A message from our Events Manager, Georgina Simpson.
by NCG Top 100s Tour | December 22, 2021
We are proud to say that 60 events on the NCG Top 100s Tour 2022 schedule are now confirmed, on our website, and available to book.
Over the past few months, we have been delighted to add another 20 events to the 40 that we announced at our 2021 Grand Final at Southport & Ainsdale.
While we are all getting to spend some much-awaited time with our family and friends this Christmas, I thought I would quickly run through our 2022 schedule.
Seeing as we are all about the numbers here at the NCG Top 100s, it seems appropriate to talk data first.
Out of 60 events, 29 are on English soil, 20 in Scotland, 8 in Wales and for the first time we have three events in Ireland! There are 27 new venues as well as 33 returning venues in 2022.
Among these Top 100s course that are truly distinctive and memorable, five have a Royal title and three are on the current Open Championship rota. Several others have hosted The Open in years gone by.
As some of you will be aware, our 2022 season has already started – it’s our first-ever wraparound season. Over 60 competitors made the trip to The Highlands in early November to get ahead of the curve and secure valuable Order of Merit points.
Royal Dornoch, Golspie and Brora were the spectacular settings for the start of our new season and I am delighted to announce we will be visiting them once again in November 2022, at what will be the start of the 2023 season. New for that swing will be another Highlands Links – Fortrose & Rosemarkie.
Our Top 100s panellists have been extremely busy this year refreshing our NCG Top 100s England ranking. We are absolutely delighted to be visiting Royal St George’s for the first time in 2022 – which our panellists have ranked as the best course in England.
Royal St George’s will feature alongside its neighbouring Kent links, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s. All three are fantastic additions to the Tour, and we can think of no better place to play in the early season than on the dry and clement (relatively speaking of course!) south-east England coastline.
Back by popular demand, Northants County kicks off our events in May after a year away from our schedule, and it will sell out quickly, I am sure.
We then head to Scotland for our stand-out early trio of Dundonald Links, Western Gailes (sold out already), and Irvine, which this year has been joined by Southerness, making its Tour debut.
The end of May sees us visit two of our favourites, Sherwood Forest and Beau Desert, which will be alongside Edgbaston and Sutton Coldfield to make up our Midlands Swing.
Further south, we have included Stoneham for the first time in our schedule. It will team up alongside two other popular courses, Broadstone and Isle of Purbeck, at the end of May/start of June.
Apart from Isle of Purbeck and Longniddry, all the events in June are new to the Tour this year with our trip to County Donegal in North-west Ireland really catching the eye.
If you left it up to me to pick an event in July, I guarantee you would not be disappointed with one of my favourite Open venues, Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Better still, it will now be alongside another fantastic venue on the Lancashire coast in Fairhaven.
We then have a new two-day trip to Castletown in the Isle of Man, as well as last year’s Grand Final course, Southport & Ainsdale, plus two highly popular Yorkshire courses, Fulford and Moortown. What a bumper month!
August takes us back to Wales and the south coast of England, perfect for anyone arranging their family holidays that just happen to be in proximity to a golf course you have always wanted to play… Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us!
Royal St. David’s and Pyle & Kenfig are the two newcomers to our Wales events that will no doubt impress you all.
September kicks off in style with Alwoodley, a favourite with all the team here at NCG, and we then head to Scotland for our remaining six events before the Grand Final.
Our first three venues on the Moray Firth/Aberdeen coast, have been long-standing regulars on our schedule and a much-loved swing for the last three years. Trump International, Moray and Duff House Royal create a fantastic three days of golf. There really is something for everyone.
Then we head to Ayrshire for three of the best courses the area has to offer with Kilmarnock Barassie, followed by a Trump Turnberry double header on the King Robert the Bruce and, of course, the magnificent Ailsa.
If you enjoy your seaside golf, then Ayrshire is just paradise.
Our Grand Final will be held at Ganton on October 10. You can expect a big Yorkshire welcome, an exceptional golf course and, hopefully, it will be easily accessible for the 64 lucky Order of Merit qualifiers.
Thank you to everyone that played in an event on our Tour in 2021. We know you have a wide range of events to choose from, but we strive to be the best value, most professionally run tour out there – and of course to give you the chance to play the best selection of courses.
Alongside our sponsors TaylorMade, Slingsby Gin and Galvin Green, we look forward to welcoming you and your friends at some of the best NCG Top 100s golf courses across the UK and Ireland.
Enjoy your festive break, be careful out there, thanks once more for your support and we look forward to seeing you all in 2022!
Georgina – and all the NCG Top 100s Tour Team