Must-play heathland golf courses in Europe

13 August 2022
2 min. read
Jeroen Korving
Heathland golf courses - especially when they are in bloom - are really something special. Quite a few heathland courses are ranked among the best golf courses in the world and we couldn't agree more, especially when the heather is in bloom. In August and September, it is the perfect time to book your round on one of the courses mentioned below. The heather - depending on the location of the country - is then at its best.
Golf De Morfontaine
Heather starting to bloom at Golf de Morfontaine in France (photo credits: JulienTizot)

In the list below we have only listed golf courses which predominantly qualify as a heather course and that do not just have a few patches of heather here and there. Ganton Golf Club for example does have heather, but it is more an inland links course with gorse and some heather. A golf club also needs to have an active rating (meaning: enough reviews) on Leading Courses.

20 heathland golf courses to put on your bucketlist

One of our members teeing off at The Berkshire Golf Club (photo credits: calummackenzie9)

Although the majority of the clubs mentioned above are located in the UK most heathland courses can be found in France. There are around 500 heathland courses in total in Europe. The top three countries with heather courses are:

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Jeroen Korving

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