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English Golf – Parkland, Heathland & Links Photo Guide

By August 1, 2011August 4th, 2011No Comments

English GolfEngland is home to many a famous golf course. Open Championship venues including Royal St. George’s, Royal Birkdale and Royal Liverpool are at the forefront of English golf but there are those golfing gems that wait further inland. Courses that have been carved through stunning, ancient woodland are equally prominent as the classic links courses and there are also the stunning and challenging heathland courses to contend with.

Formby Golf

The awe inspiring layout at Formby brings the best of parkland and links golf together for 18 holes of golf at its best.


Bordered by trees Formby demands accuracy from the tee and the heavy rough that guards the greens will call on some Seve like magic to post a good score.

Old Thorns

The maturity of the woodland that surrounds Old Thorns gives many holes a feeling of utter isolation.

Old Thorns Golf

Stunning par 3s are a common feature on the best inland courses in England.


The towering pines at Hillside Golf Club are unusual for a seaside golf course but they certainly add character to this stunning layout.

Hillside Golf

The greens at Hillside are well protected and accurate iron shots are a must in order to score well here.

Royal Lytham

Royal Lytham is another Open Championship venue.

Formby Hall

The sculpted lakes at Formby Hall provide a beautiful but deadly element to this Lancashire gem.

Downs Course 6th Hole

Goodwood features the mature trees that are common on established English courses…accurate driving is a must.

Downs Course Goodwood

Warning! Don’t overshoot this green. Knee-high rough lies in wait for any stray tee shots.


Windermere Golf Club is a charming little course in Cumbria. The natural undulations provide some dramatic tee shots.

Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale is a famous name in English golf and is widely considered the best course in the country.

Hanbury Manor Golf

The sweeping undulations at Hanbury Manor perfectly compliment the mature woodland and hazardous rough.

Twighlight golf at Hanbury Manor can be a special experience.


The eclectic mixture of holes at Hanbury Manor offers the golfer the chance to open the shoulders on some of the holes and go for it with the driver.


The two courses at Saunton are considered to be among the best in the country but are relatively unknown.
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