Andy Waple

Andy is a professional golf travel journalist who has played and reviewed courses in almost 30 countries. From a 14-hole wind-ravaged clifftop course at Golf de Belle Ile en Mer, France, to the sun-drenched shores of Mauritius and on jungle courses where monkeys swing from the trees in Costa Rica, he has witnessed many of the extremes that the pleasure of the game can inflict on golfers. He plays off 10 handicap at Hallamshire Golf Club, Sheffield.

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Fulford 19/10/2015

5th Yorkshire - Best in Area 91st England Ranking
I have friends who think Fulford is “flat and boring” but that’s not a fair assessment of this course which is well worthy of a visit. Flat it certainly is and although t...

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Galgorm Castle 06/08/2015

4th Antrim - Best in Area 13th Northern Ireland Ranking
A classic parkland course with tree lined fairways and plenty of water to test your accuracy off the tee and approach shots. It features some fairly short pars fours off...

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Donnafugata (Links) 05/11/2014

3rd Sicily - Best in Area 19th Italy Ranking
Well it isn’t a links course but from the outset you will see what they mean – in the background are hills and rolling fairways rising behind the first tee. It looks deli...

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Verdura (East) 05/11/2014

1st Sicily - Best in Area 8th Italy Ranking
I played Sicily’s top four courses in September – the two each at Verdura and Donnafugata. I didn’t really know what to expect of golf here but what I hadn’t anticipated...

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Verdura (West) 05/11/2014

2nd Sicily - Best in Area 11th Italy Ranking
There is little between them but I thought the West course had the edge over the East in terms of all round enjoyment. In a similar vein to its companion course it featur...

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Donnafugata (Parkland) 05/11/2014

4th Sicily - Best in Area 27th Italy Ranking
I have to confess to being a little disappointed with the opening holes on this course; they seem a little too straight-forward in appearance and are made difficult only...

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Worksop 16/09/2013

4th Nottinghamshire - Best in Area
What a lovely course this is. Every hole is different and there is no end of enjoyment to be had. The best parts are out in the woods at the back end of the course - the...

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Caldy 29/08/2013

9th Cheshire - Best in Area
It had been a long time since I had visited this course but the fact that I could remember so much about it is testament to its qualities. There is such a great variation...

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Hessle 23/04/2013

30th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Just visited this course after hearing they have a new green keeper and they are planning a number of improvements. It's a nice parkland set up with generous fairways and...

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Villa d'Este 25/07/2011

1st Northern Italy - Best in Area 1st Italy Ranking 49th Continental Europe Ranking
It may measure fairly short but you won’t find it easy here on the wooded hillside near Lake Como. A number of testing par threes and a variety of interesting par 4s and...

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Hallamshire 11/01/2011

7th Yorkshire - Best in Area
We recently played Hallamshire for the first time taking advantage of its winter fourball offer. The course is well known in the area for being among the driest, and open...

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Abu Dhabi (National) 05/01/2011

7th United Arab Emirates Ranking 8th Middle East Ranking
I have to agree with previous posters. This is a very good, immaculately maintained golf course. From its superbly appointed, recently renovated, clubhouse to its extensi...

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