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NCG Top 100s England: How did it not make it in?

The hardest part of making a list like England's Top 100 courses is considering the courses that narrowly miss out. Our panel reveal where they think should definitely have made the cut
 

There’s always debate whenever a new rankings list emerges – and it starts among the panellists! Here are those some of our experts felt should have been included in the final countdown of NCG’s top 100 golf courses in England…

Appleby

I have a real soft spot for Appleby, very few courses offer a site where golf is so much fun. – John Mcloughlin

If you like fun and quirky, and I absolutely do, this will rock your world. – Steve Carroll 

Tadmarton Heath, Appleby and Painswick

All just exceptionally fun golf courses: round in three hours, loads of birdies, great turf. Bring it on. – Tom Irwin 

Reigate Heath

It’s a lovely little course and I like the idea of a shared common land for golf and other uses. – Sean Arble

Coombe Hill

We were surprised not to see Coombe Hill in. – Ed Battye & Niall Flanagan

Coxmoor, Hallamshire and North Hants

Three that jumped out are Hallamshire, Coxmoor and North Hants. – Steve Watton 

Close House and Bearwood Lakes

It’s a toss-up between Close House and Bearwood Lakes, both of which are worthy of Top 100 status.  – Neil Gray 

Painswick

It’s very tricky with an England list. There are so many contenders. The romantic in me says Painswick demands a place. I understand its – relative – shortcomings but I prefer to dwell on its sheer exuberance. – Dan Murphy

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