On the outskirts of Dundee, lies Downfield Golf Club, a lovely James Braid-designed parkland course little known outside Scotland.
Dunbar Golf Club is laid out on a narrow strip of land with the best holes hugging the rocky coastline affording resplendent views across the North Sea to Bass Rock, a huge volcanic lump rising up out of the water.
Dundalk Golf Club has undergone several design changes over the years. James Braid modified the course and then Dave Thomas upgraded it.
Formby is the prettiest of the eight top-notch links courses located between the seaside town of St Annes and the city of Liverpool. It is bordered on three sides by pine trees, giving the links a decidedly softer, heathland feel.
"Frilford Heath is essentially one of those places where it is good to be alive with a golf club in one’s hand," wrote Darwin.
This sandy, gently undulating site was once a North Sea inlet. Consequently, Ganton Golf Club has all the characteristics of a links and a heathland course.
Gleneagles is the perfect setting for a game of golf and the King’s course is surely the best moorland track in the world.
Gullane Golf Club is blessed with the most exquisite turf – winter rules are not needed here. If you hit the No.1 course fairways, a perfect lie awaits, even in the depths of winter.
Formed in 1872, Hamilton Golf Club moved to its present location on the outskirts of the town in 1925 when James Braid was enlisted to lay out a new course for the members.
Hermitage Golf Club has earned the reputation of being the club of choice for the rich and famous in Dublin society.