Paul Howard

PGA Golf Professional and Wigan Athletic Fan.


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The Mere 13/10/2021

9th Cheshire - Best in Area
I first played The Mere as a 16 year old in the Daily Telegraph Tournament, I was fortunate enough to win which prompted a further trip, for the National finals in Glenea...

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Seascale 07/10/2021

2nd Cumbria - Best in Area
122 miles… 2 hours and 38 minutes to get there along a death defying country Lane across the Lake District. On arrival the rain was torrential and the wind was horrendous...

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Vilamoura (Old) 23/09/2021

4th Algarve - Best in Area 7th Portugal Ranking 45th Continental Europe Ranking
I wonder, as I write this, if perhaps I’m a little spoilt. For whilst the Old Course at Vilamoura is good ive never considered it spectacular. What I do love is how unspo...

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Hilversumsche 23/09/2021

7th Netherlands Ranking 32nd Continental Europe Ranking
Having resided in the Netherlands for five years this became a course I played more often than not. I first visited it when I went to watch the KLM Open and loved being t...

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Utrecht de Pan 23/09/2021

2nd Netherlands Ranking 3rd Continental Europe Ranking 86th World Ranking
I write this review many, many years after residing in the Netherlands. I don’t recall any specific holes but always remember what a great course it was.Holland is very m...

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San Lorenzo 22/09/2021

5th Algarve - Best in Area 9th Portugal Ranking 49th Continental Europe Ranking
The drive to San Lorenzo through the Quinta Do Lago estate is pretty spectacular. The roads are clean, the fairways of Quinta are green and the houses are mansions. So wh...

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Vale do Lobo (Ocean) 21/09/2021

17th Algarve - Best in Area 32nd Portugal Ranking
Vale Do Lobo, the jewel in the crown of the Algarve for golf. We all flocked here in the eighties and nineties, for it truly was ‘golf’. Well I am saddened to say that’s...

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Dunham Forest 14/09/2021

12th Cheshire - Best in Area
Those first 5 or 6 holes had me believing I had stumbled across an absolute gem. The rolling fairways had my interest from the off. I believed the course would go on to b...

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Hillside 07/09/2021

4th Lancashire - Best in Area 23rd England Ranking 52nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
As you play the 18th hole one looks to the left and there is Hillsides illustrious bigger North West Coast Brother. Alas Hillside will always be looked upon, perhaps unfa...

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Sandiway 01/09/2021

4th Cheshire - Best in Area 98th England Ranking
Firstly, and I must make this clear, this has to be the friendliest golf club I’ve ever visited. From the Professional Shop to the bar staff and definitely the members. W...

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Cawder (Championship) 27/08/2021

1st Glasgow - Best in Area
I’ve not played too many in the region given the vast choice nearby. However I wouldn’t say I was particularly taken by Cawder. If was ok, I wouldn’t complain, but it did...

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Bolton Old Links 05/07/2021

17th Lancashire - Best in Area
I was in the area for an appointment and so thought I’d revisit Old Links having not been there for 20+ years. I went with no expectations, apart from knowing I’d get wet...

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Caldy 17/06/2021

8th Cheshire - Best in Area
I come away from Caldy, not really knowing what to say. I really don’t know if I loved the course or I didn’t. That’s because the course is basically two different course...

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Amendoeira (Faldo) 11/06/2021

7th Algarve - Best in Area 12th Portugal Ranking
From the moment you arrive you are surrounded by exceptional class. The clubs are taken from you by a smartly dressed Porter and you are advised they’ll be ready for you,...

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Sandiway 10/06/2021

4th Cheshire - Best in Area 98th England Ranking
I’d long touted Sandiway as the hidden gem that nobody knows about. For not only are we talking about a fine golf course, but we’re also talking about some of the friendl...

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The Belfry (Brabazon) 10/06/2021

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area 76th England Ranking
I’ve not played The Belfry’s Brabazon Course in 30 years. I’d returned a few times and had stopped off for a coffee or a bite to eat and had watched enviously as, like a...

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Carden Park (Nicklaus) 21/07/2020

17th Cheshire - Best in Area
This is a strange one... quite frankly, I didn’t know what to make of it. I probably felt a bit disappointed due to the Nicklaus name.Without a doubt the layout is above...

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