England

Click to visit Fulford Golf ClubWhen the unmarried Queen Elizabeth I of England died in 1603, James VI of Scotland moved court to London, taking up residence at the Royal Palace in Greenwich becoming James I of England. His royal entourage is thought to have contained a number of golfers and they found the perfect ground at Blackheath on which to play their beloved game. In 1608 Blackheath Golf Club was instituted, but documentary evidence has yet to be discovered.

Today there are approximately 700,000 golfers affiliated to England’s 1,900 or so golf clubs. There are more golf courses in England than Ireland, Scotland and Wales put together. The topographical variation of England’s golf courses is perhaps totally unique the world over but the vast majority of overseas visitors head to Scotland and Ireland rather than choosing to play golf in England. We think the English Tourist Board are missing an opportunity. To see our latest Top 100 Golf Courses of England, simply scroll down this page.

We last updated our England Top 100 rankings in November 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - England

Fulford

91st England Ranking

Fulford Golf Club will always be remembered for the tree-climbing exploits of Bernhard Langer in the 1981 Benson & Hedges International.

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Description: Fulford Golf Club will always be remembered for the tree-climbing exploits of Bernhard Langer in the 1981 Benson & Hedges International. Rating: 4.8695652173913 out of 6

Royal Wimbledon

92nd England Ranking

Royal Wimbledon Golf Club is a jewel in the heart of London. A delightful peaceful course with fairways lined with mature oak, chestnut and silver birch trees, with a little gorse thrown in for good measure.

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Description: Royal Wimbledon Golf Club is a jewel in the heart of London. A delightful peaceful course with fairways lined with mature oak, chestnut and silver birch trees, with a little gorse thrown in for good measure. Rating: 4.6 out of 6

Wentworth (Edinburgh)

93rd England Ranking

Arguably the Wentworth Club is the best 54-hole inland golfing destination in the whole of Britain and the Edinburgh course is an unsung gem.

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Description: Arguably the Wentworth Club is the best 54-hole inland golfing destination in the whole of Britain and the Edinburgh course is an unsung gem. Rating: 4.7 out of 6

Huntercombe

94th England Ranking

Huntercombe Golf Club is just far enough removed from London to have effectively become an historical footnote in golf architecture.

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Description: Huntercombe Golf Club is just far enough removed from London to have effectively become an historical footnote in golf architecture. Rating: 4.5714285714286 out of 6

Thorndon Park

95th England Ranking

Many of the holes at Thorndon Park Golf Club are surrounded by mature oaks, some of which are more than 500 years old.

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Description: Many of the holes at Thorndon Park Golf Club are surrounded by mature oaks, some of which are more than 500 years old. Rating: 4.7777777777778 out of 6

Hadley Wood

96th England Ranking

Hadley Wood Golf Club plays across majestic, undulating parkland. This challenging Open Qualifying Course was designed by the great Alister MacKenzie in 1922.

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Description: Hadley Wood Golf Club plays across majestic, undulating parkland. This challenging Open Qualifying Course was designed by the great Alister MacKenzie in 1922. Rating: 4.4166666666667 out of 6

Fairhaven

97th England Ranking

Fairhaven Golf Club is a tough inland links course, formerly used as an Open Championship Qualifier when the Open was held at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

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Description: Fairhaven Golf Club is a tough inland links course, formerly used as an Open Championship Qualifier when the Open was held at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Rating: 4.7142857142857 out of 6

Moor Park (High)

98th England Ranking

Moor Park Golf Club oozes quality. The High is a classy golf course and a warm welcome awaits in the spectacular clubhouse mansion.

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Description: Moor Park Golf Club oozes quality. The High is a classy golf course and a warm welcome awaits in the spectacular clubhouse mansion. Rating: 4.6666666666667 out of 6

Royal Worlington & Newmarket

99th England Ranking

Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club is a classic, sometimes referred to as Mildenhall and it’s the home of golf for undergraduates at Cambridge University.

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Description: Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club is a classic, sometimes referred to as Mildenhall and it’s the home of golf for undergraduates at Cambridge University. Rating: 3.85 out of 6

Sandiway

100th England Ranking

Sandiway Golf Club holds your interest right from the off with the opening seven holes having a different par to the last.

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Description: Sandiway Golf Club holds your interest right from the off with the opening seven holes having a different par to the last. Rating: 5.1739130434783 out of 6