T P Dean

I'm a member of Hindhead Golf Club and a Top 100 GB&I panellist. Playing to a single figure handicap, most of my golf experience has been limited to the UK and Ireland, of which I've played around half of the top 100 courses. My bias is strongly towards links golf, although I have a passion for heathland golf too. And if the course is quirky, undulating and has some great views, then you're starting to mix some of my favourite ingredients.

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Alwoodley 15/09/2020

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Doctor’s first effort might not be held in the same high regard as the golfing legacy he left behind at Augusta, Royal Melbourne or Cypress Point, but his design at A...

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Halifax 10/09/2020

20th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Halifax is an old industrial town in West Yorkshire, a little rough and ready in places as the mills that once made this a thriving hub of manufacturing gave way when the...

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Remedy Oak 06/09/2020

3rd Dorset - Best in Area 47th England Ranking
I’m not really the target audience for Remedy Oak. My traditional tastes are too hardwired that I often struggle to see the best from new designs. Yet I recognise that fo...

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Crowborough Beacon 27/08/2020

5th Sussex - Best in Area 86th England Ranking
I attempted to visit Crowborough Beacon earlier in the year and surprisingly, given that I’d expected this to be a free draining heathland course, it was closed for sever...

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West Cornwall 21/08/2020

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
The concept of a quirky, bumpy links course with a churchyard, coastal railway and blind shots, all situated on the cliffside overlooking Gwithian Sands is a description...

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Newquay 14/08/2020

7th Cornwall - Best in Area
After staying for a night in the luxurious Headland Hotel last year (highly recommended), I’d dismissed Newquay Golf Club as holiday golf and travelled to Perranporth ins...

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Bude & North Cornwall 21/07/2020

6th Cornwall - Best in Area
Holiday golf it might be, and for a low handicap golfer, Bude is there for the taking, but this is the epitome of fun, enjoyable golf. Bumpy links ground? Check. Sneaky h...

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Royal North Devon 19/07/2020

2nd Devon - Best in Area 60th England Ranking
Recognised for being the oldest links course in England, Westward Ho! is one of those marmite experiences that either falls well short of expectations for a club with roy...

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Blackwell 10/07/2020

1st Worcestershire - Best in Area 88th England Ranking
Blackwell is one of those courses that demonstrates the quality of strength in-depth that we have across England. Parkland courses aren’t usually places that stimulate me...

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Little Aston 19/06/2020

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 46th England Ranking
In the midst of a private estate that oozes wealth and greeted by a clubhouse that has a grand feeling of tradition, you can tell you’re somewhere classy when you arrive...

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Prince’s (Himalayas) 15/06/2020

6th Kent - Best in Area 99th England Ranking
I remember playing the Himalayas nine in previous years and finding it an uncomfortable hybrid of a course that transitioned between links and woodland, one that perhaps...

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Bramshaw (Forest) 08/06/2020

19th Hampshire - Best in Area
The Forest Course can’t be considered the premier course at Bramshaw, but being a complete contrast to its sister course, the Manor, the Forest will be the one to attract...

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Knole Park 06/06/2020

5th Kent - Best in Area 89th England Ranking
Every once in a while, a course less heralded in the rankings provides a pleasant surprise where expectations are exceeded. My recent afternoon at the picture-perfect Kno...

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Woodbridge (Heath) 19/02/2020

3rd Suffolk - Best in Area 90th England Ranking
Don’t judge this book by its cover as behind the architecturally dreadful 1960s clubhouse is one of heathland golf’s true hidden treasures. For starters, the ground condi...

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Ipswich (Purdis Heath) 10/02/2020

1st Suffolk - Best in Area 48th England Ranking
As far as popular golfing destinations go, Suffolk unfairly flies under the radar. As a consequence, surprisingly few golfers have been to or are even aware of the Purdis...

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Bearwood Lakes 21/11/2019

4th Berkshire - Best in Area 52nd England Ranking
For someone who’s a self-confessed links and heathland snob, I had a lovely day’s golf at Bearwood Lakes recently. Frustratingly, this is one of England’s few privately o...

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Berkshire (Red) 25/10/2019

2nd Berkshire - Best in Area 22nd England Ranking 49th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Red course at The Berkshire is every bit as beautiful as many of its peers in the local area. This is a serene, picturesque course with lots of land movement, rolling...

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