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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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…

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…

Costa Navarino: A Grecian Odyssey

Costa Navarino is home to the two finest courses in Greece and a great deal more. Rob Smith finds out more...