Niall

I completed playing the Top 100 in Britain and Ireland ten years ago and since then I’ve continued to play as many new courses as I can wherever I happen to be in the world. I travel a lot both on business and for pleasure and usually take my clubs with me. I’m prepared to play anywhere and not just the big-named courses – I’m just as likely to tee it up a local muni as I am on a top ranked course. I’ve played approaching 600 courses now and I tend to play around 40 new (to me) ones each year. I find it very exciting to tee it up for the first time on a course I’ve not played before. It’s really special.

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North Foreland (Main) 02/03/2016

12th Kent - Best in Area
Underrated, windy, fast running and challenging, even though the holes often look forgiving. Not a links but a solid seaside course in a similar vein to Ardglass with a L...

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PGA National (Champion) 29/02/2016

34th Florida - Best in Area
It’s tough that’s for sure but it’s certainly not architecturally interesting, nor is it fun. It’s a slog for anyone with a double digit handicap and fits squarely into t...

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Dalmahoy (East) 14/07/2015

18th Lothians - Best in Area
It has been 15 years since I played the East course this last June and I was interested to find out whether the harsh reviews posted for the course were actually true. I...

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Meldrum House 02/07/2015

8th North East Scotland - Best in Area 80th Scotland Ranking
I’m not 100% convinced about the previous review. I played Meldrum House last May after a cold spring and the course was in good shape. Apparently fairway drainage work h...

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West Cornwall 20/05/2015

6th Cornwall - Best in Area
Cornwall was a gap in my golfing CV, so I visited in April during incredibly warm weather to play all the highly rated seaside courses and West Cornwall was a stand out s...

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Perranporth 20/05/2015

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
Let me say that I really enjoyed Perranporth but I’ve never seen so many marker posts on any other course I’ve ever played. This is an uncompromisingly natural and tradit...

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Mullion 20/05/2015

7th Cornwall - Best in Area
It’s hard to concentrate on the golf at Mullion because the views are stellar. Some of the holes are unforgettable, like the 4th, but a few too many of the others fall in...

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Trevose (Championship) 20/05/2015

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 64th England Ranking
Trevose split the opinion of our group when we visited in April during a heat wave. There’s no doubt that this is a class course but compared to many of the other Cornish...

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Bude & North Cornwall 20/05/2015

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
We played Bude & North Cornwall on the way back from our Cornish week’s golfing in April and we were not expecting much but it exceeded our expectations. It’s a busy plac...

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Innisbrook (Copperhead) 14/03/2012

29th Florida - Best in Area
I’m surprised to be the first poster for the Copperhead which IMO is better than the other regular PGA Tour stop at the Blue Monster. Copperhead does have stacks of chara...

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Gokarna Forest 15/01/2012

1st Nepal Ranking 66th Asia Ranking
I stayed at the Gokarna Forest Resort as part of a twin trip that included Dubai in May last year and loved every Nepalese moment. Gokarna is a different world compared t...

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St Mellion (Nicklaus) 30/11/2011

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
Having played the Nicklaus course now on five different occasions over the last two years and not yet posted a review, I felt I’d share my thoughts after reading all the...

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Kooyonga 11/11/2011

2nd South Australia - Best in Area 27th Australia Ranking 36th Oceania Ranking
Kooyonga is not quite the course it once was and although this is a UK website I’m surprised nobody has yet posted a review for this once stellar Aussie course. Kooyonga...

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Dundalk 07/11/2011

4th Louth - Best in Area 95th Ireland Ranking
Dundalk is one of the friendliest golf clubs in Ireland. I played here as part of a society event earlier this year and everybody was impressed with the course and the co...

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Royal Belgium (Old) 27/10/2011

3rd Belgium Ranking 38th Continental Europe Ranking
Surprised to see Ravenstein riding so high in Belgium and it’s not an original Simpson design as far as I am aware. I have played here a couple of times and it fits into...

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Royal Fagnes 27/10/2011

4th Belgium Ranking 76th Continental Europe Ranking
If I had to be a member at only one club in Belgium it would be Fagnes. Spa is a wonderful town and this is a wonderful course perhaps not quite as stellar as Zoute but n...

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