The 20 best golf courses to play in the summer |

We are so fortunate to have an extraordinary depth of golf courses to play in the UK, but there are highlights amongst this quality that have particularly caught the attention of the Golf Shake Community.

Having first shared 25 inexpensive golf courses to play this summer so what 30 recommended golf courses to play this summerwe are delighted to present to you these 20 Best Golf Courses to Play in the Summer.

Well, technically it is 20 locationsas many of them have multiple layouts to choose from, so there are multiple courses among which you need to consider – all Highly recommended on Golfshake and ranked by reviews submitted in recent years during the summer months.

Indeed, these are the top destinations across the country, but if you want a real treat and an unforgettable experience, you can’t go wrong with any of the following.

Region: North West England

Golf shake rating: 5.00

Review comment: “Perfection in every way, it was top class from start to finish. And with beautiful sunny skies, it couldn’t have been a better day in any way.”

Region: Northern Ireland

Golf shake rating: 5.00

Review Comment: “I have had the privilege of playing at Belvoir a few times recently, playing with member friends and being introduced to other members. The golf course is an excellent but fair test of golf course with beautiful tree-lined fairways and fast, true greens. Several new tees only enhance the course, including the 8th pitch hole. Always a friendly welcome and a pleasure to play.”

Kingsbarns

Region: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.97

Review Comment: “The facilities and service couldn’t have been better – it’s truly a pleasure to go to places like this and be treated so well. As far as the course goes , many of the holes are exceptional – visually stunning, well-designed and challenging, but just right for all skill levels.”

Region: South East England

Golfshake Rating: 4.97

Review Comment: “A gem of a golf course. Simply a must play if you are lucky enough to be invited or lucky enough to play. Impeccably presented.”

Prestwick

Region: Scotland

Golfshake rating: 4.97

Comment of the review: “A very well maintained course and a good challenge with many interesting holes. The greens are in excellent condition. The food in the restaurant was also very good.”

Region: Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.96

Review comment: “Fantastic as you would expect from home golf. Friendly staff and locals.”

Saint Enodoch

Region: South West England

Golfshake Rating: 4.96

Review Comment: “Played in absolutely perfect conditions. The sun and a gentle breeze made this course incredibly playable and an absolute pleasure to play (although I didn’t play very well). Friendly atmosphere all around the location, the practice facilities were ideal for warming up your game, the course itself is exceptional.”

Porthcawl Royal

Region: Wales

Golf Shake rating: 4.95

Review comment: “Conditioning was very good, green complexes are challenging but lots of fun. Must be on every golf fan’s to do list…even if you don’t get perfect conditions !”

Worplesdon Golf Club

Region: South East England

Golf Shake rating: 4.95

Review Comment: “Brilliant and deservedly highly rated golf course. Made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely will be back.”

Saunton Golf Club

Region: South West England

Golf Shake rating: 4.95

Review comment: “It really is as good as everyone tells you, a must have for playing and in perfect condition.”

North Berwick

Region: Scotland

Golf Shake rating: 4.95

Review Comment: “Loved the course, the back nine stands out as one of the best, if not the best golf courses I have played. Lots of interesting and quirky holes that will live long in the memory .”

Burnham and Berrow

Region: South West England

Golf Shake rating: 4.94

Review Comment: “No wonder this course made it to the top 100 lists. Fantastic experience all round. We were lucky to get a deal, it might seem expensive otherwise. But a check on the to-do list.”

Oak Remedy

Region: South West England

Golf Shake rating: 4.94

Review Comment: “Amazing course with amazing staff. Wish I lived in the Bournemouth area. The greens were the best I have ever played on.”

Dundonald Links

Region: Scotland

Golf Shake Rating: 4.93

Review comment: “What a beautiful course, in fantastic condition. It was a bucket list to play and I did not disappoint.”

Gullana

Region: Scotland

Golf Shake Rating: 4.93

Comment of the review: “Nice round and impeccable course. Very useful entry and magnificent views. Really enjoyed the round.”

Carnoustie

Region: Scotland

Golfshake rating: 4.92

Review Comment: “What a test of golf, truly the best challenge in golf in Europe. Coming home from 15 is particularly tough with 16 in the wind, looking for a good old shot with a wood to get there !”

Tandridge Golf Club

Region: South East England

Golfshake rating: 4.92

Review Comment: “Amazing course in superb condition considering the dry weather we’ve had this year. Greens were like velvet. Gorgeous views and challenging holes, highly recommend.”

Region: East of England

Golfshake rating: 4.92

Review Comment: “Easy to see why it’s in/around the top 100 lists. Some really challenging holes but not too many hills. In superb condition.”

Region: West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.91

Comment from the review: “I have heard a lot about this course and it did not disappoint me as it is a great golfing challenge in a splendid traditional site.”

West Lancashire

Region: North West England

Golfshake Rating: 4.91

Review Comment: “This is a must-visit golf course for pure quality and a real test of links, and you should make the most of the warm welcome and hospitality.”


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