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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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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Renaissance Club 08/06/2016

4th Lothians - Best in Area 22nd Scotland Ranking 62nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played the Renaissance Club as a "one time experience" at the end of May. The start is very solid through 1 to 5 but in my view the course comes alive from 6 onwards. 6 i...

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Chambers Bay 19/10/2014

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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Notts 06/10/2014

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 18th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Superb golf course. For me, the course gets going on the 4th which is a magnificent par 4. The rest of the front 9 is very good but the back 9, especially good and from 1...

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Hankley Common 06/10/2014

8th Surrey - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 70th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Just a pleasure to play. Not sure there is a more aesthetic course, when the heather is out. Some great holes too and in great condition. An absolute joy to play. Played...

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Sherwood Forest 06/10/2014

2nd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 56th England Ranking
Very very good golf course and 1 that should be higher ranked (I have played 100+ of B&I top 100). Good mix of holes and very attractive landscape

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Hunstanton 05/10/2014

2nd Norfolk - Best in Area 28th England Ranking 69th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played Hunstanton in the middle of September on a sunny day. From a relatively gentle start, the course gets better and better. The 3rd hole is very strong and demands a...

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