the country's most densely packed population of legendary championship golf courses
due to its role in the Ryder Cup matches - a must play
Browse our England golf vacations and you will feel tingly why England is also known for some of the most challenging golf courses in the world. With approximately 1900 golf clubs, there are more golf courses in England than Scotland, Wales and Ireland combined. The variation in design and settings makes England’s golf courses some of the most unique anywhere on the globe.
England’s Golf Coast is home to 18 of the most challenging and naturally beautiful golf courses in Britain. It also boasts some of the country’s most vibrant cities, exciting tourist attractions, breathtaking coastline and picturesque countryside. In total, England’s Golf Coast boasts three of the top 20 and seven of the top 50 courses in the UK and Ireland. Four of the links courses are ranked under the top 80 of the world. These courses being home to three of the finest Open Championship courses – Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St Annes. Together these world-famous venues have hosted the Open Championship on no fewer than 30 occasions since 1897.
The Crown Jewels of golf in England and highlights of any England Golf Vacation Packages are found orbiting London, such as Sunningdale, Walton Heath, Wentworth, and Royal St. George’s, and what a privilege it is to be able to play these immensely private English golf clubs.
All golfers making a trip to Kent’s east coast will be spoilt for choice when it comes to spectacular golf thanks to its fine collection of championship links overlooking the English Channel. At the heart of the impressive Kent Tour is Royal St George’s, an epic links course etched in Open Championship history. Arguably England’s best seaside course, it is a bucket list course that shouldn’t be missed. Other parts of Kent’s great triumvirate are Cinque Ports and Prince’s Golf Club with their classic seaside layout that remains at the heart of British golfing folklore. The 27 holes at Prince’s are now used for the qualifying event, but the golf course has in the past hosted the Open Championship proper, underlining the fact that it is one of the England’s best kept secrets.
Golf vacations in England offer golfers outstanding golf beside tremendous cities and historical castle everywhere.