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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Royal Portrush (Valley) 26/03/2019

2nd Antrim - Best in Area 6th Northern Ireland Ranking
Royal Portrush can also boast a second course and a very fine one The Valley Links is too. The first tee is located around 700 yards from the main clubhouse (you can driv...

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Kirkistown Castle 15/03/2019

7th Down - Best in Area 14th Northern Ireland Ranking
Kirkistown Castle is a true links golf course near Cloughy on the Eastern shore of the Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland.The present day layout of this no-nonsense, old-...

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Castlerock (Bann) 11/03/2019

4th Londonderry - Best in Area 16th Northern Ireland Ranking
Castlerock has a superb relief 9-hole layout called the Bann Links, designed by Frank Pennink in 1986. If you’ve got a spare hour, 90 minutes at most, I would urge you to...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 11/03/2019

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 4th Northern Ireland Ranking
Castlerock… simply rocks! I’ll admit straightaway that the Mussenden Links at Castlerock in County Londonderry is right up my street.It’s an authentic, genuine, rugged li...

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