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. The page excludes reviews from core members of the Top 100 team.

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.

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

Reviewers

M. James Ward - 371 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...

Ed Battye - 340 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...

Dan Hare - 227 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...

Colin Braithwaite - 204 Reviews

Colin is an avid golfer who has played well over 1,800 different 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 Country Cl...

Kevin Henley - 169 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.

Richard Smith - 162 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...

Cédric - 160 Reviews

I live near Paris and report on France and Iceland for Top 100. My handicap is currently set at 5 and I’ve played many of Europe’s greatest courses with my personal favourites being Royal County Down, Muirfield and Turnberry (Ailsa).

David Baxter - 146 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...

David Oliver - 145 Reviews

Single figure golfer, home club the Royal Jersey Golf Club. Played 95 of the GB&I Top 100. The only type of course I am not overly fond of are parkland / tree lined courses. Fan of Coore & Crenshaw, McLay Kidd, Doak and Harry Colt. Favourite resorts are Bandon and Streamsong. Favourite courses in no...

John Sabino - 140 Reviews

John Sabino is a widely followed blogger and golf critic and is among a small group of golfers who have achieved the feat of playing the top 100 ranked courses in the world. He has been featured in Links Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Golf Digest Index, Australian Golf Digest and Billionaire mag...

Jim Robertson - 133 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...

Scarlett - 129 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...

Mark White - 128 Reviews

I have played 714 different golf courses, of which I consider 450 of them worth playing if in the area. 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 and recorded every ...

Peter Wood - 125 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...

James - 112 Reviews

I’m a keen golfer with over 35 years of golfing experience in both amateur and professional ranks. I like scenic courses that are harmonious with their environment, strategic courses that take you on a journey with their routing and are an honest but fair technical test that inspire to take on her...

Martin Jordan - 105 Reviews

Martin is one of our long-standing Scottish contributors and can normally be seen walking in Jim McCann’s slipstream on the fairways of Scotland. Along with writing reviews, Martin also fully photographs every course that he visits, and his current course image library stands around the 230 mark...

Tyson Flynn - 98 Reviews

I’ve played 95 of the Australian courses ranked at Top100golfcourses.com and I’m looking to play all the courses on this list. Also hoping to play all the courses on the top100golfcourses.com World Top 100 listing. Home club is Howlong Golf Resort. I'm currently on the Australian...

David Worley - 94 Reviews

David Worley lives in Melbourne and plays off an 11 handicap. He's a member of three golf clubs: Commonwealth, Sorrento and Moonah Links. He's also a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association and is on the judging panel for The Golf Course Guide in Australia. He's played 299 courses in the U...