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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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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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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Machrie 18/05/2018

3rd Argyll & Bute - Best in Area 21st Scotland Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Golf Monthly, noooooo ! How can the Machrie not be in your top 100 ? (Especially when the Belfry, Trevose, Staunton West and Tandridge are included) (I should say that a...

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Brora 23/05/2018

6th North Scotland - Best in Area 29th Scotland Ranking 89th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Brora is very very special. Played this morning on a hazy morning which added to the ethereal feel. There are few golf courses that can match this one in terms of natural...

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Carne (Hackett) 08/07/2014

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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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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County Louth 08/07/2014

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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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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