T P Dean

I'm a member of Hindhead Golf Club and a Top 100 GB&I panellist. Playing to a single figure handicap, I've played over 60 of the top 100 GB&I courses and close to 80 of England’s top 100. 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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Aberdovey 29/07/2021

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Aberdovey is the archetypal links course. Not unlike nearby Royal St. David’s, you must cross a live railway line to get to the course that’s sandwiched between the sea a...

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Ashridge 27/07/2021

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
I’ve known of the Ashridge Estate for many years now, having once lived in Berkhamsted and having visited the business school that lies within the beautiful grounds there...

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Conwy 21/07/2021

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
The walled market town of Conwy and its grand medieval castle has always made this seaside town well worth the visit, but it’s also home to one of the best and heartiest...

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Ashburnham 20/07/2021

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
According to the club’s website, Harry Vardon declared Ashburnham as his favourite course in Wales. I’m not sure how 1950s Ashburnham compares to the present day version,...

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Seacroft 16/07/2021

2nd Lincolnshire - Best in Area 74th England Ranking
I’d never planned on visiting Skegness. When it's described to me as a smaller yet worse version of Blackpool, it’s not going to end up high on my bucket list. Skegness w...

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Royal Liverpool 04/06/2021

1st Cheshire - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 42nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
As a club, Royal Liverpool has to be one of the finest. The Hoylake membership is one of the friendliest and most welcoming I’ve encountered. There’s clearly a pride that...

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Tenby 01/06/2021

1st West Wales - Best in Area 7th Wales Ranking
Maybe it’s my slightly eccentric taste in golf courses searching for something a little out of the ordinary, but I was dazzled by the opening holes at Tenby. Having read...

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North Wales 25/05/2021

5th North Wales - Best in Area 13th Wales Ranking
I have to be honest and admit that North Wales left me a little cold. Given the seaside location of a course that hugs the coast as well as its strong reputation, I must...

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Flempton 18/05/2021

10th Suffolk - Best in Area
The woke golfing crowd may flock to Mildenhall to visit the Sacred Nine, but just fifteen minutes east of there beside the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds lies an...

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Painswick 19/04/2021

15th Gloucestershire - Best in Area
Painswick has fast been gathering cult status, and as Tim reflects below, this has led to some well-respected rankings now including Painswick within their top 100 lists....

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West Hill 08/12/2020

10th Surrey - Best in Area 33rd England Ranking 79th Britain & Ireland Ranking
There’s very little to choose between the 3Ws, but I’d make the case that West Hill is the most consistent of the three courses when measured across the eighteen holes. I...

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Liphook 18/11/2020

1st Hampshire - Best in Area 32nd England Ranking 78th Britain & Ireland Ranking
It’s all change at Liphook. A club I’d previously considered to be relatively set in their ways has made the bold and progressive step to make some major course changes a...

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Gullane (No.1) 05/11/2020

3rd Lothians - Best in Area 20th Scotland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Does Gullane’s No 1 course have the best tee box views in the UK? It would get my vote. Based upon my own experience, the views here are unparalleled. I played here on a...

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Kingsbarns 03/11/2020

2nd Fife - Best in Area 7th Scotland Ranking 14th Britain & Ireland Ranking 43rd World Ranking
I’m sure if you took a straw poll of visitors to Scotland and asked them which course was their favourite, a general browsing of social media on the topic tells me that K...

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Prestwick 26/10/2020

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 16th Scotland Ranking 38th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Outside of a visit to the Old Course at St Andrews, I’d consider a day at Prestwick to be the next most sacred excursion that a golfer can make. A tour of the clubhouse a...

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Dunaverty 16/10/2020

5th Argyll & Bute - Best in Area
Dunaverty really is the most delightful location to enjoy a relaxed round of golf. Beautiful seaside views across sandy beaches are met with a distinctive set of golf hol...

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