While its often overlooked in comparison to its neighbours golf in England continues to move from strength to strength with world-class Open Championship venues leading the way.
The Open Championship venues include Royal St George , Royal Lytham St Annes and Royal Birkdale
Many regard Royal Birkdale as the finest links golf course in England and this area known as the English Golf Coast actually offers a collection of golf courses which are difficult to beat anywhere.
From the more relaxed corner of Devon and Cornwall where you will find the new revamped St Mellion International Resort including the Jack Nicklaus signature course, you can pass through the West Midlands which includes the Belfy another beautiful setting.
Towards London and the South East, the hustle and bustle of England gives way to perfect golfing retreats tucked away with luxury resorts combined with great golf.
Today, Royal St George is one of the best and highest rated courses in England. Based in Kent, it offers a real links experience and challenges every element of your game.
Another favourite is Woodhall Spa Golf Course.
Woodhall Spa is the home to the English Golf Union and boasts 2 18 hole golf courses and one 9 hole pitch and putt. The Hotchkin, as it is known is the Championship Course and it’s currently rated the 11th Best Golf Course in the UK. It’s arguably the best inland course in the UK, with a classic course design including heather-lined fairways and cavernous bunkers.
And if you manage to keep your ball out of the heather and the bunkers, there is always that wonderful gorse to put a smile on your face.
Another course worth visiting is Royal Liverpool – Restored to the Open Championship rota in 2006 after a 49-year gap, Hoylake is the second oldest links course in England, having been founded in 1869.
When it comes to finding a world-class links golf course in England, you have to head to Royal Birkdale. It has hosted the Open Championship 10 times and the Ryder Cup twice.
Located in the beautiful town of Southport on the Northwest Coast of England, many view this stunning region of the country as the golfing capital.