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Michael Choong

“Love to travel playing the world's best courses”
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almost 2 years agoReview
Michael Choong
reviewed West Sussex Golf Club
Fabulous

I'm quite fortunate to be able to play so many quality layouts and Pulborough is one of my favourite courses so I maybe a little bias, but the West Sussex is exceptional. Sure there are some drawbacks which let me get out of the way first; for an inland course it is quite remote and a bit of an effort to get to from London. Its not a big club and a few years ago it lost its conditions, plus in the summer it lacks fairway watering. The iconic 6th is a weird par 3/4 where you have to hit a wood into a sloping green heavily protected by heather, water features on 14/15 which feel a tad incongruous. Some of the fairways are small and lack definition, occasionally you have to play over what seems a fairway for a neighbouring hole. The pluses are numerous, every visit is greeted by an oasis set in the middle of the Sussex countryside, and you will rarely see another group. A classic layout, lots of variety and character, American style bunkering, large, asymmetrical and shaggy in appearance, a thinker's course where you occasionally have to shape it off the tee, and asks you to plot your way round. The greens can be a menace too, quick and undulating. But have a good day and you can go deep. A beautiful setting in the middle of the Sussex countrywide which a peach of a view from the clubhouse overlooking the 1st and 18th fairways.

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almost 2 years agoReview
Michael Choong
reviewed Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Course
Fabulous

It may not be ranked no1 but for me its the purest I've played. I prefer to all the others on the Open rota. It will be even better once its been prepared for 2019, naturally the 1.5 holes that come back to the clubhouse and flatter and weak by comparison A beautifully contrasting collection of golf holes, some the most spectacular you'll ever experience; long par 4s well-protected by bunkers, short 4 pars set amongst the dunes, elevated tee shots, dramatic par 3s. Set atop the cliffs, a truly beautiful location for a course. The 5th green my favourite spot in golf. This course ticks all the boxes

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about 3 years agoReview
Michael Choong
reviewed Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Good

thought it was overrated. Full of american tourists playing slow not very good golf. Nice to be on the seaside but still very much out and back. Too many blind shots to appreciate it without having played it a few times. Nairn is much better

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about 3 years agoReview
Michael Choong
reviewed Hong Kong Golf Club - Fanling
Very good

Best course in Asia, saying that I haven't played in Japan. A distinct old school aire about the club, the facilities and ambience in the clubhouse are up there with Wentworth. The course is in great condition too, proper big undulating severe running greens like in the West, lots of variety, changes in elevation and challenge.

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