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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

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

Hayling Golf Club

Links Lane, Hayling Island

Hayling Golf Club, Links Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire

A spectacular links considered the best on the south coast although it opens with a 170-yard par three and an ordinary par five before the more memorable holes soon come into play. The sixth, a 434-yard par four bisected by a water hazard that runs... 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

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

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

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

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

Links Gate, St Annes-on-Sea

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Links Gate, St Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire

Avoiding the 200 bunkers is the essential requirement to play well at Royal Lytham and St Annes, created by the club’s first professional George Lowe in 1886 and modified by Harry Colt. Surrounded by housing and flanked by a railway line, it is not... more

The Oxfordshire Golf Club

The Oxfordshire, Rycote Lane, Milton Common, Thame

The Oxfordshire Golf Club, The Oxfordshire, Thame, Oxfordshire

American architect Rees Jones created The Oxfordshire which opened in 1993 and reflects an American style. The feature hole, a downhill par five dogleg right to left 17th curving around a huge lake to a miniscule green, is a classic case. A course... more

Glasgow Gailes Links

Gailes Links, Gailes Road, Irvine

Glasgow Gailes Links, Gailes Links, Irvine, Ayrshire

Glasgow Golf Club, founded in 1787, has two courses 35 miles apart. Old Tom Morris laid out the original parkland course five miles from Glasgow city centre at Killermont in 1903. Glasgow Gailes, designed by Willie Park Jnr, opened for play in 1892... more

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Golf Road, Dornoch

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Golf Road, Dornoch, Highland

Records show that the natural landscape that defines golf in Dornoch has hosted golfers since 1616 and the club, which was formed in 1877, has has now been a Royal club for over 100 years! Tom Watson, 5 times Open Champion, an honorary member said... more

Woldingham Golf Club

Halliloo Valley Road, Woldingham

Woldingham Golf Club, Halliloo Valley Road, Woldingham, Surrey

Nestled in the serenity of the Halliloo Valley just north of Woldingham, in the heart of the Surrey North Downs, Woldingham Golf Club’s excellent course and facilities have become a popular destination for both golfers and events planners. ... more

Parkstone Golf Club

49a Links Road, Poole

Parkstone Golf Club, 49a Links Road, Poole, Dorset

Parkstone, measuring 6,263 yards, par 72 demands keeping the ball straight or the penalty is thick heather rough that twists the club. Scots pines are a feature of a lovely course that offers glimpses of Poole Harbour. It has some excellent holes but... 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

Downfield Golf Club

Turnberry Avenue, Dundee

Downfield Golf Club, Turnberry Avenue, Dundee, Angus

Set in stunning parkland on the outskirts of Dundee, Downfield is noted for the wildlife on the course with foxes, squirrels, deer, water fowl, ducks and buzzards very much in evidence and it also has over 100 species of tree. Water comes into play... more

Hillside Golf Club

The Clubhouse, Hastings Road, Hillside, Southport

Hillside Golf Club, The Clubhouse, Southport, Merseyside

There are many similarities between Hillside, covering 6,800 yards, and the adjoining Royal Birkdale on the sandhills of Southport. Exposed to the wind from the Irish Sea, it is a qualifying venue when the Open is staged next door. The opening nine... more

Cruden Bay Golf Club

Aulton Road, Cruden Bay

Cruden Bay Golf Club, Aulton Road, Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire

Cruden Bay is a classic Scottish links in every way and at 6,287 yards, it is by no means long but don't be fooled into thinking it's a pushover. It's a question of plotting you way around and ninth and 13th are perfect examples of that. The 550 yard... more

Tilgate Forest Golf Club

Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley

Tilgate Forest Golf Club, Titmus Drive, Crawley, West Sussex

Tilgate Forest is a hidden beauty. With a par 72 18 hole Championship course, nine hole lay-out and 35 bay floodlit driving range, it has everything you could want. Noted for tree-lined fairways, tough doglegs and well-guarded greens, it's said the... more

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, The Wynding, Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland’s finest golf courses in the village of Bamburgh overlooking the ancient fortress from which it takes its name. It is a regular venue for county and regional events. Just 5,600 yards off the back markers, with... more

The Tytherington Club

Dorchester Way, Tytherington, Macclesfield

The Tytherington Club, Dorchester Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire

The Tytherington Club was one of the country's first custom-built golf and health and fitness clubs when it opened in 1986. It's set in rolling mature parkland and at 6,765 yards with over 100 bunkers and eight water features, it's a real challenge.... 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

Sheringham Golf Club

Sweet Briar Lane, Sheringham

Sheringham Golf Club, Sweet Briar Lane, Sheringham, Norfolk

One of Norfolk’s finest cliff-top courses, a gorse-clad challenge between the historic North Norfolk Railway running alongside the 16th and 17th holes and the North Sea. Outstanding views, notably on the third, fifth and seventh that stretch along... more

Hunstanton Golf Club

Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton

Hunstanton Golf Club, Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Founded in 1891 with the original lay out revised and extended to 18 holes by James Braid, the River Hun and the Wash frame a narrow strip of links land of the out and back course situated on either side of a dune ridge. Measuring 6,760 yards from... more

Cottesmore Hotel Golf & Country Club

Buchan Hill, Pease Pottage, Challiswood, Pease Pottage,, Buchan Hill, Crawley

Cottesmore Hotel Golf & Country Club, Buchan Hill, Crawley, West Sussex

The wide range of facilities at Cottesmore includes 27 holes of golf, a 21 bedroom hotel, 7 self-catering golf course lodges, a modern health club with a pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room, two outdoor tennis courts and a newly refurbished beauty... more

Cally Palace Hotel

Gatehouse of Fleet

Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

Cally Palace Golf Course is one one the finest parkland golf courses in Dumfries & Galloway. The par 71, 6062 yards parkland course is open to hotel guests as part of a golfing break allowing you to enjoy the hotel and play a round in one relaxing... more

Cavendish Golf Club

Gadley Lane, Buxton

Cavendish Golf Club, Gadley Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire

Alister MacKenzie, one of the finest golf architects, designed Cavendish in the 1920s and much remains the same today on a course that weaves through undulating woodland and dense copses making it a real challenge. The feature hole is probably the... more

St Andrews Links (Castle)

Pilmour House, St Andrews

St Andrews Links (Castle), Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife

The Castle Course is the seventh course to join St Andrews portfolio. Open to the public and ready for play in 2008. The course was designed by David McLay Kidd on a site closely connected with St Andrews for many hundreds of years. St Andrews town... more

Fraserburgh Golf Club

Philorth Links, Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh Golf Club, Philorth Links, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

Fraserburgh Golf Club is one of Scotland’s oldest clubs and was founded in 1777 although records show a form of golf was played there as early as 1613. The present par 70, 6,308-yard Corbie Hill course was shaped by James Braid in 1922, 31 years... 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

St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion, Saltash

St Mellion International Resort, St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall

St Mellion International Resort is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside on the Devon/ Cornwall border. The 4-star hotel, has a fabulous indoor leisure complex, including 3 pools, Elemis spa facilities, plus a full-scale health club and 2... 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

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

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Rest Bay, Porthcawl

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Bridgend

Royal Porthcawl, founded in 1891, ranks firmly among the world's top golf courses, a reputation sustained by the many prestigious professional and amateur events held there. The first four holes and the last six are true links, but the holes in the... 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

The London Golf Club

Stansted Lane, Ash, Sevenoaks

The London Golf Club, Stansted Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent

The Jack Nicklaus touch is everywhere at The London Golf Club, a 36-hole venue featuring The International Course, open to visitors, and The Heritage, a Members–and-their-guests-only course which was home to the 2008 European Open. Both are inland... more

La Moye Golf Club

St Brelade, St Helier

La Moye Golf Club, St Brelade, St Helier, Jersey

Few courses have a better setting than La Moye's 6,664 yard lay-out which boasts sand hills, pot bunkers, gorse and punishing rough with stunning views of St Ouen's Bay and the sister Channel Islands of Guernsey, Sark, Herm and Jethou especially from... more

Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Ware, Hertfordshire

Harry Vardon originally laid out a nine-hole course in the parkland of Hanbury Manor in the early 1900s but Jack Nicklaus jnr developed it and the official opening took place in 1991. The two nines are different, the newer opening half being more... more

Nairn Golf Club

Seabank Road, Nairn

Nairn Golf Club, Seabank Road, Nairn, Highland

Nairn is one of the most spectacular seaside courses in Scotland. The sea is in play on six of the first seven holes and the fifth is one of the best - a terrific 390-yard par four which requires a straight drive - anything right is on the beach - to... more

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club

Bearwood Road, Sindlesham, Wokingham

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Bearwood Road, Wokingham, Berkshire

Bearwood Lakes, designed by Martin Hawtree in 1996 on the estate of a beautiful Jacobean-style mansion, is an outstanding course that has made full use of the established parkland, tripping through mature trees with skilfully designed and cleverly... more

Notts Golf Club

Derby Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham

Notts Golf Club, Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

One of the finest examples of heathland golf, Hollinwell is frequently used for major amateur competitions and has hosted the John Player Classic and the Haig, won by Nick Faldo. The pick of what is a long course, which is over 7,000 yards, has to... more

Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club

Maxstoke Lane, Coventry

Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club, Maxstoke Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire

The Arden course has become a regular European Tour venue, a 7,213 yard challenge created by Donald Steel in 1970 and now maturing into a classic parkland course with many feature holes - but it can play long. Perhaps the 18th is the most dramatic, a... more

Goring & Streatley Golf club

Rectory Road, Streatley-on-Thames

Goring & Streatley Golf club, Rectory Road, Streatley-on-Thames, Berkshire

Established in 1895 and designed by Harry Colt, Goring and Streatley Golf Club boasts panoramic views of the Thames Valley. It's reputation rests on the quality of the course, notably the subtlety of the greens, but it has also undergone a long-term... more

Close House Hotel & Golf

Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Close House Hotel & Golf, Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Opened by the club’s attached touring professional Lee Westwood in May 2011, the championship Lee Westwood Colt course at Close House is a typical, thoughtfully-designed English parkland lay-out offering a rich variety of outstanding holes through... 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

China Fleet


China Fleet, Saltash, Cornwall

China Fleet, situated at Saltash within view of the Tamar Bridge, was designed by Martin Hawtree and opened in 1991. Set in 180 acres, the multi-sports facility with a naval background was financed from the £15 million sale of a naval ratings sports... 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

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

Thurlestone Golf Club

Thurlestone, Kingsbridge

Thurlestone Golf Club, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge, Devon

Perched on top of a cliff overlooking the sea on a coastal strip of downland turf, Thurlestone has been compared to Pebble Beach in California. Designed by Harry S Colt in 1897, the holes stretch across the hill-top although, bizarrely, the first is... more

Heswall Golf Club

Cottage Lane, Gayton, Wirral

Heswall Golf Club, Cottage Lane, Wirral, Merseyside

Heswall's new layout is due to open in July 2007. Work has included the building of five additional and the course will be played in a different order with the existing 14th being played as the 10th, the 15th becoming the 11th and the 17th becoming... more

Hadley Wood Golf Club

Beech Hill, Barnet

Hadley Wood Golf Club, Beech Hill, Barnet, Hertfordshire

Quiet, peaceful and stylish set in the grounds of a historic Georgian mansion dating from 1781, the quality Dr Alister Mackenzie construction was used as an Open regional qualifying venue from 1999 to 2005. Raised plateau greens, some with double... more

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