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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Delamere Forest 01/09/2021

2nd Cheshire - Best in Area 40th England Ranking 93rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Delamere has one of the most exclusive memberships in Northwest England, but thankfully that exclusivity does not extend to visitors who have always been made welcome by...

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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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Royal St David's 09/08/2017

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th 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...

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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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Hayling 06/07/2017

2nd Hampshire - Best in Area 65th England Ranking
Since Hayling Golf Club doesn’t sit within an area renowned for links courses such as Kent or Southport, it unjustly goes relatively unnoticed. That’s a real shame becaus...

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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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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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Boat of Garten 23/10/2017

7th North Scotland - Best in Area 38th 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...

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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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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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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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Elie 24/05/2019

7th Fife - Best in Area 35th Scotland Ranking
Located by the twin fishing villages of Elie and Earlsferry, if you’re searching for golf with charm and character when visiting Fife, then look no further than Golf Hous...

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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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St Andrews (Jubilee) 15/05/2019

8th Fife - Best in Area 47th Scotland Ranking
The Jubilee Course at St Andrews was the surprise package of a recent golf trip to Scotland. The closest of the St Andrews courses to the sea, the Jubilee brings dunes in...

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Ferndown (Old) 21/05/2019

4th Dorset - Best in Area 51st England Ranking
Albeit flatter and more tree-lined than its neighbours at nearby Parkstone and Broadstone, Ferndown is another Dorset heathland gem. It must be a great course to be a mem...

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Tandridge 05/06/2017

20th Surrey - Best in Area 92nd England Ranking
What you get at Tandridge is a very professional set up. A beautiful clubhouse greets you on arrival. The practice area is excellent, the greens run fast and true, the fa...

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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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Cavendish 16/09/2021

1st Derbyshire - Best in Area
The joys of Cavendish do not just start when you set foot on the course, but on the beautiful, winding journey here. Cavendish is located near Buxton, in the heart of the...

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