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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Royal Ostend 27/10/2011

7th Belgium Ranking
Not a bad course but way behind the likes of Noordwijk and Kennemer in Holland. Belgium has far better courses further inland at Spa for example and if you want to play w...

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Ramsdale Park (Seely) 04/09/2011

Gem England - Best in Area
Ramsdale Park is a great place to play 36 holes for very little money. The Seely Course is the main attraction, but don’t overlook the cracking little P3 course call the...

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Glenbervie 10/06/2011

1st Central Scotland - Best in Area
Glenbervie is not the cheapest course in the region at £45 per round but they are now doing a deal where you can play after 3pm for £120 for a fourball which also include...

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Orchardleigh 17/05/2011

5th Somerset - Best in Area
Usually in good nick, this is a new course that looks as though its been around forever. Well worth playing.

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Weston-Super-Mare 17/05/2011

3rd Somerset - Best in Area
Weston is a cracking course, underrated and always in great condition. It's not well known and perhaps should be, so it's good to see it ranked. One of the few true links...

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Bath 17/05/2011

2nd Somerset - Best in Area
Used to be a member here in the 90s when I was working in Bristol and living in Bath. It's a classic tradional members club where you need to be accurate rather than long...

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Sand Martins 16/05/2011

Gem England - Best in Area
Played Sand Martins recently and was very impressed. Wasn't sure what to expect as I'd read the review below and wasn't expecting much, but I found it to be an intersting...

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Temple 16/05/2011

15th Berkshire - Best in Area
I enjoy Temple it's a course that leaves its mark on you. There are some average holes but some excellent ones too and architectuarally interesting. Can't for get the bli...

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Thurlestone 06/05/2011

8th Devon - Best in Area
It’s interesting to see Thurlestone riding so high in the rankings and well deserved I think because it’s a great track that ticks most boxes. Harry Colt had a habit of c...

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Teignmouth 06/05/2011

9th Devon - Best in Area
Played Teignmouth last year on a short trip with the lads that included Thurlestone and East Devon. Teignmouth is perhaps just behind Thurlestone IMO but not by as much a...

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East Devon 06/05/2011

4th Devon - Best in Area 74th England Ranking
East Devon is the gem of the south Devon coast for sure. The quality is better on the north coast but the green fees are higher, so you make your choice based on the brea...

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Kennemer 01/05/2011

3rd Netherlands Ranking 12th Continental Europe Ranking
My favourite Dutch course. B&C are for me the best combination but A is not inferior by much. A very tradiional club and 27 holes well worth playing. This is as good...

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TPC Scottsdale (Stadium) 07/02/2011

28th Arizona - Best in Area
The Stadium course is not all it’s cracked up to be and there are plenty of better choices in Scottsdale, especially if you want a round without jet noise which frankly i...

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Woodbury Park (Oaks) 31/01/2011

11th Devon - Best in Area
The Oaks course is technically challenging and plays every inch of its 7000 plus yard length. If there has been any rain then play from the forward tees as it’s a course...

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Teignmouth 31/01/2011

9th Devon - Best in Area
Scoring well at Teignmouth is all about coping with the wind that howls across the course and putting on the (usually) excellent greens. You can lose focus here because t...

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Warren - Dawlish 31/01/2011

16th Devon - Best in Area
Not quite as bad IMO as the previous two posters suggest. It is tight in places but so are many golf courses from this era. The ground is pure links and the condition is...

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