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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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

13th Algarve - Best in Area 24th 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...


Royal St David's 09/08/2017

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 78th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Harlech Castle, built in the late 13th century was somewhere I used to visit regularly as a child before I even cared for the fact that there was a golf course sitting be...


Nefyn & District (Old) 31/07/2017

4th North Wales - Best in Area 12th Wales Ranking
Nefyn & District, Wales’ answer to Ireland’s Old Head. Unbelievable beauty in places, more than a little bizarre in others. There are three sets of 9 at Nefyn; the Front,...


Parkstone 24/07/2017

3rd Dorset - Best in Area 48th England Ranking
For my money, the golf available in Dorset stands up to some of the best that heathland golf has to offer in the whole of England, and there are two Dorset courses that c...