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Top 100 Golf Courses of England 2018

Welcome to the latest 2018 edition of our Top 100 for England. We first published an English Top 100 more than a decade ago and this is our 7th biennial ranking list for the nation that continues to hide its golfing light under a bushel.

Top 100 Golf Courses of England 2018

South East England - Top 50 Golf Courses 2017

You’ll find England’s largest swathe of heathland in the South East where an almost infinite number of heathery courses are located. There’s also a trio of Open venues with the venerable Royal St George’s heading our inaugural South East Top 50 table.

South East England - Top 50 Golf Courses 2017

Introduction to Ellerstina Golf by Matthew Dusenberry

Golf course architect Matthew Dusenberry explains the story behind the unique design of the innovative Ellerstina golf course which is set in the heart of a world-famous private polo ranch to the west of downtown Buenos Aires.

Introduction to Ellerstina Golf by Matthew Dusenberry

Review of the Month October 2017 - Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch apparently only has a handful of superior courses in the world, and despite not playing that many top tracks, I do find that at least mildly surprising. Will have to defer to those with more experience.

Review of the Month October 2017 - Royal Dornoch

​Top 100 Golf Courses of the Republic of Ireland 2018

It’s been twelve years since we compiled our first Top 100 rankings for the Republic of Ireland and, in seven editions of the listings, the top five places have been occupied by the same five courses, albeit they’ve appeared in a slightly different order from time to time.

​Top 100 Golf Courses of the Republic of Ireland 2018

East of England - Top 20 Golf Courses 2017

Two Norfolk links courses, each laid out in the 19th century, head our East of England table. The traditional and magical out and back links at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club (#1) is routed delightfully between Brancaster Bay and the salt marshes.

East of England - Top 20 Golf Courses 2017

Response to Course Reviews

Isle of Purbeck (Purbeck)

Tom’s review is pretty much bang on, although I loved the approach shot to the tough par four 2nd hole (see image right) which features a lovely greensite in fr...

Richter Park

I just disagree with this person's assessment, that's all. I actually find it the most underrated course I have ever played. I am obsessed with rating and ranki...

Houtrak

Fair review, just one small detail. It's not a parkland course though it does look a bit like one. In The Netherlands we call this a "Polder" course. Which actu...

Wainui

Interesting review, I found the course rubbish. Very one dimensional in how it is played. Too penal for wayward shots, fairways dying with no grass. The greens...