Before starting the challenge, I had to find a Top 100 Golf Courses in England list, so I can start playing the top 100 golf courses.

I quickly found that there were only two, which was slightly disappointing as it would have been nice to have a few more to pick from.

As you will have seen, there are loads of lists for the Top 100 in the World, Top 100 in Europe, Top 100 in the UK, however, only two lists for the Top 100 Golf Courses in England.

The two lists are the Todays Golfer Top 100 Courses in England and the www.top100golfcourses.co.uk ranking.

After studying both lists and making a few spreadsheets (yes… spreadsheets!!) I’ve selected the www.top100golfcourses.co.uk website Top 100 Golf Courses in England to use.

Why..?

Only one reason… The Todays Golfer list excludes some clubs such as Queenwood, for being too exclusive.

I want these exclusive clubs on my list and in my challenge. Part of the challenge is to find some way to get into the upper echelons of the golfing world. Otherwise it would be too easy… right?!

www.top100golfcourses.co.uk

So there we have it, the official One London Golfer Top 100 list from the guys at www.top100golfcourses.co.uk.

The important thing here to note is that this is the 2015 list which was published in November 2015, exactly a year ago. They update their rankings for England every 2 years, so it will be updated next year.

I will be using the 2015 list only. If courses drop out and new ones enter in the 2017 list, that is irrelevant. The challenge is for the list of courses set out below.

The List in Full – Top 100 Golf Courses in England

1 – Royal St George’s
2 – Sunningdale (Old)
3 – Royal Birkdale
4 – Sunningdale (New)
5 – Royal Lytham
6 – Swinley Forest
7 – St George’s Hill
8 – Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)
9 – Ganton
10 – Walton Heath (Old)
11 – Royal Liverpool
12 – Saunton (East)
13 – Alwoodley
14 – St Enodoc
15 – Royal Cinque Port
16 – West Sussex
17 – Formby
18 – Royal West Norfolk
19 – Hillside
20 – The Berkshire (Red)
21 – Silloth-on-Solway
22 – Notts Hollinwell
23 – Hankley Common
24 – Queenwood
25 – Burnham & Berrow
26 – Wentworth (West)
27 – Rye
28 – The Berkshire (Blue)
29 – Woking
30 – Hunstanton
31 – Woburn (Marquess)
32 – Wentworth (East)
33 – Walton Heath (New)
34 – Worplesdon
35 – Woburn (Duke’s)
36 – Hindhead
37 – Broadstone
38 – West Hill
39 – Remedy Oak
40 – The Addington
41 – Little Aston
42 – Moortown
43 – Southport & Ainsdale
44 – Sherwood Forest
45 – Royal Ashdown Forest
46 – West Lancs
47 – Bearwood Lakes
48 – Delamare Forest
49 – Liphook
50 – Ipswich (Purdis Heath)
51 – Parkstone
52 – Ferndown (Old)
53 – Wisley (Church & Garden)
54 – Lindrick
55 – Royal North Devon
56 – Aldeburgh
57 – Trevose
58 – Princes (Shore & Dunes)
59 – The Belfry (Brabazon)
60 – Wallasey
61 – Beau Desert
62 – Coombe Hill
63 – Hayling Island
64 – New Zealand
65 – Saunton (West)
66 – St Mellion
67 – Isle of Purbeck
68 – Seaton Carew
69 – Perranporth
70 – Crowborough Beacon
71 – Ashridge
72 – Goodwood (Downs)
73 – Woburn (Duchess)
74 – East Devon
75 – The Grove
76 – Littlestone
77 – Blackmoor
78 – Sheringham
79 – Fulford
80 – Tandridge
81 – Stoke Park
82 – North Hants
83 – Seacroft
84 – London Club (Heritage)
85 – Close House (Colt)
86 – Wentworth (Edinburgh)
87 – The Centurion Club
88 – Camberley Heath
89 – Woodbridge
90 – Blackwell
91 – Northamptonshire County
92 – Thorden Park
93 – Frilford Heath (Red)
94 – Stoneham
95 – Hadley Wood
96 – Hallamshire
97 – Moor Park (High)
98 – Fairhaven
99 – Sandiway
100 – Royal Cromer

Progress and Keep up to Date

To see how I’m getting on with the challenge, head over to the Top 100 progress page which will be regularly updated.

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