The UK & Ireland’s Hidden Gem Golf Courses
Popular golf courses can be great but doesn’t it feel good when you stumble across a new course that’s just a little bit different and bursting with character?
There are so many hidden treasures dotted around the UK just waiting to be discovered, each with their own wonders to share: beautiful scenery, challenging holes and more! Find your dream hidden gem golf course in the UK and Ireland for a unique and unforgettable experience.
- Mottram Hall Golf Club
- Church Stretton Golf Club
- Fulford Golf Club
- Milford Haven Golf Club
- Cork Golf Club
- Waterford Castle Golf Club
- Auchterarder Golf Club
- Shirland Golf Club
- Stoneham Golf Club
Mottram Hall Golf Club
Mottram Hall Golf Club is home to a magnificent championship golf course, designed by renowned course architect Dave Thomas, best known for his previous work designing the Brabazon course at The Belfry. This beautiful course is open all year round and welcomes golfers of all abilities. Enjoy a serene game of golf at Mottram Hall, surrounded by woodlands with tree-lined fairways. Yet, don’t relax too much as strategically-placed bunkers will be sure to challenge you along the way!
Church Stretton Golf Club
The Church Stretton Golf Club offers golfers a scenic, testing and unique course. In fact, at just over 5,000 yards, the course is considered quite short however do not let this deceive you. The Church Stretton Golf course is considered by many to have the hardest starting hole in the entire county of Shropshire. And to make the game even more difficult, the wind comes into play; on a breezy day, golfers need to be extra vigilant and bring their A game. If you love a challenge then this could be the perfect golf course for you.
Fulford Golf Club
The Fulford Golf Club boasts one of Yorkshire’s finest golf courses. The course was designed by Charles MacKenzie, brother of renowned course architect Alister MacKenzie. The Fulford Golf course is known to be a welcoming green, with a great confidence-boosting first hole to get the game started but, as the game goes on, you can enjoy challenging, undulating greens. This magnificent course has also hosted an array of golfing events, including the R&A Girls U16 Amateur Championship. Head just a mile outside the historic UK town of York to find the hidden gem that is the Fulford golf course.
Milford Haven Golf Club
The Milford Haven Golf Club runs alongside the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This Welsh hidden gem begins with natural rolling parkland and glistening ponds. As you progress, you can enjoy breathtaking views over the Milford estuary and a magnificent water fountain.
At Milford Haven, the motto is “rain doesn’t stop play” so head down to this magnificent course any time of year for a great game, no matter the weather!
Cork Golf Club
A true treasure, Cork Golf Club can be found on Little Island not far from the popular Cork City and offers one of Ireland’s oldest and most graceful courses. The charming course travels across fantastic greens offering magnificent views, with a combination of the old Cork limestone quarries and Cork Harbour. These unique scenes and challenging holes make for a memorable match.
Waterford Castle Golf Club
The Waterford Castle Golf Club is home to Ireland’s only island golf course! The Waterford Castle golf course is situated on a 310-acre private island, as well as other outdoor activities such as archery and clay pigeon shooting, surrounded by the River Suir; all of these great activities can only be accessed by ferry across the river. When you choose a Waterford Castle golf break, you’ll enjoy a secluded getaway full of serenity, and the best woodland Ireland has to offer.
Auchterarder Golf Club
The Auchterarder Golf Club is situated in Perthshire, Scotland, and is suitable for golfers of all abilities. This beautiful parkland course boasts breathtaking views looking out towards the green Ochil Hills, as well as the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Hotel, where the Ryder Cup was held in 2014. Not only is this course positively stunning but was also awarded the Environmental Excellence Award in 2008 from the Scottish Golf Environment Group for is sustainable management, as well as the GEO award in 2010. Play sustainable!
Shirland Golf Club
Located in the foothills of the stunning Amber Valley in Derbyshire is the Shirland Golf Club where you’ll find picturesque 18 hole parkland golf course. Make the most of varying tree-lined holes of both elevation and difficulty, making this course ideal for any type of golfer, and play among the panoramic views of the Derbyshire countryside. Enjoy all this just a short distance from junction 28 of the M1, a true hidden gem you’d never guess was there.
Stoneham Golf Club
The Stoneham Golf Club is a modern course, fit for any 21st Century golfer, offering something new and exciting. This light and open course provides a challenging game however the best is yet to come. There have been ongoing refurbishments to maximise the courses potential and plans for 2020 include improving course aesthetics and working on all playing surfaces. Look forward to a great game of golf on this fantastic contemporary course!
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