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Huntercombe

James Bond told Goldfinger he was a member, tennis star Tim Henman is the current scratch champion and it bankrupt its famous owner and...

Anfi Tauro

"IS IT A HOLE-IN-ONE?" I bellowed to the applauding greenkeeper from the tee, having seen Mrs W's ball filter towards the cup and then...

Alcanada (Majorca)

As the reflection of the winter sun shimmered amid the waves of Alcudia Bay, I wondered whether there was a more attractive spot in...

Son Gual (Majorca, Spain)

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,” played the tune from the Son Gual clubhouse speaker as we tucked into our delicious post-round...

Hole-in-one extra! (Chervo San Vigilio)

“It’s going, it’s going, it’s in!” Whoops of joy and hugging followed as a thrilled Mrs W celebrated her first-ever hole-in-one. It may...

The Renaissance Club

Down the winding road to the Archerfield Estate is one of Scotland’s exclusive golf retreats. The Renaissance Club is almost as well...

North Berwick

“If North Berwick doesn’t tick every box for you, I will never talk to you again,” joked a fellow golf traveller. I was delighted to...

Crystal Downs

“Sit, sit, sit… oh, no.” Mrs W’s ball had ascended to the top of Crystal Downs’ 11th green and taken a dramatic turn. It funnelled down...

Oakland Hills (South)

In August 1972, Mrs W and I would have been enjoying the summer with thoughts of our third year in the same class at primary school. Yes,...

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...

West Cliffs

West Cliffs is simply one of the best golf courses we have played. It had the wow factor from the opening of the doors at its clubhouse...

Oitavos Dunes

Is that a galleon?” The replica ship, conjuring thoughts of Portugal’s most famous son, Vasco Da Gama, glided past as we supped our...

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...

Ardfin

A dizzying combination of wonderfully scenic, dramatic golf holes with world-class, ultra-exclusive accommodation. If anywhere matches...

The Machrie

“Sit on the bench on the seventh tee, admire the incredible views and have a wee dram on us.” The Isle of Islay in the west of Scotland...

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