Where to Play and Stay in the UK

If you’re a golfer in the states, you’ve almost certainly dreamt of teeing it up across the pond. And with a wealth of fantastic golf courses, we agree that a golf trip to the UK is sure to deliver on beauty, history, and hopefully lots of birdies.

But with hundreds of golf courses to choose from, selecting the perfect one (or three) for your golf trip to the UK can be tricky. We’re here to make it easy. From England and Scotland to Wales and Northern Ireland, this is where you need to tee it up on your golf trip to the UK.

Most Popular Golf Courses in the UK

Trump Turnberry

Trump Turnberry

This luxury resort along the breathtaking Ayrshire coastline encompasses all you’d hope for in a golf trip to the UK. Recently ranked No. 16 in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses in the World,” the stunning Ailsa course, one of two 18-hole tracks at the resort, has hosted four Open Championships. Accompanying Ailsa is the King Robert the Bruce course featuring coastal vistas and the iconic Turnberry lighthouse, arguably golf’s most impressive halfway house.

Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf Club

Nestled at the base of the Mountains of Mourne along the coast of Dundrum Bay, Royal County Down weaves throughout natural purple heather and golden gorse of the Murlough Nature Reserve. The world-famous bunkers and domed greens, while pleasing to the eye, are a true test of skill for every level of golfer sure to challenge you on your golf trip to the UK.

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Home to both the Dunluce Links Championship Course and the Valley Links, a visit to Royal Portrush to experience the genius of architect Harry Colt is a must on your golf trip to the UK. The Dunluce Links, host of the 148th Open Championship in 2019, is highlighted by the magnificent par 4, 5th Hole with spectacular views of the 15th-century Dunluce Castle. The Valley Links, while equally as impressive as the Dunluce, features stunning backdrops of the Skerries: a group of rocky islands just off the coast.

St. Andrews - Old Course

St. Andrews - Old Course

The Old Course at St. Andrews has long been the pinnacle of golf. Some of the game’s most recognized landmarks can be found at the “Home of Golf” like the infamous “Hell Bunker” on the 14th Hole or the Swilcan Bridge where every golfer that passes must pause for a photo. With fairways that have endured 600 years of golf, it’s impossible to imagine a more meaningful place to play on your golf trip to the UK than St. Andrews.



One of ten courses currently in the Open Championship rotation, Muirfield has undergone little change since 1936. So, for a classic links golf experience on your golf trip to the UK, Muirfield is as authentic as it gets. Throughout its 16 Open Championships, Muirfield has built an incredible, storied past with famous winners to the likes of Player, Nicklaus, Trevino, Faldo, Mickelson, and more.

FAQs About Golfing in the UK

Are golf resorts in the UK open?

Yes! Many golf courses and resorts are open and ready to welcome you on your golf trip to the UK. However, some remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended course of play to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your golf clubs directly to the course of your choice with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Are golf trip packages available in the UK?

Yes! There are several stay & play packages available on your golf trip to the UK with the potential to save you additional dollars.

How do I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to the UK?

Tired of dragging your clubs through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your golf clubs, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Sticks will collect your clubs from your home, business, resort, or golf course. Arrive at your destination to find your golf clubs waiting! Ship Sticks will ship your golf clubs back home at the end of your golf trip to the UK, too.

Why should I ship golf clubs on my golf trip to the UK?

Because golf is a game meant to be played at venues all over the globe, Ship Sticks is dedicated to ensuring your golf clubs arrive safely and on-time on your golf trip to the UK. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Sticks is the best way to ship your golf clubs on your golf trip to the UK.

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