Ed Battye

Ed founded Golf Empire to help UK amateur golfers find out where and when competitive golf will be played. He currently plays off a handicap of one and lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Having spent much of his golfing career playing off scratch he has competed in Open Championship qualifying, the British Mid-Amateur Championship and several World Amateur Ranking Golf tournaments (...quite unsuccessfully in most of them it must be said!).

Nowadays most of his time is spent playing open events all over the UK as well as travelling far and wide to carry out golf course reviews for the Golf Empire website. In total he has played well over 400 golf courses, mostly under competitive conditions, and has a love for pure links golf.

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The Island 29/11/2019

2nd Dublin - Best in Area 8th Ireland Ranking 51st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Despite being played over similar rugged terrain no hole feels even remotely the same and this is its biggest asset; 18 individual and exceptional holes where the array o...

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Corballis Links 29/11/2019

12th Dublin - Best in Area 97th Ireland Ranking
Corballis Links is a real head-spinner of a golf course around a 30 minute drive north of Dublin.I make no apology for absolutely loving golf courses like Corballis. It i...

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County Louth 29/11/2019

1st Louth - Best in Area 11th Ireland Ranking 57th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Baltray Links, as it is more commonly known, succeeds massively in balancing classic links golf with enough individuality and moments of brilliance to rightly give it a p...

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Windermere 29/11/2019

8th Cumbria - Best in Area
Located in the very heart of the Lake District, Windermere Golf Club must be one of the most adventurous golf courses I know and I make no apology for loving bamboozling...

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Seascale 29/11/2019

2nd Cumbria - Best in Area
Seascale is a 125-year old links oozing charm, character and class. I had previously visited the course, on the west coast of Cumbria, around seven years ago and it was n...

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Reay 07/11/2019

14th North Scotland - Best in Area 86th Scotland Ranking
A minibus of American golfers is not the first thing I expected to see on arrival at Reay Golf Club; the most northerly 18 hole links on mainland Scotland!To our surprise...

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Powfoot 07/11/2019

2nd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 73rd Scotland Ranking
Powfoot is a no-nonsense golf course close to the Solway Firth just over the English-Scottish Border in Dumfries & Galloway.This semi-links has some fine features, a hand...

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Inverallochy 07/11/2019

11th North East Scotland - Best in Area
Quite often when you venture off the beaten golfing path you come across hidden gems like this and Inverallochy most certainly falls into this category.The biggest compli...

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Royal Dublin 04/11/2019

4th Dublin - Best in Area 23rd Ireland Ranking
The drive into Royal Dublin Golf Club, over a splendid wooden bridge, sets a fabulous scene for golfing at one of Ireland’s most revered yet underrated golf courses.Playe...

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Minchinhampton (Old) 03/11/2019

8th Gloucestershire - Best in Area
Those familiar with other Gloucestershire oddities; Cleeve Cloud and Painswick, will have a sense of familiarity when they arrive at the charming and bunkerless Minchinha...

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Oakdale 31/10/2019

32nd Yorkshire - Best in Area
Oakdale is an established parkland golf course close to the City Centre of Harrogate. Despite its proximity to the hustle and bustle of city life, is set in well over 100...

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Scarborough South Cliff 31/10/2019

28th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Scarborough South Cliff is one of several clifftop courses along the East Coast of Yorkshire. There are two, arguably three, distinct sections to the course. Holes 1-3 ar...

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Portsalon 19/09/2019

5th Donegal - Best in Area 21st Ireland Ranking
Portsalon provides a wonderful mix of high quality links golf in a beautiful part of Ireland. You could argue that because of its eclectic style the course lacks some con...

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Cruit Island 19/09/2019

8th Donegal - Best in Area 65th Ireland Ranking
If there are golf courses in heaven I suspect they will be very much in the spirit of Cruit Island.Reaching this remote course, set above the wild and rugged Atlantic Oce...

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