When looking for great England golf breaks outside the U.S., it's popular to run straight to Scotland or Ireland, sometimes ignoring the fact that their neighbour provides some of the most topographically diverse golf courses around. Especially impressive is the range of world-class golf available in England, ranging from stunning but demanding link tests up and down the coast to serene parkland or heathland courses.

It could be argued that the most magnificent courses are the links, from the southeastern Kent coast to Southport's rolling sand dunes, you'll find the highest-caliber golf courses. There are also breath-taking inland courses, however, which show the natural beauty of the English countryside.