Somerset is a county in the South West of England with a coastline on the Bristol Channel that faces South East Wales.
The county is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its warm summer climate and vast areas of natural beauty. The Mendip Hills to the north and the Exmoor National Park in the west of Somerset are two stunning areas of England.
The county overall is one of the greenest in England, which makes it a perfect place for golf. In total, there are 33 golf courses in Somerset.
The Somerset coastline provides fantastic views over the Bristol Channel, and the construction of a number of links courses make this one of the best spots in the county for golf.
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club is probably the pick of the bunch on this coastline. A UK & Ireland Top 100 and England Top 100 course, it’s a traditional 9 holes out, 9 holes in links course.
Over the years the course has been recognised as one of the best, awarded with hosting major tournaments such as the British Boys, English Championships, and the British Ladies Amateur Championships.
Further up the coast, Weston-Super-Mare is another fine example of a great links course. And carrying further on, you’ll arrive at Clevedon Golf Club. Set high on the cliffs, the course overlooks the River Severn Estuary with some fabulous views.
If you’re headed further towards the south of the county, Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club is another great links course. Founded in 1882, it’s the oldest golf course in Somerset still being played today on its original layout.
If you want to find the official oldest golf club in Somerset however, you have to head further inland towards Bath Golf Club. Opening in 1880, a number of modifications have taken place to the original layout to develop into what is probably the best inland course in Somerset.
You can check out all of the golf courses in Somerset below.