Top 10 Golf Courses – Cheshire
This top 10 was chosen by County champion: James Newton (Prestbury GC). Handicap: +4
Undulating layout in immaculate condition which makes good use of a relatively small area of land. Many elevation changes make this short course a good test.
Green fees: £65 a day (midweek only). Tel: 01625 828241.
Prestigious club worthy of hosting the Open Championship 12 times. It's a very at open links which leaves you exposed to the strong winds at all times.
Green fees: £185 midweek, £215 weekends. Tel: 0151 632 3101.
A tight, bouncy, undulating course which is very scoreable. However, position off the tee is absolutely critical to avoid the deep rough.
Green fees: £65 midweek, £80 weekends. Tel: 01606 883800.
Fairly undulating course, always in excellent condition. Has plenty of character and will test all parts of your game.
Green fees: £55 midweek, £60 weekends. Tel: 0161 427 8369.
Tight, undulating course where precision is key as it plays fast and bouncy. It is also very pleasing on the eye.
Green fees: From £60 midweek, £70 weekends. Tel: 01606 883247.
Testing historic links with plenty of undulations and often played in a strong wind. It's known far and wide as the home of the Stableford competition format.
Green fees: £90 midweek, £100 weekends. Tel: 0151 691 1024.
Plays very fast and bouncy in the summer which makes it quite tricky so a lot of thought is required to avoid trouble.
Green fees: £60 Mon-Thur, £65 Fri-Sun. Tel: 01565 872148.
A great layout with a wide variety of holes, and the ability to shape the ball both ways will hold you in good stead for a low score. It's accompanied by a luxurious on-site hotel and spa. Green fees: £35-£75. Tel: 01565 830155.
Very long and demanding course with generous fairways and plenty of holes with bags of character. It has played host to the European Tour Qualifying School.
Green fees: £40 midweek, £50 weekends. Tel: 0844 980 2323.
Tight, tree-lined course which demands accuracy off the tee so good course management is all-important. Another extremely visually appealing layout.
Green fees: From £55 midweek, £65 weekends. Tel: 0161 928 2605.