Best Hidden Gem Golf Courses In The UK And Ireland
Hidden gems is one of golf’s most over-used phrases for the simple reason that it sums it all up just so well.
It is the perfect two-word description for one of the enormous number of hugely enjoyable, but off-the-radar courses of every size, shape and style to be found in every corner of the UK and Ireland.
What better than to stumble across somewhere new that is genuinely different, and often blessed with great scenery and real character?
The course doesn’t have to be a masterpiece of strategic design, or kept in pristine condition. It just needs to put a smile on your face, and make you realise how lucky you are to be out playing golf.
We are fortunate to have an endless treasure trove of such courses within these isles, many of which also offer exceptional value.
Most will never tick all of the boxes required to make it into the Golf Monthly Top 100 or Next 100, but all will reward the avid golfing enthusiast with a game that stimulates and excites without beating you up; a round that you won’t want to come to an end.
Golf Monthly's Jeremy Ellwood commented on Gifford "This lovely inland nine-holer often gets overlooked in the rush for the East Lothian coast. It shouldn’t, for it is delightful in every way, from the tiny clubhouse to the beautiful layout, which only the naďve will think is a pushover. Several greens boast backdrops of pines, with the 7th the prettiest of all. Read more here.