Map of Cambridgeshire

Noted as one of the lowest lying areas in England (Holme Fen lies 9 feet below sea level), Cambridgeshire is divided into six administrative districts, with the university town of Cambridge as its administrative centre.

The Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union is the governing body for the approximately 10,000 male golfers in the county who are members of 29 affiliated clubs. The Union is one of ten that form the Midland Golf Union – a body established in 1897 – and CAGU was the last to join in 1950.

The Cambs and Hunts Ladies County Golf Association looks after the interests of female golfers who are in membership of one the 20 clubs affiliated to the association. It has four stated main aims: to run county teams, to organize a county championship, to organize competitions between clubs and to carry out tasks such as handicapping on behalf of England Golf and the LGU.

The region doesn’t exactly bristle with world-class golf courses but the 36-hole complex at Gog Magog, the delightful parkland course at Saffron Walden and the unique Links Newmarket, stand head and shoulders above the crowd. Gog Magog's Old and Wandlebury courses are both challenging and the Old is a genuine centurion that has hosted the Lagonda Trophy since 1975 with Lee Westwood and Luke Donald among the previous winners.

Our Cambridgeshire golf course rankings were updated in 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Cambridgeshire

Gog Magog (Old)

1st Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

Gog Magog isn't the biblical final opponent of Israel, nor is it located in the heart of Wales, it's Cambridgeshire's favourite golf club...


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Saffron Walden

2nd Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

Laid out within the surrounds of Audley End House, the course at Saffron Walden Golf Club was expanded to a full 18-hole layout in 1975 and its fairways are routed close to the 193-foot spire of St Mary’s Parish Church.


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Gog Magog (Wandlebury)

3rd Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

Golfers first played on the Hawtree-designed Wandlebury 18-hole layout at Gog Magog Golf Club in 1999. Eight years later, the R&A used the golf course for Open Championship Regional Qualifying.


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Links - Newmarket

4th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

Built on a former Newmarket steeplechase course and polo grounds, the original 18 holes at Links Golf Club were set out in 1903. Colonel SV Hotchkin redesigned the layout in the 1930s and this stylish course is still the one that golfers play today.

Ely City

5th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

The origins of Ely City Golf Club go back to the late 1950s but Henry Cotton designed the parkland course that's in play today when its 1973 opening was marked by a match between Lee Trevino and Hugh Baiocchi.


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Brampton Park

6th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

A 1980s Martin Hawtree and Simon Gidman design, woods and lakes abound at Brampton Park Golf Club, where fairways wind around an undulating parkland landscape. The par three signature hole at the 4th – played to an island green – epitomises the golfing test here, as water comes into play at many of the holes.

Elton Furze

7th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

First opened for play in 1993, Roger Fitton routed the fairways at Elton Furze Golf Club in two distinct 9-hole circuits, each returning to the clubhouse.

Nene Park (Thorpe Wood)

8th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas designed the Thorpe Wood golf course at Nene Park Golf Club. It’s one of the region’s best pay-and-play facilities and it’s also a serious test from the 7,086-yard tips.

St Ives

9th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club began with a 9-holer in 1923, but in the new millennium the club acquired Giffords Farm, an expansive 230-acre site, and commissioned Cameron Sinclair to lay out a new 18-hole course, which Robert Karlsson opened in 2010.

St Neots

10th Cambridgeshire - Best in Area

The original 9-hole course at St Neots Golf Club – designed by Harry Vardon – was opened in 1912. A further nine holes were added in the mid 1960s when land became available to the north of the River Kym, forming an attractive 18-hole layout.