5 Bucket List Golf Courses to Play Before You Die!

The best bucket list golf courses

We all have our own bucket list golf courses to play before we die, right? Well I’ve spent quite a bit of time putting mine together, probably a little too much time!

So have a read of my list below, please comment with your thoughts. I’ll be updating it regularly, depending on which course I’ve researched recently or have been told about! It is by no means the finished article. So here we go, in no particular order…

St Enodoc Golf Club, Church Course

I’ll start my bucket list golf courses with St Enodoc Golf Club, Church Course was recently ranked number 34 in @golfworld_top100! 🔥⛳️

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A James Braid designed course, one more to add to my bucket list, has anyone played this course?🤔🏌️‍♂️

@stenodocgolf is a beautiful looking Golf Club and the Church Course is an amazing links course with a reputation of being one of the West country’s finest! ⛳️

These photos are from their page. This looks like a real test of a Golf Course, set in stunning surroundings, which could easily distract you from your game if you’re not careful. The holes look memorable, and for those who love a links course this will certainly be a favorite. 🏌️‍♂️🔥

I’d be really interested in hearing what it was like from anyone who has played this course?🤔🏌️‍♂️


Hunstanton Golf Course

Hunstanton is an amazing Links golf course, and one that is on my golf bucket list. It is regarded as one of the best golf courses in the East of England.

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Hunstanton is a beautiful Golf Course!

Originally designed in 1891 with a further design taking place at the hands of James Braid in 1907 this course has hosted many top amateur golf competitions over the years.

A friend of mine played Hunstanton in November last year and said it was an amazing course. It was bitterly cold, as it was November, but it was also an incredibly challenging course, particularly when the wind blows! A true links course.

On paper it looks like there are a few shorter Par 4’s, but I’ve been reliably informed that Hunstanton Golf Course shows that you don’t need to make a hole long to make it difficult. With well positioned bunkers and tricky greens to hit you can make a course which is a real test for all levels of golfer. Certainly worth a visit!

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Why not check them out and comment below letting me know how you get on when you play.


Lahinch Old Course

Lahinch Old Course is the next on my bucket list golf courses, it was recently featured at number 26 in the @golfmonthly Top 100 doesn’t it look amazing! 🏌️‍♂️🔥⛳️

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@lahinchgolfclub golfclub is situated on the northwest coast of County Clare in northern Munster. This is an amazing course and has regularly featured within the top 25, ranking as high as 11 in 2010. 🏌️‍♂️💪

It was founded in 1892 by Alexander W. Shaw and Richard J. Plummer, officials of Limerick Golf Club. It has often been described as the “St. Andrew’s” of Ireland. 🔥⛳️

The original links was laid out by Old Tom Morris, then Alister MacKenzie, who co-designed Augusta National Golf Club, redesigned the Old Course and extended the links in 1927. 🏌️‍♂️

This is definitely a course that I’m adding to my bucket list and I hope one day I’ll have the chance to visit. 🔥⛳️

Has anyone played this course, what was it like? 🏌️‍♂️🤔


The Machrie, Islay

Another course for my wish list. The Machrie, Islay – One of Scotland’s Hidden Gems! 🏌️‍♂️⛳️

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The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links, Islay, Argyll , Scotland Picture: Phil Inglis All photo usage must carry mandatory copyright credit ( © Phil INGLIS )

The @themachrieislay golf course looks amazing, Golf World said it was “One of the World’s most historic and beguiling links” – sounds like a course I would love to play. 🏌️‍♂️👍

The Machrie was originally designed in 1891, and it was fully modernised by D J Russell, former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player. ⛳️🏆

They were actually voted Golf Hotel of the Year 2020 by the Scottish Hotel Awards! 👊🔥

Set in the dunes of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links enjoys an enviable location, nestled beside seven miles of pristine beach in the Inner Hebrides. 🏌️‍♂️🔥

It’s actually not too far from my where my grandparents were born in Greenock, a lovely part of the world. ⛳️

Golf is not the only reason to visit! 🤔🔥

The Isle of Islay is one of five whisky distilling localities and regions in Scotland whose identity is protected by law. In total, there are nine active distilleries on this island including whiskies such as Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg.🥃

Once golf gets back open again perhaps they’ll invite me along for a game and I can compete a full review for my website…as well as sampling some whisky! 👍🏌️‍♂️


Adare Manor

Adare Manor will be the host of the 2027 Ryder Cup. Who would love to play this course? ⛳️😍

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To get ready for the reopening of courses I’m finalising my wish list of golf courses to visit…this has moved to the top…!

Ranked 25 in @golfmonthly Top 100 this looks like a beautiful course, which reviews have described as the best parkland course in Ireland! 🏌️‍♂️🔥

The Adare Golf Club in County Limerick, Ireland is an 18-hole championship course designed by Tom Fazio. It was the venue for the Irish Open in 2007 and 2008. 🏌️‍♂️

Golf Monthly described the course as “The most Augusta-like experience you can get anywhere in Europe.” 🔥⛳️

Wow! If that’s their opinion it must be amazing…sign me up! 👍🏌️‍♂️


Blackmore Golf Course

Blackmore Golf Course looks amazing and makes my bucket list golf courses! 🏌️‍♂️🔥

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Blackmore GC in Hampshire was designed by Harry Colt it looks a beautiful golf course with holes which cut through pines, birch and oak tree. Set in amazing heathland, with fairways lined by heather with excellent greens these are well maintained and provide a real test. 👊⛳️

A shorter course with a par of 69, it will require accuracy and precision rather than Bryson style power. 🏌️‍♂️

Between 1998 – 2003 it was a regional qualifying course for the Open Championship. 🏆

What other course should I add to my bucket list golf courses? 🏌️‍♂️🤔


When booking your tee time for your bucket list golf course, why not check out Golf Bubble, they aim to help golfers save money and enjoy golf more. You can find some excellent offers on their website for courses such as Hunstanton Golf Club, or the historic Championship course Fulford Golf Club. Check out their website and you’ll soon be ticking off the courses on your list!

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If you’re looking to make sure you play your best game when you eventually get on to your own bucket list golf courses why not check out our equipment reviews and advice. Such as the best golf shoes, or the best budget rangefinders?

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Craig is a golf enthusiast. Having played the game for over 30 years he has always been passionate about the game. Today Craig offers golf advice and golf tips to beginner golfers through his popular website, social media and best selling Golf Instruction book. Craig spent many years working at Woburn Golf Club in his younger years. Seeing how the team of PGA professionals helped so many golfers improve and get so much enjoyment from the game from golf instruction, he was inspired to see how he could do the same. Fun Golf came from, a desire to help golfers have fun and improve their game.

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