T P Dean

I'm a member of Hindhead Golf Club, located in the heathland belt of Surrey. 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. I wouldn't consider myself a list chaser, just a fan of great golf. So with that, Top100golfcourses.com has been a wonderful reference tool over the years. 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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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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Belfry (Brabazon) 17/10/2019

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
The Belfry is synonymous with the Ryder Cup and represents the turning point between prior American domination and the current European stronghold on the event. For that...

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Perranporth 27/09/2019

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
Perranporth. What a roller coaster ride. Be sure to visit Perranporth wearing your best suit of armour and come prepared for the battle as this course is routed across so...

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Rye (Old) 28/08/2019

2nd Sussex - Best in Area 24th England Ranking 55th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Rye was Harry Colt’s first design but due to the original course being played over the busy road to Camber Sands, today’s routing is very different from when he first des...

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West Lancashire 11/08/2019

6th Lancashire - Best in Area 41st England Ranking 94th Britain & Ireland Ranking
West Lancs is a beautifully pristine links, in the brilliant condition that you’d expect of an Open venue so it’s no wonder this place is often used for final qualifying....

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Stoneham 08/08/2019

3rd Hampshire - Best in Area 69th England Ranking
Positioned in the middle of a horseshoe of where the M3 and the M27 motorways collide, Stoneham’s location is an odd one. You wouldn’t choose to build a golf course in an...

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Reigate Heath 05/08/2019

27th Surrey - Best in Area
If you listen to the rhetoric coming out of golf organisations recently about the diminishing numbers taking up golf due to the length of time it takes to play, short cou...

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Goswick 15/07/2019

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
A stone’s throw short of the border near the holy island of Lindisfarne lies Goswick, a tremendous little links course that warrants a stop-off if you’re making the long...

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Kington 12/07/2019

1st Herefordshire - Best in Area
Kington Golf Club is located on the most spectacular little spot at the summit of Bradnor Hill adjacent to the Welsh border. Considering that it’s the highest eighteen-ho...

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Lundin 30/05/2019

5th Fife - Best in Area 31st Scotland Ranking
Split only by a low stone wall from the adjoining Leven Golf Club, Lundin is an excellent hybrid of a course that crosses seamlessly between links and parkland. The be...

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Elie 24/05/2019

7th Fife - Best in Area 35th Scotland Ranking
Located by the twin fishing villages of Elie and Earlsferry, if you’re searching for golf with charm and character when visiting Fife, then look no further than Golf Hous...

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Ferndown (Old) 21/05/2019

4th Dorset - Best in Area 51st England Ranking
Albeit flatter and more tree-lined than its neighbours at nearby Parkstone and Broadstone, Ferndown is another Dorset heathland gem. It must be a great course to be a mem...

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St Andrews (Jubilee) 15/05/2019

8th Fife - Best in Area 47th Scotland Ranking
The Jubilee Course at St Andrews was the surprise package of a recent golf trip to Scotland. The closest of the St Andrews courses to the sea, the Jubilee brings dunes in...

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Dunbar 13/05/2019

6th Lothians - Best in Area 39th Scotland Ranking
Dunbar is one of the less fashionable clubs along East Lothian’s “Golf Coast” with the likes of Muirfield and Gullane receiving the bulk of the attention. But the rocky c...

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Crail (Balcomie) 29/04/2019

13th Fife - Best in Area 67th Scotland Ranking
I doubt that my opinion of the Balcomie course at Crail is going to be met with universal popularity, but despite its scenic setting, I just didn’t warm to the place. My...

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