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I'm thinking just UK&I here. Some usual suspects plus my personal favourite gems are included, no course is in the list though that's held the men's or ladies Open/Amateur or the Ryder/Walker/Curtis Cups or a significant pro event, and with one exception (*), I don't think any of these have -From north to south plus Ireland - Brora - cracking links, sheep and cattleGolspie - a wee gem, three types of course in one roundCruden Bay - once played never forgottenHimalayas at St Andrews - pretty unique and great funNorth Berwick - play, observe, learnRoyal West Norfolk - yee oldeBeau Desert - heathland gem, better than gem in fact, and cheaper than famous west of London heathlandsPainswick - crazy quirk and more crazy quirkMinchinhampton Old - yee olde, cattle and horses, to prove you don't need sand bunkersKington - top of the English golfing world, great greens, views west into WalesTadmarton Heath - lovely shortish, tight heathland, wonderful cakes and piesPerranporth - once played, never forgottenRND/Westward Ho! - yee olde, sheep and cattleCarne - all 27-holes - serenity and tranquillity plus great golf all nearly at the end of the the world (well, ish!)Dooks - Delightful linksAll the best
Yes Sean.Was there 3 weeks ago. I really enjoyed Le Touquet. Interesting greens, nice land movement, wonderful walk, firm turf...all good stuff. From what I can gather, most of the changes have been on the back nine. It was my first visit but I liked what I saw.Bart
Favorites I have sent people to that might not be known by someone on a first trip to an area (hard to narrow down just 20!-so 22)If i was with them the list would be expanded to see the real hidden gems-Goat Hill, Connemara Isles, Otway, Mulranny, Traigh, Cruit and the rest of the fun 9 holers
MattThanks for the informative post. I wonder if Lederach is lost in the Philly Shuffle of great courses? It is exactly the sort of course one should see as a break from the parade.Ciao