Ian Cranidge

12 handicapper based in East London. Member at Benton Hall in Essex, 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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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

7th Surrey - Best in Area 27th 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

2nd Cornwall - Best in Area 62nd 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

3rd 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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Dartmouth (Championship) 19/10/2020

8th Devon - Best in Area
A round at Dartmouth is to play 2 nines of very differing quality and architectural note. Constructed on terrain thats not naturally suited for setting out a course its v...

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Weston-Super-Mare 15/10/2020

3rd Somerset - Best in Area
Weston Super Mare is a charming old school links/seaside course that’s well worth turning off the M5 for. While not in the league of Saunton, St Endoc etc it has plenty o...

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Oxfordshire 28/08/2020

3rd Oxfordshire - Best in Area
I read with interest the previous reviews of the course before playing, having now played it a couple of times I understand why it divides opinion. Building a links style...

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Mullion 29/07/2020

8th Cornwall - Best in Area
A round at Mullion is a fun experience, I had the benefit of playing on a sunny albeit windy day which allowed me to enjoy the true splendour of its location. Set on clif...

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Saunton (East) 27/07/2020

1st Devon - Best in Area 21st England Ranking 48th Britain & Ireland Ranking
The members at Saunton are truly blessed having a club with two high class links courses. It’s well worth the effort to reach Saunton, not the easiest of locations to acc...

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Thurlestone 23/07/2020

9th Devon - Best in Area
It had been too long since my last visit to Thurlestone, I enjoyed even it even more playing course in high summer. The front 9 runs along the spectacular south Devon coa...

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Toot Hill 25/02/2020

10th Essex - Best in Area
I hadn’t played Toot Hill in nearly 15 years and I enjoyed my return visit in February 2020, time has improved the layout which now blends better into the countryside and...

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Westerham 14/10/2019

19th Kent - Best in Area
I thoroughly enjoyed my recent round at Westerham in a society day, I must admit to being surprised given its lowly ranking on this site how good it was, possibly its sho...

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Frinton (Havers) 30/09/2019

14th Essex - Best in Area
Despite the length of its coastline Essex has very few links courses, I’m not sure why that it is, given the number of turbines off the coast it doesn’t lack wind. More l...

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El Rompido (North) 18/09/2019

13th Southern Spain - Best in Area 45th Spain Ranking
I played the North Course on a very breezy but warm day in September, it’s part of a wider hotel and apartment complex and it appears almost everyone staying was there to...

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London Club (International) 16/08/2019

9th Kent - Best in Area
I thoroughly enjoyed my round on the International course despite playing on one the summers wettest days! Regardless of the heavy rain the course remained unaffected and...

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