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United Kingdom Golf Courses

While some may enjoy the easy sway of horizontal landscapes and sunny weather, heading to the UK to try your hand at golf will have you feeling a different type of appeal. Golf courses in the UK feature uneven turf, pot bunkers, blind spots, as well as the usual extremes in weather. Playing a round in this rich country is sure to provide unexpected and lifelong memories.

In saying that, your choice of courses is not only far and wide, but may need special mention of layouts that are as unique as you can experience. The UK is synonymous with golf in Scotland, where you’ll find amazing courses throughout. St Andrews is considered the birthplace of the sport and is commonly referred to as the ‘Home of Golf’. Take in the stunning views of Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker on the oldest golf course in the world here – The Old Course.

On the southeastern coast, Kent is known as the garden of England. Among the venues here are hosts to The Open Championship, parkland and downland courses, and other picturesque gems that rank as some of the best golf courses in the UK.

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History and Culture

Despite the origins of golf being a bit of a mystery, the first known occurrence golf is said to have begun in the 15th century in Scotland. Therefore, jet setting to play some golf in the UK style is going to bring on some unique history and culture. Even the first Open Championship was played in 1860 in Ayrshire, Scotland which only hits the tip of the iceberg in golfing history found in the UK.

While enjoying the history that comes with golf is one thing, you’ll also dive into an array of landmarks, castles, ruins, traditions, and myths when visiting each golf UK destination. Allowing you to bask in the countries enchanting places, be sure to enjoy the delicious food and even join the locals for some lagers.

Things To Do

With the mix of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, you can imagine the variety of things to do while visiting is far and, well, interesting. For instance, stretch your legs along the beautiful Jurassic Coast in England where you can go fossil-hunting, follow the film locations of ‘Game of Thrones’ in Northern Ireland, explore the Scottish Highlands for mystery, history, folklore, and legends, or you can try and ask for directions to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerych-wrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a small town in Wales. That’s really just to name a few.

As for golfing, you’re looking at the line-up of in-depth and distinct courses of all shapes and sizes. At the top of the list, we have the memorable golf courses in England at the Royal St George’s Golf Club, situated at fourth in the world the Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland, Trump Turnberry Resorts is also accompanied by breathtaking views in Scotland, and the relatively unknown course of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales.

UK Golf – Stay and Play

Just as there is a broad range of golf clubs UK offers, accommodations and cuisine all join that same description. You can choose from coastal manors to inland mansions, inner-city B&B’s or relax where you golf in country clubs. When it comes to your stomach, you’ll be best to fill it up with fish and chips, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties (yes, that’s all one meal), steak and kidney pie, bangers and mash, Welsh cawl, or try your sweet tooth out with a spotted dick. Don’t think we have our minds in the gutter, we’re just talking about a cake here. All the things to do will depend on where you golf, but there will be plenty to see and do in any destination here.