Best Golf Courses In England
Our round up of the best golf courses England has to offer.
Another course on the Open rota, Birkdale held the championship for the 10th time in 2017. The famous Southport venue has also hosted the Ryder Cup twice and can be a torrid experience if the wind is blowing. Whatever the weather is like (and it really does vary here), Royal Birkdale is a challenging spot to play golf. Expect stunning views from the towering dunes that line the fairways as you plot your way round this true test of links golf.
Ganton Golf Club
Set amongst stunning heathland in the heart of Yorkshire, Ganton was put on the map in 1896 after club pro Harry Vardon won his first open title at Muirfield. The tough test has held some of golf’s most prestigious matches, most recently the Walker Cup in 2003. The club welcomes visitors with open arms and if you’re serious about golf, Ganton is an absolute must play.
Royal St George’s Golf Club
St George’s is the one of the most natural feeling golf courses you will ever play. Having hosted 14 Open Championships to date, the Sandwich Course has survived the test of time and is still a very memorable layout. Not one hole is the same, the true sign of a great golf course. Take on the tallest bunker in the country on the 4th and many other distinct links traits that make Royal St George’s a true British classic.
Alwoodley Golf Club
This track is a subtle combination of heathland and moorland with crisp fairways and plenty of heather and gorse to swoop up any stray tee shots. The finely scoped architecture of this Alister MacKenzie masterpiece make Alwoodley a true joy to play. The signature hole is no doubt the 9th hole, a Par 3 with a spectacular green site sloping from back to front.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
12-time Open Host, the last two times the championship was played here, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy took the spoils. Commonly known as ‘Hoylake’, a third of the course rest in the tricky dunes whilst presenting another true test of links golf. Be careful of the many undulations that pop up around the layout whilst enjoying little to no protection from a large gust of wind.
Senior UK Travel Consultant