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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Askernish 12/07/2017

15th North Scotland - Best in Area 98th Scotland Ranking
Following a 4am alarm call we’d already driven for more than six hours and covered over 350 road miles before boarding a ferry at Oban sailing to Lochboisdale.The 'Lord o...

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Silloth on Solway 06/07/2017

1st Cumbria - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 47th Britain & Ireland Ranking
In my eyes Silloth is a golf course that has the ability to transcend your typical ‘championship links’.It has charm, character, intrigue and an identity all of its own b...

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Muirfield 06/07/2017

1st Lothians - Best in Area 3rd Scotland Ranking 4th Britain & Ireland Ranking 10th World Ranking
It’s no surprise that every hole at Muirfield is a strong one, each relentlessly demanding but all accepting of good and well-thought-out shots. The position of the bunke...

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Western Gailes 30/06/2017

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Western Gailes is a thing of true beauty. Something extra special. Near perfection at times.It’s a classy links course that only a fusion of nature and time is able to cr...

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Hunstanton 28/06/2017

2nd Norfolk - Best in Area 29th England Ranking 69th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Hunstanton boasts a series of extremely high quality golf holes and whilst it may not quite have the charm and quirk that I often look for (and prefer) in seaside golf th...

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Saunton (East) 28/06/2017

1st Devon - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 40th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The East course is very much a different proposition to the West. Although the terrain is relatively flat, especially the fairways, several of the holes run through the n...

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