Map of Lincolnshire

Situated on the east coast of England, Lincolnshire is a largely flat, rural area where residents enjoy a pace of life that is somewhat slower than that found in other, more bustling parts of England. Covering an area of over two and a half thousand square miles, the county stretches from the Lincolnshire fens in the south to the more industrialised Humber Estuary around Scunthorpe and Grimsby in the north.

The Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs was formed in 1900 – ten years after Burghley Park, the first club in the county, was founded – when thirteen clubs affiliated. Today, there are 51 clubs in membership of the Union, which itself is a member of the Midland Golf Union (joining in 1921). The Lincolnshire Union currently looks after the golfing interests of around 20,000 male golfers, organising competitions for a variety of age groups within the county.

Lincolnshire Ladies’ County Golf Association is the governing body for female amateur golfers in the county and its stated objectives are to a) uphold the rules of England Golf, b) enforce the CONGU system of handicapping, c) promote the interests of women’s golf in Lincolnshire and to encourage young golfers, and d) maintain, administer and regulate a County Championship and other competitions or leagues.

England Golf has its headquarters in the lovely little village of Woodhall Spa in the East Lindsey district and it’s here that you’ll find one of the finest inland courses in all of England. Named after its former owner, Colonel Stafford Vere Hotchkin, the Hotchkin comprises 18 holes of a wonderful 36-hole golf complex that really should be sampled by each and every EGU member at some time.

Our Lincolnshire golf course rankings were updated in 2017. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Lincolnshire

Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)

1st Lincolnshire - Best in Area

Woodhall Spa Golf Club is an oasis in the heart of Lincolnshire, set amongst glorious pine, birch and broom, this heathland golf course is an absolute delight to play.


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2nd Lincolnshire - Best in Area

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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Forest Pines (Forest & Pines)

3rd Lincolnshire - Best in Area

There is a hint of Woburn and a touch of Wentworth at Forest Pines Golf Resort and with 27 holes it’s a popular and pleasantly informal corporate and society venue.


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Woodhall Spa (Bracken)

4th Lincolnshire - Best in Area

The Bracken course is the perfect foil to the famous 18 holes of the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa. Respected architect Donald Steel sympathetically routed the Bracken across a rolling landscape of woodland and farmland in the late 1990s.


5th Lincolnshire - Best in Area

Lincoln Golf Club was founded in 1891 and members moved to the club’s current Torskey site twelve years later. JH Taylor set out the original 9-hole course and it has since been expanded to an 18-hole layout that has hosted a variety of county competitions.

Belton Park (Brownlow)

6th Lincolnshire - Best in Area

Described as a “hidden gem”, Belton Park Golf Club was founded in 1890 and the holes are weaved through the majestic parkland of the Belton House Estate. The Brownlow course is the premier 6,427-yard configuration at this 27-hole facility.


7th Lincolnshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1900, Elsham Golf Club is set in idyllic wooded surrounds on gently undulating ground that is part heathland and part parkland. Tony Jacklin won the Elsham Open here in 1958 and is an honorary member of the club.

Holme Hall

8th Lincolnshire - Best in Area

Measuring a modest 6,413 yards from the back tees, Holme Hall Golf Club is routed across free-draining sandy ground which often plays hard and fast in a traditional heathland style.

Market Rasen & District

9th Lincolnshire - Best in Area

Market Rasen & District Golf Club was founded in 1912 and relocated to its current Warren Farm site ten years later. Set in picturesque surroundings, this heath-like course has the River Rase as a natural water hazard.


10th Lincolnshire - Best in Area

Originally founded in 1907, the club changed its name to Spalding Golf Club in 1926, but the parkland course that’s in play today bears little resemblance to the original which was used for grazing during the summer months.