Golf Monthly Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses List
The magazine elect not to include some private/exclusive golf clubs which do not allow or, at best, do not actively offer visitor green-fees without a member introduction. This meant no place for Loch Lomond, Skibo Castle, Wentworth (West & East), Renaissance & Queenwood (all of which do feature in the comparable lists from Golf World Magazine, National Club Golfer and the Top 100 website).
There are a dozen courses included which do not feature in either of the other three publications.
There is favour with two South-West links; Trevose and Saunton (West) exclusively making the Golf Monthly table. More modern designs at Remedy Oak, The Grove, Woburn (Duchess) and The Belfry only appear here as do a duo of Irish inland venues; Druids Glen and Mount Juliet. Murcar is the only other that just squeaks in but is not seen elsewhere. Dumabrnie Links also only features in the list but we expect that to change when more recent versions of the other lists are updated in due course.
On the other hand the omissions (courses which appear in Golf World, National Club Golfer and Top 100) are Carne, Machrihanish Dunes and Moray Old.
Golf Empire founder, Ed Battye, has played the majority of courses on the list and below you can find links to his golf course reviews with his own personal thoughts.
You can also check out our combined Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses from the four main rankings.