Top 10 best golf courses in UK

Here is a list of the top 10 most amazing golf courses in the UK.

Old course at St Andrews

Par: 72 Length 6,721 yards (6,146 m)

Lets Start off the list where many people say golf was created. The historic course, what an extraordinary place.  This is a must visit if you are a passionate golfer.

Probably the hardest golf course to get a tee time. You must win a lottery in 2 days to be able to get a chance to play this prestigious course.

You must have a 24 handicap or your not allowed to play, sorry high handicappers.

The founder old Tom Morris created the land for the entire town to play. He believed that everyone should be able to play not just the rich.

The most iconic bridge in golf is located at St Andrews that dates to 700 years old. Tiger, jack, Arnold Palmer have all won at St Andrews posing for a picture on the bridge.

Today the Old course at St Andrews is the most well know golf courses in the world. It is unlike any place else, being over 700 years old it is one the oldest course in the list.

Next on the list we have

Royal Dornoch (Championship course)

Par: 70 Length: 6,704 yards ( 6,130 m) 

This club is absolutely beautiful. It’s a traditional links course. Located right by the sea, every hole you get a chance to see the water.

The challenge here comes on the greens. The ball does run on the greens so your putting should be practiced before you come here.

This course dates back the 1877.

The Royal Golf Hotel is located right next to the first tee. If you want a chance to play the course early and be the first there is your chance.

Overall an exceptional place to play.


Par: 71 Length: 7,209 yards (6591 m)

The oldest golf club to date built in 1744. This was the course that wrote the original 13 rules of golf. Muirfield has hosted the The open championship 16 times the most recent in 2013. With so much history this course is a must visit.

It’s a links courses know for its deep bunkers and winds which make it tough.


Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

Par:70 Length: 7,452 yards (6814 m)

Host of the open championship in 2009. This club house was rebuilt and restored to become a super high end club. Trump has put in a lot of money into this project and it has paid off by becoming one of the best. Also revamped was the 9th, 10th and 11th holes which are compared to Pebble beach, Cypress point and Augusta National. We just have to wait to see when the next major championship will be played to see the beauty. Unless you have the time to visit it on your own.

A five star hotel is located on a hill overlooking the course and a spectacular lighthouse.

A super high end club that with the help of Trump it has made the list of the top 10 golf courses in the United Kingdom.

Carnoustie (Championship)

Par: 72 Length: 7,421 yards (6,786 m)

Host of the Open championship 7 times. First played back in 1527.

The finishing holes are considered the most challenging in golf.

Recall Jean Van de Velde on the 18th a the Open in 1999?

Definitely bring your A game here its not the easiest course to play.

Carnoustie is a course you definitely dont want to miss. The sea views may not wow you but the the shots you take will make you think and put your game to the test.

Royal St George’s

Par: 70 Length: 7,204 yards (6,587  m)


First English course to host the Open. Has hosted the Open 14 times

Every hole is different which makes this course unique, you are working on several aspects of your game every hole. Many holes feature partially blind shots.

The 4th hole features the tallest and deepest bunker in all of the UK


The course features many slopes around the greens, and many bunkers.

A historic and challenging course.

Sunningdale Old

Par: 70 Length: 6,627 yards (6059 m)

Built in 1900 it was the first course to be build away from the sea. Lined with pine, birch, and oak trees the layout is a bit tricky. Hit accurate shots here and you wont have much trouble.

At 6059 m its not a long course which makes the round enjoyable.


Sunningdale Old course 10th hole

This is the 10th hole line with trees left to right.

If your looking at an inland course that is not a links this is the course you must play.

Its close proximity to London makes it a hotspot for international players and locals.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Par: 70 Length: 7,173 yards (6,559 m)


Royal Birkdale Golf Club is located in the seaside town of  Southport, in the north west of England.

Know for its flat fairways, greens and towering dunes. It has hosted the Womens British Open, Ryder Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup.

Like many links courses weather plays a huge factor located right by the sea the winds can have a big impact on your score.

In the heart of England’s golf coast it a links course you have to experience.

Sunningdale New course

Par: 70 Length: 6,627 yards (6,060 m)


Built in 1923 it was the new addition to the club after Sunningdale Old in 1900. It has gone many renovations in the 20s and 30s to extend the distance and make the course challenging.

Beautiful scenery with lush vegetation and trees lining the fairways will make this course a very enjoyable round.

Carefully designed course will make you bring your top game, with many challenges.


With this list you got to read the Top courses in the UK. If you are a passionate golfer who is looking for an exceptional experience and a challenge you must visit one of the courses on the list. Leave a comment down below if you have ever played one of theses courses.

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