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
The design is simple, obvious and flawless, and that’s the essence of West Lancs. A gem, and easy to underestimate due to the lack of fanfare surrounding this course.
England, GB & Ireland, North West Coast and Value
Beau Desert may indeed be a beautiful wilderness, but not when attempting to find your ball from within its darkest heathland recesses.
England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, West Midlands and Value
You can rely on the quality of the pristine linksland turf at Gullane No 2, which occupies the same land as its older sibling but is a fine course in its own right.
East Lothian, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
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.
GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
As good in February as it is in July. Hankley Common can make a genuine case to be the best course in Surrey - and that is no mean boast.
England, GB & Ireland, Surrey and Value
For many years the virtues of Sherwood Forest remained, for some reason, curiously uncelebrated. Now its demanding Harry Colt and James Braid design is rightly admired.
East Midlands, England, GB & Ireland and Value
This rugged links is worth a trip across the Irish Sea alone
GB & Ireland and Value
Southerness is as peaceful a place as you could wish to find yourself; the kind of course where you can hear the sound of your ball rolling across the true greens.
Dumfries and Galloway, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
Shaped by a trio of Open champions, Aldeburgh is among the most traditional of English clubs. It's a seriously tough heathland course against the par 68.
England, GB & Ireland, Suffolk and Value
The best thing about Sunny Dunny is that you are so close to the sea for so long. You will struggle to find another links in Scotland that can rival it in this aspect.
East Lothian, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value