Top Golf Courses in the UK

The UK is well known world wide for having some amazing golfing venues. Any golfing enthusiast looking for a holiday within the UK will not be disappointed with the choices available. Cottage getaways are ideal for those who love the sport as it gives them the freedom to play any time they like at the course of their choice.


It perhaps goes without saying that St. Andrews Golf Course is on this list. Arguably the best course int he UK, this stunning course has hosted the Open Golfing Championship more times than any other course. It isn’t the oldest golf course in the world however, this title goes to Muirfield, believed to have been in existence since 1744. Muirfield is also one of the top courses and is home to the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG). Both are perfectly situated in gorgeous scenery, the nearby ares make it them the perfect destinations for cottage getaways for golf enthusiast.


Royal Porthcawl in South Wales is an often overlooked gem with amazing views of the Bristol Channel. Considered to be the best golf course in Wales, it is located between Swansea and Cardiff and therefore great for both cottage holidays and city breaks too.

N. Ireland

The Royal County Down Championship Golf Course found at the foot of the Mourne Mountains is not to be missed. The tiny, unassuming village of Newcastle saw the golf club open in 1889 and has since enjoyed a wealth of tourists who come to play or watch the tournaments held here. This is a great place to spend a weekend away.


Just 10 miles apart, and therefore perfect for anyone wanting a cottage golfing holiday in the area are Royal Birkdale Golf Club and Royal Lytham St. Annes. You can play on two of the words top courses during your holiday, spend time at the nearby beach, or even take your family a short distance up the coast for a fun fair treat at Blackpool.

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