Cambridgeshire is a county in the East of England. It covers a fairly large part of East Anglia, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk and Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.
The county has one of the richest histories in England, with evidence for some of the earliest known settlements in the United Kingdom. Today it’s probably most famous for its world class university, Cambridge University.
However, there’s also some good golf to be played in the region. Whilst the county may not be at the top of your golfing bucket list, there are plenty of hidden gems within the 23 golf courses in Cambridgeshire.
Gog Magog has not one, but two top golf courses in the region. East Anglia is known for being fairly flat. In fact, Cambridgeshire is also famous for having the lowest lying point in the UK at 9ft below sea level. But the golf courses at Gog Magog don’t live up to that reputation.
The Old Course (the higher ranked of the two) starts with two back to back uphill holes and the key to a good score here is navigating the tricky sloping greens. The course is littered with memorable holes, with the 2nd and 13th being the top picks.
The Wandlebury Course is the second course at Gog Magog, opening in 1997. Despite ranking slightly lower than its older brother Old Course, the Wandlebury was selected as an Open Regional Qualifying venue and therefore holds some prestige that the Old Course doesn’t.
There are more hidden gems in the area offering excellent value golf. Newmarket Golf Club, Brampton Park and Ely City are all great golf courses in their own right and a round of golf can be picked up on these courses for around £40 (even on a weekend).
You can discover all the golf courses in Cambridgeshire below.