A Guide to Best UK’s Golf Courses

Golf Course

Are you planning to test your golfing skills outside your favourite golf course? Here are a few golf courses in the UK that are most certainly worth to visit:

Old Course at St Andrews

Situated in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the course is a site of pilgrimage for golfers from around the world, mainly for its special place in history of golf. It is regarded the home of golf as the sport was enjoyed here as early as 14th century.


A links course in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland is also known as the home to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the oldest golf club in the world. In 1744, the Club compiled the “Rules of Golf”, the oldest surviving set of rules of the sport. The course is also a host to The Open Championship.

Royal Dornoch

The world’s third oldest golf course is a links course situated on the Dornoch Firth in Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland. But rather than by its history, the course attracts both amateur and professional golfers with its scenery which is absolutely spectacular.

Royal Birkdale

It is one of England’s favourite golfers’ destinations although it is quite challenging place to play golf, especially when it is windy. But if you hit the fairways, the balls will not go off course easily. The course which is also a host to The Open Championship is located in the town of Southport, Merseyside, England.

Royal County Down

One of the premier Northern Ireland’s golf courses is also home to one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. Located at Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, the Royal County Down offers a unique experience for both amateurs and professional golfers. So if you have not played golf here yet, you most certainly will not regret the trip to Newcastle.

Royal Porthcawl

If you would like to play golf surrounded with beautiful scenery, the Royal Porthcawl is the right place to go. Traditionally ranked as one of Wales’ finest golf courses, the Royal Porthcawl also hosted a number prestigious golf tournaments including the Walker Cup in 1995, the Curtis Cup in 1964, the British Masters in 1961 and six Amateur Championships. It is located north of Portcawl, Mid Glamorgan on the south coast of Wales.

Portstewart (Strand)

Portstewart (Strand) offers both the thrills and breathtaking scenery. A unique blend of old and new, the golf course offers a spectacular view of the Atlantic ocean and the Inishowen peninsula. The strong winds from the Atlantic can make playing golf very challenging but the golf course is an absolute jewel worth to visit. It is situated on the Causeway Coast in the town of Portstewart, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.