I've played 2, with a third to come later in the year - all thanks to this forum.
I've noticed that Moor Park is a new entry near the bottom. It's about 10 minutes drive from where I live but I haven't played there yet. That's something I might try and set up in September for my birthday. I did have my wedding reception there 5 years back but my wife neglected to negotiate a free round for me...
I played Hadley Wood earlier in the year and didn't find it particularly inspiring. Excellent clubhouse and decent course, but didn't seem worthy of a top 100 list. I played West Byfleet in November and would say that's a better course.
Maybe it's not great for better players being a relatively short course, but for me it's got it all.
Variety in the layout, memorable holes, quirky holes, history, not too manicured, some lovely views and a nice clubhouse.
I've played about 17 at a quick count, relative position is all a matter of opinion and having played most of the ones that I have played only once I'm not going to argue with much on there although my opinion may differ.
The only one that I didn't really rate the time I played it was Chart Hills which I thought a bit tricked up with far too many bunkers most of which were scruffy.
Even that was after a week on other courses so I was a bit tired but preferred the others.
Hindhead Down 6 places ? obviously I’m salty… but that is implying some sort of significant decline, for some reason? (Probably the lowest rankings it’s ever had)
To my knowledge, they didn’t even visit Hindhead this time around.
Since I joined 5 years ago, they’ve done all the bunkers, entire redesigns of holes, the course is continuously improved, and condition wise is in absolutely incredible shape, yet it’s never gone up in the rankings - yet to drop so much without a visit irritates me…
I've played 3 of them of which I'm a member of 1 (Cavendish) which is new to this years list.
We have had a lot of work being carried out over the last couple of years & this will continue as its the clubs centenary in 2025 & there is a plan in place improve the condition of the course in time for this.