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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

Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club, Borth, Ceredigion

Rugged Borth & Ynyslas, a founder member of the Welsh Golfing Union, is a traditional links championship course on Cardigan Bay dating from 1885. There are some frightening holes, narrow fairways between the beach and the coast road on a typical out... more

Nefyn & District Golf Club

Lon Golff, Morfa Nefyn, Pwllheli

Nefyn & District Golf Club, Lon Golff, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

A dramatic cliff top course overlooking the Irish Sea that is visible from every spectacular hole. Extended from nine to 18 holes in 1912, then J H Taylor and James Braid added nine more in 1933, although only 26 holes are now in play, featuring 10... 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

Tenby Golf Club

The Burrows, Tenby

Tenby Golf Club, The Burrows, Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Originally nine holes in 1888, extended to 18 in 1907,Tenby is classic, rugged links on the Pembrokeshire coast with superb views over the Irish Sea to Caldey Island. There are few more natural course than Tenby that runs out and back. Tenby Golf... more

Ashburnham Golf Club

Cliffe Terrace, Burry Port

Ashburnham Golf Club, Cliffe Terrace, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

One of the finest Championship Links courses in Britain and currently ranked 5th best course in Wales, Ashburnham has hosted prestigious professional and amateur Championships, including two British PGA Championships and the 1976 Martini... more

Langland Bay Golf Club

Mumbles, Swansea

Langland Bay Golf Club, Mumbles, Swansea

There are great views and there are great golf courses, rarely do they come together with such perfection as they do at Langland Bay. High above the golden Gower sand is a cliff top clearly designed by nature with only one purpose in mind,... more

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

Waun-y-Mer, Kenfig, Bridgend

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, Waun-y-Mer, Bridgend

Pyle and Kenfig, 6,728 yards, par 71 off the back tees, is a course of two distinct halves with the back nine set amongst towering dunes with stunning views of Welsh mountains, the bay and the Bristol Channel. Mackenzie Ross used traditional... more

Royal St David's Golf Club, Harlech, Gwynedd

Formed in 1894, the Royal St. David's championship links, situated in the dunes between Harlech Castle and the sea, has become one of the great British challenges. The 6,629 yards from the championship tees feature a series of long demanding par four... more

Pennard Golf Club

2 Southgate Road, Southgate

Pennard Golf Club, 2 Southgate Road, Southgate, Swansea

Pennard’s cliff-top links, founded in 1908 on the dramatic landscape of the Gower Peninsula, boasts arresting views across to the beautiful sandy beaches. Parts of the course are well above sea level but it is a James Braid-designed links of quality,... more

Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club, Beacons Way, Conwy

Come and enjoy the welcome, the challenge and the wonderful scenery at Conwy Golf Club, voted the Welsh Golf Club of the Year 2007 and venue for the Wales Seniors Open in 2007, 2008 and 2012 when the likes of Ian Woosnam, Barry Lane and Tony... 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

Marriott St Pierre Hotel and Country Club, St Pierre Park, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Set in 400 acres of rolling South Wales countryside featuring a 14th century manor house hotel, the old course at St Pierre is a classic parkland with huge trees that encroach even further on the fairways each year, especially over the par-five first... 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

Gullane Golf Club (No 2)

West Links Road, Gullane

Gullane Golf Club (No 2), West Links Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Gullane Hill is home to three outstanding courses built in 1898 and constructed on and around the mini-mountain. Gullane No 2 runs alongside No 1 - the acknowledged championship and Open qualifying course - for the first seven holes and also borders... 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

Fairmont St Andrews

St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife

The 520-acre five star Fairmont St Andrews resort with its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting with spectacular cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea boasts two championship 18 hole golf courses ‘The Torrance’ and ‘The... 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

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

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

Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran

Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club is a 12 Hole Links Course nestled next to Blackwaterfoot beach on the beautiful Isle of Arran. There is also Tennis Courts and Bowling Green.... more

Donnington Valley Hotel

Old Oxford Road, Newbury

Donnington Valley Hotel, Old Oxford Road, Newbury, Berkshire

Donnington Valley Golf is a parkland course is set in beautiful rolling countryside with a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the... more

St Andrews Links, New Course

West Sands, St Andrews

St Andrews Links, New Course, West Sands, St Andrews, Fife

The New, the second St Andrews course opened in 1895 and designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris over 6,625 yards, par 71, is situated adjacent to the Old Course on the sea side. Built on the same type of sandy soil, there are many similarities with the more... more

The Kendleshire Golf Club

Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath, Bristol

The Kendleshire Golf Club, Henfield Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire

Perhaps the finest of West Country architect Adrian Stiff’s collection of courses, opened in 1997 with an additional nine holes later constructed by Peter McEvoy. User-friendly, well-mounded with thickets and lakes, an easy walking par 70 course,... more

West Lancashire Golf Club

Hall Road West, Blundellsands, Liverpool

West Lancashire Golf Club, Hall Road West, Liverpool, Merseyside

West Lancashire is the oldest golf club in Lancashire, founded in 1873, a perfect example of seaside golf. This great links course measures 6,768 yards, and is set in natural seaside terrain with immaculate greens. Eleven of the holes measure over... more

Moortown Golf Club

Harrogate Road, Leeds

Moortown Golf Club, Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Moortown has always had the reputation as one of the country's finest courses. Designed by Alister MacKenzie, it's in 125 acres of woodland and moorland and from the opening par five, there are many fine holes, including the sixth, a relatively new... 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

Ashridge Golf Club

Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted

Ashridge Golf Club, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Ashridge is set in National Trust and makes use of gently undulating land. Henry Cotton was club pro in the late 1930s and during his time at Ashridge, he won the 1937 Open at Carnoustie. Alex Hay was also another famous Ashridge pro. There is a... 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

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

The Machrie Golf Links

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

The Machrie Golf Links, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll & Bute

Not to be confused with the nine-hole Machrie Bay on the Isle of Arran, Machrie was laid out in 1891 by Willie Campbell and modified by Donald Steel in the late 1970s, but he has not tampered too much with the original links course retaining numerous... more

St Enodoc Golf Club

Rock, Wadebridge

St Enodoc Golf Club, Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall

Peter McEvoy was the last architect to make adjustments to the magnificent St Enodoc championship links overlooking the Camel Estuary on the North Cornwall coast that has hosted numerous British and English championships, following James Braid who... more

Seacroft Golf Club

Drummond Road, Skegness

Seacroft Golf Club, Drummond Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire

Seacroft is a superb Links course with a traditional out and back layout with tight rolling fairways, pot bunkers and several blind shots. Those pot bunkers number 75 which helps protect the 6,492 yard lay-out it is a narrow site which means straight... more

Royal Cromer Golf Club

145 Overstrand Road, Cromer

Royal Cromer Golf Club, 145 Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk

Cliff-top course laid out by Tom Morris in 1888, with outstanding sea views. After starting over parkland Royal Cromer unfolds to become a memorable experience over the closing holes amid colourful gorse and bracken. The par three ninth green is... 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

Silloth on Solway Golf Club, Silloth, Cumbria

Silloth sets a premium on being able to drive the ball well and with heather, whins and broom and some strong bunkering, the fairways seem narrower than they are. The course has stunning views of the Galloway Hills, Lakeland fells and the distant... more

Kingsbarns Golf Links

Kingsbarns, St Andrews

Kingsbarns Golf Links, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife

Located just seven miles south-east of St Andrews Kingsbarns is a must-play seaside links course which regularly features in top 100 golf courses rankings in the world. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the golf course opened in 2000 and is set in an... 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

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

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

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

Royal Jersey Golf Club

Le Chemin au Greve, Grouville, St Helier

Royal Jersey Golf Club, Le Chemin au Greve, St Helier, Jersey

Only a few of Royal Jersey's par four are over 400 yards and the course is just over 6,120 yards but it is a challenging test of links golf. There are two par fives in the first three holes including the first which is only 476 yards but the third is... 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

Trevose Golf & Country Club

Constantine Bay, Padstow

Trevose Golf & Country Club, Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall

Trevose overlooking Constantine Bay in North Cornwall is a majestic links overlooking the North Cornwall coast. Owned by the Gammon family and designed by architect Harry S. Colt in 1925, the championship course holds major Cornwall county and... 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

Hesketh Golf Club

Cockle Dick's Lane, Southport

Hesketh Golf Club, Cockle Dick's Lane, Southport, Lancashire

Hesketh, created in 1885, is the oldest club in the prolific Southport area, on a nature reserve that attracts seabirds and other wildlife to the half-links, half-parkland track set amid Victorian villas. Holes run through high sand dunes and then... more

Flempton Golf Club

The Clubhouse, Flempton, Bury St Edmunds

Flempton Golf Club, The Clubhouse, 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 heathland golf course lies in a gently... more

Heacham Manor Golf Course

Heacham Manor Hotel, Hunstanton Road, Heacham, King's Lynn

Heacham Manor Golf Course, Heacham Manor Hotel, King's Lynn, North Norfolk

Heacham Manor Hotel is the first golf hotel in the West Norfolk area, and the Championship length 18-hole golf course is a challenging course with some of the best greens in the area. The Course is designed in a links style and will challenge all... more

Newquay Golf Club

Tower Road, Newquay

Newquay Golf Club, Tower Road, Newquay, Cornwall

6,000-yard Harry Colt layout on top of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic at Cornwall's most popular seaside resort, is a mecca for holidaymakers in the summer. Constructed in 1890, the clubhouse is a white castle-like listed building erected in... more

Highbullen Golf Course

Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh

Highbullen Golf Course, Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh, Devon

Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club is a charming Victorian mansion hotel, built in 1879, set in 200 acres high in the North Devon hills with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside near Umberleigh. The undulating parkland golf course,... more

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