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The Golf Courses You Must Play in The South of England

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 04 Aug 2022 | Comments

The South of England covers a vast and diverse landscape, which is reflected by the variety of courses that you can experience. From classic parklands to stunning heathlands and scenic links, there is something for everyone in this part of the world and we are excited to share just some of the best with you.

Looking at reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section, we have isolated those ratings entered specifically during the months of June, July and August, with each of the featured venues boasting a minimum of six positive summer assessments since 2019, making the feedback highly relevant.

Discover one near you and let us know how you get on by posting a review of your own!

West Hill Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.97

Review Comment: "Lovely place to play golf. The course was beautiful and felt like an honour to play. Greens were sharp and fast and fairways were firm and fair. I will definitely be back."

St Enodoc Golf Club

St Enodoc

Location: Cornwall

Golfshake Rating: 4.96

Review Comment: "Played in absolutely perfect conditions. Sunshine and a gentle breeze made this course incredibly playable and an absolute joy to play (albeit I didn't play great). Friendly atmosphere all round the place, the practice facilities were ideal for warming up your game, the course itself is exceptional."

Worplesdon Golf Club


Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.95

Review Comment: "Brilliant golf course and rightly rated highly. Felt very welcome and enjoyed it thoroughly. Will be back for sure."

Saunton Golf Club


Location: Devon

Golfshake Rating: 4.95

Review Comment: "The course is consistently in the top 100 courses and I enjoy seaside golf."

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Burnham & Berrow

Location: Somerset

Golfshake Rating: 4.94

Review Comment: "No wonder this course appears in top 100 lists. Fantastic experience all round. We were lucky to have a deal, could appear expensive otherwise. But one to tick off the bucket list."

Remedy Oak Golf Club

Remedy Oak

Location: Dorset

Golfshake Rating: 4.94

Review Comment: "Stunning course with exceptional staff. If only I lived in Bournemouth area. Greens were the best I have ever played on."

Tandridge Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.92

Review Comment: "Great course in superb condition given the dry weather we've had this year. Greens were like velvet. Wonderful views and challenging holes, highly recommend."

London Golf Club

Location: Kent

Golfshake Rating: 4.89

Review Comment: "The clubhouse is opulent. The course is immaculate. If you plan your way round it's a joy, but it makes you realise just how good the pros are that have to go off the tips. There isn't a dull hole on here."

The Manor House Golf Club

The Manor House

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.77

Review Comment: "The course was in amazing condition, a real test with all the trees now in full leaf. A pleasure as always and amazing to play."

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.66

Review Comment: "Having played this course back in the 1990s it is wonderful to see how it has matured and in the sunshine it shows off the Wiltshire countryside at its best."

Thurlestone Golf Club

Location: Devon

Golfshake Rating: 4.64

Review Comment: "The views actually distracted me from the golf! A beautiful course that's a good challenge but with amazing views of the Devon coastline. On a beautiful summer's day what more could we wish for."

St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion

Location: Cornwall

Golfshake Rating: 4.63

Review Comment: "A very good layout, a great challenge for all levels of golfer. Some stunning views and always in great condition."

Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club

Location: Somerset

Golfshake Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "A wonderful course in my local area. Staff are very friendly and fantastic clubhouse facilities as well as practice area."

Studley Wood Golf Club

Location: Oxfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.59

Review Comment: "Amazing course, tricky. Very fast greens."

Betchworth Park Golf Club

Betchworth Park

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.59

Review Comment: "Wonderful course. You would expect this from a Colt course but I’m surprised how much of a secret it is. Beautiful setting. Challenging and fun holes. A real pleasure to play."

Buckinghamshire Golf Club

Buckinghamshire Golf Club

Location: Buckinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.57

Review Comment: "Great weather and the course was in excellent condition. Will visit again. The clubhouse food is very good too."

Ilfracombe Golf Club


Location: Devon

Golfshake Rating: 4.54

Review Comment: "Fantastic course played in full sun and could see the sea from every tee as they claimed. Great pro and shop and food was amazing."

Rochester & Cobham Park Golf Club

Location: Kent

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Review Comment: "Interesting green complexes with fast rolling greens, intelligently placed bunkers and run-off areas for loose shoots. Even the long grass rough was set back far enough to punish genuinely poor shots rather than just decent shots that rolled across the hard dry fairways."

Winter Hill Golf Club

Location: Berkshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Review Comment: "The greens, fairways and bunkers are in great condition. Very welcoming club with a nice outdoor and indoor bar area."

Stoneham Golf Club

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Review Comment: "I love this course. It's a brilliant layout, and in immaculate condition. Everything about it from the welcome to leaving is first class and a must play course."

Tall Pines Golf Club

Tall Pines

Location: Somerset

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Review Comment: "Sunny breezy day and excellent filling lunch followed by lovely round on a well kept course with many interesting and challenging holes and friendly welcome as a visitor."

Mid Kent Golf Club

Location: Kent

Golfshake Rating: 4.51

Review Comment: "The course is immaculate, greens very well maintained and consistent. The hospitality and clubhouse are excellent. I was made to feel welcome and the food is great."

Hamptworth Golf & Country Club


Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.51

Review Comment: "As I understand it the course is undergoing a lot of renovations and improvements and these will only enhance what is already a real gem. Absolutely loved it."

Puttenham Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Excellent course with lots of different holes. Greens, fairways and bunkers in excellent condition. Warm welcome from all of the staff."

Addington Palace Golf Club

Addington Palace

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Classically mature Surrey course if a little hilly with the best greens in the county bar none!"

Sand Martins Golf Club

Sand Martins

Location: Berkshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.49

Review Comment: "Sand Martins is a very friendly golf club. The staff are very welcoming and the food is exceptional. The course is challenging but very fair and you can score well if you play it strategically. This is not a course to simply bomb with the driver. The front 9 is parkland and the back 9 is more links style."

Cumberwell Park Golf Club

Cumberwell Park

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.47

Review Comment: "Always good to play here, the courses are all a bit different and offer different challenges, in very good condition generally."

Purley Downs Golf Club

Purley Downs

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.46

Review Comment: "Best greens in Surrey year round. Super draining course so playable all through winter."

Weybrook Park Golf Club

Weybrook Park

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.46

Review Comment: "Enjoyed the course very much, weather and company was great. The food and drink was reasonably priced and service was good."

Chartham Park Golf Club

Chartham Park

Location: West Sussex

Golfshake Rating: 4.46

Review Comment: "A challenging parkland course in good condition. No two holes the same, but beware the water. Very friendly club, clubhouse with all the usual facilities."

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