National Club Golfer Magazine

Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 - 2020

National Club Golfer produced their first ever Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 list in November 2019.

The project has been in the making for a long time following national rankings over previous years. It is a lively collection of courses with a number of new venues included that do not figure in the comparable Golf Monthly, Golf World and Top 100 Website rankings.

Indeed there are seven courses in total that are included in this list but don't feature at all in the other three publications. Royal Worlington & Newmarket and The Addington are featured but it is perhaps no surprise as both courses have been seen in earlier editions of the other lists. However, it is the quintet of Scottish links which are the most notable inclusions; Luffness New, Elie, Panmure, Gailes Links and Dunbar. We welcome this freshness and are delighted to see these excellent links featured at the expense of inferior inland courses.

As expected from a new list there are no glaring omissions although Woburn (Marquess), Broadstone and Wentworth (East) are not to be seen here whereas they do feature in all three of the other lists.

In summary the list is a welcome edition to the usual rankings and hopefully provides some freshness.

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 - Royal County Down (Championship)

2 - Muirfield

3 - St. Andrews (Old)

4 - Trump Turnberry (Ailsa)

5 - Royal Portrush (Dunluce)

6 - Royal Birkdale

7 - Carnoustie (Championship)

8 - Royal St. George's

9 - Portmarnock (Championship/Old)

10 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes

11 - North Berwick (West Links)

12 - Royal Dornoch (Championship)

13 - Skibo Castle Carnegie Club

14 - Sunningdale (Old)

15 - Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)

16 - Sunningdale (New)

17 - Kingsbarns Links

18 - Walton Heath (Old)

19 - Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)

20 - Ballybunion (Old)

21 - Cruden Bay

22 - Royal Troon (Old)

23 - Waterville

24 - Western Gailes

25 - Lahinch (Old/Championship)

26 - Island (The)

27 - Trump International

28 - Alwoodley

29 - Gleneagles (King's)

30 - Ganton

31 - Royal Aberdeen (Balgownie)

32 - St. Georges Hill (Red & Blue)

33 - Castle Stuart

34 - Royal Cinque Ports

35 - Prestwick

36 - West Sussex (Pulborough)

37 - Woking

38 - European Club

39 - Formby

40 - Burnham & Berrow (Championship)

41 - Saunton (East)

42 - Swinley Forest

43 - Rye (Old)

44 - Royal Porthcawl

45 - Notts (Hollinwell)

46 - Royal West Norfolk

47 - Machrie (The)

48 - County Louth

49 - Hillside

50 - Silloth on Solway

51 - St. Enodoc (Church)

52 - Hankley Common

53 - Loch Lomond

54 - County Sligo (Championship)

55 - West Lancashire

56 - Hunstanton

57 - Trump Ireland (Doonbeg)

58 - Machrihanish

59 - Adare Manor

60 - Old Head

61 - Ballyliffin (Galshedy)

62 - Gullane (No 1)

63 - Tralee

64 - Machrihanish Dunes

65 - Berkshire (The) (Red)

66 - St. Andrews (New)

67 - Nairn (Championship)

68 - Ballyliffin (Old)

69 - Gleneagles (Queen's)

70 - Wentworth (West)

71 - Royal North Devon

72 - Enniscrone

73 - Royal St. David's

74 - Southport & Ainsdale

75 - Royal Worlington & Newmarket

76 - Pennard

77 - Luffness New

78 - Carne

79 - Worplesdon

80 - Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)

81 - Prince's

82 - Aberdovey

83 - Portstewart (Strand)

84 - St. Andrews (Castle)

85 - Elie

86 - Renaissance

87 - Panmure

88 - Sherwood Forest

89 - Moray (Old)

90 - Gailes Links

91 - Parkstone

92 - Moortown

93 - West Hill

94 - Dunbar

95 - Aldeburgh

96 - Beau Desert

97 - Liphook

98 - Addington (The)

99 - Berkshire (The) (Blue)

100 - Hindhead