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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North Wilts 13/05/2021

8th Wiltshire - Best in Area
North Wilts thrilled and surprised in equal measure and proved that Wiltshire with its high reliance on downland courses can provide golf offering plenty of enjoyment.As...

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Forfar 04/05/2021

7th Angus & Dundee - Best in Area 90th Scotland Ranking
Forfar claims to be the 4th oldest 18 hole golf course in the world and the first to be designed as an 18 hole course from conception. With the original architect none ot...

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Marlborough 29/04/2021

Gem England - Best in Area
Wiltshire has two golf courses rated as ‘Gems’ by ‘top100golfcourses’. We played the first at Ogbourne Downs on the last day before the third and longest Covid lockdown b...

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Heythrop Park 27/04/2021

Gem England - Best in Area
Heythrop Park is spread over a huge area with its own Country House and Estate. The holes are laid out in an imaginative and fascinating way so as to create a golf course...

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Bowood Park 18/04/2021

9th Cornwall - Best in Area
It is over ten years since we have been to Bowood Park, and on the two previous occasions we played in damp autumn conditions. This made it hard-going underfoot, particul...

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Point at Polzeath 14/04/2021

10th Cornwall - Best in Area
The Point is an unexceptional golf course built on former farmland just outside Polzeath with its famous surf beach, a mecca for big wave enthusiasts.The golf course is...

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Painswick 30/03/2021

15th Gloucestershire - Best in Area
There are nearly 1900 golf courses in England and in Golf World’s latest ranking of the Top 100, Painswick comes in at No.91. This position surprises me, as for instance...

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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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