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.

 

UK&I Top 100

1 - Royal County Down (Championship)

2 - St. Andrews (Old)

3 - Muirfield

4 - Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

5 - Carnoustie (Championship)

6 - Royal Dornoch (Championship)

7 - Royal Birkdale

8 - Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

9 - Sunningdale (Old)

10 - Sunningdale (New)

11 - Royal St. George's

12 - Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)

13 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes

14 - Trump International

15 - Kingsbarns Links

16 - Royal Aberdeen (Balgownie)

17 - Royal Troon (Old)

18 - Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)

19 - European Club

20 - Waterville

21 - Castle Stuart

22 - Royal Porthcawl

23 - Adare Manor

24 - St. Georges Hill (Red & Blue)

25 - Ballybunion (Old)

26 - Lahinch (Old/Championship)

27 - Portmarnock (Championship/Old)

28 - Burnham & Berrow (Championship)

29 - Walton Heath (Old)

30 - North Berwick (West Links)

31 - Hillside

32 - Hankley Common

33 - Old Head

34 - Ganton

35 - Nairn (Championship)

36 - St. Enodoc (Church)

37 - Notts (Hollinwell)

38 - Gleneagles (King's)

39 - Swinley Forest

40 - Dumbarnie Links

41 - Formby

42 - Berkshire (The) (Red)

43 - Trump Ireland (Doonbeg)

44 - Prestwick

45 - Royal St. David's

46 - Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

47 - Western Gailes

48 - Tralee

49 - Saunton (East)

50 - Alwoodley

51 - Silloth on Solway

52 - Machrie (The)

53 - Royal Cinque Ports

54 - Walton Heath (New)

55 - Liphook

56 - Berkshire (The) (Blue)

57 - West Sussex (Pulborough)

58 - Gleneagles (Queen's)

59 - County Louth

60 - Royal West Norfolk

61 - Gullane (No 1)

62 - Southport & Ainsdale

63 - Worplesdon

64 - Machrihanish

65 - Rye (Old)

66 - Moortown

67 - Hunstanton

68 - Ballyliffin (Galshedy)

69 - Cruden Bay

70 - St. Andrews (New)

71 - West Hill

72 - Island (The)

73 - Woburn (Marquess)

74 - Blairgowrie (Rosemount)

75 - Saunton (West)

76 - Prince's (Shore & Himalayas)

77 - Aldeburgh

78 - Aberdovey

79 - Trevose (Championship)

80 - Parkstone

81 - West Lancashire

82 - Druids Glen

83 - Woking

84 - Sherwood Forest

85 - Royal North Devon (Westward Ho!)

86 - Woburn (Duke's)

87 - Ferndown (Old)

88 - Mount Juliet

89 - St. Andrews (Castle)

90 - County Sligo (Championship)

91 - Grove (The)

92 - Woburn (Duchess)

93 - Broadstone

94 - Murcar Links

95 - Enniscrone

96 - Belfry (The) (Brabazon)

97 - Portstewart (Strand)

98 - Pennard

99 - Ballyliffin (Old Links)

100 - Remedy Oak