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Whether you're a nervous newbie or seasoned pro, you'll find our free online golf course search invaluable. Our database includes more than 2,500 golf courses around the UK and Ireland such as Turnberry in Ayrshire, Scotland – where the 2009 British Open Championship was held – and Royal Lytham & St Anne's, host to the 2009 Women's British Open.
Why not make a weekend of it and book a golfing break? There are plenty of gorgeous golf courses around the UK to try, whatever your ability. For the more daring amongst you, read up on some of the UK’s most extreme golf courses. Don’t forget to make sure your golfing break is a first class one, with a championship lunch.
The British Open Championship takes place every year on a links course in Scotland or England, which could inspire you to tackle golf under more challenging coastal conditions. The British Open has been hosted at many great courses across Ireland and the UK:
If you’re thinking about your next golfing trip abroad or are looking for a taste of what Europe’s courses have to offer, you could save 5% with the AA and Your Golf Travel.
If you’re planning a fairway getaway, why not organise your trip around one of these events?
The perfect excuse for a golfing break, this event takes the form of five rounds of golf at five different St Andrews Links courses. There's also a dinner every night, prizes, and tuition from professional golfers.
The world's top golfers come to St Andrews for the oldest and most famous golf tournament in the world, the Open Championship.
Meet the golfing industry's head honchos, enjoy some free tuition and golfing tips, as well as the chance to buy golfing equipment and clothing. There's also a junior golf area, an indoor driving range and prizes to be won.
Learn about the history of British golf in St Andrews, with interactive displays and a fun-filled 18th hole.
AA members save up to 25% on a wide range of golfing gift packages with Virgin Experience Days.
The 'Complete Golfing' experience provides the perfect way for keen golfers to improve their skills. Try your hand on the driving range, enjoy a round on the true tournament level 9-hole 'Majors' golf course, practise your skills on the national short game centre and experience the fun of the 'Mini Majors' adventure gold course – all at the impressive Playgolf Northwick Park.
'The Golf Tour' is the AA's beautifully presented guide to the top golf courses in Britain and Ireland – including 43 Championship courses.
A complete description of each course accompanied with full colour photographs. All holes of each course have been individually illustrated for the publication – meaning golfers from around the world will find this an invaluable purchase. AA members save 10% on all purchases from the AA Shop, and standard delivery is free on all orders to mainland UK addresses.
The latest edition of the 'AA Golf Course Guide' has been fully updated for 2011. This full-colour guide provides clear and detailed descriptions of more than 2,500 golf courses in Britain and Ireland. Each course is listed in county and town order for easy reference, championship courses are highlighted with full-page entries, special interest courses are indicated and there is a full driving range index.
AA-recommended accommodation is provided for each course and prices, opening times, directions and web addresses are included throughout. Remember that AA members save 10% on all purchases from the AA Shop, and standard delivery is free on all orders to mainland UK addresses.
Check out our other inspirational ideas for days out and weekend breaks.
AA Golf Course Guide
Fully updated for 2012 with descriptions of each course, details of course designers and golf professionals.