NCG Top 100s England: How did it not make it in?
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...
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
It’s a lovely little course and I like the idea of a shared common land for golf and other uses. – Sean Arble
We were surprised not to see Coombe Hill in. – Ed Battye & Niall Flanagan
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
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
More from NCG Top 100 golf courses in England
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Visit the NCG Top 100s homepage for all this and much, much more.