10 Cheapest Top 100 Green Fees In The UK

We take a look at the cheapest peak green fees in the Golf Monthly UK&I top 100 golf course rankings

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10 Cheapest Top 100 Green Fees In The UK

Golf can be a pricey game, with the most expensive green fees in the UK and Ireland coming in over the £300 mark during peak times.

High green fees are a product of demand and some excellent golf courses can sometimes tend to have lesser demand based on their locations and proximity to other top 100 courses. For example, the famous Open venues, and courses located near them demand high green fees because they see a lot of traffic from US, UK and global tourists.

Here we look at the 10 cheapest peak green fees in our UK&I top 100 golf course rankings. These courses offer a real win win for visiting golfers as they still offer a genuine top 100 experience but at a far lower cost than the majority of courses in the list. 

1. Silloth on Solway, England


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Silloth on Solway in Cumbria is regarded as the best value golf course in the top 100 and it's the clear winner when it comes to the cheapest peak green fee. It costs just £80 to play Silloth, easily one of the best links courses in England, during peak times but it's just £70 midweek and £55 with a county card. Whilst winter fees aren't currently advertised, Silloth will be even cheaper off-season but still playable with its links characteristics and sandy turf.

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2. Aberdovey Golf Club, Wales


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Aberdovey is one of the best golf courses in Wales and is the second of just three courses in the Golf Monthly UK&I top 100 courses rankings that costs less than £100 to play at its highest cost. Another links, Aberdovey sits on a narrow strip of linksland that runs between beach and railway. It can be played during the summer for £55 on a twilight rate, with winter rates costing as low as £50.

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3. Pennard Golf Club, Wales


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Another UK&I top 100 Welsh course coming in under £100 is Pennard, also known as 'The links in the sky'. Situated on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea, Pennard offers up stunning views of the sea and can cost as low as £45 midweek during the winter months.

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T4. Sherwood Forest Golf Club, England


Sherwood Forest GC

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Sherwood Forest Golf Club in Nottinghamshire is one of the best heathland golf courses in the country and makes for a great golf break alongside the nearby Hollinwell. Its peak green fee costs £100 but you can get a game there this winter (between November and March) for just £60.

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T4. Royal North Devon Golf Club, England


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RND is not only one of the best golf courses in Devon but it's also the oldest course in England, and it's where five-time Open champion JH Taylor grew up playing. The links is steeped in history, and golfers get to share the fairways with sheep and horses along the way. A round in the summer can cost up to £100 but a twilight rate costs just £50, with last year's winter rate as low as £40.

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6. Royal St David's Golf Club, Wales


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Royal St David's is considered one of the top two courses in Wales alongside Royal Porthcawl and it's the highest-ranked course in this article at number 45 in the Golf Monthly top 100 rankings. The maximum summer green fee is currently £105 but twilight rates are just £65 and the winter rate between November and March is just £60.

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7. Broadstone Golf Club, England


Broadstone GC

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The stunning Broadstone Golf Club near Bournemouth is one of the best golf courses in Dorset and one of the region's three best inland courses with Parkstone and Ferndown - all three make for a superb break. Broadstone costs £110 during the summer months but is just £65 in the winter.

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8. Trevose Golf Club, England


Trevose GC

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Trevose is one of the best golf courses in Cornwall and has some of the best views you'll find out to sea of Constantine Bay and Trevose Head. The Harry Colt course is a great test and costs up to £115 in the summer months in 2023. Play it during November to February, though, and the green fee is just £49.

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T9. Blairgowrie Rosemount Course, Scotland


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This beautiful inland gem earns the prize for the tied-lowest peak green fee for Scottish courses in the Golf Monthly top 100. October green fees are £90, April is just £75 and it's as low as £30 in the winter, albeit you do have to play from mats. 

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T9. Machrihanish Golf Club, Scotland



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The tremendous Machrihanish Golf Club has arguably the greatest first tee shot in golf, where you have to play over a beach, and it is tied with Blairgowrie for Scotland's cheapest peak green fee when it comes to UK&I top 100 courses. It costs £120 during the summer months but November to February fees are just £75, with Scottish Golf members able to get on for £50.

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While this list focusses on the UK&I top 100 golf course rankings, there are no entries from Ireland or Northern Ireland. The cheapest peak green fee in Ireland is €145 to play the Dunes Course at Enniscrone, with the cheapest peak Northern Irish green fee (in our top 100) coming in at £215 to play the Strand Course at Portstewart.

We are of course living through a cost of living crisis so if playing great golf courses for under £100 is your thing, check out our best cheap golf courses list, which features 100 hidden gems across the UK and Ireland that all offer up something special at a more affordable price.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV