Golf Monthly's Top 100 Golf Courses Assessment Criteria: Ambience

Golf Monthly editor Michael Harris gives an insight into the criteria used to asses the courses for inclusion in the UK & Ireland Top 100 Golf Course Rankings

AMBIENCE What is the welcome like for visiting golfers Is there a sense of occasion visiting the course What sort of value for money does a visit represent Clubhouse... View from outside View from the inside Standard of decor Facilities (locker rooms etc) Catering and bar Overall feeling Is there a Halfway hut Quality of club’s website Quality of the practice facilities

Where next? - 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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Mike has been a journalist all his working life, starting out as a football writer with Goal magazine in the 1990s before moving into men’s and women’s lifestyle magazines including Men's Health, In 2003 he joined Golf Monthly and in 2006 he became only the eighth editor in Golf Monthly’s 100-plus year history. His two main passions in golf are courses, having played over 400 courses worldwide, and shoes; he owns over 40 pairs.

Mike’s handicap index hovers at around 10 and he is a member of four clubs: Hartley Wintney, Royal Liverpool, Royal North Devon and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.