Alex

I have been playing golf for 35+ years; I am member at Church Stretton Golf Club in Shropshire. Lowest handicap I have achieved is 3; lowest gross round in a comp is a -6. Anyway forget the figures I just enjoy playing golf on different layouts. I am close to playing over 150 differing courses and out of the current Top 100 I have played just over 20. My thoughts are that the Top 100 courses are getting too expensive and are thus becoming out of reach for many people. My top 3 courses are Hillside, Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) and Moray (Old).

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Shifnal 07/01/2007

4th Shropshire - Best in Area
You do have to hit the ball straight here as nearly all of the fairways are lightly tree lined (if you do however have a hook or slice you may as well over do your fault...

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Spey Bay 07/01/2007

13th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Would not really rate this course, as there are better courses in the area. Since the transfer to a hotel facility the green fees have jumped up over recent years. Better...

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Porthmadog 30/12/2006

7th North Wales - Best in Area 20th Wales Ranking
Yes the back is the best and the links lovers will want to go back for more, the best hole is the Himalayas (stroke index 1), but as always on any course it is nice to se...

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Oswestry 05/12/2006

3rd Shropshire - Best in Area
A nice course that is easy to walk with a mix of good holes. You do play to a lot of greens that are above you (so you cannot see the end result until you reach the green...

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Duff House Royal 22/10/2006

8th North East Scotland - Best in Area 93rd Scotland Ranking
A fine (flat) course that does have some really good stepped sloping greens – a few of the greens are shared also (similar to St Andrews).Make sure you make your score ea...

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The Belfry (Brabazon) 20/06/2006

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
Played it today in windy conditions and I have to say I enjoyed it, the course held the British Masters less than a month ago and you could not tell as the condition was...

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Pennard 16/06/2006

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 2nd Wales Ranking 71st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Played the course after a 2 week dry sunny spell, the course therefore was hard, bouncy and fast running so at times it was impossible to keep the ball on the fairways th...

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West Cornwall 16/02/2006

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
Keith as you have added it as a gem this is one of the courses I play most years so I will add a review. The course is not long but it does provide a great days holiday g...

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Nefyn & District (Old) 10/06/2005

4th North Wales - Best in Area 12th Wales Ranking
Really good, a great day had by all – the views are magic and each hole is very different. The layout is just awesome and the final 8 holes on the Old course cannot be be...

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Pwllheli 10/06/2005

9th North Wales - Best in Area 22nd Wales Ranking
A strange course more parkland than links, the first 7 holes are a bit similar but then the course changes nature and provides a differing test. Not very long but we enjo...

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The Belfry (Brabazon) 01/06/2005

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
Loads better than I thought. Great feeling when playing the 10th and 18th. Some of the other holes are fine too and the course has matured loads since I was last there wa...

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Moray (Old) 23/09/2004

5th North Scotland - Best in Area 28th Scotland Ranking 88th Britain & Ireland Ranking
A lovely course that doesn't get the recognition it deserves. A great layout that provides a very stern test. If the wind is up this course is tough - enjoy the scarey 18...

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Frilford Heath (Red) 16/09/2004

2nd Oxfordshire - Best in Area
Ok, but in my view not a top 100 course - have played better courses not listed. Please though do not be put off as this course makes you hit the ball straight if you wan...

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West Lancashire 13/08/2004

6th Lancashire - Best in Area 41st England Ranking 94th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Very, very good - a nice variation of holes creating two loops of nine. The key to the course is keep the ball on the fairway - if you stray into the rough you will be lu...

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Roxburghe 01/08/2004

1st Borders - Best in Area 62nd Scotland Ranking
I would have to call this the Belfry of Scotland, no great clubhouse and a lot of holes the same (ie every hole has large bunkers at driving distance and large bunkers ar...

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