We consider and assess many more than 100 golf courses in our ranking process and invariably some ultimately just miss out. This is an alphabetical list of what, in our view, are the 100 next best golf courses in the UK & Ireland – some slipping out of the Top 100 as newcomers hit the scene, some bubbling away as they continue to improve and others coming onto our radar for the first time. Have we got it right? We think so, but if you think otherwise, write and tell us what other courses should be featured here…

The Addington
Ardglass
Ashburnham
Ashridge
Archerfield (Dirleton)
Archerfield (Fidra)
Ballybunion (Cashen)
Beau Desert
The Belfry (PGA National)
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blackmoor
Boat of Garten
Bovey Castle
Broadstone
Brocket Hall (Palmerston)
Brora
The Carrick on Loch Lomond
Carton House (Montgomerie )
Carton House (O’Meara)
Castlerock (Mussenden)
Castletown
Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten)
Chart Hills
Connemara
Conwy
County Sligo
Coxmoor
Crail (Craighead)
Crowborough Beacon
Delamere Forest
Donegal
The Duke’s St Andrews
Dunbar
Dundonald
East Sussex National (West)
Elie
Enniscrone
Enville (Highgate)
Fairmont St Andrews (Torrance)
Ferndown (Old)
Forest of Arden (Arden)
Fulford
Glasgow Gailes
Gleneagles (PGA Centenary)
Goodwood (The Downs)
Hanbury Manor
Hayling
Hindhead
Huddersfield
Ipswich
Isle of Purbeck
K Club (Palmer Smurfit)
Killeen Castle
Kilmarnock Barassie
La Moye
Leven
Lindrick
Little Aston
Littlestone
London (Heritage)
London (International)
Luffenham Heath
Luffness New
Lundin
Machynys Peninsula
Monifieth
Murcar
North Hants
New Zealand
The Oxfordshire
Parkstone
Pennard
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Portstewart (Strand)
Prince’s (Shore & Dunes)
Pyle and Kenfig
Remedy Oak
Renaissance Club
Rockliffe Hall
Rosapenna (Old Tom Morris)
Royal Ashdown Forest (Old)
Royal Wimbledon
Seaton Carew
Seacroft
Sheringham
Slaley Hall (Hunting)
Southerness
Southerndown
Spey Valley
St Andrews Links (Jubilee)
St Mellion (Nicklaus)
Stoke Park (Colt & Alison)
Tandridge
Tenby
Turnberry (Kintyre)
West Surrey
Wallasey
Wentworth (Edinburgh)
Wisley (Garden & Mill)
Woburn (Duke’s)

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