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

Stoke Park (Colt & Alison)

81st England Ranking

Stoke Park is surely one of the finest parkland golf courses in the South of England. With no heather here, the main line of defence is the abundance of huge stately trees and Colt’s clever design.

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North Hants

82nd England Ranking

North Hants - home of Justin Rose. A delightful undulating heathland course, touched by the hands of numerous great architects.

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Seacroft

83rd England Ranking

The course begins in pleasant suburbia and immediately the scene is set – accurate driving is the order of the day at Seacroft Golf Club.

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London Club (Heritage)

84th England Ranking

With wide generous fairways, the Heritage course at the London Golf Club tempts you to reach for the driver on many tees...

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Close House (Lee Westwood Colt)

85th England Ranking

The Colt golf course at Close House Hotel opened in the Spring of 2011 and its fairways are laid out over 160 acres of the Tyne Valley with many of the holes sympathetically fitted around existing trees and lakes.

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Wentworth (Edinburgh)

86th England Ranking

We think that the Wentworth Club is the best 54-hole golfing destination in the whole of Britain and the Edinburgh course an unsung gem.

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Centurion Club

87th England Ranking

Simon Gidman, formerly an assistant of the Hawtree design team, was chosen by the Centurion Club owners to fashion the exclusive golf course which officially opened on July 1st 2013.

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Camberley Heath

88th England Ranking

Camberley Heath Golf Club is a Harry Colt gem and many of the master architect’s original design features remain intact...

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Woodbridge (Heath)

89th England Ranking

"Woodbridge Golf Club has everything in the world that one could desire except the sea. It has sand and bracken and gorse, beautiful turf and the smoothest of greens."

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Blackwell

90th England Ranking

Six times an Open Championship Regional Qualifying course, Blackwell Golf Club is the quintessential English gem and has a proud history dating back to 1893.

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