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Woburn Golf Club

British Masters Host: 17 times
(1979, 1981, 1985-94, 1999-2002, 2015)

The Duchess, Dukes and Marquess courses of Woburn Golf Club provide challenging golf in a stunning Bedfordshire setting for visitors of all abilities.

Woburn Abbey and the surrounding Estate provide a stunning backdrop creating breath-taking views of the natural landscape as you make your way around some of the most testing holes in Britain.

Woburn Golf Club continues to host prestigious tournament events and is the ideal venue for corporate, group or society golf days.

Location: Bedfordshire, England
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❝Three stunning courses that always rank in the "Best of" lists with a rich tournament history to match. The split fairway of the 7th on the Marquess course is a favourite, the right-hand side is harder to find, but will more likely set up the chance to achieve a home-in-two birdie.❞
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St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club

British Masters Host: 8 times
(1971, 1973-74, 1976, 1978, 1980-83)

The Old Course at St Pierre (there are 36 holes in total at the resort) hosted The British Open on no less than 8 occasions between 1971 and 1983 and the roll call of past champions here is equally as impressive as the layout itself.

Tony Jacklin, Bernard Gallagher, Bernhard Langer, Greg Norman, and most recently Ian Woosnam all claimed victory at St Pierre. Follow in their footsteps and tee it up on this parkland classic on your next golf break.

Location: Monmouthshire, Wales
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❝The two parkland courses are great fun to play and with it being so close to Chepstow racecourse why not extend your golf break to include a day at the races.❞
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Little Aston Golf Club

British Masters Host: 5 times
(1947, 1955, 1958, 1963, 1969)

Located within easy reach of Birmingham, Little Aston Golf Club is a championship heathland layout that is rightly considered to be one of the best golf courses in the Midlands and a regular feature within the Top 100 Golf Courses in England.

With a focus on accuracy off the tee, a round of golf at Little Aston is a joyous one, particularly in the spring and summer months with plentiful Rhoenadendrons on display.

Location: Warwickshire, England
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❝Little Aston really is a true gem in the heart of England, a favourite among our clients too as it won our Golf Course World Cup.❞
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club

British Masters Host: 5 times
(1997-98, 2003-05)

The Forest of Arden's two majestic courses are located in the heart of the West Midland’s glorious countryside just 30 minutes from Birmingham's city centre, the resort is considered to be Marriott Golf’s flagship venue in the UK.

Both the Arden and the Aylesford were designed by the legendary Donald Steel with the headline Arden course having hosted numerous tournaments on the European Tour.

Location: Warwickshire, England
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❝Make sure to leave a little time aside before your round to have a practice putt as the greens here are superb and you need to gauge their speed.❞
Rick (Marketing Team: Handicap 12)

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The Belfry

British Masters Host: 4 times
(2006-08, 2021)

The Brabazon Golf Course at The Belfry has hosted more Ryder Cups than any other golf course. Designed by Dave Thomas, the course is a stern test off the championship tees at more than 7,000 yards against a par of 72.

With many risk and reward holes, particularly the 10th and 18th holes along with many water hazards awaiting any offline shots, a round on The Brabazon is one with plenty of chances to make or break your scorecard.

Location: Warwickshire, England
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❝It's hosted The Ryder Cup more than any other course in the world, features two of golf's most iconic holes in the form of the driveable par 4 10th, and the intimidating par 4 18th, and with Ryder Cup memorabilia dotted around the course such as the Christy O'Connor 2 iron plaque in the 18th fairway; it's hard to forget that you're playing golf at the site of some of golf's most iconic moments.❞
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Portmarnock Golf Club

British Masters Host: 2 times
(1959, 1965)

Within a short drive of Dublin, Portmarnock Golf Club is one of the world's best links golf courses. With 27 holes of golf to enjoy, Portmarnock has hosted elite amateur and professional tournaments since opening in 1894.

Golfers heading here can expect a true links golf experience with a history that few clubs anywhere in the world can match. Greats from Harry Vardon to Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods have tested their game on this famed links layout.

Location: Co. Dublin, Ireland
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❝Be sure to have a walk around the clubhouse before or after your round if you love a bit of golfing history, there's over 100 years of amazing irish golf on show.❞
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Collingtree Park Golf Club

British Masters Host: 2 times
(1995-96)

Designed by former Open and US Open Champion Johnny Miller in 1990 Collingtree Park is a great addition to the Northamptonshire golf scene. The American-style resort course stretches to almost 7,000 yards from the back tees with water features coming in to play on many of the holes.

The signature hole at Collingtree is the last, where an island green will separate the brave golfer from the unlucky ones.

Location: Northamptonshire, England
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❝Take plenty of balls if you are struglling with your game as half of the holes are affected by the water hazards.❞
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Walton Heath Golf Club

British Masters Host: 2018

One of the world's greatest heathland courses, which Jack Nicklaus described as "wonderfully pure", Walton Heath is a superb examination of golf. Matching fast running sandy soil with natural bumps and undulations, both the Old and New Courses have a links feel to them.

Having previously hosted The Ryder Cup, The British Masters, Palmer Cup and Senior Open, Walton is a championship test that sits within the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.

Location: Surrey, England
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❝Before your round be sure to take a tour round the clubhouse to enjoy the many pictures of moments gone by at Walton Heath, from Winston Churchill to Jack Nicklaus, many of the world's greats have played and enjoyed days at this historic course. Past professionals include James Braid and Harry Busson with the proshop well worth visiting for a Walton Heath souvenir.❞
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The Grove

British Masters Host: 2016

Designed by Kyle Phillips (also responsible for the notable courses including Verdura, Yas Links, and the mighty Kingsbarns), The Grove shot to fame when it hosted The 2006 WGC American Express Championship, which was won in dominant fashion by a certain Tiger Woods.

Tiger famously eagled the par 5 18th (the 9th during everyday play for regular visitors) every day barring Sunday en route to setting a record aggregate score of 261 and winning by a whopping 8 shots.

Located within easy reach of the city, The Grove is the perfect choice for those looking for a London country retreat with a slice of world-class golf.

Location: Hertfordshire, England
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❝The superb 4th is a fantastic hole, a daunting par-3 which requires a good long iron to carry the water, characterising the memorable experience of a round on Phillips' truly excellent club.❞
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Notts Golf Club

British Masters Host: 1957

Notts Golf Club or Hollinwell as it is also known is one of the best golf courses in the Midlands. Set across an expansive heathland, Notts Golf Club is a test that is similar in stature to the likes of Hankley Common or Walton Heath when it comes to heathland golf.

As a host of countless amateur and professional tournaments, Notts Golf Club is a must-play when visiting Nottingham as part of a great golf break including Sherwood Forest and Coxmoor Golf Club.

Location: Nottinghamshire, England
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❝The real test is how accurate you need to be off the tee! The 11th for example, a great par 4 up the hill, at one point is only 15 yards wide, that's US Open tough!❞
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Hillside Golf Club

British Masters Host: 2019

Situated along "England's Golf Coast" between Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdale sits Hillside, awesome sand dunes are accompanied by towering pine trees, a combination not usually seen on a seaside course.

Major Championship winning golfing legends Tom Watson and Greg Norman are fans of Hillside and this stretch of coastal links is up there with the very best golf layouts anywhere in the world.

Location: Lancashire, England
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❝Towering pine trees add definition to the landscape and create a backdrop for some of the superb greens. With memorable views across the Irish Sea, golfers will enjoy what is a spectacular place to play golf.❞
Tom (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 6)

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Royal Porthcawl

British Masters Host: 1961

The top-ranked golf course in Wales, Royal Porthcawl is an absolute must-play course for lovers of links golf. Featuring all the hallmarks of a classic championship seaside course including pot bunkers, dramatic elevation changes, fast, firm fairways, and plenty of gorse, Porthcawl offers a test of golf in the same league as Britain's famous Open Championship rota courses, but at a fraction of the cost.

Speaking of Opens, The Senior Open Championship has been contested at Porthcawl twice in recent years, and on both occasions Bernhard Langer emerged victorious, winning by an incredible 13 shots in 2014! Recent renovations carried out in 2020 have made this links gem even more spectacular too.

Location: Mid Glamorgan, Wales
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❝Make sure you have time to relax in the clubhouse, the old world feel is cosy and homely, and a great place to watch the sunset after having played Wales highest-ranked course.❞
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Prestwick Golf Club

British Masters Host: 1956

Prestwick was founded in 1851 & was the first course on The Open rota, it has held The Open a total of 24 times, the last being in 1925. Regarded as one of the best courses in Ayrshire and with its rich tournament history it is often on many golfers lists of bucket list courses.

Only the Old Course at St Andrews has hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick and golfers can expect a traditional charismatic links course when they visit, after all Prestwick does share the same turf as the prestigious Royal Troon.

Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
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❝Each hole keeps you on your toes and the start certainly stands out - the 'Railway' hole a par-4 where the railway lines plays along the right hand side and feels really close to the green!❞
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

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Other British Masters Hosts

Close House (2017, 2020)
Ganton (1975)
Lindrick (1966, 1977)
The Mere (1952)
Northumberland (1972)
Prince's (1954)
Royal Birkdale (1964)
Royal Liverpool (1950)
Royal Lytham & St Annes (1970)
Royal St George's (1967)
Stoneham (1946)
Wentworth (1951, 1962)
St Andrews (1949)

The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland
The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland
Ganton Golf Club, North Yorkshire, England
Ganton Golf Club, North Yorkshire, England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Wirral, England
Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Wirral, England
Prince's Golf Club, England
Prince's Golf Club, England
Royal St. George’s Golf Club - Kent, England
Royal St. George’s Golf Club - Kent, England

Frequently Asked Questions about British Masters Host Courses

Which Professional Golfers have hosted the British Masters?

When the British Masters returned to the tour in 2015 after a break event, leading British golfers were chosen to host the event, .editions have been hosted by:
Ian Poulter at Woburn Golf Club in 2015
Luke Donald at The Grove in 2016
Lee Westwood at Close House Golf Club in 2017
Justin Rose at Walton Heath Golf Club in 2018
Tommy Fleetwood at Hillside Golf Club in 2019
Lee Westwood at Close House Golf Club in 2020
Danny Willett at The Belfry in 2021 & 2022

How old is the British Masters?

The British Masters was founded in 1946 as the Dunlop Masters and has been through varying sponsorships. It has been known as the British Masters since 2006 and took a break in the rota between 2009 to 2014.

Which course has hosted the British Masters the most times?

Woburn Golf Club has hosted The British Masters a total of 17 times during 1979, 1981, 1985-94, 1999-2002 & 2015.