Ian Cranidge

12 handicapper based in Guernsey. Member of L’Ancresse GC in Guernsey. Love to play links golf when I have the chance and very fond of the Surrey sand belt courses as well.

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La Cala (Europa) 14/06/2022

55th Southern Spain - Best in Area
The Europa is the toughest test at the La Cala resort, it has the feel of a proper tournament course that demands strategy and precision, definitely not set up to flatter...

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La Cala (Asia) 29/05/2022

29th Southern Spain - Best in Area 98th Spain Ranking
I found the Asia weakest of the 3 tracks at La Cala, it follows the template of the other courses laid out over some severely undulating terrain which isn’t ideally suite...

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La Cala (America) 19/05/2022

30th Southern Spain - Best in Area 100th Spain Ranking
I’d last visited La Cala 15 years ago and was interested to see if I’d still enjoy it again as a much better player. To a degree yes, for me the America course is the bes...

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Montgomerie Maxx Royal 14/05/2022

7th Turkey Ranking
The Montgomerie Max is similar to Carya in that it was built originally to host pro tournaments, both the course and infrastructure are top quality giving a first class a...

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Robinson Nobilis 11/05/2022

14th Turkey Ranking
With the small number of reviews it seems the Nobilis Robinson course very much flies below the radar of many golfers visiting the Belek area. It certainly shouldn’t, we...

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Antalya (Pasha) 09/05/2022

8th Turkey Ranking
Pasha is the second course at the PGA and while a decent enough track it’s very much inferior to the Sultan. Whilst the conditioning and greens match the quality of its b...

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Carya 05/05/2022

1st Turkey Ranking 39th Continental Europe Ranking
The term championship course is a well used slogan but few courses really truly are, Carya is definitely one. Clearly designed to test the best everything about it is big...

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Antalya (PGA Sultan) 04/05/2022

3rd Turkey Ranking 70th Continental Europe Ranking
The PGA Sultan is one of the courses created in the last 20 years along the coast, as with a majority of layouts it’s set out on sandy ground with tall pines lining most...

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Newquay 25/04/2022

7th Cornwall - Best in Area
I definitely agree with some of the previous reviews of Newquay that it’s a quality layout and worthy adding to any visit to Cornwall. While it doesn’t reach the heights...

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Yelverton 21/04/2022

6th Devon - Best in Area
My last round at Yelverton GC was on a wet chilly winters day so the visit in mid April 2022 was much more enjoyable and brought out what makes the course so special. Wit...

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La Moye 28/02/2022

1st Jersey Ranking
I’m really surprised La Moye isn’t ranked within the Top 100 courses for the UK, it certainly has the pedigree and architecture to justify it in my mind. Set out across a...

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Royal Guernsey 06/10/2021

1st Guernsey Ranking
The links at Royal Guernsey/L’Ancresse are a gem, positioned out on the north east tip of the Bailiwick it makes great use of a relatively small area without feeling comp...

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Braintree 22/07/2021

15th Essex - Best in Area
I enjoyed my recent visit to Braintree Golf Club in charity golf day. The holes are framed by mature trees making it an attractive layout on the eye, turf quality of the...

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Sandy Lodge 19/07/2021

7th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
There’s much to admire at Sandy Lodge but I found it hard to warm to. No doubting the quality conditioning, the tees, fairways and greens were some of the best I’ve playe...

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Woking 01/07/2021

8th Surrey - Best in Area 28th England Ranking 67th Britain & Ireland Ranking
I used to glimpse Woking from the train heading towards Basingstoke and wished I was playing rather than on my way to dull meetings, I had my chance recently and the expe...

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Knole Park 25/06/2021

5th Kent - Best in Area 89th England Ranking
A visit to Knole Park is a captivating experience, set out in the majestic and historic Knole Park estate the course it has elements of parkland, heathland and upland in...

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Perranporth 05/05/2021

3rd Cornwall - Best in Area 69th England Ranking
Perranporth is a unique, a real links course laid out on the side of a hill, not natural golfing terrain by any stretch of the imagination but it does work just about. I...

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Trevose (Championship) 02/05/2021

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 66th England Ranking
I played Trevose on a bright windless late April day, with the firm dried out fairways and green surrounds it was like high summer except for the chilly temperature. Fair...

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Turtle Hill 06/11/2020

5th Bermuda Ranking
It’s not often you play an 18 hole par 3 course, it shouldn’t be judged against a standard course but does it stand up on its own merits, in this case very much so. Route...

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