Sussex 22/04/2005

1st Sussex - Best in Area 11th England Ranking 29th Britain & Ireland Ranking 91st World Ranking
West Sussex is quite beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with the course, just the fact that the club imposes playing restrictions – it’s a “two ball club” and visitors a...

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St Pierre (Old) 22/04/2005

6th South Wales - Best in Area 16th Wales Ranking
I’m amazed that only one review has been posted for St Pierre. I’ve been lucky enough to play here three times and it’s a cracker but very long and tough and oh so diffic...

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Alwoodley 21/04/2005

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Alwoodley can be summed up in one word – fantastic. It’s certainly one of the best courses I’ve played and probably gives Ganton a run for its money in Yorkshire. It’s a...

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Druids Glen 20/04/2005

2nd Wicklow - Best in Area 27th Ireland Ranking
Make sure you take you camera it’s simply beautiful here and there is no doubt that this course is as good as some of the world’s best inland tracks. The whole experience...

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Killarney (Killeen) 20/04/2005

7th Kerry - Best in Area 35th Ireland Ranking
Fantastic scenery and of course the lakeside location is truly stunning but take if you take that away and focus on the course I’m not sure the Killeen its Top 100 materi...

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County Louth 19/04/2005

1st Louth - Best in Area 11th Ireland Ranking 57th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Baltray is one of the true hidden gems in golf. There are no tricks here and few really memorable holes but there is not one single weak hole, each is a supreme test of l...

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Western Gailes 19/04/2005

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 37th Britain & Ireland Ranking
You need to know how to handle a links course to play well here. Western is a demanding course with tricky subtle greens that are well protected. A couple of excellent li...

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Aberdovey 19/04/2005

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Aberdovey must be the friendliest members club in the world and what’s more impressive is that they’ve got one of the best links courses too. Lives in the shadow of Harle...

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K Club (Palmer North) 19/04/2005

1st Kildare - Best in Area 24th Ireland Ranking
The round cost a king’s ransom but it was worth every cent. The K Club is a very special place and you can tell as soon as you approach the estate, the grounds are just u...

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Mount Juliet 19/04/2005

1st Kilkenny - Best in Area 20th Ireland Ranking
Played the course last summer for the second time and came away disappointed. They had sanded the entire course and it was pick and place on all the fairways. On the prev...

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Castletown 15/04/2005

1st Isle of Man Ranking 98th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Undeniably a true and undiluted test of links golf. I played here last summer in what was considered locally to be a gentle breeze, where I come from, the wind was gale f...

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Belfry (Brabazon) 14/04/2005

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
I played the Brabazon earlier this week, the third time I've played the course. Despite the recent weather, the course was in excellent shape and they have certainly impr...

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Slieve Russell 14/04/2005

1st Cavan - Best in Area 39th Ireland Ranking
I had a fantasic couple of days here last summer and I can recommend Slieve Russell to anybody. The condition was simply outstanding and the course was a serious test. Fi...

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Saunton (East) 14/04/2005

1st Devon - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 48th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Saunton is amazing and it has everything going for it. Two fantastic courses and an excellent clubhouse (with views to die for), good food and friendly service…perfection...

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Waterville 12/04/2005

2nd Kerry - Best in Area 5th Ireland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Undeniably a great course but outclassed by Ballybunion, Lahinch and Old Head. It’s exceptionally tough with some top class holes and it’s also fair without tricks. Play...

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