Shropshire is a quiet county set in the heart of England. A landlocked county, it borders Wales, Cheshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. The central location means there are great travel links to Shropshire, making it easy to get to.
From a golfing perspective, Shropshire links up with neighbouring county Herefordshire. The Shropshire & Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs is the governing body for the 31 golf clubs across both counties. 24 of the golf courses fall within the borders of Shropshire.
The Astbury Golf Club is one of the newer courses in Shropshire having only opened in 2010. The championship course is set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside with stunning views throughout the round. With USGA standard greens, it’s a course that’s in good condition all year round too.
Hawkstone Park is another top pick in the region. There are a total of 42 holes on offer at the venue, including two 18-hole golf courses (The Hawkstone and Championship courses) alongside a short 6-hole par 3 course.
The Hawkstone is regarded as the best test of golf. It’s a James Braid design going back to the 1920’s, set in lovely parkland surroundings.
Outside of these picks, there are plenty of hidden gems in Shropshire.
Church Stretton is a course that only reaches 5,000 yards but is always in great condition. It’s a fun test of golf and even features in the Top 100 courses under £60.
Ludlow Golf Club offers a unique challenge as an inland links style golf course. Whilst Sapey Golf Club is one of the best in the region for its stunning views as you navigate your way around the course.
Together, it means there’s something for all types of golfers in Shropshire. You can check out all of the courses in the region below.