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NCG TOP 100s
DJ Russell's reimagining of The Machrie is vastly different to what was here before, but once again the Isle of Islay has a links to be proud of.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Value and Scotland
No matter how long it takes to get there, Nairn is one of those courses that any self-respecting golfer should aim to play at least once.
GB & Ireland, Highlands and Scotland
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GB & Ireland and Scotland
Machrihanish remains unconstrained by the tenets of modern architecture. This is a course that was discovered rather than created, and it has been gloriously kept that way.
Full review to come.
More on Dumbarnie:
How Dumbarnie built a genuine links with a modern twist
Fife, GB & Ireland and Scotland
Swirling and gusting winds protect and surround rolling dunes. If you could draw a picture of what links golf is you wouldn’t be far away with a sketch of Panmure.
GB & Ireland, Value and Scotland
The New is the real thing. If it was anywhere else in Britain, it would have played host to countless national and international events over the years.
Fife, GB & Ireland, Value and Scotland
Apart from an absence for the most part of sea views, Luffness is the epitome of Scottish seaside golf that the purists among us love.
East Lothian, GB & Ireland, Value and Scotland
Machrihanish Dunes, by contemporary standards, is a quirky course. Lying on the most perfect links land that you could ever wish to see only amplifies that.
NCG TOP 100s
Brora is the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society – quite an accolade considering Braid’s history and tradition of designing outstanding courses.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Highlands, Value and Scotland
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