"Not all golf courses are created equal and that can certainly be said about Trump Turnberry. For here you will find the most spectacular stretch of coastline on any golfing land that I have ever seen."
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"Except for the undeniable beauty of the 12th hole there’s nothing truly outstanding at Southerness. Please note that this isn’t meant with negative connotations though because everything about this true links course is of a consistently high standard."
"I've been raving about the golf course at Hollinwell to anybody who would listen for the last 20 years since I first played it. Back then Notts appeared little known outside the Midlands save for those who were in the know. That day I played for the first time I knew I had stumbled upon something extra special."
"Edgbaston is a highly impressive private members golf club laid out on a rolling, albeit compact, parcel of parkland just one mile from the centre of Birmingham."
"Oh my word! The Balgownie Links at Royal Aberdeen is something else. It’s different gravy - an unbelievably good golf course. Not only is it the best in Aberdeenshire it’s one of the best you will play. Period."
"Right on the edge of the City of Aberdeen lays the charming Kings Links golf course which is owned by Aberdeen City Council and also the playing arena for three golf clubs; The Northern, Caledonian and Bon Accord."
"The first thing to state is that Trump International Golf Links is undoubtedly an exceptionally good golf course. The second thing to say from the off is that it’s categorically not the “World's Greatest Golf Course” as the owner makes out and their website brashly proclaims."
"Balnagask is very much a case of what could be… and at one time probably was! The property has so much potential but I fear this is no longer being realised."
"There’s a deceptive quality to the humble yet alluring links course at Arbroath which would not only make an excellent companion when playing at Carnoustie, or en route to Aberdeen from the South, but is well worthy of a play in its own right."
"Saint Annes Old Links sits amongst distinguished guests along England's North West coast. It holds its own."
"Enville is an extremely intriguing 36 hole golf complex located in deepest Staffordshire countryside that is slowly but surely building a reputation as one of the country’s most respected venues."
"Some golf clubs hit you with a 'wow' factor the moment you drive through their gates. Woodsome Hall is certainly one of those."
"With over 100 years of history Childwall Golf Club, formed in 1912, is a traditional, tree-lined parkland course that serves up a consistent test of golf over almost dead flat terrain."
"Rotherham is a really enjoyable parkland golf course located in the heart of South Yorkshire. The layout of the holes is very interesting and the changes in elevation, on this established tree-lined property, are negotiated nicely."
"The 2016 Yorkshire Amateur County Championship brought me back to Moortown, a course I’ve played numerous times over the past couple of decades but not for at least half a dozen years."
"Playing Royal Troon less than a fortnight after Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson had produced what is arguably the greatest golfing duel in history, and certainly the best final day of an Open Championship, was a special occasion."
"Prestwick has been on my hit list of golf courses to play for quite some time and I’m ashamed to say it has taken me far too long to visit this iconic links. From everything I’d read and heard I was expecting it to be ‘my type’ of golf."
"In an area steeped in history and tradition Dundonald Links has, in the space of just over ten years, commanded the respect of golfers who flock to this part of Scotland to tackle Open Championship venues and other prestigious links courses."
"The Gailes Links at Irvine belongs to Glasgow Golf Club, a club steeped in history and the 9th oldest in the world. Golf has been played over this fine links since 1892 and until 2016 it is the only Scottish final qualifying course for The Open."
"Western Gailes is a thing of true beauty. Something extra special. Near perfection at times. It’s a classy links course that only a fusion of nature and time is able to create and where man merely offers a guiding hand. This is close to being as good as it gets at times."
"On a recent visit the golf course at The Centurion Club was every inch playable, and indeed highly enjoyable, although there is still very much a work in progress feel to the entire experience."
"Wilmslow is one of the many fine wooded parkland courses to be found in the tranquil Cheshire countryside. It’s also one of the oldest, the club having been founded in 1889 and relocating to its present site in 1903."
"The design of the Lee Westwood “Colt” course, located on the Close House Estate near Heddon-on-the-Wall in Northumberland, apparently tips its hat to the great golf course architect Harry Colt."
"South Moor is a very thought-provoking golf course in County Durham with a handful of excellent holes that has ties to the famous Dr. Alister MacKenzie who had a hand in designing the course."
"Before I even begin to tell you how good this golf course is I want to let you know just how perfect the entire set-up at West Sussex is."
"Goodwood is a spectacular Estate in the heart of West Sussex and is home to the world famous Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and the annual ‘Glorious Goodwood’ horseracing meeting."
"Hallamshire Golf Club lies on a narrow strip of land at the edge of the city of Sheffield, overlooking the Derbyshire Peak District National Park and Pennines."
"Writing a golf course review for Dewsbury District Golf Club should be a piece of cake for me. It is the course where I learnt to play the game as a junior and I was a member here for a number of years."
"The opening of Machynys Peninsula to a blaze of publicity in 2005 hasn’t quite changed the golfing landscape in South Wales but it has certainly provided something different to the Establishment."
"Cardigan is not a golf course that is easy to build into a golfing itinerary of Wales. It is a bit of an outlier in terms of location tucked away in the south-west corner of the Principality."
"Royal St. David’s is regarded as one of the best links courses in Wales and has a reputation for being a fearsome test of golf. The numbers certainly back that claim up."
"I recently took advantage of the 3-round ticket that the Carnoustie Golf Links offers. For the sum of £200 this entitled me to one round on each of the three courses (Championship, Burnside & Buddon)."
"Panmure is a classy and historic golf club with a wonderful natural links course located near Carnoustie, Angus, in the East of Scotland."
"Hopeman is an enthralling clifftop links that just gets better and better as the round progresses, both in terms of the golf and the location."
"Tucked away on the Moray Firth between Lossiemouth and Hopeman the nine-hole layout at Covesea Golf Links remains a true hidden gem."
"The members of Moray Golf Club, founded in 1889, must rightly be very proud of their two fine links courses laid out on some fabulous tight and sandy golfing terrain to the south of the Moray Firth."
"Expectations were high as we arrived on the first tee at The Nairn Golf Club, a stalwart of golf in the Highlands and a darling of all the Top 100 Great Britain & Ireland course rankings."
"In a County that is noted for its many fine parkland golf courses Old Fold Manor is certainly up there as one of the best and undoubtedly one of the most interesting."
"In an area drenched with a bountiful number of the country’s elite courses West Hill stands proud as one of Surrey's oldest and most respected."
"Southport & Ainsdale offers everything that the other famous links courses on this fabled stretch of Lancashire coastline can… and the golfing connoisseur would perhaps argue it delivers even more than this."
"Drayton Park is a narrow, tree-lined, mature, parkland course that rewards the golfer who can keep their ball on the fairway."
"If you succumb to the notion of par then Aldeburgh is as tough as old boots."
"The more I play in Suffolk the more impressed I become by the quality of courses available in this often underrated county."
"In my experience the vast majority of coastal golf courses that are situated close to the sea, but are not on linksland, usually fail to deliver and I ultimately come away disappoint. Thorpeness, however, is a clear exception to the rule."
"In my eyes Silloth is a golf course that has the ability to transcend your typical ‘championship links’."
"Hessle is one of the better parkland golf courses in Yorkshire."
"With more than 200 golf courses across Yorkshire Lindrink sits very close to the tip of the iceberg when it comes to discussing the best of golf in the White Rose County."
"Sheringham is a spectacular clifftop links golf course with a number of memorable holes."
"Royal Cromer, founded in 1888, was originally designed by Old Tom Morris and has recently been recognised as one of the top 100 golf courses in England."
"Hunstanton is a fine championship links situated on the edge of The Wash in North-West Norfolk."
"The West Lancashire Golf Club was founded in 1873 and is among the ten oldest golf clubs in England."
"The guy behind the bar who I handed my £12 twilight green-fee to simply laughed after he asked if I had played the course before and I replied, “No”."
"There’s something quite remarkable about Kington. It has what I call the “Double Q” factor; Quirk and Quality."
"Church Stretton Golf Club sits atop the stunning Shropshire Hills above the historic market town of the same name. Please believe me when I say the panoramic views from the summit of the course are as good as you’ll find anywhere in England."
"If anyone dare claim there is a better 36 holes of links golf at one golf club in England than at Saunton I'm pretty sure I could make an unquestionable case for this wonderful piece of linksland."
"Trevose Golf & Country Club is a real darling of the South-West golfing tapestry."
"Royal North Devon, or Westward Ho! as it is often fondly referred to, is a very special place."
"Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire was selected as a stop-off course to break up the five hour journey down from West Yorkshire to Devon."
"Located high up on the moors, just outside the City of Bradford, Baildon is a stunning 18 hole moorland course with views over Ilkley Moor, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond."
"HIDDEN GEM ALERT!! Oh my word, what a discovery Anglesey Golf Club was on a recent trip to North Wales."
"Bull Bay is not only the best golf course on the Isle of Anglesey but it can rightly claim to be one of Wales’ finest."
"Holyhead is a cracking little golf course located close to Trearddur Bay on Holy Island, Anglesey."
"Truth be told, waterfalls and fountains don’t do a lot for me on a golf course."
"The nine-hole golf course as Anstruther has one moment of absolute brilliance, a quirky stretch of three short holes and six others that I could personally take or leave."
"No less than three courses, ranked by number reflecting their age, constitute Gullane Golf Club."
"The Glen Golf Club, often referred to as North Berwick East Links, is one of the most popular and the best value of all East Lothian golf courses."
"The Leicestershire Golf Club was founded in 1890 and is an established parkland course that maximises the use of the land it is played over particular well for a course of this style."
"Located on sandy ground, just to the west of Northampton, Brampton Heath is a semi-heathland course that belies its age of less than two decades."
"Located in the heart of the Midlands amongst rural Warwickshire countryside the Forest of Arden, owned and managed by Marriott Hotels, is a popular golf destination in the UK."
"There are few better places to enjoy a full day of golfing than at Woodhall Spa."
"It’s safe to say there’s a lot more to Rye Golf Club than the actual golf course."
"Playing at Formby was one of my earliest links golfing experiences and I will therefore always have fond memories of what is undoubtedly a hugely memorable and top quality golf course."
"There’s very little that hasn’t been written about the golfing mecca that is St. Andrews. Golfers (and indeed non-golfers) flock to this corner of Fife from all over the World to savour the delights of the ‘Grey Auld Toun’ and for most it is mainly to play, or at least see and walk, The Old Course; the spiritual home of golf and where it all began for our beloved game."
"The Duke’s course, owned and managed by the iconic Old Course Hotel, sits high in the countryside above the famous golfing town of St. Andrews and enjoys spectacular views across Fife’s beautiful coastline."
"Pannal is undoubtedly one of Yorkshire's finest. It offers a beautiful tranquil mix of woodland, moorland and heathland on the edge of Harrogate in North Yorkshire."
"Huddersfield Golf Club is probably not given the sufficient coverage it deserves on a national scale. It's a very, very fine golf course."
"Located between Leeds and Harrogate in the charming village of Shadwell, Leeds Golf Centre is undoubtedly one of premier golf complexes in the North of England."
"Just off the A75 in Dumfries & Galloway you will find one of the most genuine and authentic links courses in Scotland; Wigtownshire County."
"The Barrasie Links at Kilmarnock Golf Club is an extremely fine and well-presented golf course. It’s also a superb test of every part of your game and has a real consistent feel of quality to it."
"The Lochgreen links is one of three courses emanating from the starters office at the Troon Municipal golf complex which is owned, managed and run by South Ayrshire Council."
"The Darley links is one of three courses emanating from the starters office at the Troon Municipal golf complex which is owned, managed and run by South Ayrshire Council."
"At just 5,700 yards Cavendish may be on the short side in terms of length but there is nothing lacking in the amount of fun that can be had at this Derbyshire delight."
"I have so much time for golf courses like Fortrose & Rosemarkie. A setting as unique and stunning as any I have come across along with some fantastic golf holes and one that is truly world-class."
"It’s Christmas Eve. Well, not quite, but it certainly feels like it. It’s the evening before we are due to play Royal Dornoch for the first time."
"Tain Golf Club, founded in 1890 and originally laid out by Old Tom Morris, is a captivating moorland-links course that delivers a number of very fine holes and should be an essential play for any golfer travelling to The Highlands."
"Over breakfast at the guest house in Dornoch where we were staying conversation is struck up with a fellow guest; an American from Chicago and a member at Royal Dornoch."
"Nairn Dunbar may live in the shadow of its Walker Cup hosting neighbour located on the west side of town but please don’t dismiss this enjoyable course from your Highlands golfing itinerary."
"With around 3,000 golf clubs in the UK it’s inevitable that courses will get bracketed by style and character."
"The Halifax Golf Club, often better known as Ogden, is a course that divides opinion."
"Founded in 1894 North Wales Golf Club, on the West Shore at Llandudno, is a course that is admired by many and provides some good old fashioned authentic links golf."
"Conwy, the third oldest course in Wales, is a first rate championship links on the spectacular Caernarvonshire coastline wedged between sea and heather-clad mountains."
"Halifax Bradley Hall Golf Club is located in a meandering valley close to the edge of the Pennines."
"The true glory days of Fulford Golf Club may now be behind it but the course still remains a fine and fair test of golf and is undeniably one of Yorkshire’s best venues."
"Headingley is one of the many golf courses situated on excellent golfing land to the North of Leeds in West Yorkshire."
"Sand Moor Golf Club, located in the golfing-haven of North Leeds, was developed under the guidance of the famed Dr. Alister MacKenzie in the mid 1920s."
"Located in the quaint Yorkshire village of Linton, Wetherby Golf Club is a traditional, tree-lined parkland course that runs alongside the banks of the River Wharfe."
"The golf course at Reddish Vale is one I would advise anybody to play. Not only is it one of the best value venues in the North West it is also one of the most interesting and entertaining."
"Northamptonshire County Golf Club at Church Brampton is a big, bold and at times intimating heathland course that provides one of the sternest inland tests in the country."
"New Zealand Golf Club is one of the least heralded golf courses on the Surrey sandbelt yet it is one of the most fascinating and maximises its relatively flat terrain to great effect."
"Crowborough Beacon Golf Club was founded in 1895 and boasts far-reaching views which are just as mesmerising as the golf course itself."
"Denham is a traditional private members golf club tucked away in Buckinghamshire countryside where you will find a lovely parkland layout."
"At Stockport Golf Club you will find a moderately undulating mature parkland course that will ask tough questions of every part of your game."
"Prestwick St. Nicholas is one of those links courses that you just cannot fail to fall in love with."
"The experience of visiting and playing at Loch Lomond, an exclusive club with an international clientele, is a difficult one to describe."
"The West Kilbride Golf Club at Seamill is located on a stunning piece of the Ayrshire coast, with spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde to the beautiful island of Arran."
"North-East England is not widely regarded as an area with an abundance of top quality golf courses. However, The Northumberland Golf Club stands proudly as a fine exception."
"Remedy Oak is a prestigious, exclusive and unique golf course recently constructed in Dorset and was the brainchild of local businessman Bill Riddle."
"I played Blackmoor on a beautiful summer evening, paid just £35 for a twilight green-fee and had virtually the entire property all to myself."
"There’s no denying that Liphook is a very fine golf course, 18 holes played over beautiful undulating heathland with fairways that wander through mature woodland"
"A quick stop-off at Lanark, to break up the journey on the way home from St. Andrews, proved to be a very enjoyable few hours out on one of Scotland’s premier inland courses."
I have wanted to play Lundin Golf Club for a number of years, ever since I glimpsed across from neighbouring Leven Links in the summer of 2001."
"There is something about Elie that puts you under a spell. It is a truly magical links that, after just one round, has won a place in my heart and mind forever."
"Wakefield Golf Club, founded in 1891, is an established, traditional parkland layout in West Yorkshire with an excellent set of short holes."
"Located close to Hartlepool in the North-East corner of England Seaton Carew, where golf dates back to 1874, has a reputation for being a bleak, chilly and grim links."
"Founded in 1914 Wheatley Golf Club, on the outskirts of Doncaster, is one of Yorkshire’s better courses but often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves."
"Newburgh-on-Ythan is very much a tale of two halves, but each one is worth listening to."
"Cruden Bay is a golf course that dances to its own beat. It’s gripping, riveting, absorbing and most importantly its individuality shines through. Cruden Bay is one of very few courses that has a real personality."
"Firstly, a confession. We only added Inverallochy to our recent Scotland trip itinerary because of its close proximity to Fraserburgh, located just a few miles down the coast."
"Fraserburgh Golf Club, the seventh oldest in the World, delivers no frills, classic links golf on a very impressive scale."
"The Craigewan Links at Peterhead is set mostly amongst splendid duneland and fully encapsulates what golfing by the sea in Scotland is all about."
"Murcar is a championships links in the very finest Scottish tradition. It was originally established in 1909 by neighbouring Royal Aberdeen professional, Archie Simpson, and later refined by James Braid some twenty years later with only minor alterations since."
"Sunningdale is a great golf club with two fantastic heathland golf courses. I was expecting something special on my first ever trip to Sunningdale and it didn't let me down. In fact it delivered in spades."
"Walton Heath, a club with a rich history and distinguished membership, is an oasis of pure heathland golf situated a mere 20 miles outside the city of London."
"North Hants, home of the elite amateur Hampshire Hog golf tournament, is one of the several ‘second tier’ courses situated on the notorious sandbelt to the South-West of London."
"Situated a short drive from the town of Banbury this delightful fast running course was a joy to play in mid-May when the plentiful gorse was in full canary-yellow bloom."
"The Purdis Heath layout at Ipswich Golf Club is an intimate heathland course played over rolling terrain and through beautiful, tranquil woodland in the heart of Suffolk."
"The Martello course at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club is the only links course in Suffolk and one of only a handful in East Anglia."
"Great Yarmouth & Caister was founded in 1882 making it the oldest golf club in Norfolk. It’s also one of the best."
"Golf courses such as Tenby are very few and far between. For me they capture the absolute essence of links golf."
"The links at Ashburnham contains some wonderful golf holes on a sandy tract of land that has played host to many notable championships."
"On a recent drive from West Yorkshire to South Wales we decided to jump off the M5 and play a quick round at the highly unusual Painswick Golf Club. It proved to be one of the best decisions we’ve made."
"Alwoodley Golf Club is undoubtedly one of Great Britain & Ireland’s leading lights when it comes to inland golf."
"There is uniqueness about Bude & North Cornwall that lovers of true and natural links golf will find not only alluring but extremely exciting."
"Minehead and West Somerset is a true links golf course set against the rugged backdrop of the Brendon Hills with captivating sea views all the way along the impressive back-nine."
"The links at Burnham & Berrow begins at a pulsating pace and rarely lets up until the moment you reach the comfort of the historic 100-year-old clubhouse where you are able to relax and reflect."
"Looking out from the clubhouse at Berwick upon Tweed Golf Club you would be forgiven for thinking that the course wasn’t really up to a great deal. You would be wrong. Very wrong."
"Sandy Lodge is a course with tight, firm fairways and lots of interest throughout its 18 holes."
"At the time of writing The Grove is by far and away the best modern inland golf course I have had the pleasure to play."
"A round at Sandiway, on a glorious spring afternoon, completed my playing of all the recognised top inland golf courses in Cheshire."
"Finding good quality heathland golf north of the Surrey sand-belt is no easy task."
"A quick afternoon dash around Dunham Forest in mid-March, following a meeting in Manchester earlier in the day, provided a very enjoyable couple of hours."
"Royal Worlington & Newmarket at Mildenhall is a golf course that I have wanted to visit for a long time."
"I’ve never known an inland golf course play as firm and fast in March as Thetford did on my first ever visit to this lovely Norfolk venue."
"I’ve played all 27 holes at Forest Pines on a number of occasions."
"Charnwood Forest is one the most interesting, natural and best nine-holers I have played."
"I arrived at Luffenham Heath Golf Club on a beautifully bright and mild March morning after a pleasant and stress-free two hour drive."
"Warkworth is a delightful Old Tom Morris nine-holer with a lovely ‘linksy’ feel to it."
"Bamburgh Castle most definitely falls into the ‘odd sock drawer’ of golf courses… and that’s a good thing!"
"It may have only been February when I played Dunstanburgh Castle but I strongly suspect this will be the biggest surprise of 2015. What a gem of a links course."
"Seacroft is a golf course for those who like their links golf pure and undiluted."
"Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, often referred to as Brancaster, is a course that time has forgotten about. And it’s much the better for that."
"I was really impressed following a recent visit to Southerndown Golf Club."
"There’s so much good stuff to talk about at Pyle and Kenfig it’s not hard to see why it’s regarded as one of the best courses in Wales and a personal favourite of many."
"If you’ve ever wondered what that lovely piece of linksland is just off junction 42 of the M4 motorway in South Wales I can let you know that it’s the delightful Swansea Bay Golf Club."
"The Celtic Manor Resort has no less than three golf courses. It is famed for its Twenty Ten course which recently staged the Ryder Cup, however, there are two other courses at this 5-star resort in South Wales."
"Rhyl is a cracking little nine-hole links course on the North Wales coast. It’s not going to win any awards for being one of the best in the country but I really enjoyed my outing here in October 2014."
"Prestatyn is a fine championship links course on the North Wales coast and is easy to see why it’s regularly selected for the country’s top events."
"Delamere Forest must go down as the biggest surprise of the year for me, and a very pleasant one at that."
"Ganton, located in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, is rightly regarded as one of the UK’s very best inland golf courses with an extremely rich history and a strong sense of tradition."
"When it comes to links golf Southport is arguably the United Kingdom’s number one location, almost unquestionably England’s and without doubt a real hot spot."
"If you like golf courses with great views then you will love Saddleworth Golf Club traversing the Lancashire-Yorkshire border."
"Swinley Forest is a delectably English golf club set in the heart of the Berkshire sand-belt on a secluded parcel of land boasting beautiful heather, gorse and pines."
"A full day of golf (and lunch) at The Berkshire is one of life’s little luxuries and definitely worth saving up for."
"Camberley Heath is a golf course that I think you will be hearing a lot more about over the coming years."
"Bearwood Lakes is an excellent parkland course that belies its age. Although it was only created in 1996 you would be forgiven for thinking that it had been here for over a century."
"There are over a dozen fine links golf courses on the Ayrshire Coast. The Irvine Golf Club stands proudly as one of the best but perhaps the most unheralded."
"Shiskine Golf (& Tennis) Club, set in a truly stunning location at Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran, may only have 12 holes but there is nothing lacking in terms of the enjoyment or test of golf that is presented when playing this wonderfully captivating links."
"Located within touching distance of the Atlantic Ocean on the Kintyre Peninsula Machrihanish Dunes is the first true links course to open on Scotland’s west coast in over one hundred years."
"Playing at The Machrihanish Golf Club is perhaps not as romantic a prospect as it was several years ago. None-the-less it’s a fabulous golfing experience."
"A round of golf at Traigh is a unique Scottish golf experience. I’m not going to claim it is one of the best courses in the country but it’s certainly got an argument to say it has the most breathtaking setting and undoubtedly has one of the best holes I’ve ever played."
"The setting and location for the Isle of Skye Golf Club at Sconser could possibly be the best I have ever seen."
"The Isle of Harris Golf Club at Scarista is a cracking little nine-hole golf course that delivers a true links experience."
"We’d already driven for over six hours and covered more than 350 miles before boarding a ferry in Oban sailing to Lochboisdale. The Lord of the Isles took a further five and a half hours before it eventually docked a little after seven that evening. We were tired and hungry, in need of food and sleep."
"Glencruitten is a fascinating golf course I whole-heartedly recommend anyone should play."
"Dalmally is a picturesque nine-hole course in a lovely setting just off the A85 Perth to Oban road."
"It’s not every day you get to play the oldest golf course in the world!"
"Muirfield is one of the most historically important golfing venues in the world. Not only has it staged The Open Championship on 15 occasions but it is also home to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers."
"Woburn can boast no less than three golf courses that all regularly feature in the various top 100 rankings."
"The East Coast of England, with the exception of East Anglia, is a fairly barren place for links golf."
"Royal Ashdown Forest is home to two fine golf courses; the Old and the West. It’s a distinguished traditional members club in East Sussex that has been used by the R&A as an Open Championship Regional Qualifying venue as well as hosting several national amateur championships."
"Littlehampton has one of the best starts to any links course I have played. The opening two holes really are of the highest order."
"Hayling is an extremely fast running golf course played over pure linksland. It begins at a nice steady pace then gathers momentum towards and around the turn before it gradually but emphatically builds to a crescendo at the 12th; one of the finest holes you will ever play."
"Broadstone is a wonderful golf course on a truly amazing property in an area of the country that is quickly establishing itself as a region for top class golf."
"Sherwood Forest is a superb heathland golf course that is played over an amazing isolated property which reveals its full beauty through holes seven to 14, both visually and playing wise."
"Ashridge is a well-established golf course played through beautifully coloured woodland and rolling terrain."
"Little Aston is a traditional golf club that exudes excellence both on and off the course."
"Beau Desert is like a good book, a real page turner. After finishing each hole you just can't wait to play the next."
"Blackwell is a lovely mature parkland course with undulating terrain, tricky greens and some fine holes that require much thought and intelligence."
"Worksop is a lovely fast running woodland course with sandy fairways and tricky greens."
"After playing 36 holes in an open competition at Frilford Heath I decided to quickly dash across the Oxfordshire countryside to Huntercombe for an evening round rather than sit in what mostly likely would have been rush hour traffic on the M40."
"A recent trip to compete in the annual Gold Medal, a 36 hole open competition, at Frilford Heath Golf Club consisted the playing of their Green and Red courses."
"They say you only get one chance to make a first impression and I was well and truly mesmerised when I first set sights on Wallasey."
"Montrose, recognised as the fifth oldest course in the world, epitomises everything that is great and superior about links golf."
"The Monifieth Golf Links Trust manage two wonderful golf courses that are the home to a trio of golf clubs."
"Borth & Ynyslas is a classic ‘out and back’ true links course. It may not be in the same class as its near neighbour, Aberdovey, located on just the other side of the Dovey Estuary but lovers of links golf will find enough here to warrant a visit."
"The drive into Porthmadog from the North, down the A487 from Caernarfon, is an amazing and beautiful journey."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever visit to play Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club at Deal, the town that the course is often referred to by name, in Kent."
"In my mind Royal St. George’s at Sandwich is a championship links golf course with few, if any, superiors. A recent trip to compete (I use that term very loosely) in the South-East of England Links Championship presented an opportunity for me to complete the playing of every Open Championship course in England."
"Cleveland is one of a small handful of true links golf courses on the North-East coast of England; the only one in Yorkshire and the oldest too."
"Selby, one of Yorkshire's most establish clubs, is set on high ground in North Yorkshire and is easily accessible from both the M1 and M62 motorway networks."
"Dating back to 1892 Weston-super-Mare is a historic club with a true links course considered by many as one of the best in the South West."
"On a visit to the South-West that entailed no less than seven links courses Newquay proved to be the surprise package of the lot."
"St. Enodoc Golf Club, sitting proudly above the affluent village of Rock on the North Cornish coast, is a much revered and cherished place to play golf."
"Established in 1889 West Cornwall Golf Club at Lelant is the oldest in the peninsula county, it is also one of the finest."
"If you like your links golf a little bit on the extreme side (I do) then you will love Perranporth. It not only has a ‘wow’ factor, it has several of them!"
"Royal Porthcawl has a long standing and extremely fine reputation. It’s one that continues to grow at an extremely fast pace and shows no signs of relenting."
"My round at Aberdovey was played in possibly the worst weather conditions that this golf course reviewer has ever experienced on a golf course."
"If Muirfield is regarded as the King of East Lothian then North Berwick is undoubtedly Queen. Sometimes words cannot accurately describe a course and do it total justice, you just have to go and experience it for yourself in order to get a proper flavour of the place. The West Links at North Berwick is one of those."
"Craigielaw is somewhat of the New Kid on the Block when it comes to easily accessible links golf courses in East Lothian."
"Due to the proximity of the coast Longniddry can certainly be classed as a seaside course although it is not deemed a true links."
"There are a handful of holes at Winterfield which just about make it worth a visit. Located close to Dunbar it’s an easy course to access from the A1 for those travelling from England to Scotland or vice-versa. "
"The 18 holes at Kilspindie are such an enjoyable place to play links golf. You won’t find championship standard golf here but that’s not to say the course doesn’t present plenty of challenges, it does, and you will have much fun rising and perhaps falling to them."
"Hartlepool is a slow burner of a golf course. It takes three or four holes to really warm up but once it does it produces some excellent true links golf."
"Leasowe is one of three true links golf courses located on the Wirral Peninsula. It is situated between the mighty Royal Liverpool and the brilliant Wallasey. And whilst it doesn't come close to matching either of these for quality it does offer excellent value for money and a few engaging holes."
"Formby Ladies is a uniquely special golf course where the 18 holes flow seamlessly over a varied landscape spawning an enjoyable and memorable experience."
"Crosland Heath Golf Club sits high on the hills above Huddersfield. It has commanding views of the town and down through the Colne Valley and as its name suggests this is a pure heathland golf course."
"I like nice surprises. And that's exactly what I got when I played Fleetwood Golf Club for the first time in August 2013."
"A recent visit to Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club completed the trio of Open Championship courses on England's West Coast for me."
"It may be located in the far South-East corner of England but as I found out recently a trip to Prince's is well worth a visit."
"The Addington is a golf course that divides opinion. Some say it is one of England's finest courses. Others regard it amongst the World's best!"
"The county of Lancashire is well-known for its coastal stretch of classic links golf courses. However, once you head inland it is very much more a case of quantity and not real quality."
"The most striking point from a golfing perspective at Temple is the number of holes that sit close to the edge of par."
"Pennard is one of those fantastic links golf courses that has a little bit of everything. Its remote and rugged location on the Gower Peninsula mixes strategy and quirkiness to good effect and boasts a handful of truly excellent holes. The high cliff-top setting also provides some of the best views you're likely to see from a golf course."
"Hawkstone Park Golf Club is a venue that benefits greatly from having two 18 hole parkland golf courses."
"I recently tagged Tandridge onto a visit of some of the very top heathland golf courses in Surrey. And whilst this course couldn't quite match them on a consistent basis throughout the entire 18 holes it was more than worth the trip to go and play. In fact there were a couple of holes that will linger long in the memory!"
"As long as golf is played the debate about which is the best Surrey heathland course will rage. It's a puzzle that will never be solved because it's such a subjective question. However, what is certain is that St. George's Hill will always be a contender. And a very strong one at that."
"Ripon City Golf Club is an amiable parkland course located close to the beautiful and ancient cathedral city it is named after."
"It always puzzles me why Prestbury doesn't feature, either higher or even at all, in the numerous 'top 100' golf course rankings."
"Golf doesn't get any closer to the North Sea than at Dunbar. In fact it's even possible to play from the rocky beach on at least one of the holes... as I found out!"
"Seahouses is a golf course that will long live in my memory. It has two awe-inspiring holes that are more than worth the modest green-fee alone."
"It's a long time since I've walked off a golf course and been as impressed and surprised, compared to what I was expecting, than at Newbiggin."
"Northcliffe is a picturesque parkland course in the heart of West Yorkshire near Shipley."
"Leeds Golf Club sits proudly within the second tier of golf courses in and around the city it is named after."
"West End Golf Club in Halifax is a short course where straight hitting is the order of the day."
"Ashton & Lea is a pleasant parkland course near Preston with two very distinct loops of nine."
"Catterick is an undulating meadowland course in North Yorkshire near the famous Army garrison. There are several changes in elevation during the round with a few of the holes sitting nicely into the landscape."
"Grange Park is a fast running parkland course that is pleasing on the eye. It is set up for enjoyable golf with a variety of holes, hazards and green complexes that all combine together nicely to create a pleasing experience."
"Willow Valley is a real brute of a golf course. It can beat you up. A modern-style design with large greens, gigantic bunkers, water hazards in abundance, tree-lined fairways and thick rough make for a challenging golf course. It is also very long and despite having several tee boxes this is essentially a golf course for the competent player."
"Disley is an attractive golf course set in beautiful Cheshire countryside. It is not a long course at just a couple of paces over 6,000 yards but the par is 70 and the fairways are tight and tree-lined."
"Bradley Park is a popular golf course near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It is a club open to the public on a pay and play basis as well as having a strong membership contingent."
"Normanton is a pleasant parkland course close to Wakefield in West Yorkshire. It is quickly maturing into a satisfactory venue and one which I expect will continue to improve over the coming years. There are a few really nice holes and the contouring on some of the greens is very good too."
"A round at Hesketh is very much a game of two halves. Well almost. Whilst there is no doubting this is a true links golf course seven of the holes are certainly more 'linksy' than the others."
"Hornsea Golf Club provides an enjoyable round of golf. Located just a mile from the sea on the East Coast of Yorkshire it's a fast running course, albeit a parkland layout, with a wide variety of holes. The greens are usually in exceptional condition and putt similar to a links course."
"When one thinks of golf in York it is Fulford that normally springs to mind. Most courses are overshadowed by this powerhouse but York Golf Club, known locally as Strensall, shouldn't be."
"The Bradford Golf Club, known locally as Hawksworth, is a fine example of a good Yorkshire golf course."
"Brocket Hall boasts two fine golf courses. It is usually the much acclaimed Palmerston course that receives most of the plaudits but as I found out on my recent visit to the Brocket Hall complex there isn't much between the two and I'd happily return to play either."