Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland

# Top 100 Golf Courses

Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland


Being ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland obviously is a big thing for a club and their course. From the bragging rights to the attention and draw it brings for people to want to come and play your course. Without doubt, for us regular golfers it gives us a list of amazing courses that we should go and experience and even adds to our bucket list of courses.

 

As you scroll through the Top 100 Golf Courses in UK & Ireland below then mentally tick off the ones you’ve played and take note of which ones you would like to play next.

 

When it comes to ranking the top golf clubs in the world, there are a few different publications that do it, and for today, we are going to use the rankings from Golf World

 

So without any further delay, here are the Top 100 Golf Courses in UK & Ireland

Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland

 

100. St Andrews (Castle) – St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

99. Portstewart (Strand) – Portstewart, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland

98. Sherwood Forest – Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England

97. Castletown – Derbyhaven, Isle of Man

96. Ballyliffin (Old) – Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland

95. The Renaissance Club – North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

94. Southport & Ainsdale – Southport, Merseyside, England

93. Walton Heath (New) – Tadworth, Surrey, England

92. St Andrews (New) – St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

91. The Berkshire (Blue) – Ascot, Berkshire, England

90. The JCB Club – Uttoxeter, Staffs, England

89. Royal North Devon – Westward Ho!, Devon, England

88. The Addington – Croydon, Surrey, England

87. Liphook – Liphook, Hampshire, England

86. Broadstone – Bournemouth, Dorset, England

85. The Golf Club House, Elie – Earlsferry, Fife, Scotland

84. Royal Worlington & Newmarket – Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

83. Parkstone – Bournemouth, Dorset, England

82. West Hill – Woking, Surrey, England

81. Moortown – Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

80. Worplesdon – Woking, Surrey, England

79. Rosapenna (Sandy Hills) – Downings, Co. Donegal, Ireland

78. Aberdovey – Aberdovey, Mid Wales, Wales

77. Brora – Brora, Highlands, Scotland

76. Enniscrone – Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland

75. Ballyliffin (Glashedy) – Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland

74. Old Head of Kinsale – Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

73. Machrihanish Dunes – Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland

72. Tralee – Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

71. Wentworth (West) – Sunningdale, Surrey, England

70. Nairn – Nairn, Highlands, Scotland

69. Dumbarnie – Lundin, Fife, Scotland

68. Prince’s – Sandwich, Kent, England

67. West Lancashire – Southport, Merseyside, England

66. Hillside – Southport, Merseyside, England

65. Gullane (No.1) – Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland

64. Gleneagles (Queen’s) – Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

63. Hankley Common – Farnham, Surrey, England

62. Hunstanton – Hunstanton, Norfolk, England

61. County Sligo – Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, Ireland

60. Pennard – Swansea, South Wales, Wales

59. Royal St David’s – Harlech, Mid Wales, Wales

58. Doonbeg – Doonbeg, Co. Clare, Ireland

57. The European – Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

56. Carne (Wild Atlantic Dunes) – Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland

55. Adare Manor – Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland

54. The Berkshire (Red) – Ascot, Berkshire, England

53. County Louth – Baltray, Co. Louth, Ireland

52. Hollinwell – Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts, England

51. The Island – Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland

50. Burnham & Berrow – Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England

49. Western Gailes – Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

48. Saunton (East) – Braunton, Devon, England

47. Silloth-on-Solway – Silloth, Cumbria, England

46. Formby – Southport, Merseyside, England

45. Woking – Woking, Surrey, England

44. The Machrie – Islay, Argyll, Scotland

43. Ganton – Ganton, East Yorkshire, England

42. West Sussex – Pulborough, Sussex, England

41. Royal West Norfolk – Brancaster, Norfolk, England

40. Rye – Rye, Sussex, England

39. St Enodoc (Church) – Rock, Cornwall, England

38. Machrihanish – Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland

37. Royal Porthcawl – Porthcawl, South Wales, Wales

36. Alwoodley – Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

35. Walton Heath (Old) – Tadworth, Surrey, England

34. Royal Aberdeen – Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

33. Loch Lomond – Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

32. Prestwick – Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland

31. Royal Cinque Ports – Deal, Kent, England

30. Gleneagles (King’s) – Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

29. St George’s Hill (Red/Blue) – Weybridge, Surrey, England

28. Castle Stuart – Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

27. Royal Liverpool – Hoylake, Merseyside, England

26. Royal Lytham & St Annes – Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire, England

25. Skibo Castle – Dornoch, Highlands, Scotland

24. Rosapenna (St Patrick’s) – Downings, Co. Donegal, Ireland

23. Royal Troon (Championship) – Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland

22. Waterville – Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland

21. Trump Aberdeen – Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

20. Cruden Bay (Championship) – Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

19. Swinley Forest – Ascot, Berkshire, England

18. Lahinch (Old) – Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland

17. Carnoustie (Championship) – Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland

16. Sunningdale (New) – Sunningdale, Surrey, England

15. Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin) – Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England

14. Ardfin – Jura, Argyll, Scotland

13. Portmarnock – Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

12. Ballybunion (Old) – Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland

11. Kingsbarns – St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

10. North Berwick – North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

9. Royal Birkdale – Southport, Merseyside, England

8. Sunningdale (Old) – Sunningdale, Surrey, England

7. Royal St George’s – Sandwich, Kent, England

6. Royal Portrush (Dunluce) – Portrush, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

5. Muirfield – Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland

4. Royal Dornoch – Dornoch, Scotland

3. Turnberry (Ailsa) – Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland

2. Royal County Down (Championship) – Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

1. St Andrews (Old) – St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

 

There you have it, the Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland. Which one is next on your list to play?

 

So which country has the best golf courses? Well let’s take a look…

 

Which Country Has The Best Golf Courses?

For a bit of fun, let’s take a look at the breakdown of courses in the top 100 by country.

 

Top 100

Scotland = 30 courses

Ireland = 18

Northern Ireland = 3

Wales = 4

England = 44

 

England has 1872 golf courses, while Scotland has 560, Wales 145 and Ireland 405.

5% of Scotlands courses make the Top 100, whilst England only gets 2% of its courses in there.

 

But what about the top 10?

 

Top 10 Golf Courses UK & Ireland:

Scotland = 5

Ireland = 0

Northern Ireland = 2

Wales = 0

England = 3

 

When it comes to the Top 10 Golf Courses in the UK and Ireland, clearly Scotland is the place to go with 5 courses making the top tier. 

 

With so many great courses around the UK and Ireland it would be rude not to do a few trips to go and play. Keep an eye out as we put together some trip ideas for golfers who want to play some of the Top 100 golf courses.


Chris Wright
Article by:
Chris Wright

Chief Hacker at Sunday Red Golf. I absolutely LOVE the game of golf and will chat with anyone and everyone about it.

Related Articles

Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland

Being ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses In UK & Ireland obviously is a big thing for a club and their course. From the bragging rights to the attention and draw it brings for people to want to come and play your course. Without doubt, for us regular golfers it gives us a list […]

JOIN THE CLUB

Be a part of something special in the golf world. We are not one society, we will be loads of societies. Will we hold events, probably, will there be lots of golf played... definitely!

JOIN THE CLUB