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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South Moor 18/07/2019

8th Durham - Best in Area
South Moor is a very thought-provoking golf course in County Durham with a handful of excellent holes that has ties to the famous Dr. Alister MacKenzie who had a hand in...

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Hartlepool 21/06/2019

5th Durham - Best in Area
Hartlepool is a slow burner of a golf course. It takes three or four holes to really warm up but once it does it produces some excellent true links golf.There are a handf...

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Brancepeth Castle 05/09/2017

3rd Durham - Best in Area
Brancepeth Castle is an exhilarating parkland course played across good turf on the outskirts of Durham.The first tee is located down a lovely wooded path from the clubho...

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Seaton Carew (Old) 01/06/2017

1st Durham - Best in Area 68th England Ranking
Located close to Hartlepool in the North-East corner of England Seaton Carew, where golf dates back to 1874, has a reputation for being a bleak, chilly and grim links.I h...

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