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

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

I wouldn’t describe myself as a “list chaser”, but I do love experiencing interesting new 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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De Texelse 11/07/2021

20th Netherlands Ranking
Describing Texel as “links-like” is just about right. There are times on the back nine when, with just the right about of imagination (& missing perhaps one or two of you...

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Swinkelsche (Championship) 13/05/2021

17th Netherlands Ranking
After lining up a 36 hole day at Haviksoord & Swinkelsche, you would be forgiven for thinking I was off for a game of Quidditch with a couple of minor characters from Hog...

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Hoge Kleij 30/01/2021

11th Netherlands Ranking
Hoge Kleij might be the best course in NL that you’ve never heard of. Unless you’ve heard of it. It usually hovers around the top 10 in most ranking lists, so is not unkn...

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Gut Düneburg 19/10/2020

6th North West Germany - Best in Area 19th Germany Ranking
Much of 2020 has left me feeling like a pro golfer - only time you’ll ever catch me writing this - who has lost his tour card. So when a friend managed to get me a sponso...

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Houtrak 12/10/2020

21st Netherlands Ranking
Houtrak is a polder course. Uh-Oh. So, yes, there is quite some water around. If Noah was a member here he’d have built his ark long before god suggested he do so. Long &...

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Anderstein (B & C) 16/09/2020

30th Netherlands Ranking
Anderstein is on a lovely undulating site with a nice routing that winds through woodland and some open meadowland dotted with heather. We played the Heuvelrug & Heide lo...

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Les Bordes (Old) 29/08/2020

1st North West France - Best in Area 2nd France Ranking 6th Continental Europe Ranking
If you can recall the opening credits to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, then fast forward 30 years, and that’s how this William felt arriving at the entrance gates. I’d got...

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The Dutch 19/08/2020

12th Netherlands Ranking
The Dutch is billed as an “Inland Links”, but it isn’t. There are some tricky burns crossing fairways/greens and an unexpected prevalence of Oyster Catchers, but that’s a...

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Eindhoven 30/07/2020

4th Netherlands Ranking 23rd Continental Europe Ranking
If De Pan is Holland’s antwoord to Swinley Forest, then might Eindhoven be a Dutch cousin of Sunningdale New? It’s slightly less pretty and slightly more challenging, an...

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Noord-Brabantsche - Toxandria 11/07/2020

13th Netherlands Ranking
Toxandria is not the least celebrated of the “Oude Negen” courses - that relative dishonour likely belongs to cuckoo-in-the-nest Broekpolder. Yet it doesn’t have the wide...

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Dunbar 08/05/2020

6th Lothians - Best in Area 39th Scotland Ranking
The opening 2 holes at Dunbar are like queuing on the street waiting to get into a favourite pub. Not that much to see from outside, yet you stand in line. Hole 3 sees th...

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Braid Hills 27/04/2020

23rd Lothians - Best in Area
In need of a great value Billy-Goat climb (I’m not kidding), enjoying great views, lost balls, & fun shot demands - within a thinned flop shot of one of the world’s great...

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Links Valley 28/03/2020

26th Netherlands Ranking
The reversible Links Valley is a thoughtful effort, with the variety of green sites being the course’s (courses’) best feature. It’s a shame this thoughtfulness didn’t ex...

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Elie 09/03/2020

7th Fife - Best in Area 35th Scotland Ranking
Despite playing Elie around 10 years ago, I can still picture the periscope on #1 - which helps determine if the blind fairway up ahead is clear. I’m sure when I looked...

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Royal Ostend 26/02/2020

5th Belgium Ranking 82nd Continental Europe Ranking
Royal Ostend could more accurately be called Royal Odds & Ends. It’s a fragmented series of holes patched together to create an 18 hole layout. A routing that crosses mor...

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Eaton 25/02/2020

9th Norfolk - Best in Area
Eaton golf course is quite the oasis within suburban Norwich. It’s not a massive parcel of land - so can feel hemmed in at times - but is nevertheless a pleasant routing...

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