Your Top 100 Golf Courses in England

06 November 2010 Respond to this article

Your Top 100 Golf Courses in England

England is the last home country to receive a re-ranking makeover

6 November 2010

Bearwood Lakes - 14th teeEngland is one of the few countries in the world that does not appreciate golf from a tourism perspective. Naturally, England welcomes millions of visitors each year and most head for the big-named attractions. Perhaps England is lucky and doesn’t need to promote itself as one of the world’s best golfing destinations?

Only Melbourne in Australia comes close to competing with England’s heathland courses that spread out along the glorious sand belt from the west of London all the way to Hampshire. Only Ireland and Scotland can compete with England’s coastal links courses. Wherever you happen to be in England you will be only a few miles away from a golf course.

Royal St George’s, Sunningdale, Royal Birkdale, Walton Heath, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Wentworth, the list of world-class English golf courses is very long indeed. In fact, we are planning to extend our English rankings to 200 courses in the not too distant future because England has so much quality on offer. In the entire world, only the USA has more strength and depth but America has a pool of golf courses ten times larger than little England.

Swinley Forest 10th - photo by Andy TaylorWe were the first to produce an England Top 100. In fact, in 2007, we even went to press and produced a full colour book. Since then, we’ve been tweaking our English rankings and listening to you. On this website everyone has the ability to rate any of the courses they’ve played. We’ve taken every English player review submitted since 2008 and number crunched the golf ball ratings. We think we’ve produced a unique English list of Top 100 of golf courses. It may look a little odd to some people and it’s certainly not the most definitive list but it is based entirely on thousands of course reviews which you’ve taken the time to post here on the Top 100 website.

Most golf courses listed below will make it into our “official” England ranking list when we re-rank in the not too distant future. This is because our process is changing. We are extending our England ranking list from its current and rather random 155 courses to a round 200 ranked courses. A number of existing English Gems will therefore achieve a ranking for the first time and numerous other English courses (not currently featured on the site) will be added and ranked before this year is out. You nominated many of these new courses and we’re very excited about the new changes.

Your Top 100 Golf Courses in England

1 Royal St George's
2 Bearwood Lakes
3 Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)
4 Royal Birkdale
5 Royal Cinque Ports
6 Royal West Norfolk
7 Royal Liverpool
8 Sunningdale (Old)
9 Formby
10 Saunton (East)
11 Silloth-on-Solway
12 Hankley Common
13 Belfry (Brabazon)
14 Burnham & Berrow
15 Sandiway
16 Beau Desert
17 Berwick-upon-Tweed
18 Delamere Forest
19 Ganton
20 Notts
21 Addington
22 Royal Lytham & St Annes
23 East Berkshire
24 St Enodoc (Church)
25 West Sussex
26 Hunstanton
27 Southport & Ainsdale
28 St George's Hill
29 Perranporth
30 Moortown
31 Prince's
32 Royal North Devon
33 Rye (Old)
34 Trevose (Championship)
35 Hillside
36 Goodwood (Downs)
37 Sherwood Forest
38 West Hill
39 Remedy Oak
40 Woking
41 Parkstone
42 Walton Heath (Old)
43 St Mellion (Nicklaus)
44 Swinley Forest
45 Chart Hills
46 West Lancs
47 Brocket Hall (Melbourne)
48 Wisley (Garden & Mill)
49 Heythrop Park
50 Oxfordshire
51 Mannings Heath (Waterfall)
52 Berkshire (Red)
53 Hindhead
54 Woburn (Marquess)
55 Sunningdale (New)
56 Kington
57 Worplesdon
58 Burhill (Old)
59 Alwoodley
60 Berkshire (Blue)
61 Slaley Hall (Hunting)
62 Aldeburgh
63 Woburn (Duke's)
64 Saunton (West)
65 Brocket Hall (Palmerston)
66 Woburn (Duchess)
67 Seacroft
68 Ferndown (Old)
69 Seaton Carew
70 Sheringham
71 Mullion
72 Lindrick
73 Moor Park (High)
74 East Sussex National (West)
75 Ashridge
76 Forest Pines (Forest & Pines)
77 Blackmoor
78 Isle of Purbeck
79 Warwickshire
80 Royal Ashdown Forest (Old)
81 Liphook
82 Fulford
83 Stoneham
84 St Annes Old Links
85 Huntercombe
86 Thorpeness
87 Moor Allerton
88 New Zealand
89 Hayling
90 Wentworth (West)
91 Royal Wimbledon
92 Broadstone
93 Manor House
94 Hanbury Manor
95 Coombe Hill
96 Northamptonshire County
97 Wallasey
98 Copt Heath
99 Little Aston
100 Forest of Arden (Arden)