Is there a good balance of par 3s 4s and 5
Is there a good balance of longer and shorter par 4s
How varied are the par 3s
Is risk and reward a factor
How well is the course defended by hazards and nature
How well placed are the hazards
How fair is the course
Are there any weak holes on the course
How well do the holes flow together from 1 – 18
Are a wide variety of shots tested and are you required to use most of the clubs in your bag
How difficult is the course for your handicap category
Looking back on your visit how memorable are the individual holes and the course as a whole

How Golf Monthly assess the Top 100 Golf Courses: Condition and Presentation

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Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Golf Courses
An introduction to Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Golf Courses by editor, Mike Harris
Who makes up The Top 100 Golf Courses panel?

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