This has the best coverage for the UK, but it's sparse still. You'll have to enter "FORCE EPSG CODE 27700" since UK doesn't provide a ton of metadata.
1) Zoom into the area you want data for. 2) Click on the little "Draw Polygon" box in the right hand menu (looks like a square) 3) Click four times to draw a box around your course, then double click to complete the square. 4) Click on "Get Available Tiles" 5) It's going a bit slow for me, so this is from memory: Select Type of data "Lidar Point Cloud" 6) Download whichever Grid(s) you need, choose latest year available unless you have a specific need. 7) You may need to download one or two very large areas all at once. If you have 8GB or 16GB of RAM in your computer, you could try to run these, but you may need to use a program like FugroViewer to narrow down which files you absolutely need. I highly recommend doing at least one fairway/green in OpenStreetMap before looking for a course in large files like these. It REALLY helps identify the course.
Here's what ONE huge block looks like, notice how the open streetmap can be drawn in color to really help you find the the course.
Last Edit: Mar 2, 2019 21:29:09 GMT -5 by chadgolf
It should be pointed out that the DEFRA map is only covering England plus parts of Scotland and Wales close to the english border. This is because each National Assembly in the UK has it's own Environmental Department which is responsible for supplying environmental map information. Scotland is barely covered by the Scottish Remote Sensing Portal remotesensingdata.gov.scot/, Wales is better covered by lle.gov.wales/map. At this time I have not be able to find an open source for Northern Ireland but the Republic of Ireland is similar to Scotland ( dcenr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b7c4b0e763964070ad69bf8c1572c9f5 ) where most of the LIDAR information has been gleaned from flood protection investigations, though both Governments have agreed contracts for outsourcing further wider LIDAR information to be available to the general public, which probably means sometime in the next 20 years we might be able to see this information.