Following a £1.8 million refurbishment, historic Burley Manor in the New Forest National Park opened last week as a restaurant with boutique rooms.

Following a £1.8 million refurbishment, historic Burley Manor in the New Forest National Park opened last week as a restaurant with boutique rooms.

With around 12 golf courses within the National Park itself – many offering the unique experience of sharing the green with wild ponies, donkeys and deer – Burley Manor is handily-situated for a golfing break.

The refurbishment has been designed to showcase Grade II listed Burley Manor’s best architectural features, while ensuring guest facilities have just the right touches of luxe and comfort. It has already been named by as one of Britain’s ten cosiest hotels for 2016. This boutique bolt hole was designed for adults – allowing for relaxed dinners, breakfasts and overnight escapes.

At the heart of its transformation is a stunning restaurant, lounge and bar, re-imagined with an eclectic mix of antique furniture, original features and bright fabrics – and a menu which reflects the bold, vibrant tastes of the Mediterranean.


The building dates back to 1852 and is set in eight acres of a quiet corner of the New Forest, against a stunning natural backdrop in the village of Burley. It has tranquil views across rolling downs and looks out over a native red deer sanctuary.

Here are just some of the golf courses near to Burley Manor:

Burley Golf Club, Burley – in Burley itself, this is a nine-hole course. Burley Golf Club is a typical heath course on Forestry land with an abundance of wildlife and forest views which have remained almost unchanged for more than a century.

Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club, Brockenhurst – designed by Harry Colt, recognised as one of the best in the beautiful New Forest area, Brockenhurst Manor is a fine test for golfers of all handicaps. This challenging 18-hole course is surrounded by wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

Hamptworth Golf & Country Club, Hamptworth – an 18-hole, par 72, woodland course accompanied by practice facilities. The club also features all-weather tennis courts, croquet lawn, gym, clubhouse, golf & tennis academy.

Forest Course, Bramshaw – sharing with the wildlife is a probability rather than a possibility here. Its open aspects and rolling heathland mean the prospect of a deer emerging from the trees or a mare chivvying her foal across the fairway is a likely one. The ever-changing scenery of humps, hollows and meandering streams test golfing skills and judgement within an idyllic setting.


Manor Course, Bramshaw – at the same club as the Forest Course is the first-class Manor Course, gently undulating with excellent fairways which demand accurate tee and good approach shots to the well-manicured greens. There’s no easy hole on this course.

The official New Forest website lists other courses across the New Forest. They are many and varied, suitable for the experienced and the novice golfer.

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