Forest of Arden: Fearsome or Friendly?

12th hole at The Marriott Forest of Arden

The Marriott Forest of Arden course in Birmingham used to be a regular European Tour venue and so reader Pete Joyner was a little nervous about what he would find when he entered the Forest…. For a mid-handicapper there are few more frightening descriptions of a course than a ‘tough challenge.’ As we all tend … Read moreForest of Arden: Fearsome or Friendly?

Play Jack’s Cornish Classic – Reader Review

St Mellion 10th hole Nicklaus course

Reader Greg Hall reviews St Mellion Golf and Country Club, Cornwall, England St Mellion Golf and Country Club nestles in England’s Cornish country side, a short drive over the border from Devon and readily accessible to the golfing tourist. A former venue of the European Tour’s Benson and Hedges International Open, this golf course has … Read morePlay Jack’s Cornish Classic – Reader Review

Spirit of Seve: The Shire London

Seve at the opening of The Shire London

Seve Ballesteros (1957-2011) was golf’s artist and its warrior. The Spaniard was arguably the most creative and daring player to ever tee up a ball. His mark on golf’s history will never fade. He thrilled galleries with shots that nobody else could play or even attempt – and so it is no surprise that his … Read moreSpirit of Seve: The Shire London

Northern Star – Reader Review Goswick G.C

1st green at Goswick Golf Club

Paul Atkinson, from Newcastle Upon Tyne reviews Goswick Golf Club on the Northumberland Coast. Valhalla, as my golfing pals call it, sits around two miles off the A1 just short of Berwick upon Tweed on the cusp of Scotland. It’s one of the last golf stops in Northumberland, England’s spacious and beautiful border county. An … Read moreNorthern Star – Reader Review Goswick G.C

Lay siege to St Andrews – Castle Course Review

Castle Course St Andrews

Chris Hogben spent four years on the links at St Andrews while studying at Scotland’s oldest University and returns each Spring to play The Old Course and links around the Fife Coast. This year, he took on the latest golf course in the St Andrews Links Trust family, The Castle Course. On a line of … Read moreLay siege to St Andrews – Castle Course Review

Reader Review: Short but Sweet – Ferndown Golf Club

Ferndown Golf Club Dorset

At first you wonder what all the fuss is about. The entry to the car park is uninspiring. Yes there are a few trees in the distance but nothing really indicates that a truly wonderful golf course resides the other side of this old fashioned clubhouse. You gather your clubs and head towards the archway … Read moreReader Review: Short but Sweet – Ferndown Golf Club

Big Mac and Chip Shots

Macquarie Links International Golf Club

A recent trip to review the best golf courses in New South Wales didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. Sitting in departures at Melbourne Airport, I visualised playing the golf of my dreams at some of the finest links courses on the Sydney Coast. The itinerary included the highly rated New South … Read moreBig Mac and Chip Shots

Crags and Flags – Cullen Golf Club

Amongst sleepy fishing villages in the far north eastern tip of Scotland is a course like no other… Cullen in Banffshire- at just 4597-yards and par 63 – is the epitome of quirkiness. Only an hour’s drive from famed championship links like Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen, you may laugh at the prospect of playing … Read moreCrags and Flags – Cullen Golf Club

Reader Review: Queen’s Course, Gleneagles

Queen's Course Gleneagles

Paul Atkinson of Newcastle Upon Tyne, reviews the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland Following an early morning outing on the King’s Course I wanted to settle the score on the small, cuter and equally impressive Queen’s course. Right behind the clubhouse the first tee awaits with a sweeping dogleg stretching away in front of … Read moreReader Review: Queen’s Course, Gleneagles

Reader Review: The Dunes, Melbourne, Aus

The Dunes Links Melbourne

Paul Walker of Melbourne, Australia, reviews the Dunes at Mornington Peninsula. “I noticed your section on Australasia was a little light and I wanted to get you started, so here’s some photos from a recent round at The Dunes, one of the better Links courses in Australia.” According to the latest Golf Digest ratings The … Read moreReader Review: The Dunes, Melbourne, Aus

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