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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Brocket Hall (Palmerston) 12/04/2005

9th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
Why do I like it so much? For a start it is in a beautiful setting - some holes lined by majestic pine trees, or mature beech, hornbeam and sweet chestnuts, and others wi...

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Ganton 12/04/2005

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 8th England Ranking 25th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
One of the friendliest and most welcoming clubs I have ever visited - they made my day when I last visited with truly personal service. The course itself is a complete dr...

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Southerndown 29/10/2004

4th South Wales - Best in Area 9th Wales Ranking
Southerndown is a very enjoyable, hilly and exposed course, perhaps not in the same league as Royal Porthcawl in terms of the collection of holes or the condition…but the...

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Belfry (Brabazon) 14/04/2005

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 68th 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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Saunton (East) 14/04/2005

1st Devon - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 40th 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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Castletown 15/04/2005

1st Isle of Man 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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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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Roxburghe 27/08/2004

1st Borders - Best in Area 57th Scotland Ranking
One of the best new courses in Scotland. It's not a Kingsbarns or a Southern Gailes, but it's one of my favourites. There's nothing stuffy about this place - OK it's a bi...

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Belfry (Brabazon) 14/05/2005

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 68th 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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The Addington 27/05/2005

13th Surrey - Best in Area 35th England Ranking 83rd Britain & Ireland 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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The Cut 18/01/2008

4th Western Australia - Best in Area 45th Australia Ranking 59th Oceania Ranking
The Cut is absolutley unmissable and the club's website actually has it about right. I've played both Pebble and Ballybunion Old and New and I'd say the Cut is better tha...

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Druids Glen 11/12/2006

2nd Wicklow - Best in Area 21st Ireland Ranking
Druids Glen is one of my all-time favourite golfing venues and the whole experience is memorable from the moment you arrive until the last pint of Guinness is downed. Eac...

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Furnas 10/07/2008

1st Azores - Best in Area 13th Portugal Ranking
I’ve played most of Portugal’s top ranked Algarve courses and those around Lisbon and they are excellent tracks but Furnas is simply sensational. Only the Old course at V...

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Dartmouth (Championship) 14/10/2004

7th Devon - Best in Area
The most notable thing about Dartmouth's Championship course is the variety of each hole and the overall challenge. There is absolutely no room for error...you must keep...

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