This is one of those lists that every executive support professional needs to bookmark now! Golf holds a special place within British culture, with a long-standing tradition that dates back centuries - it is widely popular amongst financiers and professionals from various industries! With summer still lingering, what better way to help your organisation secure those business deals and partnerships than recommending one of these options which offer natural beauty, challenging layouts, and a rich heritage? Since golf course recommendations are subjective, our very own Marketing Manager had got these names from a Family Office filled with golfing enthusiasts where she once served as an Office Manager.

Please note: These clubs have stringent membership criteria, and many are out of reach and highly sought after. However, there are guest and reservation tips outlined under each description.

Royal St George’s

+44 (0)1304 613090

Just the mention of this first option will earn you brownie points if your manager happens to be a golf enthusiast. The Royal St George’s is one of England’s most prestigious venues nestled along the gorgeous Kent coastline with a rich history dating back to 1887. The course will be an exhilarating test for players of all levels and who could ever turn down breathtaking views of the English Channel and the White Cliffs of Dover? It was the first English course to host The Open Championship outside of Scotland (the birthplace of golf) so the combination of championship pedigree and elements of natural beauty will guarantee an unforgettable experience.

How to book (if not a member): Keep in mind that this is a highly prestigious and popular golf club, so tee time fill up quickly. It is advised that you plan and book well in advance. Be sure to check the guest policy and ensure you know the specific days and times non-members are authorised to play.

Sunningdale Golf Club

+44 (0)1344 621681

Located amidst the picturesque Berkshire countryside, Sunningdale Golf Club is all about elegance and exclusivity - a prime choice for discerning golfers! Are members of your c-suite avid golf enthusiasts? This stands as our perfect recommendation! Sunningdale boasts not one, but two top-class courses: the Old Course and the New Course. Both layouts have received widespread praise for their beauty, architectural brilliance, and maintenance. Like the Royal St George’s, Sunningdale is rich in history and tradition and has played host to numerous prestigious events. The club's timeless charm, impeccable facilities, and warm hospitality all contribute to an unforgettable experience which is important if your boss is looking to entertain associates.

How to book (if not a member): As Sunningdale Golf Club is a prestigious and popular venue, tee times may be limited, especially during peak times. It's advisable to plan and book your tee time well in advance to secure your spot on either of these courses. Additionally, keep in mind any specific dress code or club regulations that may apply during your visit.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

+44 (0) 1704 552 020

A round of golf at this third option is not just a game; it is a journey through history and a true celebration of the sport’s finest tradition. Like the Royal St George’s, it has the challenging layout for players of all levels, but you are surrounded by equally exceptional views of the Irish Sea. This is one of the jewels of the sport’s Open Championship and some of golf’s greatest players have set foot on those fairways and greens. The course's majestic dunes and strategically placed bunkers demand precision and strategic thinking, making this not only a prime location for a networking opportunity but an exhilarating test of golfing prowess.

How to book (if not a member): As a prestigious member’s club, this course is primarily reserved for the members. You can inquire about the club’s guest policy using the contact details above and understand what the specific days and times are set aside for guest play. Discounts or special packages may be offered for larger groups.

Royal Lytham & St. Anne's

+44 (0) 1253 724206

Last but certainly not least we have this gem of a recommendation. Situated on the beautiful Lancashire coastline in England, this historic golf club has earned an esteemed reputation since its founding in 1886. The course's unique layout, its signature towering sand dunes, tricky pot bunkers, and challenging roughs, offers a formidable test of precision and strategy that add to its allure and continue to excite even the most sophisticated player. Like the Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St. Anne's has a long history of hosting prestigious golf events, including The Open Championship.

How to book (if not a member): Royal Lytham & St. Anne's is primarily a members-only club! If you are not a member, check if they allow non-members to play as guests and what their guest policy entails. Be aware of any specific rules, dress code, and etiquette that are expected at the club. As a prestigious venue, Royal Lytham & St. Anne's likely has certain standards and expectations for guests.