Top 100 golf courses under £100 in GB: 50 – 41

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See which courses ranked 50 - 41 in our Top 100 list of courses under £100

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50. ST ANDREWS (JUBILEE)

Fife, Scotland

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Designer(s): John Angus/Willie Auchterlonie/Donald Steel
Weekday green fee: £75Â
+ Position: 42
Overall Score = 117


DM: I think Steel did a great job here. He’s given the Jubilee some real character to stand apart from the other Links Trust courses.


Commentary: Play here next time you are in St Andrews.

49. GULLANE (No.2)

East Lothian, Scotland

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Designer(s): Willie Park Jr/Frank Pennink
Weekday green fee: £49
+ Position: 66
Overall Score = 115


EB: I love all the Gullane courses.


JB: As good as No 1 for the most part.


Commentary: Don’t think you are accepting second-best by playing here " it’s the real thing.

48. CASTLETOWN

Isle of Man

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Designer(s): Old Tom Morris/Phillip Mackenzie Ross
Weekday green fee: £55
+ Position: 60
Overall Score = 115


JB: Sensationally good in places.


DM:  Rugged, big and wild. Finish is quite something.


Commentary: If you like your golf to be on a grand scale and dramatic then you must come to Castletown.

47. MACHRIHANISH DUNES

Argyll & Bute, Scotland

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Designer(s): David McLay Kidd
Weekday green fee: £75
+ Position: 40
Overall Score = 115


DM: I love the concept and it’s progressing nicely.


EB: The conditioning is now very good.


Commentary: A challenging site ecologically but Mach Dunes is improving with every year.

 

46. GULLANE (No.1)

East Lothian, Scotland

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Designer(s): Unknown
Weekday green fee: £98
+ Position: 17
Overall Score = 115


JB: A fantastic test of golf.


EB: One of the very best links courses.


Commentary: Last year’s Scottish Open venue proved that it can still hold its own with the big boys.

45. TENBY

South Wales, Wales

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Designer(s): James Braid
Weekday green fee: £60
+ Position: 54
Overall Score = 114


DM: Slightly let down by the finish but hugely enjoyable.


EB: Very deep quality. Tenby has at least three world-class holes. I’m a big fan.


Commentary: Charming, hospitable and characterful.

44. LIPHOOK

Hampshire, England

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Designer(s): Arthur Croome
Weekday green fee: £67
+ Position: 47
Overall Score = 114


JB: A beautifully laid out heathland course requiring good straight hitting and a steady nerve on the slick greens.


DM: Unassuming but very, very good.


Commentary: Classy and distinctive.

43. MOORTOWN

Yorkshire, England

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Designer(s): Alister MacKenzie
Weekday green fee: £85
+ Position: 27
Overall Score = 112


DM: Improving markedly thanks to mass recent tree removal. One to keep an eye on.


EB: One of Yorkshire’s very best. A class above most.


Commentary: Being restored to a true heathland.

42. CAVENDISH

Derbyshire, England

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Designer(s): Alister MacKenzie
Weekday green fee: £30
+ Position: 78
Overall Score = 108


SA:  Great routing with some truly memorable holes such as the10th, 11th & 18th and an excellent set of short 4s. The par 3s are used perfectly to ease play through rougher areas.


Commentary: An intelligent layout any new club should study before putting shovel to dirt.

41. HANKLEY COMMON

Surrey, England

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Designer(s): James Braid/Harry Colt
Weekday green fee: £94
+ Position: 14
Overall Score = 108


DM: Outstandingly good and very underrated.


JB: A lovely golf course on a grand scale.


Commentary: A magnificent heathland. Curiously not always mentioned in the same breath as its true peers.

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