Needle in a Haystack Collection

Rare examples of unique courses which break the mould.

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  • Address:
    Isle of Arran, KA27 8HA, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    A unique, raw 12 hole wonder from the Willies' - Park & Fernie.

  • Address:
    Highland, IV25 3RQ, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Scottish hospitality and pure golf of the absolute highest order.

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    Oxfordshire, RG9 5SL, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    A virtually untouched Willie Park Jr layout with plenty of gorse and minimal bunkering.

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    Berkshire, SL5 9LE, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    In Harry Colt's own words to Tom Simpson, Swinley Forest is his 'least bad course.'

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    St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8NX, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Run by Kohler, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run are also a part of their portfolio.

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    Highland, PH39 4NT, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    A 9 hole wee gem that epitomizes everything good about pure golf.

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    County Kerry, V92 A406, Ireland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Arnold Palmer's links masterpiece is a must-play on the Wild Atlantic Way.

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    Suffolk, IP15 5PE, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    Aldeburgh Golf Club leads the way in sustainable, low-input golf course maintenance.

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    Greater London, HA6 1HN, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    An overlooked and under-appreciated muni in London...

  • Address:
    Cumbria, CA16 6LP, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    A Willie Fernie located high on moorland in Cumbria!

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    Perth & Kinross, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    A David McLay Kidd design hidden in plain sight, it is sat beside Scotland's finest inland course.

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    Derbyshire, SK17 6XF, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    An Alister MacKenzie gem, Tom Doak Gourmet Choice recipient & possibly the best < 6000-yard golf course in the world.

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    Argyll & Bute, PA60 7XY, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    One of the most exclusive clubs on the planet, it is one of the world's best.

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

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    Fife, KY16 9JD, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    No trip to St Andrews is complete without a visit.