Top 100 Links Courses Britain and Ireland

Top 100 Links Courses - Britain & Ireland

Machrihanish (Championship)

31st Britain & Ireland

Machrihanish Golf Club must be one of the most natural, romantic and enjoyable places to play golf in the whole of the British Isles. It’s not long, but it's sheer fun...

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Formby

32nd Britain & Ireland

Formby is the prettiest of the eight top-notch links courses located between the seaside town of St Annes and the city of Liverpool. It is bordered on three sides by pine trees, giving the links a decidedly softer, heathland feel.

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Silloth on Solway

33rd Britain & Ireland

It’s well worth the time (and the money) to get to Silloth on Solway Golf Club and once you get here, you won’t want to leave...

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Saunton (East)

34th Britain & Ireland

If there is a need for another seaside Open Championship venue, then the East course at Saunton Golf Club might be a worthy candidate.

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County Sligo (Championship)

35th Britain & Ireland

County Sligo Golf Club – or Rosses Point, as it is better known – is an exhilarating west coast links, situated in the heart of Yeats country.

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The Island

36th Britain & Ireland

The Island Golf Club is a no-frills golf course. There is nothing manicured and it’s all very harmonious and in tune with its surroundings.

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Hillside

37th Britain & Ireland

Hillside Golf Club is an underrated gem, separated only by a footpath, but hiding in the shadow of its noble next-door neighbour, Royal Birkdale.

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Ballyliffin (Glashedy)

39th Britain & Ireland

Ballyliffin Golf Club is often described as “the Ballybunion of the North” or “the Dornoch of Ireland” and the reason is simple; all the aforementioned are set amidst towering natural sand dunes.

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Rye (Old)

40th Britain & Ireland

Rye Golf Club was founded in 1894 and was the inaugural design of 25-year-old Harry Colt. With a measly par of 68, and a layout that measures over 6,300 yards, Rye has to be one of the toughest courses in Britain.

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Britain and Ireland Links Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 David Oliver Courses Played 98
2 Brian Ward Courses Played 97
3 Joseph Andriole Courses Played 96
4 Clyde Johnson Courses Played 91
5 Ed Battye Courses Played 90
= Kirk Baert Courses Played 90
= Jim McCann Courses Played 90
8 Malcolm Baker Courses Played 87
9 Stuart Bendoris Courses Played 86
= Stuart McLean Courses Played 86