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Top 100 Golf Courses UK and Ireland 2021/22

The UK and Ireland is blessed with some of the world’s greatest golf courses, from historic links to beautiful heathlands, pretty parklands and breathtaking clifftops. Below, we list our Top 100 courses on these shores… for 2021/22.

1 Royal County Down – Championship Up 3

2 St Andrews – Old No Change

3 Muirfield No Change

4 Trump Turnberry Resort – Ailsa Down 3

5 Carnoustie – Championship No Change

6 Royal Dornoch – Championship Up 1

7 Royal Birkdale Down 1

8 Royal Portrush – Dunluce No Change

9 Sunningdale – Old Up 2

10 Sunningdale – New Down 1 (pictured below)

top 100 golf courses UK and Ireland

11 Royal St George’s Up 2

12 Royal Liverpool Up 2

13 Royal Lytham & St Annes Down 1

14 Trump International Golf Links, Scotland Down 4

15 Kingsbarns No Change

16 Royal Aberdeen – Balgownie No Change

17 Royal Troon – Old No Change

18 Woodhall Spa – Hotchkin Up 2

19 The European Club Down 1

20 Waterville Up 1 (pictured below)

Waterville Golf Club top 100 golf courses UK and Ireland

21 Castle Stuart Down 2

22 Royal Porthcawl Up 1

23 The Golf Course At Adare Manor Up 2

24 St George’s Hill – Red & Blue No Change

25 Ballybunion – Old Down 3

26 Lahinch – Old Up 6

27 Portmarnock – Red & Blue Down 1

28 Burnham & Berrow – Championship Up 2

29 Walton Heath – Old Down 2

30 North Berwick Down 1 (pictured below)

North Berwick

31 Hillside Up 3

32 Hankley Common Up 1

33 Old Head Down 2

34 Ganton Down 6

35 Nairn – Championship Up 3

36 St Enodoc – Church Up 4

37 Hollinwell The Home of Notts Golf Club Down 1

38 Gleneagles – King’s Down 1

39 Swinley Forest No Change

40 Dumbarnie Links New Entry (pictured below)

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41 Formby No Change

42 The Berkshire – Red Up 1

43 Trump International Golf Links, Doonbeg Down 8

44 Prestwick Down 2

45 Royal St David’s Up 1

46 Rosapenna – Sandy Hills Down 2

47 Western Gailes Up 2

48 Tralee No Change

49 Saunton – East Down 4

50 Alwoodley No Change (pictured below)

Alwoodley Golf Club Course Review

51 Silloth On Solway Down 4

52 The Machrie Up 38

53 Royal Cinque Ports Up 5

54 Walton Heath – New Down 3

55 Liphook Up 11

56 The Berkshire – Blue Up 3

57 West Sussex Down 5

58 Gleneagles – Queen’s Down 3

59 County Louth Down 6

60 Royal West Norfolk Down 6 (pictured below)

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club

61 Gullane – No.1 No Change

62 Southport & Ainsdale Down 2

63 Worplesdon Up 1

64 Machrihanish – Championship Down 8

65 Rye – Old Down 8

66 Moortown Down 3

67 Hunstanton Down 5

68 Ballyliffin – Glashedy No Change

69 Cruden Bay – Championship Up 2

70 St Andrews – New Down 5 (pictured below)

St Andrews New

71 West Hill Up 2

72 The Island Up 3

73 Woburn – Marquess’ Down 4

74 Blairgowrie – Rosemount Down 7

75 Saunton – West Down 5

76 Prince’s – Shore/Himalayas New Entry

77 Aldeburgh – Championship Down 3

78 Aberdovey Down 6

79 Trevose – Championship Down 3

80 Parkstone Down 2 (pictured below)

Parkstone

81 West Lancashire Down 2

82 Druids Glen Down 5

83 Woking Down 3

84 Sherwood Forest Down 1

85 Royal North Devon Down 3

86 Woburn – Duke’s No Change

87 Ferndown – Old Up 1

88 Mount Juliet Down 7

89 St Andrews – Castle Course Down 5

90 County Sligo – Championship Down 1 (pictured below)

County Sligo top 100 golf courses UK and Ireland

91 The Grove Down 6

92 Woburn – Duchess’ No Change

93 Broadstone Up 1

94 Murcar Links Up 2

95 Enniscrone – Dunes Down 2

96 The Belfry – Brabazon Down 9

97 Portstewart – Strand No Change

98 Pennard Down 3

99 Ballyliffin – Old Up 1

100 Remedy Oak Re-Entry (pictured below)

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