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Praia D'el Rey

Mist was lifting, dew was still on the ground and the ball nestled to within eight feet of the flag. The only sounds were of waves...

Penha Longa (Atlantic)

“Go, go, go!” On land where silence had been the byword of five hundred years, I shouted in desperation for my ball to clear the water....

Camberley Heath

“Oh, look at that poor bloke… he’s never going to find his ball,” mused Mrs W, as we looked down Camberley Heath’s dramatic 18th before...

Royal Porthcawl

“Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau” they sing in homage to Wales being Old Land Of My Fathers. For me, Porthcawl is the land of my grandmother and her...

JCB

It finally happened! JCB is the course that has eluded me more than any on my top 100 travels so far and yet it should have been one of...

New Zealand Golf Club

It is a lovely paradox that one of the world’s first banked motor racing circuits should be built on the same estate as one of the most...

Machrihanish Dunes

Is Machrihanish Dunes set to be one of the world’s major golf destinations? The prospect seemed unlikely when the lovely lady behind the...

Machrihanish Golf Club

“ I guess this is the complete antidote to the high pressure of being a lawyer in a big city in the United States?” Our generous host...

Gullane No.1

It mattered not a jot that the wind was gusting at up to 38 miles an hour. My smile remained transfixed. Gullane No.1 was tremendous -...

St Andrews Castle

Away from the hectic of the town are quirky, unforgettable links with all the quality of the St Andrews brand. The Castle is perched on...

St. Andrews New

"How did you enjoy your round on the New?" asked the Golf Assistant, as he marshalled walkers across the Old Course's first and 18th...

Woburn (Marquess)

It was the top 100 quest’s most poignant moment – a son teeing off, yards from where the ashes of his parents are buried on his dad’s...

Cavendish

Surely, there can be no better value in golf than the twilight visitor rate at Cavendish - the home of the Alister MacKenzie Golf...

Thorndon Park

A brace of pheasants and an eagle were witnessed as we enjoyed the 84th venue in my challenge to play England's top 100 golf courses....

Western Gailes

Wow! I had already been gobsmacked by Western Gailes and then came the astonishing view of the final five holes. This is my type of...

Beaconsfield

For many years, players of golf courses designed by the likes of Alister McKenzie, James Braid, Donald Ross and Harry Colt didn’t realise...

Villa D'Este

If there is a more impressive photo of a home hole and clubhouse than that at Circolo Golf Villa D’Este, I look forward to seeing it....

Biella

“What’s your favourite hole?”, we asked the general manager as we chomped in Biella’s sumptuous clubhouse. “The 16th!”, he said without...

Worplesdon

Enjoy the read and also listen to The Golf Pilgrim podcast from Worplesdon at https://www.buzzsprout.com/2297668/14897996-worplesdon-surr...

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