Tim Elliott

I like playing different golf courses and holidaying in fabulous locations around the world playing the game. I also enjoy reviewing golf courses that I have played and comparing my reflections with others. My life target is to play 1000 separate golf courses, and I hope to reach 700 in 2021. I use the ‘Top 100 Golf Courses’ website as my guide so that I only play at good quality locations.

My handicap is 14 at Hankley Common, Surrey, UK and I also have membership rights at Gleneagles in Scotland and Simola in South Africa.

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Ogbourne Downs 04/01/2021

Gem England - Best in Area
We played Ogbourne Downs today in wind that was blowing hard, bitterly cold and even icy, and yet thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Sure enough it would have been better...

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South Winchester 31/12/2020

17th Hampshire - Best in Area
Playing South Winchester on a cold New Year’s Eve, where the temperature never rose much above freezing, seemed an appropriate way to celebrate my memory of the unforgett...

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Real Las Palmas 24/12/2020

6th Canary Islands - Best in Area 74th Spain Ranking
This is the oldest Golf Club in Spain having been formed in 1891, and relocated to its present site in the 1950s when Philip Mackenzie Ross, who also designed Maspalomas...

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Anfi Tauro 22/12/2020

1st Canary Islands - Best in Area 17th Spain Ranking 84th Continental Europe Ranking
Rated the top course in the Canary Islands, Anfi Tauro provided a bewildering mixture of the very good and the indifferent, but ultimately failed to live up to expectatio...

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Salobre (Old) 20/12/2020

12th Canary Islands - Best in Area 92nd Spain Ranking
The golfing complex at Salobre was owned by a large hotel chain and is in 2 vast inland valleys with golf in the middle (see photo of the Old), and significant developmen...

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Lopesan Meloneras 20/12/2020

7th Canary Islands - Best in Area 78th Spain Ranking
This is an impressive track which I understand has undergone a major upgrade in the last 12 months. It is also the only golf course on the island with fairways right next...

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Maspalomas 13/12/2020

10th Canary Islands - Best in Area 82nd Spain Ranking
We played Maspalomas today without great expectations seeing that the average reviewers’ mark was a paltry 2. We were therefore greatly surprised by the quality of the co...

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Aberdovey 14/11/2020

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Aberdovey is a true links with 9 holes out and 9 holes back and strongly influenced by the wind. On the day we played, the wind was southerly averaging over 25mph, ‘mild’...

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Seaford 05/11/2020

8th Sussex - Best in Area
We were lucky to play this scenic golf course on a dry, sunny and windless day in early November. The views over the English Channel, Beachy Head and some glorious rollin...

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East Berkshire 31/10/2020

5th Berkshire - Best in Area
I selected East Berkshire to play my 650th golf course in a twoball with my wife on my birthday, and was thrilled by this charming and delightful place. Sure enough it w...

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Frilford Heath (Green) 31/10/2020

4th Oxfordshire - Best in Area
The Green course at Frilford is very agreeable to play, in the gently rolling Oxfordshire countryside. At just over 6000 yards from the back tees it does not need to be p...

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Kington 25/10/2020

1st Herefordshire - Best in Area
Unusual and very quirky, Kington will stir the emotions. If you see golf as an exercise in pure enjoyment, played over some extremely varied tracts of land, you will love...

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Herefordshire 23/10/2020

2nd Herefordshire - Best in Area
A well designed parkland course with a huge variety of holes, The Herefordshire is set in the middle of tranquil and beautiful countryside. Some of the surrounding views...

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Porthmadog 21/10/2020

7th North Wales - Best in Area 20th Wales Ranking
I have read the mixed reviews on Porthmadog and was hugely surprised by the quality on offer. Most writers are critical of the parkland- style front nine, and sure enough...

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Tadmarton Heath 17/10/2020

5th Oxfordshire - Best in Area
We played Tadmarton Heath on a grey windless autumnal day and found the golf course and Club very traditional and an absolute delight. Situated in beautiful rolling count...

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Banstead Downs 13/10/2020

34th Surrey - Best in Area
We played Banstead Downs on a wet October day, but despite the conditions the honest nature of the course shone through and we had a good time. The word ‘Downs’ in its ti...

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Monte Rei (North) 10/10/2020

1st Algarve - Best in Area 1st Portugal Ranking 12th Continental Europe Ranking
Portugal has many excellent golf courses. I am indeed fortunate to have played a good number of them and of those I have played Monte Rei is in my view the best and the ‘...

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Bamburgh Castle 26/09/2020

6th Northumberland - Best in Area
This is a truly unique golf course on an elevated cliff site to the north of the small town of Bamburgh. In fact, on a sunny day as we enjoyed, the 360 degree views from...

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Northumberland 26/09/2020

3rd Northumberland - Best in Area
We saved Northumberland to the last of our four golf course tour of the county believing it may be the best, despite the lowest green fee. So ultimately we were a little...

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