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23 Must Play Golf Courses in The South of England in 2023

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 21 Apr 2023

The South of England is renowned worldwide for its range of classic heathland layouts and seaside links courses, but there is a tremendous diversity beyond even that, ensuring that there is something ideal for every player to enjoy.

But what are the places most recommended by those golfers? We can't think of a better spot to look than the Golfshake Course Section, where the Golfshake Community regularly share their thoughts and offer complete ratings in detailed reviews on the website.

From that, we have isolated those comments submitted last year to identify the venues you should consider visiting during 2023 and beyond.

Looking through the list, there is a destination for all tastes and budgets, which should help to make your golf season a truly memorable one!

Worplesdon Golf Club

Worplesdon Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.95

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: "Perfect course, challenging, in great condition through tough weather, lovely clubhouse and view across the course, friendly staff."

New Zealand Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.93

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: "All staff are welcoming and helpful. One of my favourite places to play this amazing game with spectacular views with nearly all holes being framed by heather. A must play."

Long Ashton Golf Club

Location: Bristol

Golfshake Rating: 4.40

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: "The best course in this area, superb greens and just as good tee boxes."

West Byfleet Golf Club

West Byfleet

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.38

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: "Lovely well maintained course - fantastic drainage - the course was perfect even after a very wet week."

Prince's Golf Club

Prince's Golf Club

Location: Kent

Golfshake Rating: 4.60

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.86

Review Comment: "Played Himalayas and Shore. Course was in excellent condition for the time of year. Staff were very friendly and helpful in the restaurant/bar and pro shop as were the greenkeepers. Absolutely loved it there. My new favorite course We will return."

Chartham Park Golf Club

Chartham Park

Location: West Sussex

Golfshake Rating: 4.46

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.85

Review Comment: "This is a really challenging course that's always in great condition. It's a great value and the price is reasonable. The course is always well kept."

Hindhead Golf Club

Location: Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.94

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.83

Review Comment: "Private members so excellently kept, but the members are welcoming. The course is fantastic with varied holes."

Remedy Oak Golf Club

Remedy Oak

Location: Dorset

Golfshake Rating: 4.94

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.83

Review Comment: "I had the pleasure of playing at this amazing golf course recently and I can honestly say that it was one of the best golf experiences I have ever had. The course itself was in immaculate condition with a great mix of challenging holes that provided a good test of golf. The scenery was simply stunning and the clubhouse and pro shop staff were incredibly welcoming. From start to finish it was a great day out and I look forward to playing here again very soon!"

Stoneham Golf Club

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.83

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."

Leckford Golf Course

Location: Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.27

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: "Beautiful condition, challenging and excellent views and surroundings."

Woburn Golf Club


Location: Buckinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.96

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.77

Review Comment: "The golf course is in amazing condition and the facilities are first class. The scenery is beautiful and the greens are well-maintained. The staff is professional and courteous, and the overall experience was wonderful. I highly recommend this course to any golfer looking to play in a beautiful setting."

London Golf Club

London Golf Club

Location: Kent

Golfshake Rating: 4.89

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.77

Review Comment: "This course is in great shape! The fairways are well-maintained and the greens are perfect. It's an excellent course that is both challenging and beautiful."

Holsworthy Golf Club

Location: Devon

Golfshake Rating: 4.66

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "Great course. Some interesting holes. True greens. Friendly members and bar staff and the food was great too."

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort


Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.66

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "The combined golf with an overnight stay was a great experience - the staff were fantastic, the food was first class, and the course was in perfect condition. The design was well thought out and challenging. All in all, an excellent course and fabulous accommodation."

Sand Martins Golf Club

Sand Martins

Location: Berkshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.49

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "Waited a very long time to play this course, and it was worth the wait. In superb condition, a fantastic layout and some challenging holes. Really did enjoy this round."

Stover Golf Club

Location: Devon

Golfshake Rating: 4.41

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "Well kept, good clubhouse, good food and service, stunning course with a beautiful collection of trees, good parking and last but not least, very friendly."

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club

Dartmouth Golf

Location: Devon

Golfshake Rating: 4.25

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.64

Review Comment: "The course itself is a good test for any golfer, although picturesque you need to keep your eye on the ball at all times. Many of the holes are blind from the tee which makes for an interesting journey to your second shot. Some well hidden bunkers give a nasty surprise at some holes. Purchasing a course guide is very beneficial. Overall a great experience and I cannot wait to play here again."

Goring & Streatley Golf Club

Location: Berkshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.42

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.62

Review Comment: "Awesomely prepared yet natural downland course. Fantastically quick greens which run so true. A great test while playable for all abilities. Friendly place."

North Wilts Golf Club

North Wilts

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.28

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.62

Review Comment: "A really fun course with a huge range of different holes and challenges. Always such a lovely welcome and a great place to play."

The Manor House Golf Club

The Manor House

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.77

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.61

Review Comment: "This course is in great condition and always feels good to play on. The holes are spectacular and it's always in stunning condition. I had a great day here, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone."

Tall Pines Golf Club

Tall Pines

Location: Somerset

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "Superb course conditions and very slick green. Course is in a beautiful setting and plays dry most of the year. Buggies available which are good quality. Highly recommend to any golfer."

High Post Golf Club

Location: Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.26

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "Played here for the first time and it was great! The tees and greens are in excellent condition and the fairways are generous, so great if you are not always straight off the tee."

St Mellion Resort

St Mellion

Location: Cornwall

Golfshake Rating: 4.63

2022 Golfshake Review Rating: 4.59

Review Comment: "The course was in immaculate condition and proved to be challenging, but in a great way. A lot of thought has gone into the design. The pro shop is well stocked, and the pros are incredibly friendly."

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