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Coombe Hill

Golf Club Drive, Kingston upon Thames

Coombe Hill, Golf Club Drive, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

J.F Abercromby constructed Coombe Hill, less than half an hour from the centre of London, in 1911. Fast, sloping greens, often high above the narrow fairways, on the 6,401-yard par-71 course amid the trees and heather, provide the challenge. The... more

Cumberwell Park Golf Club

Bradford on Avon

Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Cumberwell Park was created by Adrian Stiff in 1994 as two nines, the Parkland and Woodland. Five years later he supervised the Lakeland that is the preferred favourite of many offering a mixture of challenging water holes including two exciting par... more

Westerham Golf Club

Valence Park, Brasted Road, Westerham

Westerham Golf Club, Valence Park, Westerham, Kent

Encompassing established forestry and offering stunning views over the undulating Kent North Downs, Westerham is a superb par 72 course in excess of 6,000 yards and built to a high standard with USGA specification greens and full irrigation... more

Ross-on-Wye Golf Club

Gorsley, Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye Golf Club, Gorsley, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Ross-on-Wye was founded in 1903 but after several moves, eventually reached its present site from a JH Taylor nine-hole design at Rudhall in 1964 where Ken Cotton constructed the 6,451-yard course, standard scratch 73, from a densely forested tract... more

Aberdovey Golf Club

Station Road, Aberdovey

Aberdovey Golf Club, Station Road, Aberdovey, Gwynedd

Aberdovey is a traditional nine-out, nine-in links course. The real defence of the 6,710 yard course that wends through sand dunes is the wind which is often a gentle zephyr but can also be ferocious. Many national championships are regularly held... more

Seaford Golf Club

Firle Road, Seaford

Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road, Seaford, East Sussex

Seaford has a splendid backdrop of the Sussex Downs and views of the English Channel. A tantalising mix of fine par threes and testing par fours, it's probably the last hole that will stick in the mind. However, the 222 yard 15th, the last of the... more

Leven Links Golf Course

The Promenade, Leven

Leven Links Golf Course, The Promenade, Leven, Fife

Leven has been used as a final qualifying venue for the Open Championship at St Andrews and is a true seaside course. The older part of the Links has been described as one of the best stands of Bent and Fescue in Scotland. Originally nine holes it... more

Mannings Heath Golf Club

Hammerpond Road, Mannings Heath, Horsham

Mannings Heath Golf Club, Hammerpond Road, Horsham, West Sussex

The Waterfall is the original lay-out dating from 1905 - the second course is The Kingfisher opened in 1996 – both amid the rolling Sussex downs. The opening hole from an elevated tee in front of the 17th century clubhouse over a wooded valley... more

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club

Brancaster, King's Lynn

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, Brancaster, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Royal West Norfolk or Brancaster as it's also known is, like nearby Hunstanton, a genuine links course. Brancaster has amazing dark-faced sleeper bunkers and salt marshes and is often cut off by tidal flooding. The third, at 407 yards, is a classic... more

Southerness Golf Club

Southerness, Dumfries

Southerness Golf Club, Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Southerness is set on the remote Solway Firth with panoramic views of Criffel Peak and across to the Lake District of Cumbria. Philip Mackenzie Ross laid out the course and it is considered to be his best creation. A little over 6,500 yards with a... more

Rockliffe Hall Hotel

Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, Durham

Rockliffe Hall on the bank of the River Tees is clearly constructed to host major events. A par 72, 7,879-yard challenge from the championship tees, but with four alternative tee positions to appease players of all abilities. Built in 2009 by Marc... more

Welcombe Golf Club

Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon

Welcombe Golf Club, Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

An 18-hole, par 70 championship course dotted with beautiful lakes and in rolling countryside is what's on offer at the Menzies Welcombe Hotel and Golf Club. The course is a gem as it is set 157 acres in the shadows of the Welcombe Hills. The course... more

Tadmarton Heath Golf Club

Wigginton, Banbury

Tadmarton Heath Golf Club, Wigginton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Tadmarton may be considered short at under 6,000 yards but while the first nine holes are fairly open, the second nine are not with narrow fairways and plenty of gorse. That's not to say you can spray it around on the front, accurate second shots are... more

Woburn Golf Club (Duke's)

Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes

Woburn Golf Club (Duke's), Little Brickhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

The first course at Woburn was named after the Duke of Bedford, owner of the house and estate, and fashioned through the parkland by Charles Lawrie of Cotton & Pennink. It grew in stature and the first professional event was the Dunlop Masters in... more

The Irvine Golf Club

Sandy Road, Bogside, Irvine

The Irvine Golf Club, Sandy Road, Irvine, Ayrshire

Irvine begins with one of five par fours over 400 yards followed by short par fours at four and five which require accuracy on a course where gorse and heather line the fairways. Another long par four follows and then there is another short par four.... more

Glen Golf Club

East Links, Tantallon Terrace, North Berwick

Glen Golf Club, East Links, North Berwick, East Lothian

The sounds of the sea and birds follow you as the course snakes around a spectacular coastline overlooking the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock, one of the world's largest bird sanctuaries, on the Edinburgh Golf Coast, at North Berwick. The sea borders... more

North Berwick Golf Club

New Club House, Beach Road, North Berwick

North Berwick Golf Club, New Club House, North Berwick, East Lothian

North Berwick dominates the town, stretching above the beach on the Firth of Forth offering exquisite sea views across to Craigleith Island and Bass Rock. The 13th oldest golf club and the second oldest course in the world still playing over its... more

Brookmans Park Golf Club

Brookmans Park, Hatfield

Brookmans Park Golf Club, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Brookmans Park is one of Hertfordshire's best-kept secrets. The 6,473-yard par 71 woodland course takes you around the outer perimeter of the course on the first nine. Out of bounds is a feature of holes three to nine and the third is the feature... more

Bingley St Ives Golf Club Ltd

St Ives Estate, Bingley

Bingley St Ives Golf Club Ltd, St Ives Estate, Bingley, West Yorkshire

Bingley St Ives, an attractive mixture of parkland, woodland, and moorland in 0one single loop, offers views along the Aire Valley, Rombolds Moor to the north and the magnificent Bronte Country is to the west. Hosted the Lawrence Batley International... more

Western Gailes Golf Club

Gailes, Irvine

Western Gailes Golf Club, Gailes, Irvine, Ayrshire

Western Gailes is unusual layout in that the clubhouse is centrally located. The first four holes head north, the next nine holes head straight back along the coastline passing the clubhouse and the closing five holes head north again along the... more

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport

Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Waterloo Road, Southport, Merseyside

A permanent fixture on The Open rota and host to the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup and the Ryder Cup, undoubtedly one of the finest links courses in England. Became Royal Birkdale in 1951. A plaque on the 16th hole commemorates Arnold Palmer's great... more

Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Duncur Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Muirfield, home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, on the East Lothian coast is a regular Open venue and one of the toughest links in Britain. Old Tom Morris, Harry Colt and Tom Simpson all had an input into the lay-out of the world’s... more

Carlyon Bay Golf Course

The Carlyon Bay Hotel, Sea Road, St Austell

Carlyon Bay Golf Course, The Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell, Cornwall

Beautiful, dramatic and challenging – words that all fit the course to a tee situated a few steps away from the quality Carlyon Bay hotel. The first nine holes of the spectacular 6,500 yard course stretch along the cliff top, then the course turns... more

Hessle Golf Club

Westfield Road, Raywell, Cottingham

Hessle Golf Club, Westfield Road, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hessle Golf Club is an attractive parkland course, moderately flat, providing an easy walking layout. The 18 hole, par 72 course offers a challenge, a test of skill and a great deal of enjoyment for golfers of all ages and abilities. Boasting... more

Saunton Golf Club (East), Braunton, Devon

Saunton, located on the beautiful unspoilt North Devon coast on the edge of Bideford Bay, boasts two classic links courses. The East, laid out in 1897, is the original course and stages major British and English amateur championships. It funnels... more

Luffness New Golf Club, Aberlady, East Lothian

Luffness New is located on the A198 just past Aberlady heading east. The course, originally designed by Old Tom Morris, dates from 1894 despite the 'new' in the title. Luffness is a challenging traditional links course measuring 6,502 yds with a par... more

Machrihanish Dunes

Machrihanish, Campbeltown

Machrihanish Dunes, Machrihanish, Campbeltown, Argyll & Bute

Machrihanish Dunes nestles alongside the original Machrihanish course completed by old Tom Morris in 1879, was designed by David McLay Kidd and opened in 2009. A classic links with spectacular views, it is kept in harmony with nature and provides the... more

Royal Blackheath

Court Road, Eltham, London

Royal Blackheath, Court Road, London, London

It’s been argued that Blackheath, established in 1608, is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and its impressive museum with club trophies dating back to 1789 bear witness to an illustrious past. It’s hard to believe you are only a few miles... more

Flempton Golf Club

The Bothy, Cavenham, Bury St Edmunds

Flempton Golf Club, The Bothy, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Flempton Golf Club, established in 1895, is a hidden gem amongst the Suffolk countryside. A 9 hole course, laid out in a distinctive cloverleaf layout, runs alongside Lackford Lake Nature Reserve. This classic inland links golf course runs through... more

Sandiway Golf Club

Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich

Sandiway Golf Club, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

One of the high-class heathland courses in Cheshire, Ted Ray, the 1912 Open Champion, designed Sandiway in 1920, making exceptional use of the contours of the land. Five years later Harry Colt made alternations. Measuring 6,400 yards, par 70, it is a... more

Moor Park Golf Club

Moor Park, Rickmansworth

Moor Park Golf Club, Moor Park, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Moor Park - The perfect venue for the perfect round. A warm welcome awaits the visiting golfer at Moor Park Golf Club - a club famous not only for its two challenging golf courses, but also for the imposing 17th century mansion house which acts as... more

Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, East Lothian

Dalmahoy, a James Braid design in the 1920s adjacent to an 18th century manor house, now a Marriott hotel, boasts an East and West course in a parkland and moorland setting of1,000 acres. The East, 6,800 yards par 73, hosted the Solheim Cup won for... more

Murcar Links Golf Club

Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Murcar Links Golf Club, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Murcar Links has undergone alterations recently which has stretched the layout to 6,560 yards. Originally designed by Archie Simpson and revised by James Braid, it is located on a classic stretch of links land with massive sand dunes, undulating... more

Southerndown Golf Club

Ogmore by Sea, Bridgend

Southerndown Golf Club, Ogmore by Sea, Bridgend

Southerndown, a combination of links, downland and heathland perched high overlooking Porthcawl, the Bristol Channel and a beautiful Welsh landscape, is invariably open to winds of varying strengths. Rolling tree-less slopes, yielding soft... more

Swinley Forest Golf Club

Coronation Road, Ascot

Swinley Forest Golf Club, Coronation Road, Ascot, Berkshire

A sweeping drive from an elevated first tee to the left of the clubhouse is the start of one of golf’s most memorable rounds through an exceptional Surrey heathland course. Tranquil, exclusive with few members and fewer golfers so the course remains... more

The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Heiton, Kelso, Scottish Borders

At over 7,000 yards, the Roxburghe is a real championship test and has hosted several top events. The Duke of Roxburghe, an avid golfer, commissioned Dave Thomas to build this challenging course and the result bears his distinct hallmark of deep... more

Brancepeth Castle Golf Club, Durham

Brancepeth Castle has some of the finest par threes and can claim to be one of the North-East's most picturesque courses. Designed by Harry Colt and at 6,400 yards and with a par of 70 it's a sound test. The first thing you notice are the rippling... more

Woodbridge Golf Club

Bromeswell Heath, Woodbridge

Woodbridge Golf Club, Bromeswell Heath, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Woodbridge Golf Club offers 2 classic courses, The Heath Course for the serious golfer and the Forest Course suitable for all standards. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty displaying bursts of colour throughout the year. Excellent club... more

Sand Moor Golf Club Ltd

Alwoodley Lane, Leeds

Sand Moor Golf Club Ltd, Alwoodley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Acclaimed as one of the finest and most attractive championship golf courses in the county, just five miles north of Leeds city centre, Sand Moor was developed in 1921 by Dr Alister Mackenzie, a founding member of the greens committee. It is situated... more

Gainsborough Golf Club (Karsten)

Belt Road, Thonock, Gainsborough

Gainsborough Golf Club (Karsten), Belt Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

THE headquarters for Ping Europe, Gainsborough is a parkland course with many trees and the 6,724 Karsten Lakes course, designed by Neil Coles, and the 6,620 Thonock Park course are both good tests. Six and 17 are the pick of the lay-out on the... more

Kingussie Golf Club

Gynack Road, Kingussie

Kingussie Golf Club, Gynack Road, Kingussie, Highland

Kingussie has spectacular views of the Cairngorms but it's not that difficult to walk with a couple of climbs at the fourth and eighth. The fairways are wide and while the River Gynack comes into play on some holes and the greens are superb. It's not... more

Walton Heath Golf Club

Deans Lane, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth

Walton Heath Golf Club, Deans Lane, Tadworth, Surrey

Walton Heath, whose captain was once Edward VIII, boast two courses, the Old and New, and has a links feel although set in the heart of Surrey. Heather borders the fairway and some carries over heather beds require length and accuracy. The new and... more

Little Aston Golf Club

Streetly, Sutton Coldfield

Little Aston Golf Club, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Little Aston, situated in the stockbroker belt of Birmingham, was constructed in the grounds of Little Aston Hall and laid out by Harry Vardon for ten guineas in 1908. Long with demanding carries, the mature parkland course is considered the best in... more

St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey

St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Rohais, Guernsey

The St. Pierre Park golf course, one mile from St Peter Port, is set in Guernsey’s only genuine resort hotel. Laid within beautiful parkland, woodland and lakes, the attractive nine-hole course was designed by Tony Jacklin who intended it to be an... more

Frilford Heath Golf Club, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

One of the few clubs to boast 54 holes of a high standard, Frilford Heath has two courses of classic heathland and a third course which a links feel. The front nine of the main course are particularly challenging with the best sequence the fifth to... more

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral

Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Meols Drive, Wirral, Merseyside

Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake has staged major tournaments throughout its long history including eleven Open Championships and many amateur events. The Club is proud that The Open Championship made a successful return to Hoylake in 2006 when... more

Prestwick Golf Club

2 Links Road, Prestwick

Prestwick Golf Club, 2 Links Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire

A plaque revealing that Prestwick, founded in 1851 as a 12-hole course with Old Tom Morris as “Keeper of the Green”, hosted the first Open in 1860 where it stayed until it moved to St Andrews in 1873 greets visitors to a links steeped in history with... more

Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club, Moor Road, Derby, Derbyshire

Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel offers 36 holes of challenging golf for players of all skill levels and set on the grounds of a 13th century estate with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The Moorland Course is gently designed through... more

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Links Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Links Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Originally known as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen, founded in 1780, the sixth oldest golf club in the world is a traditional out and back links running along the shore of the North Sea. The first hole heads straight for the sea from the... more

Wentworth Club (West)

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water

Wentworth Club (West), Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey

Wentworth’s West course is probably the most famous in Britain as it hosts the televised PGA Championship and World Matchplay each year. Constructed by Harry Colt in 1926, local resident Ernie Els toughened it in 2006 by introducing new bunkers and... more

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