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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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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Liphook 10/03/2017

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 32nd England Ranking 78th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played 10 March on a drizzly day ! Having played the 3 best of Dorset heathland courses in the last week, the defining difference is the quality of Liphook's greens. They...

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Broadstone 10/03/2017

1st Dorset - Best in Area 30th England Ranking 74th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played on 9 March. Played in the spring sunshine and thoroughly enjoyed the course. Maybe not quite as "pretty" as Parkstone but definitely had more wow holes including 5...

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Ferndown (Old) 10/03/2017

4th Dorset - Best in Area 51st England Ranking
Played on 8 March. Lovely golf course which should only get better with the extensive work being undertaken. There were a couple of temporary greens but fair play to the...

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Parkstone 10/03/2017

2nd Dorset - Best in Area 44th England Ranking 97th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played on 7 March. Just a fabulous golf course which oozes charm. The first hole sets the tone and is beautiful with the bank of heather on the left hand side of fairway...

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Remedy Oak 10/03/2017

3rd Dorset - Best in Area 47th England Ranking
Played on 6 March. Unfortunately owning the site receiving a fair amount of rain recently, the course was drenched and a number of fairways had no dry areas at all. From...

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Chambers Bay 18/10/2014

2nd Washington - Best in Area
Just a brilliant golf course with sublime design and architecture. Chambers and Royal County Down are the best courses in the world

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