Playing a round of golf in England and Wales will give you a different perspective on these very different regions of Britain.
Established in 1894, Royal St David's in Snowdonia, is one of Wales' premier golf courses and one of the finest traditional links courses in the world. It provides a challenging test of golf in a breath-taking setting in the most beautiful and scenic part of Wales, dominated by the brooding presence of Harlech Castle.
Royal Porthcawl has been described as one of the twelve finest courses in the world by the late Tom Scott, a leading writer on golf and former editor of Golf Illustrated. The course has a great setting sloping down to the seashore and the absence of sand hills means that golfers can enjoy views south to Somerset and Exmoor, and across Swansea Bay to the Gower Peninsula.
In England, Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, was founded in 1886 and the present course constructed in 1897. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to ten Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women's and Seniors Open Championships.
Trevose Golf Club is located on the north Cornish coastline, one of the most spectacular locations in the UK. From the bar and restaurant's panoramic windows there are views towards Trevose Head and the Atlantic Ocean.
The English coastal resort of Southport is the home of Royal Birkdale and for many golfers, it’s the best of all the great golf courses to have staged The Open Championship. The Open will return to Royal Birkdale in 2017.
The Forest of Arden, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, set in 10,000 acres of Warwickshire parkland, is one of the UK's most impressive golf destinations. It features two top-class golf courses - the Arden Course, the Aylesford Course and a driving range.
Great golf and great scenery – that’s the beauty of playing in England and Wales.