Top 10 Golf Courses - Somerset
This top 10 was chosen by County champion: Phillip White (Burnham & Berrow). Handicap: +2
Burnham & Berrow
One of the best links courses in the south west and a real challenge when the wind blows. Guarantees 12 months of great, challenging golf. No two rounds are ever the same!
Green fees: £90. Tel: 01278 785760.
Recently hosted the Brabazon qualifier and British Boys, and a lovely parkland course which demands a straight ball off the tee.
Green fees: £43 Tue-Fri, £45 weekends. Tel: 01278 672100.
A course which has superb views over Bath and can be a real test when the wind blows. Another course which rewards a well driven ball.
Green fees: From £44 midweek, £52 weekends. Tel: 01225 463834.
Taunton & Pickeridge
A short and tight parkland course which is always well presented. The small greens make this course a challenge.
Green fees: £45. Tel: 01823 421537.
Somerset's most underrated course which cuts through an old woodland. It needs special respect playing off the back tees.
Green fees: £25 midweek, £32.50 weekends.Tel: 01373 454200.
Another little-known layout but Saltford is an outstanding parkland course which challenges all areas of your game... and you can't ask for more than that.
Green fees: £35 midweek, £40 weekends. Tel: 01225 873043.
A at links course which demands your best golf on a windy day. Watch out for the 15th; apparently modelled on St Andrews' Road Hole, it's ruined many a good card.
Green fees: £60 midweek, £80 weekends. Tel: 01934 626968.
A short parkland course which is always well presented. The subtle greens in particular make this course a strong test.
Green fees: £25. Tel: 01749 675005.
Situated on the Mendip Hills, its views are breathtaking on a clear day. A good test of golf for all abilities.
Green fees: £30 midweek, £35 weekends. Tel: 01749 840570.
One of the county's newer courses is getting better with each passing year. A course where you'll use every club in your bag and it's always fun to play.
Green fees: From £25 midweek. Tel: 01761 451596.