The hugely popular North Berwick features some wonderfully crafted holes. The old-fashioned friendly welcome will ensure you want to come back and play

Tralee is often described as the most picturesque course in Ireland. The par 3s are just one reason to visit this Arnold Palmer-designed links classic

The charming Swinley Forest is just as well established as its heathland neighbours at Sunningdale and The Berkshire, and features some excellent par 3s

Another Harry Colt Classic, Wentworth's West Course provides a great variety of holes which meander through mature woodland and heather. A must-play for golf enthusiasts

The first hole at Machrihanish requires you to play across the Atlantic. Needless to say this testing course is set in spectacular surroundings

The Harry Colt-designed St George's Hill features wonderful heather and gorse in abundance and when you've negotiated your way round, a special carvery lunch awaits

Another of Lancashire's finest, Hillside boasts a strong back nine, great winter value, and a good club atmosphere

Royal Porthcawl is a great course for varying skill levels, and features a superb clubhouse, which is sure to make your stay a pleasant one

Saunton East carves through the Braunton Burrows and provides a tough test with one of the most difficult first holes in the Top 100

Portmarnock has a great history and the variety of holes combined with the warm welcome, make this long course well worth a visit

The immaculately conditioned Walton Heath Old course, with its profuse heather and masterful bunkering, combine to make a truly excellent test

Former host of the Ryder Cup, Ganton provides a difficult inland links test where accuracy and length are vital

Greg Norman's Doonbeg creation overlooking Doughmore Bay is a favourite for many. It's mature beyond its years and offers a first-class, friendly service

Nairn is a classic, unspoilt links that provides a real test. Home of the Walker Cup and the Amateur Championship during the 1990s, Nairn offers really great value

The eight-time Open venue, Royal Troon, demands respect on every shot and has struck fear into the hearts of the world's best over the years

The inland track of Sunningdale Old is beautifully created and well balanced, which helps create a course well suited to all abilities

Old Head provides a breathtaking experience on a spectacular stretch of coastline, which makes for a very challenging test

Perthshire's Gleneagles is a James Braid masterpiece and the Kings course is simply a great all-round test of golf in perfect surroundings

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