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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

Fulford Heath Golf Club

Tanners Green Lane, Wythall, Birmingham

Fulford Heath Golf Club, Tanners Green Lane, Birmingham, Worcestershire

Fulford Heath is a parkland course designed by James Braid and with a par of 70 is just over 6,200 yards. The River Cole, three lakes and mature trees feature throughout. and at the 12th, the river presents a constant challenge on both sides of the... 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

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

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

Tewkesbury Park

Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Park, Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Based in the grounds of the hotel, the 6,579 yard Par 72 course has some classic mature features such as veteran oaks, with greens in impressive condition. There are fine views of the Cotswolds, Malverns and Tewkesbury Abbey. Over the last 18... more

Wentworth Club (Edinburgh)

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water

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

John Jacobs, with assistance from Gary Player and Bernard Gallagher, designed Wentworth’s third and newest course in 1990 to complement the famous championship West Course and its almost-as-good East in an area of exceptional flora, fauna and... more

St Andrews Links (Jubilee)

Pilmour House, St Andrews

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

The Jubilee opened in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, is set on a sliver of land between the New Course and the sea. Has all the exacting and dramatic characteristics of the other St Andrews links, going out alongside the Eden... 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

Lundin Golf Club

Golf Road, Lundin Links, Leven

Lundin Golf Club, Golf Road, Leven, Fife

Lundin has everything you'd expect from a links course - blind shots, loads of bunkers, out-of-bounds, great greens -and wind. There are several memorable holes on the 6,371-yard par 71 layout, notably three in a row alongside the beach starting at... 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

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

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

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

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

Fulford Heath Golf Club

Tanners Green Lane, Wythall, Birmingham

Fulford Heath Golf Club, Tanners Green Lane, Birmingham, Worcestershire

Fulford Heath is a parkland course designed by James Braid and with a par of 70 is just over 6,200 yards. The River Cole, three lakes and mature trees feature throughout. and at the 12th, the river presents a constant challenge on both sides of the... 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

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club

29 Hillhouse Road, Barassie, Troon

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, 29 Hillhouse Road, Troon, Ayrshire

Kilmarnock (Barassie) founded in 1887, has been extended to 27 holes, the new nine known as the Hillhouse blend in perfectly. A par 72 Open qualifying course of 6,817 yards from the back is now a stringent test requiring a full range of shots. An... more

The Shire London

St Albans Road, Barnet

The Shire London, St Albans Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire

Seve Ballesteros has left a lasting golf design legacy in constructing The Masters at The Shire, his only course in Britain. He even put a signature 'S' depicting his name in the form of a lake snaking around the 18th hole. The course features six... 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

Rye Golf Club (Old)

New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye

Rye Golf Club (Old), New Lydd Road, Rye, East Sussex

Harry Colt’s first design in 1894, later modified by Tom Simpson and Sir Guy Campbell, Rye is a fiendishly difficult course. The unpredictable and fierce winds and a fascinating variety of stances necessary for shot-making create difficulty, despite... 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

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

Harrogate Golf Club

Forest Lane Head, Harrogate

Harrogate Golf Club, Forest Lane Head, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

A fairly flat tree-lined course of 6,250 yards, Harrogate has strategically placed bunkers and copses to catch the unwary and the many mature trees makes the course more difficult than its length suggests. The last six holes include five par fours,... 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

Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club

Golf Links Road, Worlington, Bury St Edmunds

Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Royal Worlington has often been called the best nine hole course in the world and it does have some great holes. After an opening par five, there's a tricky, long par three of 220 yards and the third is one of best short par fours anywhere. The par... 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

Montrose Golf Links Ltd

Traill Drive, Montrose

Montrose Golf Links Ltd, Traill Drive, Montrose, Angus

Montrose Medal course is the fifth oldest course in the world and the course was unique in that it was played over 25 holes before Old Tom Morris made alterations in 1901 followed two years later by Willie Park Junior. The course is in an unusual... more

Trump Turnberry (The Ailsa), a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, Maidens Road, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Turnberry's Ailsa course is one of golf's most recognisable icons. Featuring superb views across to the Isle of Arran and to the Ailsa Craig, Turnberry, with its distinctive and imposing hotel and lighthouse, is a delight. Unusually for a links... 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

The Dorset Golf & Country Club

Hyde, Bere Regis, Wareham

The Dorset Golf & Country Club, Hyde, Wareham, Dorset

The Martin Hawtree designed Dorset Golf & Country Club comprises 27 holes in three loops of 9, the Lakeland and Parkland Championship 18 and Woodland Course. The Woodland lay-out with tight tree-lined fairways, is spectacular in its flower displays... 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

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

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

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

Tewkesbury Park

Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Park, Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Based in the grounds of the hotel, the 6,579 yard Par 72 course has some classic mature features such as veteran oaks, with greens in impressive condition. There are fine views of the Cotswolds, Malverns and Tewkesbury Abbey. Over the last 18... 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

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

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

West Cornwall Golf Club

Church Lane, Lelant, St Ives

West Cornwall Golf Club, Church Lane, St Ives, Cornwall

West Cornwall dates from 1889 as the oldest in Cornwall and started as a nine-hole course on natural land beside the sea at Lelant, overlooking the Atlantic and St Ives Bay. The present site was developed in 1921. A true seaside course with fine turf... 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

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

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

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

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

The Manor House, an Exclusive Golf Club, Castle Combe, Bath, Wiltshire

Manor House golf course is situated in the 13th century Wiltshire village of Castle Combe, famed more for its motor racing circuit! It was created by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark in 1992 and has improved ever since. Stately oak and beech trees line... 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

China Fleet

Saltash

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

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

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