Every golfer should make a pilgrimage to the Home of Golf at least once.

There’s a great blend of inland and links courses around Northern Ireland’s capital with top courses such as Royal County Down and Ardglass on its doorstep.

The south west is a spellbinding corner of Ireland blessed with lakes, mountains and sea. It’s also home to some of the best links in the world.

Courses 91-100

91. Montrose Medal Course (2004 position ? 104) 6544 yards; Par 71; SSS 72 Green fees £40-£44 Tel: 01674 672932 www.montroselinks.co.uk Montrose Medal is a wonderfully strategic golf course characterised…

Courses 81-90

81. Alwoodley (position in 2004 – new entry) 6666 yards; Par 72; SSS 72 Green fees £35-£85 Tel: 0113 268 9603 www.alwoodley.co.uk A real pleasure seeker?s course. I feel there…

Courses 71-80

71. Notts/Hollinwell (2004 position – 100) 6911 yards; Par 72; SSS 74 Green fees £44-£66 Tel: 01623 753087 www.nottsgolfclub.co.uk In terms of severity, for amateurs and professionals alike, Notts ?…

Courses 61-70

61. Royal North Devon (2004 position ? 66) 6665 yards; Par 72; SSS 72 Green fees £38-£44 Tel: 01237 477598 www.royalnorthdevongolfclub.co.uk When I first arrived at the Royal North Devon…

51. Royal Dornoch (56) 6552 yards; Par 70; SSS 73 Green fees £50-£85 Tel: 01862 810219 www.royaldornoch.com Royal Dornoch sits on the coast where the tranquil Firth of Dornoch meets…

41. Royal St Davids (2004 position ? 44) 6428 yards; Par 69; SSS 72 Green fees £26-£62 Tel: 01766 780857 www.royalstdavids.co.uk There are golf courses, there are fine golf courses…

31. Silloth On Solway (2004 position ? 24) 6335 yards; Par 72; SSS 70 Green fees £35-£48 Tel: 01697 332404 www.sillothgolfclub.co.uk Located on the north-west coast of England in Cumbria,…

21. K Club Palmer Course (2004 position ? 19) 6815 yards; Par 72; SSS 74 Green fees E150-E350 Tel: 00353 16 017 200 www.kclub.ie The K Club is often omitted…

11. Lahinch Old Course (2004 ranking – 13) 6613 yards; Par 73; SSS 73 Green fees E145 Tel: 00353 65 708 1003 www.lahinchgolf.com A superb natural links course, where there…