If the thought of tackling airport queues this summer fills you with dread, why not book a luxury golf break right here in the UK?
This summer, you won’t need to travel far to find a luxury golf break. We’re spoilt for choice in the UK, with some of the world’s best golf courses, exclusive hotels and incredible resorts right on our doorstep.
Bovey Castle Hotel
Picturesque harbour towns, sandy beaches and soaring cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks; there’s not much to love about Devon.
Nestled in the rolling valleys of Dartmoor National Park you’ll find the five-star Bovey Castle Hotel; a stunning manor house hotel with 60 individually-design bedrooms, 18-hole championship golf course and luxurious spa.
The course was designed to rival sister courses Gleneagles and Turnberry – now rated as one of the best in-land challenges in the South West.
Once home to the Earls of Clarendon, a luxury golf break at The Grove is a sanctuary for golfers and spa-lovers alike.
Set within 300 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, the par-72 course was designed by renowned architect Kyle Phillips. A true test of golf, the immaculate course is always in top condition.
Just make sure you leave enough time to fully unwind in the spa whilst you’re there.
Celtic Manor boasts four golf courses, an exceptional spa and plenty of accommodation options – from elegant hotel rooms to unique lodges.
Take on the Twenty Ten course and recreate the winning putt from Ryder Cups gone by. Tee off on the Montgomerie or Roman Road course, or try the Caerleon Golf Club – all offering their own challenges.
The Belfry’s Brabazon course has become a Ryder Cup synonym, having hosted the prestigious event four times – more than any other course in the world.
But it’s not just The Brabazon course that shines here. The PGA National is a world-class golf course and a real challenge for even the most seasoned golfers.
There are more than 300 luxury bedrooms and suites, multiple restaurants and bars and a state-of-the-art spa and leisure club.
Located in the heart of the Sutton Coldflield countryside, close to Birmingham, the central location of The Belfry makes it fairly easy to get to from wherever you live in the UK.
If you’re looking for a luxury golf break in the North East, you won’t get much better than Rockcliffe Hall.
Hidden away in idyllic countryside, the resort has 61 luxury bedrooms, three extraordinary restaurants, and a lavish spa. It’s also home to the UK’s longest golf course, set over almost 380 acres and featuring lakes, woods and wetland.
For even more luxury, you can also book The Woodland Mews Luxury Holiday Homes for a traditional country home experience.
Our final two resorts are havens for golfers. Both of these should be at the top of your bucket list if you haven’t visited before.
Gleneagles is brimming with history, having hosted the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and Curtis Cup. It’s also set to host the 2022 Senior Open.
The charming country estate boasts three 18-hole courses and a par-3 nine-hole course. Plus a luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms and suites and a beautiful spa.
Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
Welcome to the “Home of golf”.
This is the ultimate luxury golf break for any golfer, bordering the 17th hole of the historic St Andrews Old Course and with stunning views of the beautiful Scottish Coastline.
The Old Course hotel has over 140 luxurious bedrooms and suites, the majority of which overlook the iconic Old Course. It also has its own championship golf course – the Duke’s – which is a heathland course and offers a completely different challenge to its surrounding links courses.
There is a catalogue of bars and restaurants to choose from, as well as a sumptuous which has been rated as one of the best in the UK.
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