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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 tournaments, players, and golfing toys, 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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Kennemer 23/10/2019

3rd Netherlands Ranking 12th Continental Europe Ranking
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single golfer in possession of good sense for history, must be in want of a trip to The Netherlands. After all, it was in th...

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Bernardus 29/09/2019

Gem Netherlands - Best in Area
Bernardus goes straight to the very top of modern Dutch golf courses in my conceited opinion. I prefer it to The International, Lage Vuursche, Swinkelsche, and Stippelber...

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Perranporth 11/09/2019

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd 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

32nd 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 15th 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

4th 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

16th Surrey - Best in Area 58th 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

5th 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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