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 950 courses in over 40 countries including (almost!) all of the Top 100

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Imagine golfing in paradise on a variety of courses on different islands with your luxury hotel following you around. Rob Smith discovers that golf cruising offers exactly this…

Blessed with year-round sunshine and very enjoyable and varied courses, Gran Canaria has much to offer the visiting golfer. Rob Smith returns for a detailed look…

The two contrasting courses at John O’Gaunt offer an excellent golfing day out - Rob Smith very much enjoys a visit…

The bunkerless course at Luton Hoo is a rare hybrid of parkland and inland links - Rob Smith takes a look…

British golf is blessed with enormous strength in depth, and clubs such as Dunstable Downs have much to offer

There is much to be said for a round of golf on an attractive and challenging course in under two hours as Rob Smith explains…

With two excellent and remarkably contrasting courses, I Roveri on the outskirts of Turin is a terrific golfing destination - Rob Smith enjoys a visit…

One of Southern Spain’s original big names, Aloha is again one of the region’s must-play courses - Rob Smith takes a look…

Five Of The Best Driveable Par 4s

The thrill of an easy birdie or potential eagle makes the short par 4 one of golf’s most mouthwatering prospects…

The ninth staging of the very impressive Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship came to a dramatic conclusion here in New Zealand today. Rob Smith reports…

Crowds Around the Final Green

On a quite glorious Spring day, the penultimate round of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship saw plenty of exciting golf. Rob Smith reports…

best nine hole golf courses

For those concerned that golf takes too long or can be a good walk spoiled, short and sweet is just the thing at these lovely nine holers

Following months of preparation and anticipation, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship began today at Royal Wellington in New Zealand. Rob Smith reports on the action…

Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship – First Impressions Having travelled just about as far as it is possible to travel without actually heading into outer space, I arrived in the Media Centre…

One of the most important amateur tournaments in the world, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, is about to take place at the beautiful Royal Wellington Golf Club in New Zealand. Rob…

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…