Course Reviews

Course review - Golf course by the ocean

If you would like to submit a course review then I would be more than happy to take a look. Please email your review to geoffrey.baker@cleekandjigger.com. If you happen to have any photographs then please attach them to the email.

Course Reviews:

I’ve played close to 500 courses over more than 30 years. A good percentage of those were played in competitions. In theory, that means I should have been seeing the course at its ‘best’.

You need to take any course review with a pinch of salt, even mine! It is just one person’s opinion on one day. All courses go through ups and downs in terms of condition. However, I would like to think even if the course isn’t in great condition on the day or I’m playing it in terrible weather that I can form an opinion based on the design of the course.

Like a lot of people, I prefer to live a champagne lifestyle on beer money!

While I have paid what some would class as ridiculous sums of money to play golf, I still love to find a bargain.

Even better if I can play a good quality course for a rock bottom price.

I’m not so much of a snob that I would not play a course at least once irrespective of its reputation. However, there are a number of courses I have played down the years that I am in no rush to return to.

Further Reading

UK Golf Guide: this can be a great resource for researching trips around the UK although I do wonder sometimes about some of the reviews. Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder!

GolfPass: if you are looking for course reviews from around the world then GolfPass might do the trick.

The Fried Egg: some great articles on golf course architecture.

Alistair McKenzie Society: one of the iconic designers, his most famous design being Augusta National in conjunction with Bobby Jones.

Golf Architecture Resources: a selection of resources on golf architecture and famous architects.

Golf World Top 100 UK Rankings: ironically having started the top 100 rankings some years ago Golf World magazine is no more. The branding has been retained purely for the rankings which have now been moved over to its sister publication Today’s Golfer.