England

Click to visit Fulford Golf ClubWhen the unmarried Queen Elizabeth I of England died in 1603, James VI of Scotland moved court to London, taking up residence at the Royal Palace in Greenwich becoming James I of England. His royal entourage is thought to have contained a number of golfers and they found the perfect ground at Blackheath on which to play their beloved game. In 1608 Blackheath Golf Club was instituted, but documentary evidence has yet to be discovered.

Today there are more than 740,000 golfers affiliated to England’s 1,900 or so golf clubs. There are more golf courses in England than Ireland, Scotland and Wales put together. The topographical variation of England’s golf courses is perhaps totally unique the world over but the vast majority of overseas visitors head to Scotland and Ireland rather than choosing to play golf in England. We think the English Tourist Board are missing an opportunity. To see our latest Top 100 Golf Courses of England, simply scroll down this page.

We last updated our England Top 100 rankings in November 2015. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - England

Northamptonshire County

91st England Ranking

If Northamptonshire County Golf Club was located closer to London, it would not only be well known, but also a regular ranking contender for our English Top 100.

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Thorndon Park

92nd England Ranking

Many of the holes at Thorndon Park Golf Club are surrounded by mature oaks, some of which are more than 500 years old.

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Frilford Heath (Red)

93rd England Ranking

"Frilford Heath is essentially one of those places where it is good to be alive with a golf club in one’s hand," wrote Darwin.

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Stoneham

94th England Ranking

Designed by Willie Park Junior in 1908, Stoneham Golf Club is set in delightful, historical parkland which was originally planted by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.

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Hadley Wood

95th England Ranking

Hadley Wood Golf Club plays across majestic, undulating parkland. This challenging Open Qualifying Course was designed by the great Alister MacKenzie in 1922.

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Hallamshire

96th England Ranking

The course at Hallamshire Golf Club was once part of the Duke of Norfolk’s estate and it was laid out in 1897 when 100 acres of land was leased for golfing purposes.

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Moor Park (High)

97th England Ranking

Moor Park Golf Club oozes quality. The High is a classy golf course and a warm welcome awaits in the spectacular clubhouse mansion.

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Fairhaven

98th England Ranking

Fairhaven Golf Club is a tough inland links course, formerly used as an Open Championship Qualifier when the Open was held at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

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Sandiway

99th England Ranking

Sandiway Golf Club holds your interest right from the off with the opening seven holes having a different par to the last.

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Royal Cromer

100th England Ranking

Royal Cromer Golf Club stands some 320 feet above the sandy beaches. The wooded and bracken covered ground is pleasantly undulating.

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