Rob Smith

Contributing Editor

Rob Smith

Rob Smith is a contributing editor for Golf Monthly specialising in course reviews and travel – he has played more than 900 courses in over 40 countries including (almost!) all of the Top 100

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best tough par 4s

A tough par 3 calls for one great shot, a tough par 5 allows a lay-up, but a tough par 4 takes no prisoners…

Prince’s in Kent is one of the country’s best, and when the wind is blowing, toughest links - Rob Smith finds it on the up

Five Of The Best Bunkerless Courses

One way to avoid the sand is to play a course without any, such as one of these five, none of which is easier for its absence…

Although not far from London, Burnham Beeches is peacefully located in the leafy Buckinghamshire countryside. Rob Smith takes a look…

With two very enjoyable courses that are surprisingly different from one another, Essendon makes for an excellent golfing venue as Rob Smith discovers…

With plenty of variety, excellent greens and elevated views to London in the north, Purley Downs has much to offer. Rob Smith reports…

If scenery, drama and above all variety are what you seek from a golf course, then Porthmadog has it all. Rob Smith enjoys the ride...

If you are after a historic links that offers great value and unfussy golf, then Borth and Ynyslas is just the job. Rob Smith visits…

The West Riding of Yorkshire is blessed with an abundance of extremely enjoyable golf, and Rob Smith believes Shipley Golf Club deserves to be far better known…

Not overlong, the delightful course at Scarcroft is both great fun and at the same time a strategic test. Rob Smith greatly enjoys…

Ilkley Golf Club Course Review Alister MacKenzie was a member here and it is he who perhaps had the greatest influence on the design of the course. With its strong…

If you like a golf course that has just about something of everything, then Headingley will not disappoint - Rob Smith recommends…

Offering excellent value and packed with variety, the course at Bingley St. Ives is well worth a visit - Rob Smith enjoys…

It’s not going to be hosting a Major anytime soon, but the scenic little 9-holer at Ben Rhydding is bursting with charisma - Rob Smith falls under its spell

Although Huddersfield Golf Club is perhaps less well known outside the area, its inclusion in the Golf Monthly Next 100 is more than justified…