Course Reviews

Woburn Marquess: is this England's answer to Augusta?

The colours, the pines, the rich green grass and the white-sanded bunkers. There's also the sloping greens that are synonymous with Augusta National ..

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Fulford Golf Club: much more than Langer up a tree

The German’s acrobatics are still enshrined in club legend to this day. But this Yorkshire gem is much more than a snapshot from the past, as Ben Smith discovered

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Burnley Golf Club: greens as smooth as snooker tables

The Wandering Golfers may have turned up on the wrong day but they received the warmest of welcomes and played on greens as smooth and true as anywhere

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Lindrick Golf Club: Ryder Cup gem remains a fantastic test

Ben Smith and Ray Nicholls travel to Yorkshire to visit a Ryder Cup course with an incredible history and bright future with some of Europe's best golfers still calling Lindrick Golf Club home. It's a must play.

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Doonbeg Golf Club: rugged beauty on the Irish coast

This course is a study in contrasts: the rugged and quintessentially Irish beauty of the coastline with the American-built stone castle that overlooks it. Ben Smith wasn't prepared for what he found.

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Sunningdale Old Course: Is this England's best golf course?

Ben Smith visits one of the world's most famous and traditional clubs and finds the Sunningdale Old Course more than lives up to its billing even if no longer has the length to attract PGA tour events.

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Lahinch Golf Club: truly a wonder of the golfing world

Ben Smith visits one of Ireland's great links courses and finds a club and town at one and a golf course that delivers a truly original and memorable test of golf.

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Moortown Golf Club: Ryder Cup classic continues to shine

Yorkshire club which hosted the 1929 Ryder Cup not only celebrates its unique place in history but provides a truly fantastic present day test as Ben Smith discovers.

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Ganton Golf Club: iconic course remains one of UK's very best

Ben Smith and Ray Nicholls visit the classic inland links course and feel the hand of history on their shoulders. It may not be long by modern stands but it is fierce.

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Rubbing shoulders with Rory: playing in the Irish Open pro-am

Ben Smith stepped inside the ropes at Killarney and experienced a feeling that only few amateurs get to experience on an unforgettable trip to County Kerry, Ireland.

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Hebden Bridge: a gem hidden high in the Yorkshire hills

This course will not win any awards of critical acclaim but Ben Smith found it to be a charming and memorable round of golf and had the whole course to himself.

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Lahinch: truly a wonder of the golfing world

Ben Smith visits this iconic Irish links and finds a club and town at one and a truly stupendous golf course to boot.

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