Some golf courses rank highly. Some golf courses are relatively inexpensive to play. Only a special few feature in both of these categories
NCG TOP 100s
Despite its remote location, Silloth remains nothing less than a delight to those intrepid golfers prepared to venture beyond the beaten track.
Cumbria, England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun and Value
If a truly great golf course needs to be relentless in the quality of its 18 holes, then Woodhall Spa would likely be the recipient of the best inland course in England.
East Midlands, England, GB & Ireland and Value
Touched by architectural greats and boasting all the classic seaside features, Aberdovey is vintage Welsh golf and a truly romantic links at heart.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Wales, West Coast of Wales and Value
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, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
Pulborough, as it is known to the locals, is a simply delightful place to play at any time of the year, but do not make the mistake of expecting a pushover.
England, GB & Ireland, Sussex and Value
Eccentric to the point of being obtuse at times, its simple design should be studied by any budding architect and those with even a passing interest in the game’s past.
England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Norfolk and Value
A natural heathland course, Alwoodley features eye-catching and naturalistic-looking bunkers, strategic choices, and large, often undulating greens.
England, GB & Ireland, Yorkshire and Value
Saunton East offers something courses with clifftop thrills rarely can – namely the maintaining of an excellent standard from first to last.
Devon, England, GB & Ireland and Value
This historic links itself often defies straightforward description. Certainly it is an acquired taste, but playing here on several occasions brings truly great joy.
Devon, England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun and Value
Pennard is a links with a difference. Time and again this delightful course provides holes of modest length that confound the thoughtless golfer and reward the skilful one.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Swansea, Wales and Value