Top 100 Golf Courses UK & Ireland 2019

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There’s much debate in the golfing world as to the top 100 courses in the UK and Ireland. A quick search online and you’ll find a number of different websites listing the best courses. But there’s one thing, they are all different. But that’s OK…

 

Golf courses appeal to different people in different ways. Someone who bombs it 300 yards off the tee will probably prefer a longer more open course, whilst someone who doesn’t move it quite as far will prefer a shorter tighter course that favours accuracy. Lower hitters may prefer links courses, higher hitters probably prefer parklands. You get the idea.

 

That’s why we created Go&Golf. It’s a platform for you to share your views with the idea that the community will balance them out over time to give a fair reflection on the course.

 

What does this have to do with the top 100 courses in the UK?

 

Well, most golfers will have a dream of playing one of the best courses in the UK or even a wish list of a few. There are even golfers out there like “Top 100 Golfer” that dedicate their golfing lives to ticking off top 100 courses. But there’s a problem. It’s notoriously difficult to get a round on some of these and not to mention – expensive!

 

So we’ve compiled the cheapest round we could find on the websites of each of the top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland to help play that dream round of golf. And now updated for 2019!

 

Naturally most offer their best rates are in winter. Although it may not be the best time to experience the full magic of the course, it’s better than not getting the chance at all (and it means you can tick it off your list). But do keep an eye out as there are a few sneaky twilight rates and open competitions around in the summer months too – look out for the ☀️!

 

Rather than adding to another list to the debate, we chose to use Golf World’s Top 100. They offer one of the most respected top 100 rankings with a panel of 18 golfers owning a mixed range of handicaps that go out and play these courses themselves. They also know what they are talking about. You have to have played a minimum of 70 of the top 100 in order to get on the panel, many more than most golfers will play in their lifetime.

 

So here it is. If you’re looking to experience the best that UK and Ireland golf has to offer, find your ideal course and see if your dreams of playing there are more realistic than you first thought.

Top 100 golf courses UK & Ireland

  1. Royal County Down – £90 (Nov – Feb), Usually £230 – Saving 61% 
  2. St Andrews (Old) – £90 (Jan – Mar), Usually £190 – Saving 53%
  3. Turnberry (Ailsa)£100 (Nov – Mar)*, Usually £375 – Saving 73%
  4. Muirfield£110 (Nov – Mar), Usually £250 – Saving 56%
  5. Royal Dornoch£64 (Open Competiton – May), Usually £180 – Saving 64% ☀️
  6. Sunningdale (Old)£135 (Nov – Dec), Usually £230 – Saving 41%
  7. Royal Portrush£90 (Nov – Dec), Usually £220 – Saving 59%
  8. Kingsbarns£240 (Mar – April), Usually £268 – Saving 10%
  9. Trump International£125 (Nov – Dec), Usually £265 – Saving 53%
  10. Royal St Georges£125 (Dec – Feb), Usually £225 – Saving 44%
  11. Royal Birkdale£170 (Jan – Mar) Weekday, Usually £235 – Saving 28%
  12. North Berwick£60 (January – February), Normal Price £140 – Saving 57%
  13. Waterville – €75 (November – March), Normal Price €210 – Saving 64%
  14. Carnoustie (Championship)£75 (October – April), Normal Price £150 – Saving 50%
  15. Ballybunion (Old) – €230
  16. Lahinch €180 (Octber, March, April), Normal Price €230 – Saving 22%
  17. Portmarnock€145 (November – March), Normal Price €225 – Saving 36%
  18. The European – €120 (November – March), Normal Price €250 – Saving 52%
  19. Woodhall Spa£57 (November – April), Normal Price £85 – Saving 33%
  20. Sunningdale (New)£135 (November – December), Normal Price £230 – Saving 41% 
  21. Loch Lomond – £N/A
  22. Royal Lytham St Annes£140 (November – February) , Normal Price £250 – Saving 44%
  23. St Enodoc (Church)£50 (November – March), Normal Price £85 – Saving 41%
  24. Cruden Bay£67.50 (November – March), Normal Price £135 – Saving 50%
  25. Royal Troon£235
  26. Castle Stuart – £155 (April & November), Normal Price £210 – Saving 26%
  27. Skibo Castle – £300 (Limited Times)
  28. Walton Heath£90 , Normal Price £190 – Saving 53%
  29. Ganton£55 (November – February), Normal Price £110 – Saving 50%
  30. West Sussex£80 (November – March), Normal Price £105 – Saving 24%
  31. Saunton (East) £40 (December – February), Normal Price £90 – Saving 56%
  32. St George’s Hill£105 (November – December), Normal Price £175 – Saving 40%
  33. Swinley Forest£200
  34. Royal Porthcawl£75 (November – March), Normal Price £140 – Saving 46%
  35. Royal West Norfolk£70 (G.M.T – Foursomes discount), Normal Price £90 – Saving 22%
  36. Royal Liverpool£100 (November – February), Normal Price £200 – Saving 50%
  37. Nairn £50 (November – March), Normal Price £160 – Saving 69%
  38. Trump Links Ireland€65 (November – March), Normal Price €200 – Saving 68%
  39. Prestwick – £110 (November – March), Normal Price £195 – Saving 44%
  40. Alwoodley£55 (November – December), Normal Price £130 – Saving 58% 
  41. Woking£70 (November – March), Normal Price £110 – Saving 36%
  42. The Berkshire – £155 (Weekdays), Normal Price £190 – Saving 18% ☀️
  43. Machrihanish £35 (March & September Twilight)
  44. Royal Cinque Ports£80 (Trafalgar Stableford, Aug), Normal Price £155 – Saving 48% ☀️
  45. Royal Aberdeen£90 (October – April), Normal Price £190 – Saving 53%
  46. Formby£55 (December Fourball inc. Lunch), Normal Price £150 – Saving 63%
  47. The Machrie£120
  48. Western Gailes – £70 (November – February inc. Lunch), Normal Price £175 – Saving 60%
  49. Gleneagles (The King’s Course)£80 (November – March), Normal Price £250 – Saving 68%
  50. Notts Hollinwell – £55 (December – March inc. Lunch), Normal Price £90 – Saving 39%
  51. Burnham & Berrow£57.5 (Twilight Fourball), Usually £115 – Saving 50% ☀️
  52. Wentworth (West)£285
  53. Rye£145
  54. The Island – €80 (Nov – Mar), Usually €175 – Saving 54%
  55. Silloth-on-Solway£30 (Nov – Mar), Usually £65 – Saving 54%
  56. Ballyliffin (Glashedy) – €50 (Winter Rates), Usually €160 – Saving 69%
  57. Enniscrone – €40 (Nov – Mar), Usually €135 – Saving 70%
  58. County Sligo €55 (Nov – Mar), Usually €175 – Saving 69%
  59. Machrihanish Dunes – £40 (Nov – Mar), Usually £75 – Saving 47%
  60. Carne – €45 (Nov – Feb), Usually €100 – Saving 55% 
  61. Royal St David’s£60 (Twilight After 3PM), Usually £95 – Saving 37% ☀️
  62. Hankley Common£125
  63. Hillside£65 (Nov – Dec), Usually £190 – Saving 66%
  64. Rosapenna (Sandy Hills)€35 (Dec, Jan & Feb), Usually €130 – Saving 73%
  65. Old Head of Kinsale€180
  66. Hunstanton£60 (Nov – Mar), Usually £90 – Saving 33%
  67. Royal Ashdown Forest£65 (Nov – Apr), Usually £99 – Saving 34%
  68. County Louth€80 (Nov – Mar), Usually €160 – Saving 50%
  69. The Berkshire (Blue) – £155
  70. Woburn (Dukes’)£115 (Jan & Feb), Usually £179 – Saving 36%
  71. Gullane (No.1)£75 (Nov – Mar), Usually £180 – Saving 58%
  72. Moortown – £50 (Gents Open – 1st August), Usually £95 – Saving 47% ☀️
  73. Worplesdon£70 (Nov – Mar), Usually £115 – Saving 39%
  74. Blairgowrie (Rosemount)£25 (Nov – Mar), Usually £95 – Saving 74%
  75. The Renaissance Club – £?
  76. Wentworth (East)£130
  77. Southerness£35 (Nov – Mar), Usually £85 – Saving 59%
  78. Little Aston£50 (Nov – Mar inc. Lunch), Usually £100 – Saving 50%
  79. Broadstone£57 (Nov – Mar), Usually £95 – Saving 40%
  80. West Hill£65 (Nov – Mar), Usually £105 – Saving 38% 
  81. Parkstone£65 (Nov – Mar), Usually £110 – Saving 41%
  82. Ferndown (Old)£50 (Nov – Mar Winter 4 ball inc. Breakfast), Usually £115 – Saving 57%
  83. Aberdovey£40 (Twilight, After 2PM), Usually £55 – Saving 27% ☀️
  84. New Zealand – £ On Application
  85. Woburn (Marquess’)£115 (Jan & Feb inc. Breakfast & Lunch), Usually £199 – Saving 42%
  86. Walton Heath (New)£90 (Dec – Feb), Usually £190 – Saving 53%
  87. The Addington£35 (Dec – Feb), Usually £80 – Saving 56%
  88. Liphook – £50 (Nov – Feb, After 1.30PM), Usually £105 – Saving 52%
  89. Dundonald£55 (Nov – Mar) , Usually £140 – Saving 61%
  90. Southport & Ainsdale£65 (Nov – Mar), Usually £150 – Saving 57%
  91. St Andrews (Castle)£60 (Nov & Mar), Usually £120 – Saving 50%
  92. Brora£40 (Nov – Feb), Usually £90 – Saving 56%
  93. Gleneagles (Queen’s)£80 (Nov – Mar), Usually £250 – Saving 68%
  94. Aldeburgh£40 (Nov – Mar inc. Lunch), Usually £80 – Saving 50%
  95. Pennard£20 (Gents 4BBB Open, September), Usually £65 – Saving 69%) ☀️
  96. Tralee€80 (Oct – Apr), Usually €230 – Saving 65%
  97. Sherwood Forest£40 (Nov – Mar Winter 4 ball inc. Breakfast), Usually £90 – Saving 56%
  98. Royal Worlington & Newmarket£30 (Twilight, After 4PM), Usually £80 – Saving 63% ☀️
  99. West Lancs£50 (Gents Pairs Open, Apr, May & August), Usually £120 – Saving 58% ☀️
  100. Lough Erne – £33 (Dec – Feb, Before 9AM), Usually £50 – Saving 34%

Map of UK & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses

 

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