Amazing UK golf courses you have to play before you die

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick March 2, 2021 12:35

For the golfing world in the UK, the news of a likely return of the sport after lockdown restriction is a huge relief. The closure of golfing facilities has had a devastating impact on the sport. Away from Pro Golf, many people have picked up the sport for its immense health benefits. This category of golfers have suffered because they can’t play.

For golf lovers, the reopening of golf courses and other facilities offers a new opportunity to explore. After so much time hunkered down, why not give yourself a break at some of the best golf courses in the country? Take a look:

Royal Portrush, Ireland

The Royal Portrush hosted the 2019 Open Championship and while this gave the golf course some exposure, it has always been among the best in the world. The quintessential private golf club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland offers everything a golfer can dream of from the beautiful views to the Irish hospitality.  Better still, you can check is there’s a tournament going on and use a bonus code to place a bet.

St Andrews Old Course, Fife

How would you like to play on the oldest golf course in the world? The St Andrews Old Course, in Fife, Scotland, is renowned as the home of golf with a history dating back to the early 15th century.

This is a public course and golfers including Tiger Woods who won two opens here love everything about it. Another golfing great Jack Nicklaus says a golfer has to win an open at St Andrews to be remembered.

St Andrews

Royal County Down, Newcastle

Located in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, the Royal County Down has been around since 1889 and is one of the oldest golf courses in the country. There are two 18-hole links courses and this is one of the most challenging courses in Great Britain. Golfers such as Tiger Woods and Tom Watson have come here to practise their link skills, and this is inspiration enough to play here.

If you’re an aspiring golfer, there’s no better place to refine your skills in the tough conditions. Players test themselves against the wind off the sea, native plants, and wild tussocks covering the bunkers.

Sunningdale Old Course, Berkshire

Founded in 1900, the Sunningdale Old Course, Berkshire boasts two golf courses. The old course is the masterpiece of Willie Park, Jr., while Harry Colt created the new one that opened in 1923. In the golfing world, this is admired as golfing perfection with a beautiful course, a traditional club and knowledgeable caddies.

You can play, relax with family, or catch up with your reading at the club. Beau Desert, Staffordshire

Created by Herbert Fowler, this is one of the most magnificent golf courses in the country. The course winds its way around Staffordshire’s Cannock Forest and perfectly blends nature with play. The challenging and picturesque course boasts undulating landscape which brings you closer to nature as you enjoy your game.

Wentworth West Course, Surrey

Wentworth West Course is a privately owned golf club and health resort in Surrey. Founded in 1922, the golf course continues attracting golfers from across the world because of its amazing model. Set on 1,750 acres, the golf facility also has 800 houses and this prime property makes it a big attraction.

Royal Birkdale, Merseyside

The Royal Birkdale in North West England is among the clubs that host the Open Championship and Women’s British Open. The golf course is renowned for its biodiversity and eco-friendly practices.

The golf course is popular with nature lovers after the management introduced bird boxes, and rough grassland to attract insects and small animals. With the resumption of golf, this is a good place to restart your golfing journey.

Final thoughts

There’s so much promise for golfing in the UK, and you don’t have to limit yourself to your local golf course. The game is always more exciting when you play with new people and in new places. Why not try some of these incredible golf courses in the country?

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick March 2, 2021 12:35
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