Top 10 Golf Courses In The UK
August 26, 2017
The UK is home to a spectacular collection of golf courses and despite the sometimes troublesome weather from time to time, it remains one of the best golf break destinations in the world.
The UK has golf courses of all shapes and sizes and no matter what your taste you are sure to find a course you will love. Here is a quick guide to our top ten courses the UK has to offer.
1) Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England
Voted best inland course in the UK, Woodhall Spa provides players with firm sand heathland fairways, incredible bunkering and ancient woodlands across their two championship courses. This courses also is the home of the England Golf Union so all in all would be a fantastic place to escape for a weekend golf break.
2) Dundonald Links, Ayrshire, Scotland
This course has become widely recognised as one of the finest new golf courses in the UK. The course as it’s known today has only been around since early 2003. The name was changed from Southern Gailes to Dundonald Links to reflect the area’s rich history.
3) Trevose, Cornwall, England
The championships Course at Trevose is one of the finest in the UK and lovers of links golf will not be disappointed by what is on offer on the Cornish coastline. The remarkable beauty of the Cornish coast is the backdrop for this stunning course. Golfers will battle the elements that batter this exposed landscape.
4) Sunningdale, Berkshire, England
Sunningdale is known to be one of many sublime golf courses situated along the famous Surrey Sandbelt. You have the choice of two heathland courses, The Old and New. Sunningdale Old Course is a classic parkland layout whereas The New has a distinctly different character to its elder sibling, but however by no means inferior. The design of the course is more rugged and generally a beautiful place to enjoy some inland golf.
5) Royal Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Royal Aberdeen isn't the best known for Scotland’s Classic Link courses but it remains a top class test of golf all the same. On this course, golfers can expect no protection from the elements and should to prepared to be challenged by treacherous pot bunkers.
6) Hillside, Southport, England
Hillside golf club is situated in Southport, the home of “England's Golf Coast”. The course forms part of England's finest stretch of coastal links. Hillside features all of the quintessential links golf attributes are as some additional feature that really makes the course stand out from the crowd. Towering pine trees provide a dramatic border to many holes and competitive round of golf here is sure to live long in the memory.
7) Royal St Davids, Harlech, North Wales
Situated in the spectacular Harlech area in Wales, Royal St Davids course reflects the majestic character of the local area. The course has hosted international Amateur and Professional events. Although Royal St David's is relatively short compared with more modern courses around, the subtle and quirky links attribute that appear all over the course which makes it a real challenge for golfers of all abilities.
8) Saunton West, Devon, England
Hidden among the towering dunes on the Devon coastline, the West course at Saunton offers 18 of the finest and most dramatic links golf in the country. As well as the sense of drama which is provided by the imposing dunes the course has some of the best putting surfaces in the whole country. For those who really enjoy battling the elements as much as your opponents then this is the course for you.
9) St Andrews Links & Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland
The infamous St Andrews Old Course is the oldest golf course in the world and is known as the “Home of Golf”. It is the one course that the vast majority of golfing aficionados would play above all the others. The Old course leaves golfers completely at the mercy of the elements, with a persistent sea breeze it constantly changes the character of the course. This course also includes the world famous Road Hole 17th which any avid golfer will have heard about.
10) Nefyn & District, Gwynedd, Wales
The Old course at Nefyn is one of the Uk’s best kept golfing secrets and rivals almost anything in terms of its spectacular situation. A tiny promontory that juts out from the Lleyn Peninsula into the Irish Sea is the setting for ‘golf on the edge of the world’, as Nefyn has often been dubbed as by many. There are few more amazing places to enjoy links golf in the UK so make sure Nefyn and Districts Old Course is your next priority on your next golfing tour in Wales.
While you are out battling the elements of the UK weather on these stunning courses be sure to always have a Golf Umbrella with you just in case, you can thank us later.