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“We’ve been coming here 50 years,” said the old-timer after his group had teed off ahead of us and we wished them an enjoyable round....


Hindhead golf club review

Swinley Forest

Fun? Golf is meant to be fun? I have long believed that most golfers are masochists – they enjoy the torture of shanks, hooks and missed...

Woburn - Duke's

What was my take home from the Duke's at Woburn? The aroma of the towering pines, the immaculate tee boxes, the stunning clubhouse or the...


“Is that Chapel St Leonard’s, Mablethorpe or Sutton on Sea?”, quipped our resident wag and north-east beach expert as one of our...


At last! The quest to play the top 100 courses in England has resumed post-Covid lockdown. Thus, fizz flowed from the balcony of the...

The Grove

Perhaps we should ask Gareth Bale which is his number one course in Hertfordshire. In a framed photo at The Grove, he has written that it...

The Addington

"For some time, my wife's had this ridiculous idea that I'm playing too much golf. Actually, it came to a head at about 11.30 last night....


Everything about our competition at Lindrick was a cut above

Northamptonshire County

Northamptonshire County is so well manicured it is easy to forget to give the big hits which winter golf demands

Bearwood Lakes

If the kite which blessed the skies over Bearwood Lakes was whistling in appreciation at my tee-shot on the 8th, it was crying in dismay...


The ball arched towards the fifth green - followed at frenetic pace by the head of my seven iron! I mused that I have loved my...

Beau Desert

Beau Desert catches the eye from the first tee shot across a cavern of heather.

Prince's (Himalayas)

The course demands accuracy and driving strength. There is a significant carry on almost every hole alongside strategic bunkers.

Royal Ashdown Forest (Old)

Yes, this is a tough course- it includes a 472-yard par four which is its stroke index eight! It demands accuracy but it is also beautiful.

Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)

One of the favourite descriptions of the famous Hotchkin course is as 'a great test of golf.'


Having read reviews and listened to recommendations from friends and other golfers, I am surprised to report how underwhelmed I was by it.


On our week in Cornwall, almost every golfer we have encountered has warned us of the blind shots and the inevitability of losing balls.

St Mellion (Nicklaus)

St Mellion's championship course is a high-quality corporate track but we felt it lacked charm.

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