The UK and Ireland is blessed with some of the world’s greatest golf courses, from historic links to beautiful heathlands, pretty parklands and breathtaking clifftops.
Our Top 100 golf courses list features the best of the best and every single golf course on this list accepts visitors. We’re lucky that every single Open Championship venue accepts visitors but there are some courses on these shores that are reserved for their lucky members and guests, which feature in our list of the UK’s most exclusive golf clubs.
Whilst every course on this list does welcome guests, the green fees do come at a cost – so check out our 100 best cheap golf courses list, which features amazing hidden gem golf courses around the UK and Ireland that offer up top quality golf at an affordable price.
Below, we list our Top 100 courses on these shores… for 2021/22.
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- Location: Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland
- Founded: 1889
- Designed by: Old Tom Morris, George Combe, Harry Vardon and Harry Colt
- Green fee: £270-£370
Up 3 from previous ranking
One of the most photographed courses in the world, Royal County Down boasts arguably the most spectacular setting of any of our traditional links, blessed with sea views and the spectacular backdrop of the Mourne Mountains.. Rollercoaster fairways, blind shots and gloriously natural bunkering make this course one of the most stunning settings for golf anywhere in the world – and that’s why we rank it as the best golf course in the UK and Ireland. It is exhilarating and at times challenging. When the gorse and heather are in bloom it is an absolute picture.
– Full Royal County Down Championship Course review
- Location: St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
- Opened: 1552
- Designed by: Old Tom Morris and Daw Anderson (1850s)
- Green fee: £98-£270
Packed with goose-bump factor, history and drama, the Old Course is probably the favourite of more people than any other course in the world and is simply a must play for every…
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