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 750 in 2022. 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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Reigate Heath 16/08/2021

27th Surrey - Best in Area
Reigate Heath is a delightful place to play golf and we were given a wonderful welcome from all the members and Club staff that we met. Sitting outside on a wooden trestl...

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Alresford 04/08/2021

13th Hampshire - Best in Area
This was for me a return to Alresford Golf Club. I had played it once before in the 1960’s when I was learning the game. At that time the course was quite basic and had n...

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Abridge 23/07/2021

11th Essex - Best in Area
Abridge is an immaculately manicured golf course overlooking some pretty countryside in West Essex near to Epping Forest. Costly improvements have recently been made to i...

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West Berkshire 19/07/2021

Gem England - Best in Area
We played West Berkshire on the hottest day of the year so far and it was in excellent condition. Construction of the course started in 1974 on former farmland with a cla...

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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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Wrag Barn 06/07/2021

10th Wiltshire - Best in Area
Wrag Barn is an undulating parkland layout built 30 years ago. It has an abundance of tree-lined fairways which creates a premium on accurate driving.At 6400 yards off th...

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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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Donnington Grove 15/08/2020

14th Berkshire - Best in Area
A key barometer to me in deciding whether to play a new course is whether it is included in the ‘top 100 COUNTY golf course rankings and Donnington Grove sitting a lowly...

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Shiskine 27/06/2021

12th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area
We played Shiskine on a sunny mid-summer’s day with scarcely a puff of wind, conditions nigh perfect for good scoring, which surely is not often the case on this exposed...

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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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Studley Wood 23/06/2021

9th Oxfordshire - Best in Area
Studley Wood is located in pretty countryside east of Oxford and is an interesting open parkland golf course, yet is in parts heavily-wooded. Fortunately a lot of clearan...

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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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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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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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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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Mill Ride 06/08/2021

9th Berkshire - Best in Area
Mill Ride never quite sets the pulse racing, and although it is a stern test of golf, the layout is mainly uninspiring. The course is of a heavily-wooded, parkland nature...

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Frilford Heath (Blue) 22/09/2021

10th Oxfordshire - Best in Area
Frilford in the heart of Oxfordshire is a ‘Mecca’ for golfers with 3 golf courses all within the one club. The Blue is the last of the courses to be created about 30 year...

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Glen 20/08/2021

15th Lothians - Best in Area 83rd Scotland Ranking
The Glen is unusual among the collection of Lothian golf courses in that it’s sea and coastal views are simply magnificent, but the golf course itself is in my view fairl...

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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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Kingsdown 18/06/2021

4th Wiltshire - Best in Area
Kingsdown is a traditional old-fashioned golf course built on farmland and with some spectacular views of the hills around Bath. It was in excellent condition when we pla...

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