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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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Perranporth 11/09/2019

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
Shiver Me Timbers, this place is excellent! The first hole might be a gentle downhill drive and mid iron to an infinity green site introducing a lovely view, but from...

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Royal Belgium (Old) 19/08/2019

3rd Belgium Ranking 38th Continental Europe Ranking
When tracing my roots I discovered that many years ago a Branch from my family tree had once excelled at The Belgian Open. He was possibly the only relative ever to hit 2...

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Royal Mid-Surrey (JH Taylor) 19/07/2019

34th Surrey - Best in Area
Taking an Uber to RMS directly from Heathrow ironically meant I was indirectly contributing to one of the criticisms thrown at this course. We didn’t get bothered by plan...

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Lage Vuursche 25/06/2019

8th Netherlands Ranking 72nd Continental Europe Ranking
This place is a clearly a cut above the plethora of average modern golf courses in the Netherlands (where “modern” can admittedly evoke uninspiring design on poor land)....

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Western Gailes 12/06/2019

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Initial impressions after playing any course for the first time can often be influenced by preconceptions. My visit to Western Gailes was no exception. I already knew it...

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Royal Colwood 03/05/2019

7th British Columbia - Best in Area 35th 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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