Golf Monthly Top 100 GB&I

Golf Monthly Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 Golf Courses List

The Golf Monthly Great Britain & Ireland Top 100 is one of the longest establish ranking lists after being founded in 2004 and, in a change to the norm, in recent years has been compiled by a panel of readers. It is published every two years with the latest version released in March 2021.

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), 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 13 courses included which do not feature in any 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, all three layouts at Woburn (Dukes, Marquess & Duchess) plus The Belfry only appear here as do a duo of Irish inland venues; Druids Glen and Mount Juliet. Murcar, Blairgowrie (Rosemount) and Ferndown are the others that just squeak in but are not seen elsewhere.

On the other hand the omissions (courses which appear in Golf World, National Club Golfer and Top 100) are Carne and Machrihanish Dunes.

Golf Empire founder, Ed Battye, has played the majority of courses on the list (92 out of 100) 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.

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