Top 100 golf courses under £100 in GB: 70 – 61

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See which courses ranked 70 - 61 in our Top 100 list of courses under £100

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70. PANMURE

Angus, Scotland


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Designer(s): Allan Robertson/Alexander Pirie/James Braid
Weekday green fee: £85Â
+ Position: 48
Overall Score = 133


DM: Has a slightly inland feel but the way the course plays is links for the most part. Exudes class.


Commentary: Next door to Carnoustie is another gem on the Angus coast. Always immaculately presented.

69. PARKSTONE

Dorset, England


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Designer(s): Willie Park Jr/James Braid
Weekday green fee: £90
+ Position: 43
Overall Score = 133


JB: Always a treat to play here " it’s very good.


DM: A very classy place that has a bit of flair to it.


Commentary: There are shades of parkland and even links but in the main this is an old-school heathland. Delightful.

68. WEST LANCASHIRE

Merseyside, England


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Designer(s): Ken Cotton/Fred Hawtree
Weekday green fee: £95
+ Position: 37
Overall Score = 132


DM: It’s just a really good golf course. I suppose it’s a little unremarkable near the clubhouse.


Commentary: The opulent dunes unfolded along the coast from Liverpool to Southport are a sight not to be missed.

67. ISLE OF PURBECK

Dorset, England


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Designer(s): Harry Colt
Weekday green fee: £48
+ Position: 83
Overall Score = 131


JB: There are some really lovely holes here.  Pretty.


Commentary: Isle of Purbeck has been through some tough times but, under new management, it’s happily moving back in the right direction.

66. REDDISH VALE

Cheshire, England


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Designer(s): Alister MacKenzie
Weekday green fee: £30
+ Position: 100
Overall Score = 130


DM: One of those courses you always get lost on your way to. It’s an oasis of green on the outskirts of Stockport.


Commentary: Don’t be fooled by its modest surroundings " this is a typically classy MacKenzie design.

65. CONWY

North Wales, Wales


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Designer(s): Jack Harris/Frank Pennink
Weekday green fee: £56
+ Position: 73
Overall Score = 129


SA: The closing holes through the gorse are a bit of a let down compared to what has come before.


DM: Worthy and a genuine test.


Commentary: Arguably the best test of golf in North Wales.

64. LUFFNESS

East Lothian, Scotland


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Designer(s): Old Tom Morris
Weekday green fee: £85
+ Position: 44
Overall Score = 129


JB: A very stylish and lovely course. You’ve got to play here if you’re in the area but many pass it by.


DM: I personally think it is the equal of Gullane.


Commentary: Sophisticated, simple and refined.

63. DUNBAR

East Lothian, Scotland


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Designer(s): Old Tom Morris/Ben Sayers/James Braid
Weekday green fee: £70
+ Position: 57
Overall Score = 127


DM: My kind of club and course " this is what Scottish seaside golf is all about.


Commentary: The start and finish are not quite up to the standard of the quite wonderful holes in between.

 

62. PRINCE’S*

Kent, England


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Designer(s): Charles Hutchings (since modified)
Weekday green fee: £90
+ Position: 36
Overall Score = 126


DM: Massive recent improvements to the conditioning.


Commentary: Can now be spoken of in the same breath as neighbouring Sandwich and Deal once more.
* Shore/Dunes combination

61. ROYAL ASHDOWN FOREST (OLD)

Sussex, England


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Designer(s): Archdeacon Scott
Weekday green fee: £70
+ Position: 55
Overall Score = 125


EB:  Takes four or five holes to get going, but good after that.


JB: Great changes of elevation, really pretty. I think it’s a lovely course.


Commentary: Fondly and highly regarded by all our panel.

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