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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa

Chesterton, Bicester

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxfordshire

The golf course at the Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa was built in 1973, formerly named the Chesterton Golf Club. Complemented by 11 lakes strategically placed around the course, providing a challenge to every kind of player in the golf world. There... 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

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

Oakmere Park Golf Club

Oaks Lane, Oxton, Southwell, Nottingham

Oakmere Park Golf Club, Oaks Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Two of the best free draining heathland courses in the county. Known as the all weather courses. Hosted the Notts Professional and Amateur alliance tournament for the last 16 years. Both courses are open to visitors and golf societies. Modern and... 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

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

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

Stowmarket Golf Club

Lower Road, Onehouse, Stowmarket

Stowmarket Golf Club, Lower Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Founded in 1962, the club moved in 1962 to its present location which has matured into a scenic, peaceful, challenging, shortish course. The great features of an attractive parkland setting are the wide variety of trees which come into play on... more

Seaton Carew Golf Club

Tees Road, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool

Seaton Carew Golf Club, Tees Road, Hartlepool, Durham

There are 22 holes at Seaton Carew, a lovely course in the Teesside region with a number of playing options. The Old course, an out and back layout, is the original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie. The Brabazon course incorporates 14 of the original... 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

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

Brora Golf Club

Golf Road, Brora

Brora Golf Club, Golf Road, Brora, Highland

James Braid had the vision to create something of great beauty at Brora says Ronan Rafferty. Little has changed since his visit in 1923 and the course can take your breath away. Brora has all the attributes of the Scottish seaside links - an easy... 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

Loch Lomond Golf Club

Rossdhu House, Luss, Alexandria

Loch Lomond Golf Club, Rossdhu House, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf in 1993 Loch Lomond, on the banks of the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, is an exclusive private members’ club that ranks among the most attractive in the world. There can be no-where better on a... 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

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

Gullane Golf Club (No 3)

West Links Road, Gullane

Gullane Golf Club (No 3), West Links Road, Gullane, East Lothian

Gullane 3 is the shortest of the three courses – 5,252 yards, par 68, and the least expensive, two-thirds the price of Gullane 1. But it has all the characteristics of its big brother – and the No 2 course – although the rough is probably less... more

The Addington Golf Club

205 Shirley Church Road, Croydon

The Addington Golf Club, 205 Shirley Church Road, Croydon, Surrey

Despite its close proximity to London, The Addington offers remarkable seclusion. Designed by J F Abercrombie in 1914, now measuring 6,338 yards, par 71, it features six par threes, among them the 135-yard 11th, 230-yard 13th off the back tees that... 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

Stoneham Golf Club

Monks Wood Close, Bassett, Southampton

Stoneham Golf Club, Monks Wood Close, Southampton, Hampshire

Designed by Willie Park Junior over 6392-yards, par 72, and opened in 1908 on an historic deer park, the hilly heathland and parkland terrain enabled the creation of a contrasting variety of holes. A number of long par fours add to the difficulty but... more

Lanhydrock Golf Club

Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin

Lanhydrock Golf Club, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall

Lanhydrock is situated in a sheltered wooded valley in tranquil countryside and provides a complete golfing experience, with accommodation on site. Owned by the Bond family, of St Mellion fame, the 6,110 yard par 70 course has matured over the years.... 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

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

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

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club, Bradshaws Lane, Southport, Merseyside

Southport and Ainsdale, tucked among the dunes on the North West Lancashire coast, hosted the Ryder Cup in 1933 and 1937. Designed by James Braid and opened in 1906, the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained over the 6,687 yards.... 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

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

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 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

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 heathland golf course lies in a gently... 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

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

Moor Allerton Golf Club

Coal Road, Wike, Leeds

Moor Allerton Golf Club, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Moor Allerton's original 18 holes were laid out by Alister MacKenzie in 1923 close to Moortown. The club moved a few miles to its present site because of the growth in membership and Robert Trent Jones designed the new course - his first in Britain.... more

Wildernesse Golf Club

Park Lane, Seal, Sevenoaks

Wildernesse Golf Club, Park Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent

For over 125 years golfers have enjoyed the beautiful wooded course and warm hospitality the Wildernesse Club has to offer. Founded in 1890 the Club has a proud heritage and today is a private members' club with an unassuming style which conceals a... 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

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

Gog Magog Golf Club

Shelford Bottom, Cambridge

Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Set among the Gog Magog hills with views across the fens of East Anglia, the club features two championship quality golf courses although the old course (6,398 yards), dating back to 1901, is favoured for championships rather than the longer (6,735... more

Hawkstone Park Golf Club

Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury

Hawkstone Park Golf Club, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Formerly the Windmill, the Championship course, par 72, 6,763-yards, designed in 1995 by Brian Huggett, favours an American style with rolling fairways, mounds and water features. The notable hole is the dog-leg 517-yard 10th to a fairway that snakes... more

Denham Golf Club

Tilehouse Lane, Denham

Denham Golf Club, Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Buckinghamshire

The Harry Colt-designed club opened in 1911. A year later the club requested a railway station to be built nearby which is still known as “Denham Golf Club.” An airfield borders the course as well. A traditional parkland par 70 course spanning 6,527... more

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Golf Road, Deal, Kent

One of the classic links, once on the Open rota, the wind plays its role and, on a fierce day, the tough back nine into the elements make it a frightening experience. The opening holes provide the best scoring chances but avoid the massive bunkers... 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

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

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