Best Golf Resorts in Britain
There are many great reasons why golf is a national pastime, it’s a great way to socialise with friends, you can play it all your life and, thanks to the handicapping system, you could play a seasoned pro and still have a chance of winning! The real beauty of golf though, is the courses. Massive acres of rolling green to explore as you work your way through a few rounds, nothing beats the beautiful setting and feeling of utter serendipity they bring. The perfect getaway.
At Function18, the specialist golfing apparel website, we’ve done our research into the best golf resorts with the most stunning scenery that Britain has to offer.
- Vale Resort, Hensol
One of the best venues for golf breaks in Wales. Boasting two courses and located amid 650 acres of beautiful Welsh countryside, both golf courses have been host to several PGA golf tournaments over the years. The golf courses offer a mixture of mature wooded areas, wide and narrow fairways and vast areas of water features. The Wales National at 7,433 yards, is one of the longest courses outside America. The Lake course, slightly shorter at 6,436 yards, is just as challenging.
- Best Western, Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre, Garstang
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Pay, play and stay in a wonderful countryside setting. In addition to well-kept fairways and greens, you’ll also have the luxury of great views across the surrounding Lancashire countryside. Within walking distance of Garstang itself, you’ll have the chance to enjoy walks without the clubs too, thanks to pleasant riverside routes and the nearby Beacon Fell.
- Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
This five-star resort was the home of the 2010 Ryder Cup, with more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales. It was named UK Sport Venue of the Year and Europe’s Golf Resort of the Year for 2011. Get your footjoy golf shoes on and take a walk around the resort which offers the challenge of three 18-hole championship golf courses, including the Twenty Ten course. The first course in history to be designed and built specifically to host The Ryder Cup.
- Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St. Andrews
St. Andrews is renowned worldwide as “The Home of Golf” with 11 courses in the immediate area and more than 30 within a half-hour’s drive. The Old Course Hotel’s own championship course, The Duke’s, is St Andrews’ only heath land course.
The Duke’s Golf Academy at St Andrews offers comprehensive golf teaching services. Lesson and course types are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to more experienced players and include a variety of coaching classes.
- Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes, Tolleshunt Knights
Make the most of your time away from home, with two 18-hole golf courses. Set in 320 acres of stunning parkland, there’s always time for a relaxing countryside stroll. The tees and greens are meticulously maintained, and present a challenge to golfers both novice and experienced.
- Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Turnberry
Home to the iconic Ailsa, an Open Championship course four times over, this par-71, 6,474-yard Championship course is one of golf’s storied places. Set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, it is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world.
- Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa, Chesterton
Set in 134 acres of stunning Oxfordshire countryside, Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa provides a memorable setting for your business or leisure break. Ideally situated for easy access from both London and the Midlands, we are perfectly positioned for events, conferences, weddings, golf breaks and spa retreats.
- The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford
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Escape to the Cheshire countryside for a golfing getaway. Enjoy 18-holes of golf on the Championship course, before taking a break for lunch in the Club Lounge, overlooking the Mere Lake. However you plan your stay and play, you can rest assured you’ll do so in comfort, style and true luxury.