Golf Monthly Magazine
UK & Ireland Top 100 - 2021/22
The Golf Monthly UK & Ireland Top 100 is one of the longest establish ranking lists after being founded in 2004 and, in a change to the norm, in recent years has been compiled by a panel of readers. It is published every two years with the latest version released in March 2021.
The magazine elect not to include some private/exclusive golf clubs which do not allow or, at best, do not actively offer visitor green-fees without a member introduction. This meant no place for Loch Lomond, Skibo Castle, Wentworth (West & East), Renaissance & Queenwood (most of which do feature in the comparable lists from Golf World Magazine, National Club Golfer and the Top 100 website). This effectively freed up six places for newcomers.
There are a dozen courses included which do not feature in either of the other three publications.
There is favour with two South-West links; Trevose and Saunton (West) exclusively making the Golf Monthly table. More modern designs at The Grove, Woburn (Duchess) and The Belfry only appear here as do a duo of Irish inland venues; Druids Glen and Mount Juliet. Murcar is the only other that just squeaks in but is not seen elsewhere.
On the other hand the omissions (courses which appear in Golf World, National Club Golfer and Top 100) are Carne, Machrihanish Dunes and Moray Old.
Golf Empire founder, Ed Battye, has played the majority of courses on the list and below you can find links to his golf course reviews.
You can also view other rating lists. Or you can check out our combined Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses from the three main rankings.