GOLF.com Top 100 Golf Courses in the World 2020-21

The latest UK&I entries from the GOLF.com Top 100 Courses in the World 2020-21.

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  • Address:
    Menie Estate, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, AB29 8YE, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Ambitious! Unabashedly built with the intention of hosting the Open, it's a stadium links in perhaps the most spectacular dunes in the world.

  • Address:
    Murreagh, Waterville, County Kerry, V23 W940, Ireland
  • Reason to Visit:
    Dunes for days that rival only a handful of other courses in the British Isles.

  • Address:
    Machrihanish, Argyll, PA28 6PT, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    The opening hole itself is worth the journey. The collection of greens may be one of the best in the world.

  • Address:
    Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7TP, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    James Braid designed more than 400 courses. As head professional, he refused to touch Herbert Fowler's masterpiece.

  • Address:
    Golf Club Road, St George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey , KT13 0NL, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    Considered to be Harry S Colt's crowning achievement, this is heathland golf at its very best.

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  • 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:
    Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9RR, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    Perhaps the finest 36 holes anywhere in the world.

  • 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.

  • Address:
    Kingsbarns, Fife, KY16 8QD, St Andrews
  • Reason to Visit:
    Perhaps the greatest Scottish links built in the last 50 years. It's expensive but worth every penny.

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  • 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.

  • Address:
    Dalcross, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV2 7JL, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    One of Scotland's best links is also one of its newest.

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  • Address:
    Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside, CH47 4AL, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    One of golf's greatest links is known for its controversial abundance of O.B.

  • Address:
    Aulton Road, Cruden Bay, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 0NN, Scotland
  • Reason to Visit:
    The routing is spectacular - hitting every highlight and making use of the best natural features. Tom Doak wishes he could claim it as his own.

  • Address:
    Links Gate, Lytham Saint Annes, Lancashire, FY8 3LQ, England
  • Reason to Visit:
    174 bunkers pepper this links a long way from the sea that is known for its clubhouse and close proximity to the railway.

  • 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.'

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