Thomas Dean

I'm a member of Hindhead Golf Club based down in the Heathland belt of Surrey, England. Playing to a handicap of 7, most of my golf experience has been limited to the UK and Ireland, of which, I've played around a third of the top 100 courses.

Favourite courses played to date include Cruden Bay, Royal St George's, Royal Birkdale, Ganton, Royal Dornoch and St Enodoc.


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Royal West Norfolk 18/04/2018

1st Norfolk - Best in Area 17th England Ranking 43rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Royal West Norfolk, or Brancaster as it’s known to the locals is a completely unique experience and something I’d recommend as a “must play” for all keen links golfers. B...


The Addington 16/04/2018

13th Surrey - Best in Area 35th England Ranking 83rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Having previously read several reviews below lavishing high praise on the course before playing here, I had to question whether I’d stepped onto the wrong course after pl...


Streamsong (Black) 05/03/2018

95th USA Ranking
Whilst Red and Blue feel similar, the Black is played across contrasting ground to the other two courses. Played across expansive sandy wasteland with big links style gre...


Streamsong (Red) 05/03/2018

4th Florida - Best in Area 55th USA Ranking 63rd North America Ranking
I managed to fit in playing all three courses at Streamsong over a period of just 30 hours and the Red was first up. Both Red and Blue occupy the same prime piece of land...


Boat of Garten 23/10/2017

8th North Scotland - Best in Area 41st Scotland Ranking
You might benefit from being part mountain goat if you plan to play this gem in the Cairngorms. As you’d expect from a location such as this, the scenery is beautiful and...


Brora 17/10/2017

6th North Scotland - Best in Area 30th Scotland Ranking 94th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Brora is the wild-west of links golf and a completely unique experience. Whilst Royal Dornoch, a short drive down the road gets the plaudits, shame on you if you don’t he...


Penina (Championship) 10/10/2017

15th Algarve - Best in Area 28th Portugal Ranking
I’ve stayed at Penina twice now, over which time I’ve played the Henry Cotton Championship Course three, maybe four times. Whilst I’ve enjoyed my trips to the resort, it...


Hankley Common 21/08/2017

7th Surrey - Best in Area 26th England Ranking 61st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Before my visit earlier this month it had been over 5 years since I’d played golf at Hankley Common, unforgiveable considering that until recently I only lived a few minu...


Broadstone 17/08/2017

1st Dorset - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
I’m fortunate enough to have Broadstone as one of the clubs that holds a reciprocal arrangement with the club where I’m a member, and earlier this month came my second op...


Carrick 16/08/2017

2nd Dunbartonshire - Best in Area 81st Scotland Ranking
Loch Lomond is an outstanding area of natural beauty and well deserving of a visit with or without the golf bag, and whilst I’d loved to have taken myself to the “real” L...