Golf Courses lend themselves to great photography – which truly can paint a thousand words. This page will feature images of the most photogenic courses that I have played – some famous names but also some lesser known gems – courses will be added regularly and listed in alphabetical order with links to further work where appropriate.
Featured Courses: Bath, (The) Berkshire, Isle of Purbeck, Notts, Royal Cromer, Seminole, Stinchcombe Hill, Trump International (Florida), Worlebury.
Situated high on Bathampton Downs with panoramic views over the wonderful City, Bath Golf Club is a photographers dream.
All photos from GolfWorking, providers of stunning photography and bespoke websites.
With 36 holes of quality heathland golf across the Red and Blue courses, there are plenty of great photo opportunities at The Berkshire. The clubhouse is also magnificent and extremely photogenic.
Isle of Purbeck
If there is a course with better views in England than Isle of Purbeck then I am yet to find it. Perched high overlooking Poole Harbour and best reached by ferry, this is truly an outpost worth the time to get there.
One of the most stunning inland courses in England, Notts offers photo opportunities at every turn, with magnificent undulating vistas in every direction.
Royal Cromer – Autumn
This photo-shoot was conducted with a combination of drone and ground shots from Rob Howarth and Ashley Pickering from Fairway Flyovers. I cannot recommend these guys strongly enough – they have created some great photography and video for us at affordable prices. See below for a selection of the shots:
Royal Cromer – Summer
Rob & Ashley again – this time with some stunning summer shots.
Another summer shoot, this time from 2015 by Chris Taylor, a multi-award winning photographer based in North Norfolk:
Royal Cromer – Spring
It amazes me how the course changes according to the season – my favourite is probably the autumn with the burnt orange ferns and moody skies. Spring has its own character with vivid bright colours. Photos by Fairway Flyovers (Rob & Ashley).
Royal Cromer – Best of Winter
These shots are a combination of stunning drone shots from Rob (Fairway Flyovers) and staff ground shots.
I was lucky enough to get an invite to one of Florida’s most exclusive Club’s when I was in the States a few years ago. It was a unique experience at the Club that Ben Hogan used for his winter practice and I can understand why it was a great tune up for the Masters at Augusta as the greens are pure and super quick.
Sited on top of a hill on the Southern edge of the Cotswolds and overlooking the Severn Valley, Stinchcombe Hill is a hidden gem and one of the most scenic courses in England.
These photos were taken by GolfWorking who produce some wonderful websites for courses around the UK.
Trump International – West Palm Peach
Once had the pleasure of being invited for lunch and golf at the Trump course in Florida. It was a very strange experience – all gold taps and man-made waterfalls. The course was pristine but built on a cheap piece of land next door to the prison, from where you could hear the inmates working out in the tower block.
Not really my cup of tea, but the service was exceptional.
This course, sited high on a hill outside Weston-Super-Mare finds a special place in my memory given it was where I played my golf as a Junior. It also remains the only course that I have managed a hole-in-one.
The course enjoys superb views out to the Bristol Channel and across to Wales. The photos show how narrow the layout is, routed through a number of seperate fields bordered by stone walls.