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NCG TOP 100s
For anyone with a golfing soul, who has a sense of adventure and is prepared to engage their brains, Pretswick remains quite simply a must-play.
Ayrshire, GB & Ireland, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun
There are a few certain courses, but only a few, where you know from the moment you pull into the car park you are in for a treat.
Blairgowrie is most certainly one of them.
GB & Ireland and Scotland
The Castle Course is the Links Trust's seventh course and, it is fair to say, is remotely unlike anything else in the neighbourhood.
Fife, GB & Ireland, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun
Machrihanish remains unconstrained by the tenets of modern architecture. This is a course that was discovered rather than created, and it has been gloriously kept that way.
GB & Ireland, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun
Do not come here if you consider short courses to be obsolete, because Moray’s charms are much more subtle than that. It's simple, brilliant and unpretentious.
GB & Ireland, Scotland and Moray
Machrihanish Dunes, by contemporary standards, is a quirky course. Lying on the most perfect links land that you could ever wish to see only amplifies that.
Elie epitomises Old Tom Morris's design principles and is an object lesson in what makes a golf course engaging and enjoyable to play.
Great things come in small packages and never more so than at Boat. It's a sensational location, but better still, there is a marvellous layout to be enjoyed.
GB & Ireland, Highlands, Scotland and GB & Ireland Fun
DJ Russell's reimagining of The Machrie is vastly different to what was here before, but once again the Isle of Islay has a links to be proud of.
Swirling and gusting winds protect and surround rolling dunes. If you could draw a picture of what links golf is you wouldn’t be far away with a sketch of Panmure.
Scotland and GB & Ireland