Golfers Choice: 2022: 25 hidden gem golf courses of the United Kingdom & Ireland

Local favorites, plus a few bucket-list courses, dominate the courses recognized by reviews from our community.
North Berwick Golf Club is one of Scotland's magical, historic courses. Pictured here is the 17th green, looking back over the links.

The annual Golfers' Choice lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use a “Weighted Overall” score to select the top 25 for the U.K. & Ireland. Courses must offer public access and have received at least three reviews in 2021 and 10 all-time to be eligible for this year's list.

Want to get involved? Click here to review a golf course, whether it’s your first or your 100th.

  1. Ireland

    Mount Juliet is one of Ireland's great parkland golf courses.

  2. Scotland

  3. United Kingdom

  4. United Kingdom

  5. Ireland

  6. Scotland

  7. United Kingdom

  8. Northern Ireland

  9. United Kingdom

  10. United Kingdom

  11. United Kingdom

  12. Scotland

    Tain Golf Club's 16th hole is a cool par 3.

  13. Scotland

  14. Northern Ireland

    The drivable 10th hole at Lough Erne Resort sits in the lake.

  15. Ireland

  16. United Kingdom

0 Comments
View all the Golfers' Choice 2023 lists, including all 50 states.
You don't need to be a soldier to play these military golf courses.
1 Min Read
Our community of reviewers select the local favorites and hidden gems on the Emerald Isle.
1 Min Read
Some golfers prioritize playing fast almost as much as playing well. These golf clubs kept things moving in 2022.
5 Min Read
Our community of reviewers showcase the best public golf courses in Pennsylvania.
1 Min Read
By Golfers' Choice
Our community of reviewers determine the Bluegrass State's top 20 golf courses.
1 Min Read
By Golfers' Choice
Our community of reviewers honor the top 10 golf courses in Iowa.
1 Min Read
By Golfers' Choice
More from the author
7 Min Read
February 1, 2023
After an early release of 2023's new golf clubs was announced just after the new year, a second wave from Cleveland/Srixon, Titleist, Wilson and more has flooded the market.
3 Min Read
February 1, 2023
A resort course closure, a damaged major championship venue, tips on visiting 2023's best new U.S. golf resort and more highlight our column.
1 Min Read
January 17, 2023
Our community of reviewers identify the local English favorites of golfers.
1 Min Read
January 17, 2023
Our community of reviewers call out these top courses in Scotland.
4 Min Read
January 17, 2023
These 15 courses delivered consistently excellent golf experiences for thousands of discerning golfers in 2022.
4 Min Read
January 17, 2023
Everybody loves a good comeback story, especially when it involves their favorite golf course.
Popular
1 Min Read
February 2, 2023
David Leadbetter's tech-filled academy offers advanced data to those who want to better understand their swing.
4 Min Read
February 6, 2023
The public outcry over the Royal & Ancient's well-intentioned renovation of one of the game's most sacred spots is a reminder of how even though change and modernity are always present, nostalgia and tradition drive golf's appeal.
5 Min Read
January 23, 2023
Chase the game's biggest events, plus a coveted collection of new and renovated courses, to experience your next great golf adventure.
3 Min Read
January 23, 2023
The new course will complement the redesigned Cabot Barrens and Cabot Oaks courses that will open in December north of Tampa.
Now Reading
Golfers Choice: 2022: 25 hidden gem golf courses of the United Kingdom & Ireland