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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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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Carne (Hackett) 12/06/2019

1st Mayo - Best in Area 12th Ireland Ranking 60th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The Hackett 18 is currently the main configuration although the addition of the Kilmore 9 in 2013 (but closed until recently) may change this in the future. Either way if...

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Notts 22/06/2017

1st Nottinghamshire - Best in Area 19th 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...

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Prestwick 23/06/2017

4th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 15th Scotland Ranking 35th 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...

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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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