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 approximately 700,000 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

Beau Desert

61st England Ranking

One of the many treats at Beau Desert Golf Club is that you play most holes in splendid isolation; you can lose yourself in the trees here. Additionally, the holes are varied and memorable.

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Description: One of the many treats at Beau Desert Golf Club is that you play most holes in splendid isolation; you can lose yourself in the trees here. Additionally, the holes are varied and memorable. Rating: 5.3333333333333 out of 6

Coombe Hill

62nd England Ranking

Coombe Hill Golf Club is one of the few courses designed by J.F. “Aber” Abercromby and the heavily wooded layout is quintessentially English.

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Description: Coombe Hill Golf Club is one of the few courses designed by J.F. “Aber” Abercromby and the heavily wooded layout is quintessentially English. Rating: 5.3076923076923 out of 6

Hayling

63rd England Ranking

Hayling Golf Club is set upon a Site of Special Scientific Interest, on the South West peninsular of Hayling Island.

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Description: Hayling Golf Club is set upon a Site of Special Scientific Interest, on the South West peninsular of Hayling Island. Rating: 4.9166666666667 out of 6

New Zealand

64th England Ranking

Founded in 1895 and designed by Samuel “Mure” Fergusson, New Zealand Golf Club is a top-class course located within the famous Surrey heath belt.

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Description: Founded in 1895 and designed by Samuel “Mure” Fergusson, New Zealand Golf Club is a top-class course located within the famous Surrey heath belt. Rating: 5.0833333333333 out of 6

Saunton (West)

65th England Ranking

The West is the second course at Saunton Golf Club and was originally laid out in the mid-1930s. It’s shorter than its older sister but, nonetheless, the West represents a challenge.

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Description: The West is the second course at Saunton Golf Club and was originally laid out in the mid-1930s. It’s shorter than its older sister but, nonetheless, the West represents a challenge. Rating: 4.92 out of 6

St Mellion (Nicklaus)

66th England Ranking

St Mellion is located in the Tamar Valley, on what was once rolling farmland. Bodmin Moor is not too far away but you need look no further – the beast is the Nicklaus course.

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Description: St Mellion is located in the Tamar Valley, on what was once rolling farmland. Bodmin Moor is not too far away but you need look no further – the beast is the Nicklaus course. Rating: 4.9666666666667 out of 6

Isle of Purbeck (Purbeck)

67th England Ranking

The vistas from the Isle of Purbeck are breathtaking, for the golf club is positioned on a high heathland plateau and the 360-degree panorama continually interrupts one’s concentration.

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Description: The vistas from the Isle of Purbeck are breathtaking, for the golf club is positioned on a high heathland plateau and the 360-degree panorama continually interrupts one’s concentration. Rating: 4.2727272727273 out of 6

Seaton Carew

68th England Ranking

There are now 22 holes at Seaton Carew Golf Club - the members therefore have a number of playing options. The club claims that it can make five different 18-hole layouts, but we're bemused as to how and why.

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Description: There are now 22 holes at Seaton Carew Golf Club - the members therefore have a number of playing options. The club claims that it can make five different 18-hole layouts, but we're bemused as to how and why. Rating: 4.5882352941176 out of 6

Perranporth

69th England Ranking

Perranporth Golf Club is probably the most underrated links course in the South West of England. The stunning views are worthy of the excellent value green fee alone.

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Description: Perranporth Golf Club is probably the most underrated links course in the South West of England. The stunning views are worthy of the excellent value green fee alone. Rating: 5.1052631578947 out of 6

Crowborough Beacon

70th England Ranking

There are similarities between Crowborough and its delightful near neighbour, Royal Ashdown Forest, with spectacular views across the treetops and springy heathland/moorland turf.

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Description: There are similarities between Crowborough and its delightful near neighbour, Royal Ashdown Forest, with spectacular views across the treetops and springy heathland/moorland turf. Rating: 4.5555555555556 out of 6