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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Hankley Common 05/10/2014

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 05/10/2014

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 04/10/2014

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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Ganton 04/10/2014

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
A good course but not great. Could be great if a couple of thousand trees were removed, many of which are a huge detriment to the course. In saying that however, the stre...

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The Belfry (Brabazon) 02/10/2014

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
Played the Brabazon 3 weeks ago. I always thought the course was a "field" but consoled myself to the fact that the conditioning would be immaculate considering the cost...

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Carne (Hackett) 07/07/2014

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 59th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Brilliant mad golf course. Stayed in Donegal so it was approx. 3 hour drive to the course. The last hour of the drive was through stunning terrain which added to the expe...

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Ballycastle 07/07/2014

7th Antrim - Best in Area 29th Northern Ireland Ranking
I just did not "get" this course, sorry. I have played over 100 couses in the GB&I including 40+ in Ireland and this is disappointing. I do love quirky courses but this d...

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County Louth 07/07/2014

1st Louth - Best in Area 11th Ireland Ranking 57th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I have played 70+ links courses in GB&I (all in the top 100) and this is in the top 10. Quite simply a brilliant golf course. Holes offer great variety with some you can...

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Laytown & Bettystown 07/07/2014

3rd Meath - Best in Area 75th Ireland Ranking
A great fun golf course with a brilliant mixture of fun, quirky holes to strong and challenging ones. Played in June and it was bouncy so hitting fairways was tough. If y...

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Tralee 25/06/2013

3rd Kerry - Best in Area 15th Ireland Ranking 65th Britain & Ireland Ranking
6 handicap golfer - played Tralee 23 April 2013. I had heard that it was a course of 2 9s, with the front 9 suffering in comparison to the back 9. Whilst this is undoubte...

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Old Head 25/06/2013

1st Cork - Best in Area 16th Ireland Ranking 68th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Readers, I urge you to play Old Head. It is quite simply an experience that will stay with an awful long time. I stayed onsite which was also very rewarding. Arrived late...

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