England is blessed with great golf courses ranging from Open Championship links to stunning members clubs. Below are the top 5 golf courses in England we recommend.
Wentworth Golf Club is the top course in England. It is a privately owned golf and health resort located in Virginia Water near the Windsor Castle. The West course is the most popular of the Surrey heath and heather courses. It is entwined with and surrounded by the Wentworth Estate, a very expensive private estate in the suburbs of London where many famous golfers and other celebrities reside.
2. Royal Birkdale
Located in the town of Southport, the Royal Birkdale Golf Club is included in the Open Championship rotation. Since 1954, it has hosted the championship nine times, most recently in 2008. The course is unique in that no two holes face in the same direction, giving serious challenges on the infamously windy days prevalent to any links. It is a tough challenge to golfers of any level.
3. Royal St. Georges
Founded in 1887, it is undoubtedly one of the finest golf clubs in the UK, and one of the golf courses on the Open Championship rotation. Royal St. Georges has hosted 13 Open championships since 1894, the year when it became the very first non-Scottish golf club to host the championship. Many holes feature blind shots. The 4th hole also possesses the deepest bunker in championship golf.
Sunningdale was well regarded from the beginning and has hosted a lot of important events, including the News of the World Matchplay Championship, and several stagings of the British Masters, the Walker Cup, the Colgate European Open (women’s), the Women’s British Open, and the European Open.
5. Woodhall Spa
Woodhall Spa is an oasis located in the heart of Lincolnshire. The course, set among glorious birch and pine trees is a pleasure to play. It has two golf courses: the Hotchkin, (opened in 1905) and the Bracken (opened in 1998). Woodhall Spa has hosted a number of prestigious amateur championships, which include the Brabazon Trophy and the English Amateur.