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Top 100 Courses of England 2022

This is the third biennial chart release for countries in Britain and Ireland. Over the past few weeks we’ve reported on Northern Ireland and Wales and now it’s the turn of England, where we actually feature more than 500 courses across thirty-six regional listings. The 100 layouts ranked below represent the crème de la crème of a very strong golfing nation which extends to more than 1800 golf courses.

Top 100 Courses of England 2022

Top 50 Golf Courses of Wales 2022

Welcome to the ninth biennial edition of our rankings for Wales. We started out with a modest Top 15 for the country in 2006 which we then doubled in size four years later. By 2014 we’d extended the listings further to a Top 50 and that’s how things have remained since – what’s also remained constant over the last sixteen years is the identity of the nation’s No. 1 golfing layout.

Top 50 Golf Courses of Wales 2022

Top 30 Golf Courses of Northern Ireland 2022

This is the first of five updates for countries in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. When completed, we’ll produce a combined “chart of charts” for the top 100 courses in Britain and Ireland. But first we start with Northern Ireland, the smallest of these five geographical areas, where we feature a total of 43 courses across six counties in our regional listings.

Top 30 Golf Courses of Northern Ireland 2022

Architecture Glossary - Cape and Bay Bunker

The message of great, strategic golf course architecture is clear. The actual words used to describe those golf courses, however, are many. The Architecture Glossary column will examine more precise terms and concepts that one will find when exploring golf course architecture.

Architecture Glossary - Cape and Bay Bunker

Review of The Month - March 2022

The purpose of the Review of The Month feature is twofold. Top100GolfCourses has always aimed to salute and encourage those who are putting admirable effort into reviewing the world’s great golf courses. Moving forward, we are also looking to learn from these experts!

Review of The Month - March 2022

Marvellous Mallorca – where good golf abounds

Last month, we looked at golfing options across the Canary Islands so we’re now turning our attention a little closer to mainland Spain and the island of Mallorca in the Ballearic Islands.

Marvellous Mallorca – where good golf abounds

Responses to News Items

Top 100 Courses of England 2022

Alex, the Heritage and International courses at The London Club are ranked #9 and #10 in Kent. As there are six Kent courses already occupying positions within...

Top 100 Courses of England 2022

Find it hard to believe at least one of the London Club courses doesn't make it in compared to some at the lower reaches. Conditioning can sometimes be hit and...

Top 50 Golf Courses of Wales 2022

Wales golf was a huge surprise for me and I strongly recommend everyone who loves british golf to give it a try: great courses, very friendly members, good valu...

Responses to Course Reviews

Ardfin

In 1995 the KLF burned money on the Ardfin Estate & in 2022 there is just a 5% chance of finding your ball if you miss the fairway?History teaches us that man l...

Las Vegas Paiute (Sun Mountain)

My reviews on Snow Mountain and Sun Mountain will provide a different opinion of what is of quality at Paiute and in what order the architectural quality lines...

Merion (East)

In my updated review, I failed to mention the wonderful work by Gil Hanse and his team. When combined with Hugh Wilson and Paul Latshaw the existing result is t...

Colleton River Plantation (Pete Dye)

The first hole is less Leven and more a "Cape Green" - the true determinant of a Cape Hole; surrounded by trouble but not water on three sides and a foreboding...