England

When 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

Silloth on Solway

21st England Ranking

It’s well worth the time (and the money) to get to Silloth on Solway Golf Club and once you get here, you won’t want to leave...

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Notts

22nd England Ranking

“After being too long away I lately went back to Hollinwell, which, as all the golfing world knows, or ought to know, is the course of the Notts Golf Club.”

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Hankley Common

23rd England Ranking

There is an overwhelming feeling of spaciousness at Hankley Common, so much so that it seems plausible that a second or third course could be intertwined between the existing 18 holes.

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Queenwood

24th England Ranking

Queenwood Golf Club, in a similar mould to Loch Lomond and the Wisley, is reserved for its small but perfectly formed membership and their very lucky friends.

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Burnham & Berrow (Championship)

25th England Ranking

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club has played host to many important amateur championships over the years and the course is regularly used for Open Championship qualification.

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Wentworth (West)

26th England Ranking

The West course at the Wentworth Club is Surrey's most famous golf course. However, it's currently closed for yet more renovations and is due to reopen prior to the 2017 PGA Championship.

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Rye (Old)

27th England Ranking

So, we’ve arrived at Rye Golf Club, but will we get a game? Rye is so very private, that it is exceedingly difficult to secure a tee time, it's easier to get a game on the Old course at St Andrews.

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Berkshire (Blue)

28th England Ranking

Herbert Fowler was the Berkshire Golf Club’s architect and the Blue course opened for play in 1928...

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Woking

29th England Ranking

There is absolutely no doubt that Woking Golf Club is located in an idyllic spot and the unusual pavilion clubhouse only adds to the charisma.

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Hunstanton

30th England Ranking

Hunstanton Golf Club is a connoisseur’s golf course, jammed full of memorable quality golf holes.

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