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The best golf courses in the British Isles

In Dan Murphy's latest Top 10 Courses rundown, he runs the rule over the finest creations in Great Britain and Ireland
 

We take a look at the best golf courses in Britain and run down the places that should be on your golf bucket list.

10. Best golf courses in Britain – Portmarnock Old

County Dublin, Ireland

Still the best course in the Republic of Ireland – despite stern competition from the likes of Waterville, Ballybunion and Lahinch on the west coast.

Unlike many of its rivals, Portmarnock is quite flat. While this means it is less dramatic, it is also considerably more consistent. It barely misses a beat.

Hosted the 1991 Walker Cup, when Phil Mickelson and David Duval were on the visiting team.

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Dan Murphy

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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