The six premier links courses in south west England, known as England’s Atlantic Links, have maintained their strong presence in the latest course rankings compiled by Golf Monthly. In the publication’s ‘UK & Ireland’s Top 100 Golf Courses 2015/16’ just released, Somerset’s Burnham & Berrow (pictured) ranks most highly amongst the Atlantic Links championship courses at number 33, up four places from 37th spot two years ago.
Burnham is closely followed by Saunton’s East Course at 35 (up from 39) and St Enodoc’s Church Course in Cornwall which has continued its rise up the rankings to 36th from 41st position. The other three Atlantic Links courses also feature well inside the top 100 with Saunton West in at number 61, Royal North Devon (known also as Westward Ho!) placed in 72nd position and Cornwall’s Trevose in 77th spot.
Karen Drake, Secretary at Burnham & Berrow stated, “All the clubs in the Atlantic Links are of course delighted to feature so prominently in the new Golf Monthly rankings which are after all produced ‘by golfers, for golfers’. Indeed these rankings prove that the Atlantic Links is a genuine and credible alternative to the links golf available in both Scotland and Ireland.” More at: www.atlantic-links.co.uk