You've seen our must play list for 2020, but what about courses that don't break the bank? Our travel expert has you covered

When I put together the 20 courses you must play this year, one avid fan of my work described it as an “elitist list”. To be fair he was correct. They weren’t the most obvious collection of courses to moot, but equally they were all fairly expensive and most were reasonably well known. And as we are for the many not the few at NCG, the challenge was set to come up with another batch of ‘must plays’ that would fit most budgets. So here we go, the 20 best affordable golf courses in the world, starting with 10 from GB&I.

What follows below isn’t a list of utterly unknown courses, because to make paying a green fee worthwhile the course you’re visiting has to be better than your home course. So we need to pitch these at a certain level of quality. But they are also much lower profile and available for a much lower price. Whether at home or under guaranteed blue skies abroad, there is something to suit all tastes here…

Bude and North Cornwall

Why play it? It starts and ends in the enjoyable town of Bude and that is enough for us to be pretty much charmed.

But there’s more, such as effortlessly distinctive holes, prime seaside turf and just the right amount of challenge. Perfect holiday golf, and we mean that in the most positive sense imaginable.