England's Lancashire Coast and surrounding region is blessed with a superb collection of links courses, providing an ultimate test for golfing purists. Clubs such as Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham and the parkland-style Belfry, which have played host to several British Open Championships, Ryder Cup Matches and other major events, are a must for the serious golfer.
The Southeast coast includes the British Open site at Royal St. George's, Prince's Golf Club (used as target practice during WW II), and other exceptional links courses. Home to well- known golf clubs such as Wentworth, other quality golf courses in the London area include Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire, Foxhills in Ottershaw, Stoke Park Club in Stoke Poges and the Lambourne Club in Burnham. These well-drained courses provide year round golf, and are characterized by many holes that can vary in difficulty from one day to the next depending on the strength and direction of the wind.
There is no doubt about the beauty and challenge offered by England golf. Combine the fabulous golf with the distinct culture and history of the country, and you have an ideal destination for the golf traveller.