Top 100 Reviewers

There are tens of thousands of golf course reviews posted on the Top 100 website and there are more than ten thousand course reviewers registered on our database. This page is dedicated to the Top 100 Reviewers who have posted the most golf course reviews.

If you would like to have a say and become a Top 100 Golf Course Reviewer, all you need to do is to fill out a simple form to create a personal account – Join Top 100 – and you’re on your way.

After you have joined Top 100, simply click on Write a review for xxx (where xxx is the course name) within any golf course page and follow the simple steps. We recommend you compose your review first in a document editor and then simply copy and paste your review words into the comments box. You will then need to consider your rating for the golf course.

Our simple and unique rating system allows course ratings on a scale of 1 to 6 golf balls. We have set no specific rules for you to follow when you rate a course except that you (the reviewer) must have played the course first. Important factors, such as course location, condition (or presentation), difficulty and historical importance are left for you, the reviewer, to judge. However, we do ask you to adhere to our Rating Scale guidelines.

The quality of course reviews posted on Top 100 Golf Courses is remarkable. Unlike almost every other review website, our editorial team reads each review and from time to time we run competitions and award prizes for the best reviews. Terms and Conditions apply.

If you are already a Top 100 Reviewer and would like to personalise your Reviewer Profile you’ll first need to Login and then you can Edit your profile.

Our current Top 100 Reviewers are featured below and they should all take a bow:

Reviewers

Jim McCann - 703 Reviews

I’ve reviewed courses for Top 100 Golf Courses since December 2004, an association that developed over time into me first becoming Scottish correspondent then Editor for the website. I’ve made it my business to play each and every layout in the Scottish Top 100 (as well as visiting dozens of pot...

M. James Ward - 660 Reviews

The 30+ year golf journalist is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America (GWAA) and a past member of the Metropolitan Golf Writer's Association (MGWA). Has played over 2,000 courses globally and has covered the various major golf championships since 1980 for several different outlets. Fo...

Andy Newmarch - 475 Reviews

I've played golf for around 40 years now, mainly around GB&I but have travelled extensively in the last 15 years to play and have had a great time. Coastal golf remains my favourite style of course and would always be my first choice, in saying that a recent visit to The Links at Fancourt, South Afr...

Colin Braithwaite - 458 Reviews

Colin is an avid golfer who has played well over 2,000 different 18 hole golf courses and five of them well. He is a democratic golfer in that these courses have ranged from The Country Club to $9 munis. He has played every 18-hole course in Tennessee and Alaska. His home course is Old Natchez Co...

Fergal O'Leary - 379 Reviews

Fergal hails from Dublin, but has been based in the US since 2005. He currently lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He’s a passionate golfer who is hugely respectful of the game's traditions, and the great people who support the game. Fergal completed playing the Top 100 ranked courses in the United...

Ed Battye - 353 Reviews

Ed founded Golf Empire to help UK amateur golfers find out where and when competitive golf will be played. He currently plays off a handicap of one and lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Having spent much of his golfing career playing off scratch he has competed in Open Championship...

Mark White - 343 Reviews

I have played over 800 different golf courses, of which over 620 of them are on this website. I don't chase "lists" but I look at them to see whether a course worth playing is nearby on my travels. I have my own rating system and have ranked every course I have played. My golf bucket list is to...

Peter Wood - 323 Reviews

Peter Wood came to golf late – a tennis player who took up golf in his 30’s – and was hooked for life with the unique combination of different golf course strategies in different terrains and just the game itself. Peter pursued his passions in golf architecture and travel to set up The Travelling Golfer...

Javier Pintos - 287 Reviews

I live in Marbella (Spain) since December 2020 after living all my life in Argentina except for 2 years in Dominican Republic and currently play off a 2 handicap. Since 2004 I have worked in the golf industry, having been General Manager at Punta Blanca GC (Dominican Republic) and after that develop...

Dan Hare - 265 Reviews

I am an 10-handicap member of Les Mielles in Jersey, where I am lucky enough to be able to regularly play some great golf both on the island and in France. I'm a traditional links golf addict and have an unofficial challenge with a good friend to play all classic links courses in Britain in a few we...

David Davis - 252 Reviews

David, our International Correspondent and one of our most respected raters, hails from Oregon originally but took up golf since moving to Europe about 23 years ago. He resides in Amsterdam, is a 5 handicap and a member of the Noordwijkse. On the 30th of November 2018 at Augusta National, David com...

Doug Roberts - 216 Reviews

Have been blessed to have time to travel and play this wonderful game for 50 years. Have enjoyed getting to many top 100 courses both near and far. I love the fact that so many GB&I courses allow visitor play without member invitation, thus 23 trips over have been made.

Jim Robertson - 195 Reviews

I live in central Scotland and am a teacher. I have played around 300 courses in my native land and enjoy seeking out hidden gems. Like other reviewers I take my camera on to the links and have built up an extensive photo collection. This is a great solace throughout Scottish winters as it serves as...

Keith Baxter - 190 Reviews

My love affair with golf courses started more than thirty years ago. I’ve lost count of the number of different courses I’ve played down the years, but I have golfed across four continents and have played more than 90 courses in the Britain & Ireland Top 100.

Kevin Henley - 177 Reviews

Self-confessed golf course 'anorak' who as at Oct 2019 has so far notched up 435 courses worldwide. This list includes 34 of the top 50 in Scotland, 30 of top 50 in England and 3 of the top 4 in the Caribbean. Also - despite not yet playing any in the US or Eire - it includes 16 of the top 20 in GB&I and 21 of the world top 100 list.

David Baxter - 175 Reviews

Although I have played golf for over forty years now (generally in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire) it is really during the last 10 years that it is has become my primary sport and my real interest in different courses has developed. This has been enhanced by the development of websites such as this a...

Richard Smith - 175 Reviews

I'm a member of Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville Tennessee. Holston is an old Donald Ross layout that is essentially unchanged from its original design over 75 years ago. I usually play between a 1 to a 5 handicap and enjoy playing in local and statewide tournaments. I fell in love with links...

Steve MacQuarrie - 174 Reviews

Steve has played more than 600 golf courses on three continents and in all 50 states, including over 60 of this site’s Top 100. Despite his mediocre abilities as a golfer, he has at least a broad basis for comparison. His favorites are Cruden Bay, Oakmont, North Berwick, National Golf Links and Ro...

Peter Handcock - 171 Reviews

I am a 22 year old avid golfer with a passion for golf courses. On a mission to play the World Top 100, as well as the UK Top 100. Courses I most want to see: Royal Melbourne, NGLA, Muirfiled and Royal County Down

Scarlett - 164 Reviews

I'm an Australian who has been fortunate enough to live in a few different countries and to have been able to travel widely throughout the world with my job and on holidays. My golf sticks pretty much always go with me and at last count I've been able to experience life and golf in 68 different coun...