The 100 Best Alternative Golf Courses To Play |

As part of updates to the popular Golf course sectionWe were delighted to unveil our new Top 100 rubricwhere you can see a variety of rankings created by the thousands of independent reviews that have been submitted by passionate members of the Golf Shake Community.

In bringing you these fun lists, we first shed some light on the The 100 best golf courses in the UK in 2022but now for something a little different, it’s time to introduce the Top 100 Alternative Golf Courses.

These are exclusively UK courses with a minimum of 50 reviews that don’t usually appear in published rankings that are seen elsewhere, drawing attention to sites that don’t always get the attention they deserve but do offer a quality of service and experience that resonates with everyday golfers.

Who knows – you might discover a gem to savor near you – as we bring you the Top 25 below!

Location: South Yorkshire

Golf Shake Rating: 4.93

Review Comment: “Second visit to Lindrick – had forgotten what a great course it was. Was in perfect condition, greens were excellent (and fast) – a real mix of challenging holes.”

Tandridge Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake rating: 4.92

Comment of the review: “Excellent course in superb condition considering the dry weather we had this year. The greens were like velvet. Gorgeous views and challenging holes, highly recommend. »

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Location: Northumberland

Golfshake Rating: 4.91

Review Comment: “Great course, great setup and great day. Couldn’t fault anything and will be back to play both courses.”

Location: East Lothian

Golf Shake Rating: 4.89

Review comment: “Amazing course and in wonderful condition. So close to the sea but not at all a typical links course. Park in places. Very impressive.”

Location: Kent

Golf Shake Rating: 4.89

Review comment: “The clubhouse is lavish. The course is immaculate. If you plan your way around it’s a joy, but it makes you realize how good the pros are and need to tip out. ‘there’s no dull hole here.”

Chart Hills

Location: Kent

Golfshake rating: 4.88

Review comment: “Great course. Nice layout with lots of bunkers to make the challenge even more interesting.”

Location: Staffordshire

Golf Shake Rating: 4.84

Reviewer’s Comment: “Amazing greens, the best I’ve played this year, beautiful holes and maintained to perfection.”

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake rating: 4.77

Comment of the review: “An incredible golf challenge and a spectacular course. Many typical holes with steep slopes and wooded valleys.”

Location: Hampshire

Golf Shake rating: 4.76

Review comment: “I love a Harry Colt course and this one does not disappoint. The greens are undulating and we had some very tricky pin positions.”

Location: Norfolk

Golf Shake rating: 4.76

Review Comment: “This was one of the friendliest courses I have played, as well as having stunning views, challenging golf and being in superb condition.”

West Surrey Golf

Location: Surrey

Golf Shake rating: 4.75

Review Comment: “Good course, well maintained. Clubhouse and facilities very good. Food excellent. Played on a nice day which made it even better.”

Location: Gwynt

Golf Shake rating: 4.75

Comment of the review: “Lovely course in the middle of nowhere. Great choice of interesting holes in a truly magnificent setting.”

Glen Golf

Location: East Lothian

Golf Shake rating: 4.74

Review comment: “Fantastic course, great facilities, stunning location, worth playing again.”

Location: South Yorkshire

Golf Shake Rating: 4.73

Review Comment: “The course was in stunning condition and played beautifully. Always a pleasure to play here and the staff are always so kind and attentive.”

Location: Merseyside

Golf Shake Rating: 4.73

Review Comment: “The course layout is immaculate from tee boxes to fairways and I was blown away by the quality of the grass fairways from the green to the tee reminded me of Ballybunion Old, but dare I say better. holes with fantastic bunkering and green complexes were something else.”

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake rating: 4.69

Review Comment: “I have played Sapey Golf & Country Club a few times and each time the course has been flawless and the staff are always friendly and helpful. I always look forward to my next visit and I plan to come back soon.”

Location: County Durham

Golfshake rating: 4.69

Review Comment: “Arrived on an extremely wet day and the staff were excellent, accommodating us and allowing us to play the course when they could have stayed closed. Excellent customer service throughout. Beautiful course, beautiful landscapes.”

The Astbury

Location: Shropshire

Golfshake rating: 4.69

Review Comment: “Great to see it open again and it was better than ever in my eyes. Really rough meaning trying to hit it straight and great but challenging greens. Really friendly welcome and atmosphere. I will 100% stay here again.”

Location: Buckinghamshire

Golfshake rating: 4.68

Comment from the review: “A course in very good condition and the greens are fast. A medium length course at just over 6000 yards but challenging due to the tree lined fairways. A pleasant course, I recommend it if you get the chance.”

Location: Tyne & Wear

Golfshake rating: 4.67

Review Comment: “Nice little course in fantastic condition – highly recommend. Greens in great condition too!”

Bowood Golf

Location: Wiltshire

Golf Shake Rating: 4.66

Review comment: “Having played this course in the 1990s it is wonderful to see how it has matured and in the sunshine it shows the best of the Wiltshire countryside.”

Hayling Golf

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Review comment: “The best course I have ever played. A true test and in fantastic condition.”

Location: Suffolk

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Review Comment: “What a fantastic welcoming golf course, great staff, great course, delicious food, absolute joy for a day out and will be returning regularly.”

Location: Cheshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Review Comment: “A well-situated and challenging course. Precision off the tee is key with plenty of tree-lined fairways. The reward for a precise drive is the chance to go to one of the incredibly beautiful greens. fast that go fast but true.”

Location: Greater Manchester

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Review Comment: “Fairfield is a fantastic course tucked away just outside the heart of Manchester. When we played the course condition was fantastic, the greens clean and rolling. It’s just over 6,000 yards from the back tee, but don’t let it fool you, it’s still a big challenge.”


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