Doak Scale Collection

Tom's excellent, outstanding and nearly perfect courses in the UK&I.

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  • Address:
    St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JD, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Unreservedly, it is the greatest and most influential golf course in the history of the game.

  • 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:
    Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, County Kerry, V31 RX37, Ireland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Simply put... It is one of the greatest links on earth.

The H…
  • 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!

Willi…
  • Address:
    Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9QB, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    The pinnacle of quintessential English class.

  • Address:
    Beach Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4BB, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    It's charming, quirky, unusual, interesting and fun.

  • 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.

The w…
  • Address:
    New Lydd Road, Camber Road, Camber, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7QS, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    The course that made Harry S Colt an architect instead of a lawyer.

Lahin…
  • 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:
    Dunluce Road, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8JQ, Northern Ireland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Northern Ireland's only Open venue is a pure links in every sense.

The c…
  • 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.

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