Europe's Best Golf Courses



Best golf courses in Europe listed by Country / Region. 


Europe is the birthplace of golf. But there is no consensus about where exactly the game of sticks and balls played over 18 holes originated – maybe Scotland or maybe the low countries of continental Europe? However, those who have traversed the breadth of Europe with their golf clubs in tow are united in their agreement that the continent's choice in golf courses is excellent.

We're among those who have travelled to many European cities, including the UK and Ireland to discover and rate the best golf courses. That's 1,500 golf courses in all, including every major professional golf tournament venue here.
     
Europe Golf Map with Best Golf courses             

  UK & IRELAND   CONTINENTAL EUROPE  
           
  ENGLAND
England (All)
Around London
Birmingham area
Central
East
Lancs / Cheshire
North
South
South East
South West
Surrey-Berks Heathland

SCOTLAND
Scotland (All)
Ayrshire & Arran
Home of Golf
North
South

WALES

Wales (All)
North
South

IRELAND
Ireland (All)
Around Dublin
East
North
West
  AUSTRIA
Austria (All)


BELGIUM

Belgium (All)
Around Brussels

BULGARIA
Bulgaria (All) 

CYPRUS
Cyprus (All)

CZECH REPUBLIC
Czech Republic (All) 

DENMARK
Denmark (All)
Around Copenhagen

FINLAND
Finland (All)
Around Helsinki

FRANCE

France (All)
Around Paris
Aquitaine
Cote d'Azur & Corsica
East
North
North West
South
GERMANY
Germany (All) 
East
North
South
West

GREECE
Greece (All)

ITALY

Italy (All)
Central
North East
North West
Sardinia
South Sicily

LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg (All)

MALTA
Malta (All)

NETHERLANDS

Netherlands (All)

NORWAY
Norway (All)
Around Oslo

POLAND
Poland (All)
PORTUGAL
Portugal (All)
Algarve
Around Lisbon
Madeira

RUSSIA
Around Moscow 

SLOVAKIA
Slovakia (All)

SPAIN
Spain (All)
Around Madrid
Canary Islands
Catalonia
Costa del Sol
Costa de la Luz
Mallorca
Murcia / Almeria

SWEDEN

Sweden (All)
Around Stockholm
South (Skane Lan)

SWITZERLAND
Switzerland (All)

TURKEY
Turkey(All)
Belek Region
           

What can you expect at the top golf courses in Europe?


Purely in terms of spectacular putting surface, lush woodland environment and top-notch groundskeeping, Chantilly delivers an unforgettable golfing experience. Views out onto the Mediterranean, the thrill of alpine elevations and the impossible beauty of undulating valleys, Golf courses in France set the perfect scene for a quiet game where the only distraction is the beauty surrounding you. 

We scoured many of the 32 council areas of Scotland to find the best coastal and inland golf courses, including some of the oldest and historic links in the country. The counties, districts and parishes of England are home to some of the world's best golf courses; the good news is that very few are private clubs, and most score an excellent 4 on 5 in our reviews.  

A bit hard to pronounce but boasting finesse, loads of golfing challenges and a good mix of parkland-style and open links-style layouts, golf courses in Germany are truly 'wunderbar'! The land of Parmesan, pizza and pasta is into aquatic sports and cycling more than golf, but Italy's golf course resorts, clubs and public courses serve golfing enthusiasts' requirements pretty well. 
Spain is a hub of European golf tourism, its quality and quantity of golf courses catering to a spectrum of skills and abilities. Our list comprises prestigious venues, sunny shoreline courses and verdant greens located in proximity to the Canary Islands

Golf courses in Portugal give you an opportunity to check out the vivid indigenous flora, while Sweden's vast, well-maintained greens put your skills to the test. Ireland's golf courses are one-of-a-kind, from the Jack Nicklaus crafted Killeen Castle Golf Club that hosts the Solheim Cup to the K Course where the River Liffey gently meanders its way alongside many holes.
 

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