Sean Arble’s GB&I Course Tours

Sean Arble was born and raised near Detroit and learned the game at Grosse Ile G&CC, a Donald Ross course built about the same time as Oakland Hills. After graduating from university Sean travelled around Europe working short time jobs here and there. Through an unlikely set of circumstances, he moved to Japan then travelled through Asia. Sean eventually settled down in England and soon thereafter rediscovered the great game of golf and became more interested in golf course design and history.

According to Sean, “The game was truly blessed by the discovery of heathland, downland and moorland terrain as ideal turf and soil to play the traditional form of golf. It is perhaps more astounding that the likes of HS Colt, H Fowler, A Mackenzie, T Simpson, J Braid and W Park Jr were on hand to take full advantage of this revelation and produce a concentration of inspiring courses. My interest is golf is nourished by the realization that these great architects stood on the shoulders of Old Tom Morris and countless unheralded designers whose work I encounter in the back alleys of golf. In an age of hybrid grasses cut limits measured by the millimetre, the best of these bygone courses find ways to resonate and be relevant.

Sean has been posting photo tours on GolfClubAtlas.com of most of the courses he visited through the years. Many of these tours are linked below.

England Golf Courses ENGLAND

Addington

Alnmouth Village

Alwoodley

Appleby

Barton on Sea

Bearwood Lakes

Beau Desert

Berkhamsted

Berkshire Blue

Blackwell

Brancaster

Broadstone

Broadway (front 9)

Bude & North Cornwall

Burnham & Berrow

Burnham & Berrow Channel

Camberley Heath

Canterbury

Cavendish

Church Stretton

Cleeve Cloud

Cleveland

Coombe Hill

Copt Heath

Coventry

Coxmoor

Crosland Heath

Crowborough Beacon

Cumberwell Park (Orange 9)

Droitwich

Dunstanburgh Castle

East Devon

Edgbaston

Enville Highgate

Enville Lodge

Epsom 

Formby

Formby Ladies

Frilford Heath Green Course

Frilford Heath Red

Ganton

Goring & Streatley

Goswick 

Hallamshire

Harborne

Harlech

Hesketh

Hillside

Hindhead

Hunstanton

Huntercombe

Isle of Purbeck

Kent Kaleidoscope:
(Deal, Princes & Sandwich)

Kington

Knole Park

Leckford Old

Little Aston

Littlestone

Liphook

Luffenham Heath

Maxstoke Park

Meyrick Park

Minchinhampton Old Course

Moortown

Moseley

New Zealand

Northamptonshire Co.

Notts

Oxford

Painswick

Perranporth

Prestbury

Pulborough

Royal Autombile Club Old

Reddish Vale

Reigate Heath

Remedy Oak

Royal Ashdown Forest

Royal Wimbledon

Royal Worlington & Newmarket

Rye

Rye Jubilee Course

Sandwell Park

Sandwich

Sandy Lodge

Saunton East Course

Seacroft

Seascale

Seahouses back 9

Seaton Carew Bishop Course

Sheringham

Silloth on Solway

Sherwood Forest

St Georges Hill

Stoneham

Saunton West

St Enodoc

Stratfod Upon Avon

Sunningdale Heath

Sunningdale New Course

Sunningdale Old Course

Sutton Coldfield

Tadmarton Heath

Temple

The Grove

The Players Club Stranahan Course

Trevose

Warkworth

The Warwickshire Earl’s Course

Warren

Wallasey

Walton Heath New

Walton Heath Old (the summer course!)

Walton Heath Old Course Winter Card

West Berkshire

West Cornwall

West Hill

Weston-super-Mare

Westward Ho!

Whittington Heath

Woking

Woodhall Spa Hotchkin

Worcester

Worcestershire

Worplesdon

Golf In France FRANCE

Hardelot Les Dunes

Hardelot Les Pins

Royal Zoute

St Germain

Touquet La Mer

Wimereux

 

Golf In Ireland IRELAND

Ballybunion Cashen

Baltray  

Carne

Castlerock Bann   

Corballis Links

Enniscrone

Irish Eyes Are Smiling:
Ballybunion Cashen, Old & Lahinch

Laytown & Bettystown  

Narin & Portnoo

Portsalon

Rosapenna Old Tom Morris Links

Rosapenna Sandy Hills Links

Rosses Point

Strandhill

The Island

 

Golf In Scotland SCOTLAND

Anstruther

Bruntsfield Links Short Course    

Carnegie Links

Carnousitie Burnside

Castle Stuart

Crail Balcomie Links

Dunbar

Dundonald

Elie

Gleneagles Kings

Kingsbarns

Kilspindie

Luffness New

Leven Links

Lundin

Montrose Medal Course 

North Berwick West Links  

Prestwick

Renaissance

Royal Aberdeen

Royal Dornoch

St Andrews Castle Course

St Andrews Eden Course

St Andrews Ladies Putting Club

The Brief Angus & Grampian Tour:
Montrose, Trump International, Royal Aberdeen,
Carnoustie Burnside & Cruden Bay

The Old Course  

Western Gailes

 

Golf In Uruguay WALES

Aberdovey

Ashburnham

Borth & Ynyslas

Celtic Manor 2010

Harlech

Llandrindod Wells

Nefyn Old Course 9

Pennard 

Porthmadog Back 9  

Pyle & Kenfig

Royal Porthcawl

Tenby

Welshpool