The best European golf courses with a lighthouse

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16 June 2022
3 min. read
Jeroen Korving
A lighthouse historically has acted as a beacon for navigational aid for sailors. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, and reefs. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to much cheaper, more sophisticated and effective electronic navigational systems. Many golfers however adore them, perhaps because they see them as a beacon of hope (on their round) or - which is more like - because they are often located on or next to some really iconic golf courses.
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Lovely views towards the lighthouse at Old Head Golf Links in Ireland (Photo credits: member WimdeBelg)

When asked about a golf course with a lighthouse, most golfers will immediately mention the 18th hole on the Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort or the 4th (or 15th hole) at Old Head. This is mainly due to the iconic red and white - or black and white in the case of Old Head - striped lighthouse. A lighthouse as a backdrop really adds a lot to the whole experience and will make you remember that hole even more. If you love links or seaside golf courses, then this article is made for you!

Here are the 10 best and most iconic golf courses with a lighthouse in Europe! Add them directly to your buck list by clicking the 'heart symbol' located on the top right of each club photo in the list below!

Trump Turnberry Resort (Scotland)

The County Sligo Golf Club (Ireland)

Falsterbo Golfklubb (Sweden)

Ardglass Golf Club (Northern Ireland)

Old Head Golf Links (Ireland)

Club de Golf Alcanada (Spain)

Nefyn & District Golf Club (Wales)

The Renaissance Club (Scotland)

Fraserburgh Golf Club (Scotland)

Dunbar Golf Club (Scotland)

Other golf courses with a lighthouse which are slightly lower-ranked are Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf ClubGolf De Biarritz le Phare, Royal Cromer Golf Club (England), Flamborough Head Golf Club (England) and North Foreland Golf Club (England).

We hope we have inspired you to play one or more of these golf courses! If we have missed a great club, just reach out to us via social media or our Help Center!

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Jeroen Korving

Jeroen Korving

Founder Leadingcourses.com. Loves (the) internet, prefers to travel with family & friends, likes football, tennis, golf & skiing!
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