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

Ashridge

71st England Ranking

The enchanting Ashridge Golf Club is set amongst thousands of acres of National Trust-owned woodland. The scene is set as you drive to the clubhouse.

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Goodwood (Downs)

72nd England Ranking

The original Goodwood downland golf course was designed by James Braid. It now measures 7,100 yards but you'll need to befriend a member to play here.

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Woburn (Duchess)

73rd England Ranking

The Duchess course fits into the Woburn Golf Club family exceptionally well – it’s a real gem... as good, if not better, than the Duke’s and the Marquess.

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East Devon

74th England Ranking

East Devon Golf Club is absolutely enchanting, the course is laid out on high ground, 400 feet above the sea, close to the clifftops, where one can drink in the most spectacular views in golf.

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The Grove

75th England Ranking

Kyle Philips has done a neat job, using the natural contours of the land in an understated way to create The Grove...a discerning golf course.

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Littlestone (Championship)

76th England Ranking

Littlestone Golf Club is an unsung gem, overshadowed by the Open Championship links courses in Kent: Royal St George’s, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince's.

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Blackmoor

77th England Ranking

Blackmoor Golf Club is sandwiched between the North and South Downs at the western end of the glorious sand belt, which cuts swathe through Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.

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Sheringham

78th England Ranking

Sheringham Golf Club is located high on the clifftops on an undulating thin sliver of land, which is wedged between the North Sea cliff edge and the North Norfolk Railway.

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Fulford

79th England Ranking

Fulford Golf Club will always be remembered for the tree-climbing exploits of Bernhard Langer in the 1981 Benson & Hedges International.

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Tandridge

80th England Ranking

Tandridge Golf Club is billed as “the best kept golfing secret in Surrey” but we make no apology for letting the cat out of the bag.

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