Golf World Magazine

UK & Ireland Top 100 - 2020/21

The Golf World UK & Ireland Top 100 has been running since the 1980s and as you might expect over the course of almost four decades it has developed into an accurate reflection of the best courses.

The magazine is well known for providing a solid and reliable list over the years - produced biannually - and is well respected across the industry.

In the 2020/21 edition there are just four courses that are included in the list but don't feature in the comparable Golf Monthly, National Club Golfer and Top 100 Website rankings. These are; Southerness, New Zealand, Portsalon and Little Aston.

There are no courses not included in Golf World that feature in all three of the other lists.

Overall it is a very strong and uncontroversial list.

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.

 

GB&I Top 100

1 - Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

2 - Royal County Down (Championship)

3 - Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

4 - St. Andrews (Old)

5 - Muirfield

6 - Royal Dornoch (Championship)

7 - Sunningdale (Old)

8 - Carnoustie (Championship)

9 - Royal Birkdale

10 - Royal St. George's

11 - Waterville

12 - Ballybunion (Old)

13 - Trump International

14 - Kingsbarns Links

15 - Portmarnock (Championship/Old)

16 - Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)

17 - Sunningdale (New)

18 - Lahinch (Old/Championship)

19 - North Berwick (West Links)

20 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes

21 - Skibo Castle Carnegie Club

22 - Royal Troon (Old)

23 - St. Enodoc (Church)

24 - Cruden Bay

25 - Royal Porthcawl

26 - Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)

27 - Gleneagles (King's)

28 - European Club

29 - Walton Heath (Old)

30 - West Sussex (Pulborough)

31 - Loch Lomond

32 - Island (The)

33 - Castle Stuart

34 - Swinley Forest

35 - St. Georges Hill (Red & Blue)

36 - Formby

37 - Ganton

38 - Alwoodley

39 - Trump Ireland (Doonbeg)

40 - Western Gailes

41 - Prestwick

42 - Royal Cinque Ports

43 - Saunton (East)

44 - Wentworth (West)

45 - Royal West Norfolk

46 - Machrihanish Dunes

47 - Carne

48 - Burnham & Berrow (Championship)

49 - Nairn (Championship)

50 - Woking

51 - Berkshire (The) (Red)

52 - Royal Aberdeen (Balgownie)

53 - Machrihanish

54 - County Louth

54 - Notts (Hollinwell)

56 - Rye (Old)

57 - Machrie (The)

58 - Tralee

59 - Hankley Common

60 - Enniscrone

61 - Ballyliffin (Galshedy)

62 - Silloth on Solway

63 - Adare Manor

64 - Old Head

65 - Gleneagles (Queen's)

66 - Hunstanton

67 - Portstewart (Strand)

68 - Royal St. David's

59 - County Sligo (Championship)

70 - Hillside

71 - Moortown

72 - Ballyliffin (Old)

73 - Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

74 - Renaissance

75 - Prince's

76 - Gullane (No 1)

77 - Woburn (Duke's)

78 - Worplesdon

79 - Liphook

80 - West Lancashire

81 - Portsalon

82 - Southport & Ainsdale

83 - Moray (Old)

84 - Berkshire (The) (Blue)

85 - Royal Ashdown Forest (Old)

86 - Southerness

87 - St. Andrews (New)

88 - Wentworth (East)

89 - Little Aston

90 - Ferndown (Old)

91 - Aberdovey

92 - Parkstone

93 - Broadstone

94 - West Hill

95 - Pennard

96 - St. Andrews (Castle)

97 - Beau Desert

98 - New Zealand

99 - Woburn (Marquess)

100 - Blairgowrie (Rosemount)