GreenFree's value underlined

Some 22 courses from Golf Monthly's top 100 UK and Ireland golf course rankings 2012 form part of GreenFree's portfolio of half-price course offerings

The Grove

The value of GreenFree, the country's leading two-for-one green fee voucher, has been highlighted by the announcement of Golf Monthly's top 100 UK and Ireland golf course rankings 2012.

A host of GreenFree member courses were included in the prestigious rankings, helping to demonstrate why the brand has built up such a strong following over the last ten years.

Some 22 GreenFree courses are included in Golf Monthly's latest rankings, meaning golfers have the chance to play some of the best courses in the country for half the normal price.

"Our objective has always been to provide value for money to the golfer, as well as present golf clubs with the opportunity to supplement their regular green free revenues," said Dave Lynchehaun, GreenFree's Brand Manager.

"The rankings clearly demonstrate the quality of golf courses that people can play through GreenFree.

Meanwhile, the breadth of courses underlines the vast array of options available, no matter the budget or location."

Some of the renowned courses featured in the rankings include The Grove, Ryder Cup venue The Belfry and European Tour BMW Championship host Wentworth.

More than 1,000 courses currently comprise GreenFree's ever-increasing portfolio. Over 50 new courses have joined the scheme thus far in 2012, including the Tom MacKenzie-designed Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire and the Marriott Dalmahoy in Edinburgh.

GreenFree vouchers can be redeemed over a 12-month period, giving golfers and golf clubs greater flexibility.

GreenFree is available in-store at WHSmith and online at and via Tesco Direct.  

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x