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


Sort by Rating Filter by country

Western Gailes 30/06/2017

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 37th 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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Hunstanton 28/06/2017

2nd Norfolk - Best in Area 28th 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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Saunton (East) 28/06/2017

1st Devon - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 48th 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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Prestwick 23/06/2017

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 16th Scotland Ranking 38th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Prestwick has been on my hit list of golf courses to play for quite some time and I’m ashamed to say it has taken me far too long to visit this iconic links. From everyth...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

King's Lynn 23/06/2017

7th Norfolk - Best in Area
Firstly, I need to state I personally don’t think that tight, tree-lined courses generally produce the best of golf. Strategy is diminished, playing surfaces can be affec...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Alwoodley 22/06/2017

2nd Yorkshire - Best in Area 15th England Ranking 41st Britain & Ireland Ranking
I was introduced to Alwoodley almost two decades ago by Nick Leefe, the then Chairman of Greens at the Club and also Honorary Secretary of the Alister MacKenzie Society o...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Notts 22/06/2017

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 18th England Ranking 45th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I've been raving about the golf course at Hollinwell to anybody who would listen for the last 20 years since I first played here.Back then Notts appeared little known out...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Beau Desert 22/06/2017

3rd Staffordshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
Beau Desert is like a good book, a real page turner. After finishing each hole you just can't wait to play the next.The course has 18 fantastic chapters. The first few se...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Ganton 22/06/2017

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking
Ganton, along with Royal Birkdale and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield) are the only clubs to have staged the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup....

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Royal North Devon 19/06/2017

2nd Devon - Best in Area 60th England Ranking
In terms of the golf course it is one that can hold its own when compared to some of the best in the country. It is regularly ranked in the main 'top 100' lists and has s...

Read More >>

TaylorMade