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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...

Royal West Norfolk

"Time and tide wait for no man," said Geoffrey Chaucer and nowhere has his famous phrase been more apt than during our visit to Royal...

St George's Hill

"Don't hook it or slice it, just drive straight ahead!:" The quip of the security guard who allowed us into the magnificent St George's...

Royal North Devon

A flying bat, a zombie and 500 sheep! Royal North Devon must be England's oldest and arguably most eccentric golf course. I had heard...

Hayling

It just had to be hailing in Hayling. I don't know if there are places called Sunshine, Rain or Snow, never mind golf courses, so I...

West Sussex

If there is any inland course which plays as well in the second week of January as West Sussex, I need to whizz around there, pronto. It...

Southport & Ainsdale

“I resent the notion that I am a bandit,” I said as I tucked into S & A’s 'famous Mexican salad'. The mountain of guacamole, chicken and...

Hunstanton

“Windy? This is just a gentle breeze,” smirked the chap behind the counter in the Hunstanton professional’s shop. I think he was having a...

Pennard

"Is that an electric current?", yelped our pal after she had inadvertently placed her hand on the wire which protects the greens at...

The Berkshire Blue

The mist was rising and, beyond the tranches of heather, the first green and its blue and white flag emerged. The Berkshire is surely one...

Crowborough Beacon

Its flame burned brightly for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee but Crowborough Beacon’s golf course remains one of the best-kept secrets...

Piltdown

Is this the quaintest clubhouse in the country and, does £50 with a county card represent the best value round in England’s top 100? And...

Prince's (Shore and Dunes)

“Golf always makes me so damned angry!” The quote could have been attributed to me in a rare moment of rage after duffing an off-green...

Littlestone

‘Flippin’ ‘eck!’ The words of The Phantom Of The Open sprang to mind as I stood in the sand where Maurice Flitcroft’s bunker horror was...

Royal Worlington & Newmarket

Memories were prompted of the school tuck shop back in the 1970s as I rang the bell to pay for our round at Royal Worlington & Newmarket....

Ipswich (Purdis Heath)

How do you ensure that your fairways are akin to a carpet even when they appear to be nearly burnt to a crisp during one of the hottest...

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...

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