Herefordshire is a small county in the West Midlands bordering Wales to the East.
A quiet area of the country, Herefordshire is small in terms of population, with less than 200,000 people residing in the region. This is largely due to the fact that the majority of the county is rural.
And there’s plenty of stunning countryside which make great spots for golf courses. The Rye Valley and Malvern Hills are two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Herefordshire, giving you an idea of the beauty of the landscape in this county.
They make the ideal getaways for a bit of peace and quiet! And people do visit the county in their numbers, with tourism being one of Herefordshire’s main industries.
In terms of golf, there are 12 golf courses on offer in Herefordshire. It’s not the largest offering of golf, but there are some quality courses in and amongst them.
Kington Golf Club is the pick of the courses in Herefordshire. The course ranks in the Top 100 in England and the Top 100 under £60, so there’s a bargain round to be had.
At 1284ft above sea level it’s also the highest golf course in England. The type of course is often described as an “inland links”, with well draining, springy moorland turf and minimal trees which give it its links feel. And you can already imagine the quality of the panoramic views over The Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains, The Clee Hills, The Shropshire Hills and the Malvern Hills at such heights!
Another gem in the region is Herefordshire Golf Club. Whilst the club doesn’t have the same accolades as Kington Golf Club in terms of rankings, it still offers stunning panoramic views over the Herefordshire countryside.
It’s the oldest club in the county, established in 1896, although it moved from its original location to the current one in 1932. Today’s layout was designed by the legendary James Braid and has played host to a number of county championships over the years.
You can check out all the golf courses in Herefordshire below.