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Our rundown of the best value golf courses in Great Britain continues…

Best value golf courses top 100: 90-81

90. St Annes Old Links

Where is it? Lancashire
Architect: George Lowe, Sandy Herd
Green fee: £65
What to expect: A flat parcel of linksland packed with strong holes. A ball-striker’s paradise with a strong collection of short holes.
Memorable for: The wonderful par-3 9th.

89. Trump International (Aberdeen)

Where is it? Aberdeenshir
Architect: Martin Hawtree
Green fee: £195
What to expect: Dunes on an epic scale and lots of elevated tees that let you appreciate them fully. It’s a 21st-century take on links golf.
Memorable for: The repeated, show-stopping dramatic moments.

88. Ladybank

Where is it? Fife
Architect: Old Tom Morris
Green fee: £80
What to expect: A gentle retreat from Fife’s world-renowned links. Ladybank is one of the best inland courses in Scotland.
Memorable for: The mellifluous pines and tight turf.

87. Shiskine

Where is it? Isle of Arran
Architect: Willie Fernie
Green fee: £26
What to expect: The only 12-holer to be found in a course rakings list. The pride of Arran is a law unto itself – with a handful of show-stopping holes.
Memorable for: Its 12 holes – and much more.

86. Sutton Coldfield

Where is it? Warwickshire
Architect: Alister MacKenzie
Green fee: £55
What to expect: A huge, sprawling heathland. Many fine holes being revealed now a tree and bush-clearing programme is under way.
Memorable for: Having three successive par 5s.

85. Bull Bay

Where is it? North Wales
Architect: Herbert Fowler
Green fee: £35
What to expect: A gorgeous, strategic course on the Anglesey coast, the only one designed by Fowler in Wales. It’s a real treat.
Memorable for: Those sea views from on high.

84. Thorpeness

Where is it? Suffolk
Architect: James Braid
Green fee: £45
What to expect: One of the Suffolk classics. Braid was responsible for many but not all of the holes on this easy-walking heathland.
Memorable for: The windmill behind the 18th green.

83. Tandridge

Where is it? Surrey
Architect: Harry Colt, Frank Pont
Green fee: £70
What to expect: A Colt parkland that has been extensively renovated in recent years and is exceptionally well bunkered.
Memorable for: The 14th from its elevated tee.

82. Worplesdon

Where is it? Surrey
Architect: JF Abercromby/Willie Park JR
Green fee: £140
What to expect: Perhaps the prettiest of the Three Ws and improved by the recent removal of hundreds of trees. Small and perfectly formed.
Memorable for: The idyllic setting around the clubhouse.

81. Bude & North Cornwall

Where is it? Cornwall
Architect: Tom Dunn
Green fee: £40
What to expect: The unexpected. The opening holes ease you in gently but once you cross the road let the real games begin at this ancient links.
Memorable for: Joyously bewildering blind approach shots.

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Dan Murphy

Dan loves links golf, which doesn't mean he is very good at it. He is a four-handicapper at Alwoodley. A qualified journalist and senior editor with 25 years’ experience, he was the long-time editor of NCG. His passion is golf courses and he is the founding editor of NCG Top 100s course rankings. He loves nothing more than discovering and highlighting courses that are worthy of greater recognition.

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