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Can You Identify These Mystery Golf Courses

By: | Fri 25 Aug 2023

Each golf course that you play is distinctive and unique to the landscape on which it has been laid out. The best holes are designed to blend seamlessly into the topography of the terrain, with the overall routing following a path that takes full advantage of the available acreage.

Although there are clear similarities between many venues, for those with intimate knowledge of a course, the flow of its layout effectively serves as a fingerprint that can make it easily identifiable.

Helping visitors to gain an understanding of the course they are experiencing, many clubs place a map of the layout on scorecards to assist with directions but to also provide a flavour of what you can expect from later holes.

Naturally, the best ideas in life are usually someone else's to begin with, as we have to credit a dear friend of Golfshake (@FuzzyGolf on Twitter) who suggested that we explore this idea further and present a challenge to our readers.

Below, you will find ten course layout maps (with a clue) that we're testing you to identify. Now, we certainly don't expect anyone to get a perfect score, but hopefully it's a fun exercise that potentially introduces you to new courses.

Can you identify these mystery golf courses?

Good luck! You can find the answers at the bottom of this page.


Clue: A truly brilliant links course that is considered by many to be the finest in Northumberland!

Goswick Golf Course Map


Clue: One of the most prestigious clubs in the UK - home to a pair of courses that are both ranked among the best in the country.

Sunningdale Golf Course Map


Clue: A modern classic in Scotland that has drawn international acclaim since it was opened just over two decades ago.

Kingsbarns Golf Course Map


Clue: One of the very best layouts in Norfolk, where the sun sets over the sea for the most stunning of visuals.

Hunstanton Golf Course Map


Clue: Ranked as one of the best heathland courses in England. Located in the Midlands, think of Robin Hood.

Sherwood Forest Golf Course Map


Clue: This course is named after a nearby historic market town in Wiltshire!

Chippenham Golf Course Map


Clue: One of the greatest courses in West Yorkshire. The local football team plays at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield Golf Course Map


Clue: Positioned within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, you really ought not to 'skip' this course!

Skipton Golf Course Map


Clue: Based in Newbury, this is one of the most played venues on Golfshake!

Donnington Valley Golf Course Map


Clue: Named after the town in which it's based that is located to the north-west of Manchester.

Bolton Golf Course Map

The Answers

  1. Goswick Golf Club
  2. Sunningdale Golf Club
  3. Kingsbarns Golf Links
  4. Hunstanton Golf Club
  5. Sherwood Forest Golf Club
  6. Chippenham Golf Club
  7. Huddersfield Golf Club
  8. Skipton Golf Club
  9. Donnington Valley Golf Club
  10. Bolton Golf Club

How many did you manage to identify without checking?!

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