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
This most traditional, archetypal links is the oldest course in Wales and those who find their way to Tenby will be richly rewarded by its idiosyncratic delights.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Swansea, Wales and Value
This is a links in the old-fashioned sense, as greens lie atop plateaux, or else in hollows, and the turf is firm. Yet Cruden Bay is as quirky as they come, and is all the better for it.
Aberdeen, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
Since Royal St. David's was built, the tide has receded a few hundred yards, leaving a belt of land fit for few uses other than the game of golf.
GB & Ireland, Wales, West Coast of Wales and Value
Royal Worlington not only presents a magnificient design on a tiny patch of land, but is also the spiritual home of 9-hole golf.
England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Suffolk and Value
With stone walls, burns, deep bunkers, rocks, blind shots and some vicious green contours to contend with, North Berwick doesn't have to be long to be special.
East Lothian, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
Much work has been done in recent years to restore the look, feel and definition of a high-quality array of genuine links holes. Make sure you visit, or re-visit, Prince’s soon.
England, GB & Ireland, Kent and Value
A downland course infused with heather, bracken, gorse and springy links-like turf, Southerndown uniquely sits on a naturally crafted limestone base.
Cardiff, GB & Ireland, Swansea, Wales and Value
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.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
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.
England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Sussex and Value
Home to some sensational green complexes that blend into the Derbyshire countryside, this is a special MacKenzie moorland design of rare subtlety.
East Midlands, England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun and Value