Map of Herefordshire

Herefordshire is half the size of its partner county Shropshire when it comes to the number of golf clubs affiliated to the Shropshire and Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs. The SHUGC administer golf for 36 clubs, one third of which are in Herefordshire.

Herefordshire is one of England’s most rural and sparsely populated counties but it’s a tourism hotspot with numerous castles and floriferous gardens. Some follow the Herefordshire Cider Route where you can sample the delights of the county’s cider-making, which goes back some 350 years.

Alternatively you could seek out a few of England’s unsung golf courses, headed by Kington, which is not only England’s highest 18-hole golf course, but also one of the country's true hidden gems, described eruditely by one of our regular contributors as an inland-super-mare.

Our Herefordshire Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2017. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Herefordshire


1st Herefordshire - Best in Area

Kington Golf Club is the highest 18-hole golf course in England and can be described as an inland-super-mare due to keen turf and rambunctious terrain.


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2nd Herefordshire - Best in Area

The Herefordshire Golf Club was founded in 1896 but moved home a few times before settling into its current parkland site at Ravens Causeway in 1932. The par four 8th is the toughest hole… a potential card-wrecker.

Burghill Valley

3rd Herefordshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1991, Burghill Valley Golf Club is located to the northwest of Hereford where there are fine fairway views of the Brecon Beacons. A threatening lake is in play on the tricky par four signature 9th.

Sapey (Rowan)

4th Herefordshire - Best in Area

Sapey Golf Club opened in 1990 and the Rowan course is maturing nicely into one of the region’s best tracks. The downhill par three 8th is a cracking one-shotter to a green surrounded by water.


5th Herefordshire - Best in Area

Some may find the course at Leominster Golf Club a little hilly in places but there’s always some respite to be found with the airways that are laid out along the banks of the River Lugg.