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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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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Western Gailes 07/10/2020

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 37th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Western Gailes is the genuine article. A strong, hardy links that combines links and heathland where a railway dashes alongside many of the holes whilst the beach and sea...

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Piltdown 06/10/2020

4th Sussex - Best in Area 83rd England Ranking
I thought my usually reliable Sat Nav had gone on the blink as it took me up a country road telling me that I was arriving at Piltdown Golf Club. This looked like I was a...

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Alwoodley 15/09/2020

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Doctor’s first effort might not be held in the same high regard as the golfing legacy he left behind at Augusta, Royal Melbourne or Cypress Point, but his design at A...

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Halifax 10/09/2020

20th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Halifax is an old industrial town in West Yorkshire, a little rough and ready in places as the mills that once made this a thriving hub of manufacturing gave way when the...

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Remedy Oak 06/09/2020

3rd Dorset - Best in Area 47th England Ranking
I’m not really the target audience for Remedy Oak. My traditional tastes are too hardwired that I often struggle to see the best from new designs. Yet I recognise that fo...

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Crowborough Beacon 27/08/2020

5th Sussex - Best in Area 86th England Ranking
I attempted to visit Crowborough Beacon earlier in the year and surprisingly, given that I’d expected this to be a free draining heathland course, it was closed for sever...

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West Cornwall 21/08/2020

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
The concept of a quirky, bumpy links course with a churchyard, coastal railway and blind shots, all situated on the cliffside overlooking Gwithian Sands is a description...

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Newquay 14/08/2020

7th Cornwall - Best in Area
After staying for a night in the luxurious Headland Hotel last year (highly recommended), I’d dismissed Newquay Golf Club as holiday golf and travelled to Perranporth ins...

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Bude & North Cornwall 21/07/2020

6th Cornwall - Best in Area
Holiday golf it might be, and for a low handicap golfer, Bude is there for the taking, but this is the epitome of fun, enjoyable golf. Bumpy links ground? Check. Sneaky h...

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Royal North Devon 19/07/2020

2nd Devon - Best in Area 60th England Ranking
Recognised for being the oldest links course in England, Westward Ho! is one of those marmite experiences that either falls well short of expectations for a club with roy...

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Blackwell 10/07/2020

1st Worcestershire - Best in Area 88th England Ranking
Blackwell is one of those courses that demonstrates the quality of strength in-depth that we have across England. Parkland courses aren’t usually places that stimulate me...

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Little Aston 19/06/2020

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area 46th England Ranking
In the midst of a private estate that oozes wealth and greeted by a clubhouse that has a grand feeling of tradition, you can tell you’re somewhere classy when you arrive...

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Prince’s (Himalayas) 15/06/2020

6th Kent - Best in Area 99th England Ranking
I remember playing the Himalayas nine in previous years and finding it an uncomfortable hybrid of a course that transitioned between links and woodland, one that perhaps...

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