National Club Golfer counts down the top 100 great British holes, today we focus on those in south England that made our inaugural list (see gallery above).
HOW WE PUT THE LIST TOGETHER
We are truly blessed in Britain with some of the best and most distinctive holes in the world. Our aim was to compile a list of excellent, diverse, geographically varied and above all memorable holes.
We hope it brings back some great memories – and gets you thinking about where you’d like to play in 2017.
GREAT BUT PERHAPS NOT BEST
This list does not attempt to identify the 100 best holes in Britain. Although there is an overlap between great courses and great holes our goal was to cast the net wider. Famous courses don’t dominate on this list.
A RANGE OF PARS
We wanted a mixture of par 3s, 4s and 5s. And within that, we wanted long and short versions of each.
Wherever you live, or are planning to visit, you will find some inspiration.
We wanted holes that are genuinely memorable – for all the right reasons. Ones you talk about afterwards and show your friends pictures of.
…BUT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS
Spectacular holes are not always great holes. We’ve tried to steer clear of one off holes that may be fun but aren’t always satisfactory in golfing terms.
IN GREAT BRITAIN!
Only holes in England, Scotland and Wales were eligible.
IT ISN’T IN ORDER OF ONE TO 100
We’ve grouped holes alphabetically within their regions. All the holes are great – we are not saying that some are greater than others.