The golfers' guide to British golf courses

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Golf is one of the most popular sports in Britain both for players and for spectators. It is such an accessible sport for all ages which means people of all different backgrounds can share a passion for the game. If you have played before, then why not get out your old set of clubs and have a little bash.
 
To make sure that you have the most enjoyable day of golfing possible here is a compilation of the best golf clubs in Great Britain, hopefully one of them is near enough to you so that you can give it a go:
 
1. Royal St. George’s – This course tops the list of English courses by a country mile. The Royal St. George down in Sandwich, Kent, has an illustrious history and is one of the most enjoyable courses to play on in the country. The course saw its first round of golf in 1887 and went on to be the first English course to host the Open championship. Since then it has hosted thirteen more Opens, making it the fourth highest played course in the British Open.
2. Royal County Down – We move up to Northern Ireland for our next candidate, a course that is widely regarded as the best course in the UK. This course opened two years after the St. George in 1889 but quickly surpassed it as the more superior course. Many golfing experts who have played all over the world say County Down is the third best in the world behind Pine Valley and Cypress Point in America. Not only is this course renowned for its playability, it is also considered to be one of the most picturesque golf courses in the United Kingdom.
3. St Andrews – Next we head to Scotland to what is probably the most well-known golf course out of our selection. This course has hosted more British Opens than any other, a whopping 28, with the last one coming in 2010. It is famous for its seaside location which can often spell high winds for the competitors, and is generally considered as a very difficult course to play. Experts suggest that this is the ninth best golf course in the world, and is by far and away the best in Scotland.
 
It is fair to say that Britain has been blessed with some of the best golf courses in the world, and so it should be considering the popularity of the sport in this country. If you have never tried the game before, get yourself out there and give it a go, it truly does have something for everyone.
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This article was published on 2012/06/28