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My 300th course

Farleigh Golf Club provided me with my opportunity to play my 300th golf course. It was a pleasurable day, the course was good and the opportunity to catch up with a good friend made the day. I really enjoy playing new courses, for my 40th year I challenged myself to play 40 new courses. That year I managed 55 rounds of golf at 45 different courses!

I have many favourites and they vary in style from links to parkland. Here are a few of my highlights.

St Mellion - Nicklaus Course

Wychwood Park

Woburn - any

Royal Porthcawl

Machynys Peninsula




Celtic Manor - any

Frilford Heath - Red

Saunton - either

Vale Resort - The Wales National


I am yet to play in Scotland or Ireland and hop eto change that over the coming years. Abroad, my favourite location is Portugal, especially around the Lisbon area where you will not find a bad course. Stand outs would be Penha Longa, Praia d'el rey, Aroeira 1 and 2, West Cliffs and Oitavos Dunes.

Do you enjoy playing different venues or prefer to master the challenges of a single course?

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