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Value Top 100 courses

How our most controversial ranking list to date came together

Our Great Britain Value Top 100 Courses list was released to plenty of debate. Compiler Dan Murphy explains the logic to Steve Carroll
 

Our latest rankings list, Great Britain’s Value Top 100 Courses, caused quite a stir when it was released recently. Many of you had plenty to say about the list and how it was put together.

So we asked Dan Murphy, who put together the numbers, to talk about how the list was developed and he answers some of the questions he received in the wake of its publication.

You can view the list here.

What do you think of our Great Britain Value Top 100 Courses list? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us.

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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