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Close House (Colt)

“You haven’t hired a buggy for the Colt?”, queried the friendly server in the Close House restaurant. “Then, you’ll need plenty of energy...

Silloth on Solway

“Approved.” The application form had been filled out and payment transaction completed. Minutes after completing her first round, Mrs W...

Sunningdale New

As soon as a review is written about a visit to Sunningdale, the question is posed: “Do you prefer the Old or the New?” Our host – who is...

Sunningdale Old

Paintings, photos and memorabilia reminded us of Sunningdale’s illustrious past inside the clubhouse while those who were the very best...

Formby

Being just a pen-pusher, I cast an envious eye at those who have the creativity and dexterity to make stuff. Thus, I was rather excited...

Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)

When I began my top 100 odyssey, it certainly wasn’t my plan to include an assessment of the health benefits of playing golf for a newly...

Dunstable Downs

“What have the Romans ever done for us?”. As well as the aqueduct, sanitation, public baths etc, the crowd listening to John Cleese’s Reg...

Cabot Cliffs

“How on earth did it occur to them to create a golf hole here?” We were perched in awe over the rocky chasm between the tee and the 16th...

Cabot Links

“This is just like Scotland,” exclaimed Mrs W, as we trundled around the 61st best golf course in the world I presume that William...

Hillside

“If you look in that direction, you can see the Three Graces and Liverpool Football Club and the other way, there are Blackpool Tower and...

Stoneham

“Are you with the society?” said the jolly chap who met me before I had taken even a step into the clubhouse at Stoneham. I confirmed...

Liphook

“Make sure you take in the scent from the azaleas on the 16th tee!” The friendly members at Liphook are rightly proud of the quality of...

Hankley Common

“Vinnie Jones!”, exclaimed my Hankley Common host as my promising approach to the first hole veered off to the right. “Sorry?”, I...

Royal Wimbledon

“It is brilliant that, no matter how busy it becomes, London maintains these wonderful green spaces.” I dwelt on the words of my Aussie...

Adare Manor

“Have yourself a magical time!” It was as if we had entered a Disney resort rather than a Ryder Cup venue, as the gent in the top hat...

Ballybunion

It is revered all over the world, so am I allowed to say that Ballybunion didn’t meet the hype or our very eager anticipation? Let me...

Lahinch

“This is like being one of The Famous Five,” claimed our pal as we walked the mown paths through the dunes before emerging for the big...

Woking

Clang! A heavy nine-iron saw my compadre’s ball ricochet off the vermillion roof tiles of Woking’s clubhouse and settle next to the...

Wentworth East

"There used to be a couple more bunkers which were inserted because it was feared enemy gliders could land troops during the Second World...

Ballyliffin Old

“You must be mad,” exclaimed one of the old gents who had gathered in the lounge at Ballyliffin for a lunchtime tipple. They had thought...

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