The best golf courses in England to play in 2022 |

During a time when many of the nation’s top golf courses have dramatically increased their green fees, it’s even more essential to celebrate these venues that offer great value.

Study the Golf course section and its thousands of independent reviews, we’ve identified 25 destinations across England that have been highly rated for value for money, while excelling over the past five years in overall ratings.

It’s mainly the North and Midlands courses that clearly set the standard for value for money, but there should be something for everyone.

Experience it for yourself and enjoy the best golf at a reasonable price!

La Chapelle-en-le-Frith golf course

Region: East Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.83

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.53

Review Comment: “This is a fantastic course with the most incredible views. Surprisingly flat so an easy walk. Nestled in a valley with rolling hills and a lake for company.”

Aldersey Green Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.77

Score for the last 5 years: 4.33

Review comment: “Excellent course, some narrow tree lined fairways so keep it straight, greens excellent, we will definitely be back.”

Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club

Region: East

Value for money rating: 4.77

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.28

Review comment: “Such a hidden gem, best course played this year.”

Normanby Hall Golf Club

Normanby room

Region: East Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.77

Rating for the last 5 years: 4.20

Comment of the review: “Great course in very good condition, really helpful staff.”

Birstall Golf Club

Region: East Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.75

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.68

Comment of the review: “Nice mature course, you have to think a lot about your shots, beautiful landscapes, nature at its best.”

Brookdale Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.75

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.42

Review Comment: “A fairly short course but full of great holes. First time playing here and loved the course and the amazing views. You have to think hard and hit the ball straight. We will definitely be back.”

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.73

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.39

Review Comment: “The scenery is fantastic and the twists and turns on the course make each hole unique. The greens have lots of breaks/features and worked well when I played. Nice practice facilities. Excellent value for money and well worth a visit.”

Cleeve Hill Golf Club

Region: West Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.72

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.36

Review Comment: “Great fun, amazing views and great golf. Top 100 English lessons for £25…not to like.”

Shropshire

Shropshire

Region: West Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.70

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.71

Critic’s comment: “The Greens stood out. Haven’t played faster or truer this year. Great effort. Will be back in our company next year.”

Droitwich Golf Club

Region: West Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.69

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.67

Review Comment: “Played here for the first time in three years and the course was even better than last time. The greens ran so well and at a good pace too.”

Redish Vale Golf Club

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Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.69

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.56

Review Comment: “This is truly a hidden gem with some great quirky holes”

Newton Green Golf Club

Region: East

Value for money rating: 4.69

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.54

Comment of the review: “A very well maintained course. Lots of obstacles, including water holes, ditches and of course bunkers. A pleasant course to play.”

Chiddingfold Golf Club

Region: Southeast

Value for money rating: 4.69

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.34

Review comment: “New trails. Expanded clubhouse. World’s best bacon butty! And a free coffee too. What’s not to love? This must be the course the cheapest in Sussex.”

Nuneaton Golf Club

Region: West Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.69

Score for the last 5 years: 4.33

Reviewer’s comment: “I played in a charity competition and really enjoyed the course and the friendliness of everyone associated with the club. The course was in great condition and a good challenge playing on the white tees .”

Fleetwood Golf Club

Fleetwood

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.68

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.42

Comment of the review: “What a fantastic golf course. Great layout and great greens. Every golf hole is different and the par 3’s are beautiful.”

Tyneside Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.67

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.64

Comment of the review: “What a course! Links golf at its best. We will be back.”

Outlane Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.67

Rating for the last 5 years: 4.50

Comment of the review: “Beautiful course, very hilly and a real challenge. I would play it again.”

Far Grange Golf Park

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.67

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.24

Review Comment: “Beautiful flat course, very forgiving, great for social golf, it was a beautiful sunny day with a cooling sea breeze perfect for golfing.”

Hornsea Golf Club

Hornsea Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.64

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.62

Review comment: “One of my favorite courses. Testing but fair. Nice layout. Highly recommend.”

Keighley Golf Club

Keighley Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.64

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.61

Reviewer’s comment: “First time played, not what I expected. Nice mix of holes, stunning scenery and a good test of your skills, especially if you can stay out of the trees. greens were very good too.”

Launceston Golf Club

Region: South West

Value for money rating: 4.64

Rating for the last 5 years: 4.51

Review Comment: “The Launceston Golf Club is a beautiful, challenging parkland course well worth a visit. The tees, fairways and green were all in excellent condition.”

Laceby Manor Golf Club

Region: East Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.64

Rating for the last 5 years: 4.45

Review Comment: “Laceby Manor in great condition with fairly fast and true greens. Just over 6,000 yards from the yellows, not too difficult for the average golfer.”

Cavendish Golf Club

Cavendish Golf Club

Region: East Midlands

Value for money rating: 4.62

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.68

Review comment: “An excellent test, excellent condition, beautiful surroundings, great food.”

Alnmouth Village Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.62

Score for the last 5 years: 4.33

Review comment: “We played in late October, blessed with the autumn sunshine. The course is on a small course and, as expected, tight. The greens were beautiful, especially considering the period of the year! A very enjoyable game with spectacular views along the coast.”

Stocksfield Golf Club

Stocksfield Golf Club

Region: North

Value for money rating: 4.60

Evaluation of the last 5 years: 4.38

Review comment: “Stocksfield is a very nice course with narrow holes and can have tricky greens and pin positions.”


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