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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

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club

Wentworth Drive, Broadstone

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club, Wentworth Drive, Broadstone, Dorset

Originally known as the Dorset Golf Club in 1898, designed by Tom Dunn, later modified by Harry Colt, Broadstone sits on a superb tract of heathland. The elevated back nine offers panoramic views of the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. Measuring 6,... more

West Hill Golf Club, Woking, Surrey

West Hill is one of the many superb courses in the Surrey-Hampshire-Berkshire golf belt featuring an abundance of heather and mature trees. The scenic course was founded in 1909 by Mrs Marguerite Lubbock for her new husband Geoffrey. At 6,350 yards... 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

Lindrick Golf Club

Deep Carrs Lane, Lindrick, Worksop

Lindrick Golf Club, Deep Carrs Lane, Worksop, South Yorkshire

Lindrick is considered one of Britain's finest inland courses - but it is unusual in that it finishes with par three, albeit a great one. Lindrick is always remembered because it was there that Great Britain and Ireland beat the USA to win the 1957... more

New Zealand Golf Club

Woodham Lane, Addlestone

New Zealand Golf Club, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey

Constructed on New Zealand Farm, as the first owner was an early emigrant, founded in 1895 and located within the famous Surrey heath belt, the under-used perfectly maintained and delightful uncrowded haven in the heather and birch trees spans 6,070... more

Boat of Garten Golf Club

Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten

Boat of Garten Golf Club, Nethybridge Road, Boat of Garten, Highland

Described as the hidden gem of the Highlands in an Alps-like setting, James Braid designed the 5,870-yard lay-out after the club started with six holes in 1898. The incomparable view from the clubhouse over the first and second fairways to the... more

Merlin Golf & Country Club

St Eval Road, Mawgan Porth

Merlin Golf & Country Club, St Eval Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

The Merlin Golf & Country Club is situated on the North Cornish Coast with wonderful views towards the sea. This hilltop, heathland course is designed to suit all standards of golfer, with no long carries for the higher handicapper whilst maintaining... more

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

The Fairway, Lake, Sandown

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club, The Fairway, Sandown, Hampshire

Shanklin is built on well draining heathland and is reckoned to be playable all year round. The course measures just over 6,000 yards, which is not long, but there are some strong slopes and gradients and with with tree-lined fairways and plenty of... more

Hankley Common Golf Club

Tilford, Farnham

Hankley Common Golf Club, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey

Situated in seclusion on Surrey’s North Downs, a superb combination of links-like inland golf over heather-strewn land with a wide-open windswept appearance. Started as a nine-hole course in 1897, completed by James Braid 25 years later. Plays 6,702... more

St George's Hill Golf Club

Golf Club Road, St George's Hill, Weybridge

St George's Hill Golf Club, Golf Club Road, Weybridge, Surrey

Harry S Colt was called to construct St George’s Hill in 1912 and it has developed onto one of the cherished courses in a rich golfing area in Surrey. Each hole in the three loops of nine is memorable and the Red, Blue and Green nines offer a... more

Halifax Golf Club

Union Lane, Ogden, Halifax

Halifax Golf Club, Union Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Halifax Golf Club boasts one of the finest moorland courses in the UK and visitors are welcome to play on weekdays and weekends. The 18-hole course at Ogden is as natural as the finest seaside links you could name. Every tee, fairway and green is as... more

Liphook Golf Club

Wheatsheaf Enclosure, Liphook

Liphook Golf Club, Wheatsheaf Enclosure, Liphook, Hampshire

Liphook can sometimes appear to resemble an inland links in the height of summer when the ground starts to firm up and plays shorter, but in reality it is a heathland gem. Set out over 6,167-yards, par 70, the start is difficult with a 200-yard par... more

Sunningdale Golf Club (New)

Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, Ascot

Sunningdale Golf Club (New), Ridgemount Road, Ascot, Berkshire

Sunningdale New course was created by Harry Colt in 1923 to cater for the increasing needs of members and is friendlier than the established original layout. It is more open, encourages driving and the trees do not encroach the fairways as much. ... more

Wentworth Club (East)

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water

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

Designed by Harry Colt in 1924, two years before the more famous West, it is an easier, more user-friendly course with exactly the same attractive characteristics, bellowed by members and visitors alike. The first unofficial Ryder Cup-like match took... more

The Hindhead Golf Club

Churt Road, Hindhead

The Hindhead Golf Club, Churt Road, Hindhead, Surrey

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the founders of the 6,373-yard par 70 course set in a breathtaking location in 1904. The superior front nine snakes through valleys over a large hollow of dry sandy heath overlooked by... more

East Berkshire Golf Club

Ravenswood Avenue, Crowthorne

East Berkshire Golf Club, Ravenswood Avenue, Crowthorne, Berkshire

East Berkshire was created on a 100-acre desolate heathland site by Peter Paxton from Musselburgh in 1903 and is a typical Berkshire-Surrey-Hampshire course featuring tree-lined fairways, gorse, heather, excellent greens and easy walking. Doglegs,... more

The Berkshire Golf Club (Red)

Swinley Road, Ascot

The Berkshire Golf Club (Red), Swinley Road, Ascot, Berkshire

Some favour the 6,139-yard par 72 Red course that has six par threes, six fours and six fives, but the entire 36-hole complex at The Berkshire is a joy offering great variety where accuracy is rewarded. Set deep in the Bracknell Forest the courses... more

Druids Heath Golf Club

Stonnall Road, Aldridge, Walsall

Druids Heath Golf Club, Stonnall Road, Walsall, Staffordshire

Druids Heath, measuring 6,661 yards, offers a challenging test of golf all year round. It was only opened in 1974 in a location that affords impressive views of the Staffordshire countryside. It is an exceptionally demanding course, both physically... 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

Beau Desert Golf Club

Rugeley Road, Hazel Slade, Cannock

Beau Desert Golf Club, Rugeley Road, Cannock, Staffordshire

Beau Desert - 'Beautiful Wilderness' - bordering Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, is a classic Midlands course created by land owner the Marquess of Anglesey and completed by architect Herbert Fowler in 1911. It has developed into a magnificent... more

East Devon Golf Club

Links Road, Budleigh Salterton

East Devon Golf Club, Links Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

East Devon provides superb coastal views as far as Portland Bill in Dorset on a fine day. A course both demanding and fair, the fairways are generous but a wayward drive will be punished. There are many public footpaths on and around the course so... more

The National Golf Centre

The Broadway, Woodhall Spa

The National Golf Centre, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

The Hotchkin course dating from the early 1900s is a heathland masterpiece but a severe test. The lasting memory is of the cavernous bunkers that are serious card wreckers that first appear on the gentler opening first hole and are especially... more

St Austell Golf Club

Tregongeeves Lane, St Austell

St Austell Golf Club, Tregongeeves Lane, St Austell, Cornwall

St Austell Golf Club welcomes members and visitor alike, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that appeals to golfers of all levels. This 18-hole parkland course boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside and presents a challenge at any... more

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club Ltd, Station Road, Ganton, Scarborough

Ganton Golf Club, Ganton Golf Club Ltd, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Golf was first played at Ganton, in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, in 1891 on a former inlet from the North Sea and the natural sandy subsoil was an ideal place to develop a course. Ganton has hosted a succession of major amateur... 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

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

Remedy Oak

Horton Road, Woodlands

Remedy Oak, Horton Road, Woodlands, Dorset

Remedy Oak offers the opportunity to be amongst the 400 exclusive members to play potentially one of the finest courses in Southern England. Located near Horton in Dorset, this classic championship golf course nestles within 256 acres of ancient... more

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

Off Chapel Lane, Forest Row

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Off Chapel Lane, Forest Row, East Sussex

Royal Ashdown Forest opened in 1889 as the Ashdown Forest & Tunbridge Wells Golf Club and “Tunbridge Wells” was dropped when Queen Victoria bestowed royal patronage in 1893. Originally less than 5,000 yards it was gradually lengthened to its present... more

Alwoodley Golf Club

Wigton Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds

Alwoodley Golf Club, Wigton Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Alwoodley Golf Club is one of several famous clubs based on the northern stretch of Leeds. It was founded in 1907 and was the first course designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie whose other masterpieces included Augusta National and Cypress Point in... more

Gleneagles (King's)

Auchterarder

Gleneagles (King's), Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross

James Braid fashioned the Gleneagles Hotel King's course that opened in 1919 set in the splendour of the Perthshire hills in Scotland. It has matured into one of the best moorland lay-outs in Scotland with majestic views of the Ochil Hills, Ben... more

Worplesdon Golf Club

Heath House Road, Woking

Worplesdon Golf Club, Heath House Road, Woking, Surrey

Worplesdon is another quality Surrey heather-gorse-and fir tree course that makes the area such a golfing paradise. It has changed little since F J Abercromby produced the plans in 1907. The par threes are a feature – the 139-yard tenth demanding a... more

Woking Golf Club

Pond Road, Hook Heath, Woking

Woking Golf Club, Pond Road, Woking, Surrey

Described as an inland links but in reality a typically testing heathland course designed by Tom Simpson and founded in 1893, Woking is short, spanning just 5,957 yards off the yellows, par 70, but is visually attractive. Utmost accuracy from the... more

Delamere Forest Golf Club

Station Road, Northwich

Delamere Forest Golf Club, Station Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Delamere Forest is a natural heathland course, despite the word Forest, but trees do form part of its defence on several holes and there are a number of blind drives some involving a long carry. Both the ninth and the 18th dog leg around a central... more

Sherwood Forest Golf Club

Eakring Road, Mansfield

Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Eakring Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest's reputation as one of the finest heathland courses in Britain is well deserved - it has staged many top amateur events including the 2006 England Boys Championships as well as being a regional qualifying course for the Open.... more

Northamptonshire County Golf Club

Golf Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton

Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Golf Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

A traditional and inland course with a mix of heathland and parkland, Northamptonshire now has has 21 holes. The original 18 holes were designed by Harry Colt and later James Braid altered the pattern and arrangement of many bunkers and the 18th... more

North Hants Golf Club

Minley Road, Fleet

North Hants Golf Club, Minley Road, Fleet, Hampshire

North Hants is a classic Hampshire-Surrey border course tucked among pine and silver birch trees, rhododendrons, heather, broom and gorse. Used as a regional qualifier for The Open, and home of the Hampshire Hog and the Hampshire Rose. Justin Rose... 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

Sunningdale Golf Club (Old)

Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, Ascot

Sunningdale Golf Club (Old), Ridgemount Road, Ascot, Berkshire

Sunningdale's two Harry Colt-designed courses in the Surrey-Berkshire heathland belt where quality courses abound are among the best and most exclusive. The Old course has held many championships and has become a world-class venue. The immaculate,... more

Longcliffe Golf Club

Snells Nook Lane, Nanpantan, Loughborough

Longcliffe Golf Club, Snells Nook Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Longcliffe is set on the lower slopes of Charnwood Forest and is covered in silver birch, oak, pine, beech, gorse and broom. An indication of it quality is that it has twice hosted the Curtis Cup team in preparation for their clash with the USA and... more

The Berkshire Golf Club (Blue)

Swinley Road, Ascot

The Berkshire Golf Club (Blue), Swinley Road, Ascot, Berkshire

Be aware of the tough start to the 6,260-yard par 71 Blue – a monster 217-yard par three to a distant green that lies beyond a heather-covered valley. Other memorable holes include the 199-yard tenth and the imposing 452-yard 16th – one of a testing... more

Ladybank Golf Club

Annsmuir, Ladybank, Cupar

Ladybank Golf Club, Annsmuir, Cupar, Fife

Ladybank is regularly used as a Open Championship Final Qualifying venue when The Open is at St Adndrews (and again in 2010) and it's a course where accuracy is vital because of the small firm and fast greens. The fairways are relatively flat and... more

Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Stamford Road, Ketton, Stamford

Luffenham Heath Golf Club, Stamford Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Luffenham opens gently. Don't be fooled, the 412 yard second is one of the best holes on the course with menacing fairway bunkers and a severely sloping green while the 320 yard eighth is a risk-reward tee shot although playing short of the fairway... more

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club

Beacon Road, Crowborough

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Beacon Road, Crowborough, East Sussex

Crowborough Beacon, judged the 70th best in the Country, is a challenging heathland course close to the highest point in Sussex at nearly 800 feet above sea level. with spectacular views to the South Downs. The 18 holes and Clubhouse terrace boast... more

Worksop Golf Club

Windmill Lane, Worksop

Worksop Golf Club, Windmill Lane, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Worksop is a classic English woodland course which has produced a number of top players, Lee Westwood among them. There are a number of superb holes on this testing layout, notably the dramatic dogleg ninth and 10th, two very long par fives. The... more

Ferndown Golf Club

119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown

Ferndown Golf Club, 119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset

Ferndown is an attractive, classic heathland course that winds its way through the pines and rhododendrons on a soft turf that provides easy walking. Harold Hilton, British Open Champion in 1892 and 1897, drew up plans in 1912 for a course that... more

Piltdown Golf Club

Piltdown, Uckfield

Piltdown Golf Club, Piltdown, Uckfield, East Sussex

Piltdown Gold Club in East Sussex is close to Uckfield and was founded in 1904. The terrain is fairly level but the narrow fairways; small greens and an abundance of heather and gorse make for challenging golf. The Clubhouse was extensively enhanced... more

Scotscraig Golf Club

Golf Road, Tayport

Scotscraig Golf Club, Golf Road, Tayport, Fife

Scotscraig is only 15 minutes from the Old Course at St Andrews and displays much the same characteristics. The most memorable hole is the par four fourth. While it is just 366 yards it is well protected by large revetted fairway bunkers and heather... more

York Golf Club

Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York

York Golf Club, Lords Moor Lane, York, North Yorkshire

York moved to their current site at Strensall in 1904 and J H Taylor designed the course of around 6,000 yards and it was among the longest and most testing in Yorkshire. Now it measures 6,301 yards with tree-lined fairways but has retained its... 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

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