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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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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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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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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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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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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Seacroft 16/07/2021

2nd Lincolnshire - Best in Area 74th England Ranking
I’d never planned on visiting Skegness. When it's described to me as a smaller yet worse version of Blackpool, it’s not going to end up high on my bucket list. Skegness w...

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Ashburnham 20/07/2021

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
According to the club’s website, Harry Vardon declared Ashburnham as his favourite course in Wales. I’m not sure how 1950s Ashburnham compares to the present day version,...

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Ashridge 27/07/2021

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area 85th England Ranking
I’ve known of the Ashridge Estate for many years now, having once lived in Berkhamsted and having visited the business school that lies within the beautiful grounds there...

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Sandiway 17/08/2021

4th Cheshire - Best in Area 98th England Ranking
Growing up in Cheshire as I did, I was often informed of the magical Sandiway, touted by some members of my home course as the best in the area. I had to wait over 25 yea...

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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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Wrotham Heath 19/10/2018

22nd Kent - Best in Area
Whilst it’s never going to be on the radar for the bucket-list golfer, Wrotham Heath is an enjoyable, sporty course and offers much more to a visiting golfer than what yo...

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Cleeve Hill 13/02/2019

6th Gloucestershire - Best in Area
Let’s make no mistake here, Cleeve Hill is municipal golf. The course is scruffy and tatty, basically being shared farmland where sheep graze and maintenance is minimal....

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Crail (Balcomie) 29/04/2019

13th Fife - Best in Area 67th Scotland Ranking
I doubt that my opinion of the Balcomie course at Crail is going to be met with universal popularity, but despite its scenic setting, I just didn’t warm to the place. My...

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Reigate Heath 05/08/2019

27th Surrey - Best in Area
If you listen to the rhetoric coming out of golf organisations recently about the diminishing numbers taking up golf due to the length of time it takes to play, short cou...

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The Belfry (Brabazon) 17/10/2019

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
The Belfry is synonymous with the Ryder Cup and represents the turning point between prior American domination and the current European stronghold on the event. For that...

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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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Flempton 18/05/2021

10th Suffolk - Best in Area
The woke golfing crowd may flock to Mildenhall to visit the Sacred Nine, but just fifteen minutes east of there beside the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds lies an...

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The Grove 26/09/2021

1st Hertfordshire - Best in Area 78th England Ranking
The Grove has its market and they’re happy steering directly into it. There is a certain type of customer base in mind here. Within easy reaching distance of the cash ric...

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Penina (Championship) 10/10/2017

15th Algarve - Best in Area 30th 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...

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