Sean Arble’s United Kingdom Course Tours

Sean Arble was born and raised near Detroit and learned the game of golf at Grosse Ile, a Donald Ross course built about the same time as Oakland Hills. After graduating from university, he traveled about Europe getting jobs here and there. Through an unlikely set of circumstances while working in the Netherlands, he ended up moving to Japan where he met a lovely English woman from Sutton Coldfield (not far from Birmingham). After exchanging vows in 1990, they eventually settled down in England after the birth of their daughter. Soon thereafter, he rediscovered the great game of golf and became interested in course design and history.

According to Sean, “The game was truly blessed by the discovery of heathland, downland and moorland terrain as ideal turf and soil to play the traditional form of golf. It is perhaps more astounding that the likes of HS Colt, H Fowler, A Mackenzie, T Simpson, JF Abercromby and W Park Jr. were on hand to take full advantage of this revelation to produce such a concentration of inspiring courses. My interest in the game is nourished by the full realization that these great architects stood on the shoulders of Old Tom Morris and countless unheralded designers whose work I encounter in the back alleys of golf. In an age of hybrid grasses and cut limits measured by the millimetre, the best of these bygone courses find ways to resonate and be relevant. With this philosophy in mind and the encouragement of friends, I founded Classic British Golf Tours in the hope that others may also experience once again that feeling of playing the game as a child.”

Addington

Alwoodley

Ashburnham

Ballybunion Cashen

Bearwood Lakes

Beau Desert

Berkhamsted

Blackwell

Borth & Ynyslas

Brancaster

Broadstone

Broadway (front 9)

Burnham & Berrow

Burnham & Berrow Channel

Camberley Heath

Carne

Carnegie Links

Carnousitie Burnside

Castle Stuart

Cavendish

Church Stretton

Cleeve Cloud

Copt Heath

Coventry

Coxmoor

Cumberwell Park (Orange 9)

Dundonald

Edgbaston

Enniscrone

Enville Highgate

Enville Lodge

Formby

Formby Ladies

Frilford Heath Green Course

Frilford Heath Red

Ganton

Gleneagles Kings

Handsworth

Harborne

Harlech

Hindhead

Hunstanton

Huntercombe

Irish Eyes Are Smiling:
Ballybunion Cashen, Old & Lahinch

Kent Kaleidoscope:
(Deal, Princes & Sandwich)

Kingsbarns

Kington

Knole Park

Leckford Old

Little Aston

Littlestone

Liphook

Minchinhampton Old Course

Montrose Medal Course

Moortown

Mosely

Narin & Portnoo

New Zealand

North Berwick West Links

Notts

Painswick

Pennard 

Perranporth

Portsalon

Portstewart

Prestbury

Prestwick

Pyle & Kenfig

Reddish Vale

Reigate Heath

Remedy Oak

Renaissance

Rosapenna Old Tom Morris Links

Rosapenna Sandy Hills Links

Rosses Point

Royal Aberdeen

Royal Dornoch

Royal Porthcawl

Royal Portrush Dunluce

Royal Portrush Valley Links

Royal St. David’s

Royal West Norfolk

Royal Worlington & Newmarket

Rye

Rye Jubilee Course

Sandwell Park

Sandwich

Sandy Lodge

Saunton East Course

Seacroft

Seascale

Sheringham

Silloth on Solway

Sherwood Forest

St Georges Hill

Stoneham

Stinchcombe Hill

St Enodoc

Stratfod Upon Avon

Sutton Coldfield

Tadmarton Heath

Temple

Tenby

The Addington

The Brief Angus & Grampian Tour:
Montrose, Trump International, Royal Aberdeen,
Carnoustie Burnside & Cruden Bay

TNC

The Grove

The Players Club Stranahan Course

Trump International

Wallasey

Walton Heath Old (the summer course!)

Walton Heath Old Course Winter Card

Western Gailes

Weston-super-Mare

Whittington Heath

Woking

Worcester

Worcestershire

Worplesdon

Yelverton