David Oliver

Single figure golfer, home club the Royal Jersey Golf Club. Played 95 of the GB&I Top 100. The only type of course I am not overly fond of are parkland / tree lined courses. Fan of Coore & Crenshaw, McLay Kidd, Doak and Harry Colt. Favourite resorts are Bandon and Streamsong. Favourite courses in no particular order are Chambers Bay, Royal County Down, Doonbeg, Les Bordes, Oitavos, West Cliffs, Pebble Beach, Streamsong Blue, Old Head, Birkdale, Carne, TPC Sawgrass, Pacific Dunes, Skibo Castle and Tobacco Road. Passionate about rankings but I find reviews of private courses frustrating as I, most avid golfers, want to the opportunity to play all courses especially if they are considered great.

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Corballis Links 17/09/2019

13th Dublin - Best in Area 97th Ireland Ranking
€25 to play this gem of a course is the best value I have come across. Yes it's quirky, yes it has some blind shots but it has one of the prettiest par 3s I have ever pla...

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Lough Erne (Faldo) 17/09/2019

1st Fermanagh - Best in Area 5th Northern Ireland Ranking
The scenery (sublime), can add so much to a course but it can also hinder. In this case, in order maximise the wonderful views, the course routing has to follow some topo...

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Dooks 15/09/2019

5th Kerry - Best in Area 26th Ireland Ranking
A very special place to play golf - the scenery can almost forget you have golf to play ! Despite being a short course, it is an excellent test as the greens are small an...

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Adare Manor 15/09/2019

1st Limerick - Best in Area 14th Ireland Ranking 64th Britain & Ireland Ranking
At €375 a green fee (and compulsory caddie), the experience should be high end and it is. The course conditioning was truly remarkable. There are many wonderful holes (es...

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Ashburnham 12/09/2019

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
Firstly, I enjoyed the course immensely. It is tough, with an excellent variety of holes both in terms of length and orientation. The greens are fast and pure. This is pr...

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Dinard 23/07/2019

4th North West France - Best in Area 20th France Ranking
L'expérience du sublime. Dinard is correlative with Pebble Beach and Old Head where the experience is so much more than the golf course in terms of the traditional rating...

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Army 08/06/2019

8th Hampshire - Best in Area
The Army GC is currently hosting the Hampshire County Championship at fairly short notice and proved to be a solid test for the County's best. The first hole is a short p...

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Mission Inn (El Campeón) 27/11/2018

55th Florida - Best in Area
This course is excellent apart from one aspect - a huge tree in the middle of the par 5, (560 yards) 17th hole. This in my view spoils what is a brilliantly designed hole...

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Streamsong (Black) 19/11/2018

6th Florida - Best in Area 99th USA Ranking
Utterly mesmeric and staggeringly attractive. Very different from Blue and Red in respect of scenery and green complexes but similar to the older courses in terms of widt...

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Fontainebleau 03/07/2018

3rd North East France - Best in Area 4th France Ranking 8th Continental Europe Ranking
I am sure that this was once a great golf course and deserving of its elevated ranking – sadly it is not now.As with many historic courses, the passing of time has change...

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Little Aston 28/05/2018

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 46th England Ranking
A course that clearly divides opinion ! I can see where some of the negative reviews generate from as the first 4 holes are bland - the par 5, 3rd hole is awful with tree...

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Murcar Links 26/05/2018

4th North East Scotland - Best in Area 34th Scotland Ranking
The rankings have it right, Murcar is not quite top 100 being a manifest level below those courses comprising 90 to 100. It's a decent course but feels tight and stifling...

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