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15 Hidden Gem Golf Courses You Might Have Missed

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 03 Jul 2024

With so many golf courses available to play it can be difficult to venture outside what you know, what you are used to playing and what others tell you to go and play. Here at Golfshake we like to help extend the variety of golf courses you play with frequent articles focused on highly rated golf coures, must play venues and our series of best of features.

This time we take a look at 15 golf courses you might not have heard of before, that all come highly recommended, have had recent golfer validation as a must visit venue and haven't featured in a previous Golfshake article in the last 2 years. 

Featuring golf courses around the UK, courses new for 2024 and golf courses on the rise, we might just have unearthed some new "hidden gems". Let us know if you have played any of these and courses you think we should add to our next feature.

Aberystwyth Golf Club

Aberystwth Golf Club

Location: West course of Wales

Golfshake Rating: 4.3

Review Comment: "I have been a regular visitor from the Midlands over the last 30 years. A real hidden gem. Superb course which has been sensitively improved over the last 10 years or so and it has never been in such good condition."

Braxted Park Golf Club

Location: Essex

Golfshake Rating: 4.4

9 Holes

Review Comment: "Found a wonderful, welcoming golf course. Greens are great and the rest of the course is well maintained. Don't be put off by the fact that it is a 9 holes. On the second 9 the tees are cleverly moved making it feel like you are playing a new back 9. I don't think I have ever been made to feel more welcome by the staff . Definitely recommend giving this one a go."

Bellingham Golf Club

Bellingham Golf Club

Location: Northumberland, North East

Golfshake Rating: 4.3

Review Comment: "Bellingham golf course for those that are not familiar, is a total hidden gem, some fantastic holes and scenery. Always amazed by how quiet the place is. Well worth the travel to get there."

Charnwood Forest Golf Club

Location: Leicestershire, East Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.3

Review Comment: "Can't recommend this course more highly. Totally natural golf in a beautiful setting, and in superb condition.  It might take a few rounds to really understand the course and its intricacies, but it is one of the most enjoyable places to play in Leicestershire."

Diss Golf Club

Location: Suffolk

Golfshake Rating: 4.2

Review Comment: "The course was in superb condition with springy fairways upon which the ball sits up. Some of the greens are quite small, the surfaces are smooth and true and there are a lot of subtle breaks and slopes. At £40 it represents terrific value for money."

Duns Golf Club

Location: Borders, Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.5

Review Comment: "Great Course Our 4 ball had a great time at Duns GC. Millionaires golf, good greens, interesting holes. Would definitely return."

Faversham Golf Club

Location: Kent, South East

Golfshake Rating: 4.3

Review Comment: "A real hidden gem in Kent! Faversham Golf course although off the beaten track showed herself to be a beautifully manicured golf course with smooth and slick greens, well manicured fairways and first cuts."

The Inspiration Club

The Inspiration Club

Location: Greater London

Golfshake Rating: 4.4

Review Comment: "Hard to believe there is a new course in London let alone a very good one with a round costing less than £100. It’s got rolling and tumbling fairways and big undulating greens. Well worth a visit"

Kirby Muxloe Golf Club

Location: Leicestershire, East Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.1

Review Comment: "Kirby muxloe is a lovely course set in lovely surroundings. Some work has been done over the winter which has made the course look very nice."

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club

Location: Ayrshire, Scotland

Golfshake Rating: 4.4

Review Comment: "It was in superb condition with great fairways and excellent greens."

Llanymynech Golf Club

Location: Shropshire, West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.4

Review Comment: "Reasonably priced, welcoming, lovely breakfast so a great start to our society day. Then it got even better when we got out on the course. Varied holes, interesting layout and some spectacular views. Greens and fairways in great nick. Amazing place."

Oakland Park Golf Club

Location: Buckinghamshire, South

Golfshake Rating: 4.2

Review Comment: "Bit of a hidden gem this. Beautifully maintained with lovely greens and a perfect course for an afternoon round. We found the staff to be very helpful with a lovely bar, too. Very pleasant course, not particularly long but a fair challenge with some beautifully framed holes and interesting touches. Very easy walking with a fantastic pace of play. Worth every penny, too."

Southwick Park Golf Club

Location: Hampshire, South

Golfshake Rating: 4.2

Review Comment: "Great course! Hampshires hidden gem"

Stonebridge Golf Club


Location: Warwickshire, West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 3.9

Review Comment: "Fantastic course worth visiting. Hidden Gem in Warwickshire. Great facilities. Putting green in good condition"

Welshpool Golf Club

Location: Powys, Central Wales

Golfshake Rating: 4.5

Review Comment: "Great course, great views, great value, great hospitality, no stuffiness. The most welcoming course we ever visit."

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