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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Cleeve Hill 13/02/2019

7th Gloucestershire - Best in Area
Let’s make no mistake here, Cleeve Hill is municipal golf. The course is scruffy and tatty, basically being shared farmland where sheep graze and maintenance is minimal....

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Lough Erne (Faldo) 22/10/2018

1st Fermanagh - Best in Area 4th Northern Ireland Ranking
This latest visit was my third to Lough Erne, it’s a gorgeous place to relax and stay if you’re visiting the region. On my first visit a few years ago, I played in mid-Su...

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Wrotham Heath 19/10/2018

19th Kent - Best in Area
Whilst it’s never going to be on the radar for the bucket-list golfer, Wrotham Heath is an enjoyable, sporty course and offers much more to a visiting golfer than what yo...

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Formby 07/08/2018

3rd Lancashire - Best in Area 18th England Ranking 44th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I played Formby earlier last month when two months of hot sun had proceeded my visit and baked out the course to a parched brown colour. Through a combination of these co...

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Pennard 12/07/2018

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 72nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Ah Pennard, you’ve truly found a place in my heart. What a stunning location. Situated 200 feet above sea level and offering glorious views across the Gower Peninsula and...

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Worplesdon 07/06/2018

9th Surrey - Best in Area 30th England Ranking 71st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Worplesdon was the missing piece in my 3W jigsaw, so obvious comparisons were made during the round with nearby Woking and West Hill. One immediate area where Worplesdon...

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Hunstanton 19/05/2018

2nd Norfolk - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 69th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Once you’ve genuinely caught the bug for links golf, the treelined parkland variety just somehow feels inferior. Hunstanton is everything I’d expect of a traditional link...

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Notts 15/05/2018

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 19th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
A trip to Hollinwell came as one of the highlights in the itinerary of a recent golf tour proving to be a serious step up from all of the other inland courses we played d...

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Sherwood Forest 04/05/2018

2nd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 54th England Ranking
The opening stretch at Sherwood Forest is all laid out in front of the clubhouse so it’s a wonderful vista to display what’s in store for the first time visitor. You’re i...

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Beau Desert 01/05/2018

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
There are a lot of positives that can be said about the course at Beau Desert as it makes a rise and fall through the outskirts of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding N...

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Sheringham 24/04/2018

3rd Norfolk - Best in Area 77th England Ranking
Firstly, I have to point out that Sheringham is not a links. I’m struggling to understand why a number of reviewers are insisting that it is. The turf doesn’t compress li...

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