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10 tips for planning the best England golf trips
We recommend taking a caddy or fore-caddy. However, you must provide clubs in England with minimum 1 weeks notice to guarantee a caddy.
Conditions can change very quickly in the UK. Make sure you have rain gloves and good waterproofs for golf tours England
LHR is conveniently located less than 30mins from amazing Heathland courses such as Sunningdale and The Berkshire. You can easily squeeze a round in at one of these world class courses before your flight home.
England’s famous for its Open Championship links courses, however the best golf tours of England include at least one round on a Heathland course. Our blog post “What is a heathland course” explains what you can expect.
Lots of English clubs put on killer lunches- the most traditional style is a carvery (like a Thanksgiving buffet). Dress up smart (blazer and tie) and enjoy the tradition.
Some of the best football (soccer) teams play near the big golfing hotspots. Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea are just a few. We can secure you match day tickets, so why not spend a day watching some of the best football in the world.
Using an app such as “Revolut” to spend in England is much cheaper than using your credit card or exchanging currency. However, make sure you have some cash for caddies (pounds £)
Playing 18/36 every day gets tiring. Plan a day to do some sightseeing or have a massage, especially if you’re staying for longer than a week.
In the unfortunate event you have to cancel your England golf trip last minute, having cancellation insurance ensures you get a full refund.
It’s tempting to travel cross-country trying to play all the best golf courses in England, but this leads to a lot of time spent travelling which isn’t for everyone. Work with Halcyon to design an itinerary that’s right for you.
England golf course map
For your convenience and to help you plan an epic golf trip to England, we’ve created an interactive google map (England in Red). It contains all of our favourite golf courses as well as popular hotels and places of interest. As you can see, the golf courses are very spread apart however some of the best and most famous golf courses in England are located in regional clusters. The most obvious are the North West coast and just south of London. We recommend picking two regions for a 1 week trip if you want to reduce travel time on your England golf trip. This allows you to play a good mix of world class golf courses and have time to relax and enjoy all the great things England has to offer. However, if you’re on a bucket-list ticking mission we can plan you a customised itinerary to tick off as many courses possible on your England golf tour.
Planning your golf trip to England- Itinerary inspiration
London (within 1 hour)
The “Surrey Sandbelt” to the southwest of London is blessed with some of the most beautiful Heathland courses in the world. Both courses at Sunningdale regularly top world ranking lists and quite rightly so. Intriguing design, outstanding conditions and picturesque settings are typical of golf courses this area but Sunningdale is the pinnacle of inland golf in England. This whole area is blessed with sandy soil composition, perfect for growing fine grasses and firm ground conditions. This makes the courses play similarly to links courses, the main difference is their inland location rather than by the sea. Walton Heath is another famous club in the area, famous for hosting a Ryder Cup and US Open qualifying. St Georges Hill boasts 3 loops of 9 and one of the grandest clubhouses in the world. Hankley common is another beauty and sees you plotting your way around fairways cut into seas of purple (and penal) heather. The Berkshire has 2 courses, the Red course has the exciting layout of 6 par 5’s and 6 par 3’s and don’t forget to stop here for lunch. The famous 3 W’s (Worplesdon, Woking and West Hill) lie within a mile of each other and are as beautiful and enjoyable as each other, but each with their unique quirks. If you’re lucky enough to be invited, The West course at Wentworth is a stern test even for the worlds best players in the BMW PGA Championship which it hosts every year.
This trio of courses on the Southeast corner of England are a must visit for your first England golf trip. Just 2 hours from London Heathrow and located minutes apart, its a very convenient way of ticking off some bucket list courses. Royal St Georges is the most famous of the three, having hosted 15 Open Championships, most recently in 2021. Known to locals as “Sandwich”, Royal St Georges is very traditional, so make sure to bring a blazer and tie. Oh, and the carvery lunch is an absolute must. Next door lies Royal Cinque Ports, another beautiful track and is actually Halcyon Golf Travel owner Jack’s favourite links course in England, due mainly to its unique and bold green designs. Princes golf club is the last of the trio and like Royal Cinque Ports has also hosted 1 Open Championship in the early 20th century. It boasts 3 nines, all good tests for players of all abilities and like its more famous neighbours shares the same beautiful views of the white cliffs of Dover. Princes has great custom built onsite accommodation, or you can stay in the local (and historic) seaside towns of Deal or Sandwich.
North West England - "The Golf Coast"
England golf tours aren’t complete without a visit to Englands golf coast in the North west. Royal Liverpool welcomes the 2023 Open Championship with some radical changes to the course since Rory Mcilroy last won there in 2014. Completing the trio of Open Courses on this coast are the famous links of Royal Lytham St Annes and of course Royal Birkdale, which require little introduction. These are the obvious three to play if you’re making a quick visit, but you could easily spend a week on this coast. Hillside, Formby, Southport & Ainsdale and West Lancs are all spectacular tests of golf and between them have held dozens of national and international tournaments including The British Masters, The Amateur Championship and Ryder Cup. For a golf trip to Englands golf coast you can either stay in one of a few local seaside towns, or just a short drive away is the bustling city of Liverpool. Rich with history and culture, theres something for everyone in Liverpool from Premier league football to The Beatles.
Midlands and Yorkshire
A less travelled path for golf tours in England but these areas are bursting at the seams with amazing golf courses. Hollinwell in Nottinghamshire has one of the most unique routings in England with every hole totally different to the next; Sandy Lyle, Nick Faldo and Matt Fitzpatrick have all lifted trophies here. Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire is the home of England golf and its Hotchkin course is the best bunkered inland course in England. Heading north you have 2 classics Alwoodley and Moortown. Apart from being located next to each other, they also share course designer, Dr Alasdair Mckenzie. You might have heard of his more famous designs Augusta and Cypress Point; the 13th at Augusta is actually a copy of Alwoodleys 10th hole. Slightly North East you’ll find Ganton, a delightful Links / Heathland hybrid which has hosted The Ryder Cup and Walker Cup. Speaking of The Ryder Cup, The Belfry has hosted 4 of them, more than any other course in the world. If you’re travelling between the North West and London, stopping at one of these courses is a great way of breaking up your journey on your England golf tour.