So, what makes a heathland course different from a parkland course? A
heathland course is a more open, less manicured inland course with
gorse and heather and typically less wooded than parkland courses.
Some courses, for example Sunningdale Golf Club
and Liphook Golf Club
are referenced to as heathland courses although they have quite an
abundance of trees. The explanation that they are still considered a
heathland course is that neither of those courses had many trees when
they were first laid out. The trees have been added later on as part of
the strategy of the course or to provide shelter from the wind or the
Hopefully now it’s more clear what a heathland course exactly is and
how they originated. Below we have gathered some of the best heathland
courses in Europe. If you miss a heathland gem, then do not hesitate to
comment to this post!