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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Hayling 11/04/2017

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
Played Hayling in the sunshine and light winds and was an absolute joy. I liked the description that a recent reviewer used – tranquil. Pure links turf and undulating fai...

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Berkshire (Red) 11/04/2017

2nd Berkshire - Best in Area 22nd England Ranking 49th Britain & Ireland Ranking
In many ways the Red benefits from the unusual configuration of holes with 6 par 3s, 4s and 5s as this quirk gives the course a natural variety and interest. Undoubtedly...

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Dundonald 05/04/2017

5th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 90th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Im glad Dundonald has consolidated its position in the Top 100 (only Golf Monthly does not include it). Every hole is strong – my standouts include 1, 5, 10, 11, 14 & 15....

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Donegal 04/04/2017

4th Donegal - Best in Area 18th Ireland Ranking
In my view the best pure golf experience in the area which is praise as the Rosapenna and Ballyliffen resorts are nearby.The course hits you square in the face at the 2nd...

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Aberdovey 03/04/2017

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Fortunate to play in glorious sunshine and medium wind, which always help. Out of the way location but brilliant sense of isolation which added to the pure golf experienc...

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Royal St David's 03/04/2017

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Very few links courses can boast that all of their holes are in dunes or unmistakable links like. Invariably, there are some holes that route inwards where the topography...

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Royal North Devon 17/03/2017

2nd Devon - Best in Area 60th England Ranking
Felt like a Pilgrimage. Just a very special experience from some beautiful old school golf holes (3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 16 & 18 are fabulous) to the livestock on the course to...

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Kingsbarns 17/03/2017

2nd Fife - Best in Area 7th Scotland Ranking 14th Britain & Ireland Ranking 43rd World Ranking
Top golf course obviously but worth the green fee ? Probably yes although its not cheap. Some great holes (the stretch 4 to 7 is very strong). 12 is just stunning and the...

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