REVEALED: Britain’s top ten amateur golf holes


Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016.

The winning club was crowned after a public vote and impressing an independent judging panel in the national ‘Grass Roots’ golf competition and was nominated by golfer James Short.


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The initiative, organised by, aims to shine the spotlight on lesser known golf clubs across the UK with Brickendon Grange Golf Club claiming the top spot, closely followed by Robin Hood Golf Club in Solihull and Murrayfield Golf Club in Edinburgh.

The winner and final Top 10 gallery of entries can be viewed in full here:

1. Brickendon Grange Golf Club, Hertford (17th)

2. Robin Hood Golf Club, Solihull (16th)

3. Murrayfield Golf Club, Edinburgh (10th)

4. Easingwold Golf Club, York (18th)

5. Langley Park Golf Club, London (10th)

6. Epping Golf Course, Epping in Essex (12th)

7. Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Club, Toft in Lincolnshire (18th)

8. Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club, Edinburgh (13th)

9. Rusper Golf Course, Dorking in Surrey (14th)

10. The Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh (16th)

Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of The Golf Foundation had this to say of the winning club: “Brickendon Grange’s 17th looks very inviting and fun. I learned my golf playing on the Weston course at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire and loved a similar hole.”

Michael Coffey, Publisher at The Golf Club Secretary added: “Brickendon Grange was certainly one of the top entries, and the photo makes you want to play the hole immediately.

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