Understated and modest, never clamouring for attention, it would be easy to overlook New Zealand when considering the great Surrey courses. It would also be a mistake to do so.
Perranporth is an exciting and vastly interesting course demanding concentration for every shot. The more one plays it the more one likes it, low and high handicappers alike.
Littlestone is a raw-boned, fast-running championship links that frequently calls for approach shots to be chased on to the close-cropped greens.
Simply delightful from the moment you arrive – this is a bunkerless, heathland course with small and elusive greens that will charm and confound in equal measure.
Standing on the first tee box, perched high above the sea, the view is astonishing. East Devon certainly doesn’t rely on its views, however, and is a superb test of golf.
In relative terms, the start is largely unremarkable but the stretch in the middle through the dunes is outstanding. Overall, Hayling is a superb course worthy of any trip.
Pretty and undulating with a stream crossing several fairways, West Hill is perhaps best known for its quintet of superb short holes.
The most exciting new course to open in England in decades lies in rural Staffordshire and sets new standards for contemporary golf in this country
Ferndown has sat elegantly for over hundred years, and is a nice and gentle place to be. It's easy to see why Peter Alliss loves the place so much.
Despite the fact there is not a single artificial feature to be found, including bunkers, you will need more than a driver to tame this classic old course.