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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Ipswich (Purdis Heath) 10/02/2020

1st Suffolk - Best in Area 48th England Ranking
As far as popular golfing destinations go, Suffolk unfairly flies under the radar. As a consequence, surprisingly few golfers have been to or are even aware of the Purdis...

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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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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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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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Hankley Common 21/08/2017

8th Surrey - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 70th 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...

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Woodbridge (Heath) 19/02/2020

3rd Suffolk - Best in Area 90th England Ranking
Don’t judge this book by its cover as behind the architecturally dreadful 1960s clubhouse is one of heathland golf’s true hidden treasures. For starters, the ground condi...

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Sherwood Forest 04/05/2018

2nd Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 56th 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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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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Kington 12/07/2019

1st Herefordshire - Best in Area
Kington Golf Club is located on the most spectacular little spot at the summit of Bradnor Hill adjacent to the Welsh border. Considering that it’s the highest eighteen-ho...

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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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Wallasey 23/08/2021

3rd Cheshire - Best in Area 64th England Ranking
Wallasey is unlike any other course along the North-West links coast. Despite being only a short distance from Hoylake just a few miles across the other side of the Wirra...

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Worplesdon 07/06/2018

9th Surrey - Best in Area 31st England Ranking 75th 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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Goswick 15/07/2019

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
A stone’s throw short of the border near the holy island of Lindisfarne lies Goswick, a tremendous little links course that warrants a stop-off if you’re making the long...

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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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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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