Top Links:

Get A Golf Handicap

UK Golf Guide

Golfshake Top 100s

Find Golf Travel Deals

Golf Competitions


Community Forum


Tee Times | Search | Reviews


Gear | Tour | Industry Insider


Video Library | Tuition Sections


Join | Log In | Help | Useful Links


20 English Golf Courses That You Need to Play in 2024

By: Kieran Clark | Tue 21 May 2024

When you're looking around for different courses to play, one thing that many of us will do is ask other golfers whose perspective we value for their opinion. 

And that's exactly what we've done. We have studied more reviews that have been submitted to the Golfshake Course Section to identify 20 English Golf Courses That You Need to Play in 2024.

These all come Highly Recommended and were rated positively by a significant number of our golfers, which suggests that they are places that you should definitely consider experiencing this season and beyond.

Which one most piques your interest? 

Essendon Country Club

Essendon Country Club

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.09

Green Fees: From £70

Review Comment: "From the drive to the car park, to the warm reception at the front entrance, to the bacon roll to the warm-up, everything was perfect. We were playing the New Course which was in fantastic condition, all 18 holes offered a different challenge and was very fair off the yellows for our mid-handicap talents. The bar staff were lovely and over all we could not have had a better day."

Ombersley Golf Club

Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.23

Green Fees: From £33

Review Comment: "This course holds up under all weather conditions. With many local courses closed for several weeks because of saturation from persistent rain, this course remained open on full tees and greens. Greens were in great condition."

Stratford Park Golf Club

Location: Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.21

Green Fees: From £25

Review Comment: "Always enjoyable, the course is a good test and is great value for money. The greens were a little slower than normal but other than that the course was in impeccable condition."

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club

Sweetwoods Park

Location: Edenbridge, Kent

Golfshake Rating: 4.35

Green Fees: From £50

Review Comment: "Lovely course in rolling countryside with a number of interesting holes. Some tree-lined, others with hazards to watch out for where you need to plot your way round and put your ball in the right place. Greens in superb condition and true but need to read them well."

The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa

The Oxfordshire

Location: Thame, Oxfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.37

Green Fees: From £75

Review Comment: "I had a great time playing at the Oxfordshire. The course was in great condition with new bunkers and water hazards. The layout was well done and the course not too busy. The greens were in good condition and the course was very picturesque. Well worth playing!"

College Pines Golf Club

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.36

Green Fees: From £20

Review Comment: "Very good. What a beautiful, well maintained course. Fantastic scenery. Can't speak more highly of this course."

Seaford Head Golf Course

Location: Seaford, East Sussex

Golfshake Rating: 4.32

Green Fees: From £33

Review Comment: "Overlooking the sea and invariably played in strong wind, hilly, a very hard physical course. But stunning views, some great golf holes and consistent greens. Recommended."

The Grove

The Grove

Location: Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.93

Green Fees: From £115

Review Comment: "What do you say about The Grove that hasn't been said before. It's one of those places that is always an absolute pleasure to visit, and the course is always a thrill to play. From the moment you arrive and are welcomed by the staff you're made to feel special. Everything you need is at your disposal, from balls at the pristine driving range, to chipping and bunker warm-up. The course itself is a treat, long from the silver or black tees, but the fairways are immaculate and the greens receptive and true. Although it's not a cheap round, it is well worth it!"

Springwater Golf Club

Springwater Golf Club

Location: Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.20

Green Fees: From £16

Review Comment: "Excellent course, in very good condition, a challenging course and very rewarding. From tee to green everything is in great condition and well looked after and maintained."

Hill Barn Golf Club

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Golfshake Rating: 4.07

Green Fees: From £28

Review Comment: "Well worth a visit. Lovely downland course. Interesting layout. Good condition. Some changes of level to negotiate so need to be in good shape. Overall very enjoyable experience."

Bromsgrove Golf Centre

Bromsgrove Golf Centre

Location: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.06

Green Fees: From £19

Review Comment: "Well-kept course, greens very good, generous fairways with some tricky holes, like the 16th par 3 over lake. Great clubhouse, large shop, large driving range. And good food. Highly recommend."

Woburn Golf Club

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.95

Green Fees: From £245

Review Comment: "This is a special course, it's pricey but an unforgettable experience and thoroughly worth a visit. Everything was spot on and The Marquess was in amazing condition."

The Shire London

The Shire London

Location: Barnet, London

Golfshake Rating: 4.23

Green Fees: From £95

Review Comment: "The course is always in great shape even when the rain has fallen, as the only course in England designed by the great Seve you would expect great drainage and greens."

Hallmark Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club

Welcombe Hotel

Location: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.20

Green Fees: From £20

Review Comment: "A lovely course, which was a fair test. Rough was long, which punished the wayward. Was in good condition and is well designed. Some fantastic views around the course."

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

Location: Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.29

Green Fees: From £33

Review Comment: "My favourite Hertfordshire course. 18 very different holes in a parkland setting. Challenging at times, especially 12, 13 and 14. Bunkers a bit unpredictable. First nine down the hill along the bottom and then back up to the clubhouse. Second nine a bit more up and down. A course I keep coming back to."

The Epping Golf Course

The Epping

Location: Epping, Essex

Golfshake Rating: 4.00

Green Fees: From £16

Review Comment: "Hidden gem. A shorter course with three or four steep hills, in good condition considering the weather we've had, the greens were a bit spongy (too much rain). They are always friendly here. Well worth a visit."

Chiddingfold Golf Club

Location: Chiddingfold, Surrey

Golfshake Rating: 4.23

Green Fees: From £20

Review Comment: "Chiddingfold is a hidden gem. Our society day was a resounding success, with all complimenting the venue. The members and staff are warm and welcoming, whilst the course is a good challenge for golfers of all standards. Definitely a course to return to play."

Cottesmore Golf & Country Club

Cottesmore Golf

Location: Crawley, West Sussex

Golfshake Rating: 4.03

Green Fees: From £40

Review Comment: "Very wet but still nice to get out. This course will be prime in summer. Great venue and facilities. Will definitely be back if it ever stops raining!"

Pryors Hayes Golf Club

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.27

Green Fees: From £31

Review Comment: "Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The course was in very good condition with plenty of well placed hazards to keep you thinking."

The Burstead Golf Club

Location: Billericay, Essex

Golfshake Rating: 4.16

Green Fees: From £40

Review Comment: "Great course with brilliant fairways and perfect greens. Good tee boxes and clubhouse reasonably priced, food excellent."

Related Content

20 English Golf Courses That You Have to Play in 2024

25 Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Year

18 Great Value For Money Golf Courses to Play in 2024

25 Must Play Golf Courses You Didn't Know About

25 Golf Courses You Won't Have Considered Playing Before

You Should Play These Underrated Golf Courses in 2024

The Golf Courses That Other Golfers Think You Should Play

The Most Improved Golf Courses in The UK

Related Content: Must Play golfshake golfbreaks Golf Courses Courses

What do you think? post your thoughts and feedback on the Golfshake Forum: https://forum.golfshake.com/

Scroll to top