Royal Birkdale in England has been ranked the number five course in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

St Andrews Old Course in Scotland has been ranked number four in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

Turnberry (Ailsa) in Scotland has been ranked the number three course in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

Royal County Down's Championship course in Northern Ireland has been ranked number two in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

Muirfield in Scotland has been ranked the number one course in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

Play and stay in the south west

Few places in mainland Britain can match the south west for the quality of its golf courses and its spectacular scenery. We take a look at some of the courses…

Few places in mainland Britain can match the south west for the quality of its golf courses and its spectacular scenery. We take a look at some of the courses…

Few places in mainland Britain can match the south west for the quality of its golf courses and its spectacular scenery. We take a look at some of the courses…

England’s Atlantic Links

Few places in mainland Britain can match the south west for the quality of its golf courses and its spectacular scenery. We take a look at some of the courses…

Golf travel information and factfile

Alan Hedley takes a trip to Ireland and discovers more of Ireland's golfing delights - specifically, Glasson Hotel & Golf Club, Galway Bay and Athenry

Golf Ireland: Athenry Golf Club

Alan Hedley takes a trip to Ireland and discovers more of Ireland's golfing delights - specifically, Glasson Hotel & Golf Club, Galway Bay and Athenry

Alan Hedley takes a trip to Ireland and discovers more of Ireland's golfing delights - specifically, Glasson Hotel & Golf Club, Galway Bay and Athenry

Alan Hedley takes a trip to Ireland and discovers more of Ireland's golfing delights - specifically, Glasson Hotel & Golf Club, Galway Bay and Athenry

The Carrick's reputation as one of the best new courses in Scotland will be given another boost with the news that the 2010 International Pairs World Final will be held

The Carrick's reputation as one of the best new courses in Scotland will be given another boost with the news that the 2010 International Pairs World Final will be held

First pictures of the new Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the venue for January’s Saadiyat Beach Classic

The team behind the stunning Machrihanish Dunes course are planning a new multi-million pound links course on the west coast of Scotland, The Ayrshire