Why Golf in England?

‘Happy is England! I could be content to see no other verdure than its own.’

John Keats

England is steeped in history and tradition. It is famously known for its monarchy, centuries-old palaces and castles, tea, picturesque counties, London skyline, River Thames, The Stonehenge, famous writers like William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens, celebrities and athletes like the Beatles, David Beckham, and other British icons.

Many travelers come to see its city attractions like the Big Ben, the London Eye, art museums, theaters, and artisan and culinary districts, and its idyllic countryside that features charming cottages, walks, churches, flower gardens, and rolling hills.  

It often plays host to the British Open, one of the world’s four major tournaments. Playing a big role in keeping a vibrant golf culture in England is the England Golf, a governing body for amateur golf in the country. Experience a lovely golf holiday in one of England’s scenic and soothing golf courses flowing with its diverse topography – from undulating coastal links, to rolling dunes, parklands, and heathlands.

Top 10 English Courses

  • Royal St. George’s Golf Club – Sandwich
  • Sunningdale Golf Club (Old) – Ascot
  • Royal Birkdale – Southport
  • Woodhall Spa Golf Club (Hotchkin Course) – Woodhall Spa
  • Sunningdale Golf Club (New) – Ascot
  • Swinley Forest Club – Ascot
  • Walton Heath Golf Club – Tadworth
  • Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club – Lytham St Annes
  • Royal Liverpool Golf Club – Wirral
  • Alwoodley Golf Club – Leeds

Best Time to Travel

England’s northerly latitude is tempered by the Atlantic Gulf stream giving it a more temperate climate. The best time to visit England is from May to October to enjoy comfortable weather for touring around.

Ease of Getting to England

There are many non-stop and stop international flights serving England’s airports. Within the country, transportation options include domestic flights, buses, trams, tube (subway), taxis, bike share, and car rental.

Here’s a list of England’s major airports:

  • London City Airport
  • London Gatwick Airport Airport
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • London Luton Airport
  • London Stansted Airport
  • London Southend Airport
  • Manchester Airport
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Bristol Airport
  • Liverpool Airport


England’s official currency is the British Pound (GBP).