Golf breaks are all about enjoying the fresh outdoors as you stroll across the course and make some super shots. With the UK’s rolling valleys, and luscious green landscapes, there are golf hotels dotted around everywhere. Yet some offer something a little more luxurious than others. Here are 3 of the best golf hotels in the UK and what you can expect from a visit to each:
Brynmeadows Spa & Golf Hotel
Since 1973, the golf course at Brynmeadows has attracted amateur and professional golfers from all around the UK, eager to play amongst the stunning, panoramic views of the Welsh countryside. The tree-lined parkland course offers a multitude of challenges with no two holes the same. At Brynmeadows, you can expect peace and tranquillity immersed in beautiful surroundings.
The course was designed by the famous Brian Mayo and golf professional Craig Defoy with a strong focus on accuracy and tactics rather than force. 6021 yards large with a par 71, the championship course two signature holes which each stretch 227 and 557 yards across water. For a business day out, a competitive game or pleasure, this golf break is a popular choice and great experience for any hotel visitor.
• The Brynmeadows Golf Break
For just £60 per person, the Brynmeadows Golf Break package is a day of game and luxury. Visitors can enjoy unlimited play, staying in 4*accommodation with a traditional Welsh Breakfast. There’s also the opportunity to take a dip in the indoor pool and get pampered by one of many exotic treatments at the Fusion Spa.
The Celtic Manor Golf Hotel
The Celtic Manor resort isn’t just a UK-class but a world-class golf break destination. With three huge championship courses, the resort has hosted multiple famous golf cups, including The Ryder Cup in 2010, and was voted Europe’s Golf resort of the year in 2011. Set in the Usk Valley high up amongst 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland, the Celtic Manor is certainly a glamorous destination.
The 3 courses at the resort are named: The Twenty Ten, The Roman Road and The Montgomerie. Each designed by famous golf professionals, they include very different landscapes and challenges. A luxury clubhouse overlooks the gorgeous Twenty Ten green while The Lodge offers fine-dining and sleek bars to complete a day of exhilarating play. There’s also a Golf Academy for beginners and professionals to visit and improve their skills.
• The Celtic Manor Twenty Ten Golf Break
For an unforgettable experience of the purpose-built Ryder Cup grounds, choose The Twenty Ten One Night course package. Play the 18 holes, stay for one night at the 5* hotel, enjoy a full welsh Breakfast and get unlimited use of the Forum Health Club during your stay.
The Grove Golf Hotel
As one of England’s finest golf courses, the Grove resort has been awarded the ‘No.1 Stay & Play Resort In England’ award. The immaculate greens make for truly luxury surroundings while the 7,152 yard championship golf course combines unique, challenging strategies with more traditional architecture.
One of the most popular holes is named the Mausoleum which includes various tumps and drops to deceive the eye. There’s also the Eggshell with a crumpled run-up and tousled strips of rough as well as the Hoggery where players must aim over ‘Hell’s Lake’. The course has no members, welcoming any beginner or professional to come and have a go.
• The Grove Stay & Play Golf Break
For a delightful getaway that is full of your favourite sport, the Grove Stay & Play Golf Break is perfect. You’ll get one night’s stay in a superior room, one round of golf for two and breakfast in bed or in the luxury Glasshouse restaurant, all for just £160pp. You can also treat yourself to unlimited me-time with a dip in the pool or a facial at the Sequoia spa.
This post was written by Daniel Jones, a long-time member of the golf club at the Brynmeadows Golf Hotel: www.brynmeadows.co.uk/Spa. Daniel visits luxury golf hotels across the UK and the rest of the world but never loses interest in playing in his local spot of the gorgeous Welsh valleys.