Doak Scale Collection
Tom's excellent, outstanding and nearly perfect courses in the UK&I.
Address:Golf Road, Dornoch, Sutherland, IV25 3LW, Scotland
Reason to Visit:Geoff Shackelford lists it as the number one course to visit as a student of golf course architecture. It's also Donald Ross's home course.
Address:Duncur Road, Gullane, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, EH31 2EG, Scotland
Reason to Visit:It should be on the dream list of any serious golfer. It is a perennial contender to be named the greatest golf course in the world.
Address:36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland
Reason to Visit:Arguably it is the best golf course in the world!
Address:Golf Links Road, Worlington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 8SD, England
Reason to Visit:Tom Doak rates these greens as some of the best he has ever seen. He isn't alone, acclaimed golf writer Lorne Rubenstein ranks the green complexes among the best in the world.
Address:Liscannor Road, Lahinch, County Clare, V95 HD00, Ireland
Reason to Visit:It's the St Andrews of Ireland and every bit as memorable. Somehow it is more than golf.
Address:2-4 Links Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire, KA9 1QG, Scotland
Reason to Visit:The birthplace of the world's greatest championship and steeped in history, Prestwick is a must-play.
Address:Bodens Ride, Coronation Road, South Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9LE, England
Reason to Visit:No handicaps nor medals. Just unpretentious golf with friends. In Colt's own words, it is his 'least bad course.'
Address:Links Parade, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7JE, Scotland
Reason to Visit:A rare Allan Robertson, Old Tom Morris & James Braid masterpiece makes this a strategic links that has tested the worlds best to the limit from 1931 until now.
Address:Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9RR, England
Reason to Visit:Debate rages as to which is the better course... either way, both need to be experienced.