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I was a late starter to the game and yet to reach the single figure handicap target I’d initially set myself. The Seniors Tour debut will have to wait a little longer.

Following several years working for a Golf equipment manufacturer, my interest progressed from the tournaments, the players, and the golfing toys, on to the courses themselves.

I wouldn’t describe myself as a “list chaser”, but I do love experiencing interesting courses. Top 100 is the perfect facilitator for this.

Amongst my favourite places visited so far are Brora, De Pan, and Bandon Dunes - and I always enjoy stepping in sheep poo at my home club Royal North Devon.

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Royal Colwood 03/05/2019

7th British Columbia - Best in Area 37th Canada Ranking
Pleasant parkland walk with old school charm. Playing conditions were firmly firm in August 2016, the routing is well conceived, and the land undulates gently. The primar...

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Royal Norwich 08/04/2019

9th Norfolk - Best in Area
Part 1: (1893-2019):Royal Norwich opens with a Par 3, but it’s a good one that requires an accurate shot to a well protected green. The deceptively placed central bunker...

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The Island 27/03/2019

2nd Dublin - Best in Area 8th Ireland Ranking 50th Britain & Ireland Ranking
It was the best of times (playing The Island), it was the worst of times (a 4 club wind), it was the age of wisdom (€80 green fee in March), it was the age of foolishness...

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The Addington 04/03/2019

13th Surrey - Best in Area 35th England Ranking 83rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Talk about an inauspicious start – a fairly tatty uphill par 3. The sweeping second might have been a better option as an opener, but in truth none of the plain sailing o...

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Royal Cromer 13/11/2018

4th Norfolk - Best in Area
The first 5 holes here are nothing special but things pick up on the run from 6-9, which see a coastal hole, a nice drive to an angled rising fairway, a squeezed short 4...

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Royal Antwerp (Tom Simpson) 20/10/2018

8th Belgium Ranking
You have to admit the sound of a golf ball smashing into a tree trunk always has significant comedy value (as long as it’s your mate’s ball). Here I was standing in a fa...

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Hilversumsche 12/10/2018

6th Netherlands Ranking 34th Continental Europe Ranking
Hilversum is a tough championship test and a peaceful tree lined walk in the forest. It’s also a bit narrow for the average golfer and you could argue a few holes are rat...

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Elea 03/09/2018

1st Cyprus Ranking
A few holes in - it was the 4th or 5th - and I thought I was still at the beach. Perhaps after picking me up at the coast the taxi driver just drove around in circles for...

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Sheringham 03/09/2018

3rd Norfolk - Best in Area 77th England Ranking
Not sure how you’d categorize Sheringham. It’s not a links but plays a bit like one - much like a firm heathland that’s been transposed to a pretty attractive clifftop se...

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Son Gual 28/08/2018

1st Balearic Islands - Best in Area 7th Spain Ranking 42nd Continental Europe Ranking
If you ask any democrat politician to describe Donald Trump, you’re unlikely to get a positive assessment. I’m a bit like that with courses like this. And in Holland wher...

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Saunton (West) 21/08/2018

3rd Devon - Best in Area 56th England Ranking
Much like with the East course, the first hole on the West is a great getaway. It requires a solid drive left centre fairway, and then a mid or short iron up into a raise...

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Bude & North Cornwall 15/08/2018

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
Enjoyed my round here. Not the best course you’ll ever play but it’s “different”, good value, and at the midpoint between Royal North Devon and St Enodoc. Many holes h...

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Royal Fagnes 10/08/2018

4th Belgium Ranking 76th Continental Europe Ranking
So we dropped off our friend at the Spa just down the road (when in Rome, he said) and 10 minutes later we were on the first tee. It was an incredibly hot day and we hope...

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Waverley Country Club 24/06/2018

5th Oregon - Best in Area
Making my way over to Waverley Country Club directly after an 11 hour flight from Europe was not ideal preparation. Although I did manage to watch Caddyshack in the plane...

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Royal Limburg 06/06/2018

2nd Belgium Ranking 33rd Continental Europe Ranking
Only 3 reviews? I’d better write something then. Played here in late July 2014, so not seen the recent bunker renovation mentioned below. Funnily enough some of them were...

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