The United Kingdom is an area that covers four rich countries. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are all part of the United Kingdom. With all this land, stunning golf settings are abundant, so golfers are spoilt for choice. In this article, we will cover 5 of these courses. Bear in mind that they are in no particular order.
Golf is a game of strategy, but one must also have the skill to overcome the terrain. The difference between a dull mediocre game of golf and an exciting one could well be because of the design of the course. The land must challenge the players, forcing them to use their wits, accuracy, and power. This will just make hitting the ball inside the hole all the sweeter.
The Royal Birkdale Golf Club
The Golf Club in England, located in Southport, Merseyside was established in 1889. Host to The Open 9 times, the Ryder Cup, Walker cups and many more. This is a sure testament to the quality of the 18-hole golf course. Royal Birkdale Golf Club has been voted the number one golf club in England and one of the top five clubs in the UK and is amongst the top 35 in the world.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
The next club can be found in Sutherland, Scotland. The club says that Royal Dornoch means exceptional standards and they always aim to exceed the expectations of their frequent visitors and loyal members. The club boasts the championship course and the Struie course which is fun for the whole family. The scenes are breathtaking, and many golfers make it a must to come and experience this gem.
Pennard Golf Club
Known as “the links in the sky” as the course stands 200 feet above the shore, the club can be found in Wales, west of Swansea. Pennard was established in 1896 and has a rich heritage due to the Pennard Castle. The back 10 and onwards gets more difficult but the views only get better. Even if your drive is having a bad day, marveling at the landscape is still a win.
Royal St George’s Golf Club
Another host to The Open for 15 times. The Club is consistently ranked amongst the leading courses in the world. Due to its unique layout where all the holes point in a different direction, the wind change, and deep bunkering, this course is sure to challenge the players in every aspect of the game.
Portstewart Golf Club
This huge 7,188 yards of pure bliss was the host to the 2017 Irish Open. It is located in the town of Portstewart, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Portstewart Golf Club owns 3 courses, a feat not many other clubs can match. Awaiting you are large sand dunes and a stunning ocean backdrop. It is truly a natural beauty.
These are but a few of the amazing golf courses that the UK has to offer. Check out the Top 100 Golf Course in the UK and Ireland as ranked by Golf Monthly. Maybe there is one that is close by waiting to be experienced.