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 best thing about Gailes bar none is the land it occupies. Located on hallowed Ayrshire links land, there are very few parts of Britain that boast turf better for golf than here.
Ayrshire, GB & Ireland, Scotland and Value
A classic links in Northumberland which deserves greater acclaim, there’s no doubt that Goswick is one of the UK’s best hidden gems.
England, GB & Ireland, North East and Value
An all-world opening stretch with views from every hole on a links of real pedigree. There are few places a golfer would rather be than Royal Porthcawl.
Cardiff, GB & Ireland, Swansea, Wales and Value
Elie epitomises Old Tom Morris's design principles and is an object lesson in what makes a golf course engaging and enjoyable to play.
Fife, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Scotland and Value
A fine test of golf in delightful surroundings, Liphook is far from long but the topography and design almost always ensure that good scoring remains elusive.
England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, Hampshire and Value
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.
Devon, England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun and Value
Cleeve Hill presents a pale, inhospitable, windswept landscape that wouldn't be out of place on the moon. All that open space however conceals a wonderfully subtle course.
England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun and Value
Heavy investment in recent years has bolstered the status of this distinctive heathland layout in Cheshire. With rolling par 5s and short, intricate par 4s, this is a course with real variety.
England, GB & Ireland and Value
A true classic, Moortown has been on the ‘must play’ list of every serious golfer since it was crafted by Dr Alister MacKenzie 110 years ago.
England, GB & Ireland, Yorkshire and Value
The Old Course is the very cradle of the game – the place where it all began. Nowhere on the planet can match its atmosphere. Nor, in truth, is there another course quite like it.