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20 English Golf Courses That You Have to Play in 2024

By: Kieran Clark | Fri 10 May 2024

The golf season is finally here and it's time to take full advantage of the opportunities that the peak months of the year offer us!

Perhaps you're a nomadic golfer looking to draw up a list of places to experience this summer, or maybe you're a club member who enjoys the occasional excursion to play somewhere different.

Whichever group you belong to, we have something for you, as we are thrilled to reveal 20 English Golf Courses That You Have to Play in 2024, all of which come Highly Recommended on Golfshake.

Searching through the collection of venues, the one thing that stands out about them is that they are affordable to play, meaning that you can guarantee yourself tremendous value for money by ticking one or two off during the months ahead.

It's time to put together your plans that will make this a golfing summer to remember!

Chartham Park Golf Club

Chartham Park

Location: East Grinstead, West Sussex

Golfshake Rating: 4.59

Green Fees: From £90

Review Comment: "Course was in great condition, greens were fabulous. A lovely course to play with easy walking, not too hilly just a few slopes. Some very interesting holes. A delight to play."

Hawkstone Park Golf Club

Hawkstone Park

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.41

Green Fees: From £36

Review Comment: "Unfortunately a light drizzle took the shine off what would have been a great day. A wonderful parkland course with plenty of hazards set in places to make you really think about your next shot. Picking up a course book is a must."

St Mellion Resort

St Mellion

Location: Saltash, Cornwall

Golfshake Rating: 4.57

Green Fees: From £30

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."

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort


Location: Telford, Shropshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.13

Green Fees: From £30

Review Comment: "A great course layout with some short par 4s, but also some tight tree-lined fairways. Altogether a very decent course worthy of a visit."

Test Valley Golf Club

Test Valley

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.42

Green Fees: From £40

Review Comment: "This course is built on chalk, so it drains well. It's a really challenging course with good facilities and a great clubhouse."

Stoke by Nayland Golf Club

Stoke by Nayland

Location: Colchester, Essex

Golfshake Rating: 4.23

Green Fees: From £25

Review Comment: "Lovely course. Both the Gainsborough and Constable are worth playing. Lots of interesting challenges."

Sapey Golf & Country Club

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.72

Green Fees: From £28

Review Comment: "Played Sapey as part of a society last weekend and we were all very impressed. The shop staff were friendly, food was very nice and the course was in superb condition. If you’re thinking of playing Sapey, it’s an absolute gem of a course and you won’t be disappointed."

Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley

Location: Oakham, Leicestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.55

Green Fees: From £30 

Review Comment: "I highly recommend Greetham Valley. It's good value and easy to get to. Two good interesting golf courses. A lot of fun. Good food. Good service. Good rooms and practice facilities."

Ormonde Fields Golf Club

Location: Codnor, Derbyshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.21

Green Fees: From £15

Review Comment: "Played early, great value for 18 holes. Good challenge for my level. Greens in good condition and nice variety of hole types, with doglegs both ways."

Rutland Water Golf Course

Rutland Water

Location: Oakham, Rutland

Golfshake Rating: 4.46

Green Fees: From £30

Review Comment: "Great course with very scenic views of Rutland Water. Good layout with wide fairways and fast undulating greens."

Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel & Golf Club

Puckrup Hall

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.22

Green Fees: From £30

Review Comment: "Puckrup is a perfect place for a group booking, they accommodated 50+ ladies. The whole event was superbly organised by Dani and her team, from booking to the end of the golfing day. Nothing was too much trouble. The course was looking great and the food was fantastic. There was plenty of room to sit and have a drink on the terrace after golf. I would definitely recommend Puckrup for a golfing event."

Ogbourne Downs Golf Club

Ogbourne Downs

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.41

Green Fees: From £50

Review Comment: "The course is in fantastic condition as per usual. Lush green across the course. Always a friendly warm welcome and a pleasure to visit."

Weybrook Park Golf Club

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.37

Green Fees: From £46

Review Comment: "An undulating course with a good variety of holes. Tees and fairways were very good on all the holes and the greens a good challenge with their undulations."

Studley Wood Golf Club

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.56

Green Fees: From £30

Review Comment: "Beautiful. Friendly staff, immaculate course from tee to green. Greens really true. Worth the money."

Wharton Park Golf Club

Wharton Park

Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.32

Green Fees: From £30

Review Comment: "A great course that was challenging and had some excellent unique holes such as the 15th. Greens were excellent."

Brett Vale Golf Club

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

Golfshake Rating: 4.63

Green Fees: From £40

Review Comment: "We played after heavy rainfall while most courses were closed. We had a great day out, bar staff were very friendly, food was great and the gold course is a very interesting layout with a good variety of holes. Great value."

Kirtlington Golf Club

Location: Kirtlington, Oxfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.29

Green Fees: From £31

Review Comment: "Lovely laid out course, greens were very good, it was raining when we played so some parts very wet under foot, but on the whole it drained quite good, lovely views, well worth playing. Afterwards in the clubhouse, great friendly service and lovely food."

Abridge Golf Club


Location: Abridge, Essex

Golfshake Rating: 4.26

Green Fees: From £60

Review Comment: "An enjoyable, well laid out course. Great for societies, good bar and eating facilities with outside seating as well. Give it a go."

Hamptworth Golf & Country Club


Location: Landford, Wiltshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.44

Green Fees: From £60

Review Comment: "Set on the boundary of the New Forest, Hamptworth is a very well-designed and maintained golf course. It provides a good test even for the best of golfers. Reflecting recent investment the clubhouse is of an excellent standard. Overall, I would recommend a visit."

Croham Hurst Golf Club

Croham Hurst

Location: Croydon, Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.20

Green Fees: From £55

Review Comment: "Good course, worth a visit. A course that is well cared for and has some challenging holes that will provide a good test to the recreational golfer."

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