Golf Course Reviewer

Reviewer Ed Battye

About our Golf Course Reviewer - Ed Battye

Ed founded Golf Empire to help amateur golfers find out where and when competitive golf will be played. He currently plays off a handicap of two and lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Having spent much of his golfing career playing off scratch he has competed in Open Championship qualifying, the British Mid-Amateur Championship and several World Amateur Ranking Golf tournaments (...quite unsuccessfully it must be said!).

Nowadays most of his time is spent playing 36 hole open events all over the UK as well as travelling far and wide to carry out golf course reviews for the Golf Empire website.

In total he has played well over 400 golf courses, mostly under competitive conditions, and has a love for pure links golf.

Ed says, "What I look for and personally like in a golf course is one that gives you options, especially regarding the way in which shots are played into and around the greens. In my experience this nearly always stems from firm turf and natural changes in elevation; the ball has to do something when it lands otherwise I lose interest pretty quickly."

"If there are a number of different ways to play a shot, each with their own degree of risk and reward, then I feel challenged and inspired. That's when a golf course has done its job for me."

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We are continually aiming to add more course reviews to the Golf Empire website in order to give our visitors an informative and independent opinion about the courses they may be considering playing.

If you would like Ed or one of the Golf Empire team to write a review about your golf course please get in touch with us to arrange a visit by emailing or you can find out more here.