England's Second Hundred 2011

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England's Second Hundred 2011

30th December 2010

With 48 new entries, our newly extended English golf course rankings reveal significant changes. We will continue to perfect the ranking process over time and your player review posts are an important element in our ranking process.

Thurlestone Golf ClubSome of the new entries are courses which we have featured on the Top 100 website for many years and some of these have numerous player reviews posted. However, there are 19 brand new entries and these courses would benefit from your honest input. We’d be grateful if you would post player reviews for any of the courses you’ve played. We’ll then use this data alongside other published ranking and rating information to formulate our 2013 English rankings.

Thurlestone is the highest new entry in our England Second Hundred and it moves straight out of “Your Gems” to position 102. “Thurlestone was founded in 1897 on a massive rabbit warren, covered with scrub, brambles and gorse.” Wrote Peter Alliss in the Good Golf Guide. “Put another way, it was almost the ideal for golf – once the fairways had been carved through, and greens laid.”

Northamptonshire County Golf ClubNorthamptonshire County is the second highest new entry and it too was formerly a Gem nominated by Paul back in January 2008. Here’s what Paul had to say: “It is a very traditional course and although parkland in style, it has a heathland feel to it. Designed by Harry Colt in 1909 and standing the test of time very well after a bunker layout change in 1947 by James Braid, the club is now extending the course further with many new tees opening in spring 2008 to lengthen the layout to over 6,700 yards.”

We plan to focus firmly on England’s golf courses during 2011 and aim to showcase many more fine courses from around the country. Keep a close eye on what’s happening here at Top 100 during 2011, you may find your home club featured.

Click here to review our new 2011 England Top 200 in detail.

Pos

Course

Move

101

Hanbury Manor

Down 9

102

Thurlestone

NEW

103

Forest Pines (Forest & Pines)

Up 18

104

Northamptonshire County

NEW

105

Luffenham Heath

Up 2

106

Copt Heath

Down 12

107

Mullion

NEW

108

Berkhamsted

Up 21

109

King's Lynn

Up 23

110

Warwickshire

Up 31

111

Stoneham

NEW

112

Wentworth (Edinburgh)

Down 12

113

Tandridge

Down 37

114

Huntercombe

NEW

115

Brocket Hall (Melbourne)

Down 38

116

Royal Worlington & Newmarket

Down 44

117

Royal Wimbledon

Down 17

118

Manor House

Down 33

119

Kington

Down 15

120

St Annes Old Links

Down 21

121

Thorpeness

NEW

122

Moor Allerton

Down 25

123

Heythrop Park

NEW

124

London Club (International)

Down 15

125

Felixstowe Ferry (Martello)

Down 1

126

Burhill (Old)

Down 31

127

East Sussex National (East)

Down 11

128

Crowborough Beacon

Down 27

129

Ross-on-Wye

Down 10

130

Bowood G&CC

Down 32

131

Coxmoor

Down 48

132

Llanymynech

Down 44

133

Brancepeth Castle

Down 31

134

Porters Park

Down 31

135

Wychwood Park

Down 30

136

Cumberwell Park (Red & Yellow)

Down 30

137

Blackwell

NEW

138

Knole Park

NEW

139

Players Club

Down 21

140

Carden Park (Nicklaus)

Down 17

141

Linden Hall

Down 16

142

Pleasington

Down 4

143

Prestbury

Down 4

144

Clitheroe

No Change

145

Pannal

Up 2

146

Brampton

Up 5

147

Collingtree Park

Down 25

148

Cavendish

Down 22

149

Dartmouth (Championship)

Down 14

150

Thorndon Park

Down 13

151

Gog Magog (Old)

Down 8

152

Frilford Heath (Red)

Down 6

153

Belfry (PGA National)

Down 5

154

West Berkshire

Down 5

155

Portal (Championship)

Down 5

156

Mendip

Down 28

157

Hesketh

Down 40

158

Batchworth Park

Down 24

159

Orsett

Down 19

160

Royal Norwich

Down 18

161

Foxhills (Bernard Hunt)

Down 16

162

Royal Blackheath

Down 10

163

Carlisle

NEW

164

High Post

NEW

165

Manchester

NEW

166

Camberley Heath

NEW

167

Reddish Vale

NEW

168

Whittington Heath

NEW

169

Bude & North Cornwall

NEW

170

Orchardleigh

NEW

171

Hadley Wood

NEW

172

Royal Cromer

NEW

173

Sherborne

NEW

174

West Cornwall

NEW

175

Bolton Old Links

NEW

176

West Surrey

NEW

177

Brokenhurst Manor

NEW

178

Caldy

NEW

179

Sand Moor

NEW

180

John O'Gaunt (John O'Gaunt)

NEW

181

Huddersfield

NEW

182

Shanklin & Sandown

NEW

183

Woodbury Park (Oaks)

NEW

184

Thetford

NEW

185

Weston-Super-Mare

NEW

186

Denham

NEW

187

Hawkstone Park (Hawkstone)

NEW

188

Harrogate

NEW

189

Wilmslow

NEW

190

Shire London

NEW

191

Mere

NEW

192

Hallamshire

NEW

193

Bowood Park

NEW

194

Royal Mid-Surrey (Outer)

NEW

195

Rudding Park (Hawtree)

NEW

196

Bath

NEW

197

Tadmarton Heath

NEW

198

Woodsome Hall

NEW

199

Newbury & Crookham

NEW

200

Old Thorns

NEW


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