Tee off in the UK – a guide to golf courses of North Wales

From gentle parkland golf courses to stunning mountain-backed links courses, playing golf in North Wales aside its breathtaking countryside views leaves nothing to be desired. We’ve found some courses popular courses, as well as some hidden gems, to keep you on the links indefinitely.


Thirty-six award-winning holes wind through the Brocket Hall estate creating two of the most desirable golf clubs anywhere in Britain. This stately home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, boasts the outstanding restaurant Auberge du Lac and the Palmerston Golf Academy. The Melbourne course is daunting course for the competitive player while the Palmerston course is beautifully designed challenge with notable differences at every shot. Pricey, but worth it.


Since 1925 The Chigwell Golf Club has been proud to proclaim one of the highest slope rating in the county which produce a fun and interesting course for players of all levels. The holes range from 136 yards to 191 yards giving players a change to experience the full range of tree lined fairway and breathtaking views of the Epping Forest. While this isn’t the longest course, it’s imaginative and fun, making it well worth a day trip for an enjoyable game before returning to your static caravan after a long day.


Nestled inside 100 acres of the most perfect land one could ask for is Reddish Vale Golf Club. Designed in 1912, this Stockport course can feel a bit stuffy to some as it could be spread out on more land but the quality turf, friendly staff, interesting hole design and quirkiness make it a fun 18 holes.


Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club is a lovely par 72 course with stunning 360 views and friendly staff make this club a fine day out. This course was designed in 1908 with great terrain, lush greens, and a challenging back 9 that every player can enjoy from novice to expert.


Established in 1887, the Irvine Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 71 course with unique holes and plenty of character.  After a redesign in 1926 the course demands accurate shots and a spot-on choice of clubs so it’s best to check out the course guide beforehand. The Scottish landscape is unbeatable throughout this local favorite. Play a round, lose a ball or two, then set in to the restaurant for a bite to eat or a drink.


Rufford Park Golf & Country Club in Nottinghamshire is an 18-hole, par 70 course beloved by locals for its inspiring fairways and its ability to entertain round after round. These 6387 years are constructed on a free draining sandy base that allows for all weather play any time of year. Beware the 17th hole – it’s a doozy! Have a beer, drinks, coffee, tea, or cake in the Rufford bar or call into the Rufford Restaurant for afternoon tea or Sunday roast.


Founded in 1914, Crosland Heath Golf Club sits on the lush green hills above Huddersfield with stunning views over the Colne Valley at every turn. “The Heath” has been popular with locals since its inception more than 100 years ago and is known for its carpet of heather that blooms in the Autumn. A tricky course in the wind yet still tough when its dry, this all weather course will keep players concentration through all 18 holes.

There’s more to Ireland than whiskey but you can surely catch a drink here at the world-famous Rosses Point County Slingo Golf Club. This course originated as a 9 hole in 1894 and was expanded to an 18 hole after redesign in 1927. The strategic links coupled with the views of the Darty Mountains make this a top-notch course for any player out for a day of golf on holiday – or any time.

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