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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Goswick 08/06/2017

1st Northumberland - Best in Area 87th England Ranking
Looking out from the clubhouse at Berwick upon Tweed Golf Club you would be forgiven for thinking that the course wasn’t really up to a great deal. You would be wrong. Ve...

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Dunstanburgh Castle 05/05/2017

5th Northumberland - Best in Area
I will be honest and admit that Dunstanburgh Castle wasn’t really on my radar of courses to play. Mainly because it wasn’t included in the book ‘True Links’, a publicatio...

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Northumberland 24/04/2017

3rd Northumberland - Best in Area
North-East England is not widely regarded as an area with an abundance of top quality golf courses. However, The Northumberland Golf Club stands proudly as a fine excepti...

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Bamburgh Castle 13/03/2017

6th Northumberland - Best in Area
Bamburgh Castle most definitely falls into the ‘odd sock drawer’ of golf courses… and that’s a good thing!Sporty in nature this entertaining course was in fantastic condi...

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