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.

Reviews


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St Mellion (Nicklaus) 27/06/2019

4th Cornwall - Best in Area 70th England Ranking
The four-star St. Mellion International Resort is not short of accolades. The Nicklaus course has been voted the 'Best Golf Course' in the West of England by Today's Golf...

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Newquay 18/02/2019

7th Cornwall - Best in Area
On a visit to the South-West that entailed no less than seven links courses Newquay proved to be the surprise package of the lot.Perhaps it was our pre-conceptions that d...

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Perranporth 02/06/2017

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd England Ranking
If you like your links golf a little bit on the extreme side (I do) then you will love Perranporth. It not only has a ‘wow’ factor, it has several of them!It’s crazy, it’...

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Trevose (Championship) 04/05/2017

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
Trevose Golf & Country Club is a real darling of the South-West golfing tapestry. Its three courses, on-site accommodation and reputation for excellent catering make it a...

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Bude & North Cornwall 30/04/2017

6th Cornwall - Best in Area
There is uniqueness about Bude & North Cornwall that lovers of true and natural links golf will find not only alluring but extremely exciting.The movement in the land thr...

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West Cornwall 21/03/2017

5th Cornwall - Best in Area
Established in 1889 West Cornwall Golf Club at Lelant is the oldest in the peninsula county, it is also one of the finest.The course benefits from a splendid location clo...

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