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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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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Hunstanton 19/05/2018

2nd Norfolk - Best in Area 28th 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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Hillside 07/10/2021

4th Lancashire - Best in Area 23rd England Ranking 52nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Hillside was a course that had escaped me before this year, and a large amount of improvement work had already taken place on the front nine ahead of my visit. But on the...

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Streamsong (Black) 05/03/2018

6th Florida - Best in Area 99th USA Ranking
Whilst Red and Blue feel similar, the Black is played across contrasting ground to the other two courses. Played across expansive sandy wasteland with big links style gre...

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Streamsong (Red) 05/03/2018

3rd Florida - Best in Area 61st USA Ranking 70th North America Ranking
I managed to fit in playing all three courses at Streamsong over a period of just 30 hours and the Red was first up. Both Red and Blue occupy the same prime piece of land...

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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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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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Formby 07/08/2018

3rd Lancashire - Best in Area 19th England Ranking 46th 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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Broadstone 17/08/2017

1st Dorset - Best in Area 30th England Ranking 74th 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...

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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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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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Parkstone 24/07/2017

2nd Dorset - Best in Area 44th England Ranking 97th Britain & Ireland 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...

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