Michael Frankel

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Aberdovey 20/10/2019

1st North Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 64th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Fond memories reinforced on my July visit to this wonderful charming links on the Wales coast. I had visited many years before, had a wonderful experience and was anxious...

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Tenby 20/10/2019

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
Worth a visit but all the courses in South Wales suffered this summer from a drought, if you can believe that. Would play again under better conditions. No caddies.

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Ashburnham 20/10/2019

1st West Wales - Best in Area 6th Wales Ranking
Pleasant if unexciting. Same dry conditions as elsewhere in South Wales this summer. Probably better and more fun under normal conditions. Some good holes and some bland...

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Pennard 20/10/2019

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 72nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
10 days in Wales, where it always rains, but it didn't. Actually, a drought brought rock hard fairways, which are heaving and hard enough to hit when there's grass! Nonet...

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Southerndown 20/10/2019

4th South Wales - Best in Area 9th Wales Ranking
Too bad, this summer Wales was parched, and the club has no sprinkler system. Rock hard fairways but regular greens were fine. Built on a bluff, it's down land not links...

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Pyle and Kenfig 20/10/2019

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
10 day trip to Wales in July with my annual UK/Ireland regulars, P&K was first up, and perfect for first off the plane. Gentle front nice and lovely links in the dunes on...

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Kingsley Club 19/10/2019

3rd Michigan - Best in Area 83rd USA Ranking 96th North America Ranking
I guess I'm not a DeVries fan. I was at cape wickham 2 years ago and while I thought CW was better than Ocean Dunes, I thought it wildly overrated. Kingsley isn't as good...

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Arcadia Bluffs (South) 19/10/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
As has been proven elsewhere, having a 2nd course elevates the whole. The south course certainly does that for Arcadia Bluffs: Completely different, and quite interesting...

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Notts 11/09/2018

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 19th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
On our annual golf trip to the UK, I convinced the group to extend our normal length trip in order to play two great inland courses in England at the end. The first was N...

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Prestwick 11/09/2018

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 35th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I've been traveling to the UK on golf trips for 40 years, and have played most of the highly rated courses multiple times. Prestwick is deserving of its historical reputa...

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Western Gailes 11/09/2018

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Visited for the first time in years on my annual UK golf trip. Despite very dry summer, very good condition. Warm welcome. Stretch from #5 through 14 among the best in Li...

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