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Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Golf & Country Club

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The Forest of Arden is among the most highly regarded golf resorts in the UK, with two superb golf courses and fantastic hotel facilities.

Group Discounts

1 in 12 goes free between 01/01/2015 and 31/12/2015
*Offer applied during booking process.

Golf courses

Arden Course

The Arden Course is one of the country's most established tournament layouts, having hosted the cream of the European Tour for the British Masters from 1997-1999 and in 2003, and the English Open from 2000-2002. This is indicative of the quality of the course, which has some truly distinctive holes, especially the 18th, an exacting par-3. When stretched to its fullest, the Arden will measure 7,213 yards, and demand the absolute best in striking in order to score well. Should you manage to find the green in regulation, the outstanding putting surfaces will give you a good chance to convert.

Aylesford Course

The Aylesford Course is considerably shorter than its prestigious neighbour, but the expert attention of the greenkeepers ensures that it remains in equally immaculate condition. The Aylesford may be less than 6,000 yards, but underestimate it at your peril, as there are penalties to be paid for the wayward. This charming little course adds good variety to the Forest of Arden's repertoire, and emphasises the quality of a golf break at the resort.

In addition, the Forest of Arden is home to a first class golf academy, where visitors can seek the guidance of one of the resident PGA professionals.

From the back tees, the Arden's 202-yard 18th hole demands a solid draw with a long iron or fairway wood.

Hotel Information

Although the golf courses may be the star turn at the Forest of Arden, the superb hotel should not be underestimated. With 214 rooms and unparalleled facilities and service, your golf holiday here will undoubtedly be a memorable one.

Despite being within a short distance of Birmingham, the NEC and the International Airport, the hotel is set amidst no less than 10,000 acres of Warwickshire's finest countryside. The spacious guest rooms are luxurious, as is expected from a 4-star Marriott, and are furnished and decorated in a tasteful, contemporary style.

The outstanding facilities make this a great choice for a leisure or spa break, while those who choose a golf break at the Forest of Arden will be rested and rejuvenated in the hotel, ready to tackle the superb courses once again.

The Cedarwood Spa centre at the Forest of Arden is a luxurious facility, offering an extensive variety of health and beauty therapy. Speciality treatments include body scrubs and wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and waxing. For the fitness-conscious, the leisure club has an excellent swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gymnasium, while there are also tennis courts, table tennis and croquet.

The formal Broadwater Restaurant specialises in superb international cuisine, paired with an extensive and well-researched wine list.

The Long Weekend Café Bar serves good meals and drinks throughout the day.

The Cocktail Bar is ideal for a perfectly mixed drink to round off an evening.

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Golf & Country Club

Maxstoke Lane
Meriden
Warwickshire
CV7 7HR

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Hemma
The golf especially was brilliant...
4 Star Rating

On behalf of our group and my Husband (it was due to his 50th Birthday) this surprise golf break was arranged and we'd like to inform you that we all had a lovely weekend.

The resort on the whole and the golf especially was brilliant. It's a shame we had bad weather on the Saturday as the golfers chose not to finish their round. It was made up for with lovely day on the Sunday!

Hotel food / service was very good as well.

Thank you once again.

Gary
Nothing could be faulted in any way...
5 Star Rating

Just a quick note to thank you for organizing the golf weekend. First of all it is difficult to please 24 people but on this occasion it was achieved! Everything was first class and nothing could be faulted in any way. I look forward to many more weekends like this. Thank you YGT.

Peter
Impressed with the courses, the hotel and the service from Your Golf Travel...
5 Star Rating

I took a mixed group of 8 for a golf break at the Marriott Forest of Arden recently and was impressed with the courses, the hotel and the service from Your Golf Travel. The hotel complex is easy to find, being well signposted from quite a way out. The facilities at the hotel are great and so are the restaurants and bars. The food and rooms are up to the usual high Marriott standard and the drinks are as expensive as they are in other Marriotts too!

The shorter Aylesford Course is OK as an opener. They are not watering the fairways and therefore they were a little sparse during our visit, but the greens are good and overall it is a decent test of golf. It is best however to focus on the Arden Course - the championship course - which is an entirely different proposition. At 6,500 yards off the yellow tees this presents as a good test of golf with water featuring on at least a third of the holes. Brown Fallow deer abound; this is an incredibly picturesque golf course. And the final hole, 200 yards across a lake is a fitting end to the round. Don't forget to look back at the tee from the green to see the name of the club picked out in flowers.

Would we go again? Yes!

YGT service level breaks par again.

Clive
One of the best courses in the UK...
5 Star Rating

Thanks to everyone at YourGolfTravel.com, we have just returned from a fantastic golf break at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Golf & Country Club; a trip organised on behalf of 14 friends to celebrate a 50th birthday. The hotel is great, especially for larger parties – nothing (and I mean nothing) seemed to be a problem and the rooms were very comfy. The food at both dinner and breakfast had a great choice for all and the bars were really relaxing. We played both courses, but the championship Arden course is the star – one of the best courses in the UK, by a margin. I have an inbox full of thanks from friends, but actually the booking through YGT is what made it easy. Would definitely do it again.

Derek
We would definitely be happy to visit again...
4 Star Rating

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Our group hugely enjoyed our short stay at The Marriott Forest of Arden. The hotel cannot be faulted, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. We had lunch in the Zest bar before our first round and dinner in the Oak Room afterwards...I would recommend both. We all found the golf quite challenging especially on the Arden course, where a buggy was definitely appreciated by 2 of our party. The Aylesford course was not quite so difficult, and the ladies beat us gents by 8 points!

Overall we would rate this venue at least 8/10, we would definitely be happy to visit again some time in the future.

Charles
2014-11-13
Really good value for money...
4 Star Rating

Our trip to Forest of Arden was very good and would highly recommend it to other golfers.

The Arden Course was in excellent condition and the layout was great. If you can shape the ball well, you’ll definitely have an advantage. It’s a proper test of golf with its large and very fast greens. Just a pity my golf wasn't up to it! The Aylesford Course was also in excellent condition but the layout wasn’t quite as entertaining as the Arden Course. It’s a bit easier and has a “new” feel to it.

The clubhouse was more like a health club bar but it was busy so the atmosphere was good and in terms if prices, it’s pretty much what you expect from a resort like this.

Service throughout the resort is good and the staff are really helpful. While the food wasn’t amazing, it certainly did the job.  

The resort is really easy to find and I’d imagine its central location would be convenient for most in the UK.

I’d give the break 8/10 as it was really good value for money and would definitely recommend YGT to others looking to book a similar break.

Gerry
2014-11-13
Fantastic value for money...
4 Star Rating

Thanks Your Golf Travel for our recent trip to Forest of Arden. It was very good and the weather was fair which was a bonus!

The Aylesford course was good but not a world beater. A fair test of golf though.

The Arden course on the other hand was in great condition and was a fine test of golf. The starter was very helpful especially with moving our tee time around a bit and his attitude reflected that of most staff members at the resort.

I thought clubhouse prices were a bit steep which was a shame and the bar staff were slow to serve.

The rooms in the hotel though, were first class.

For what we paid I’d have to say it was fantastic value for money and YGT did us proud so we’ll definitely be using you guys for our next trip.

Charlie
2014-11-13
It is truly magnificent...
5 Star Rating

I organised a party of 12 to spend a weekend enjoying the facilities at Forest of Arden and truth be told, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to accommodate a group of twenty-something enthusiastic golfers. 

The layout of the hotel and golf facilities is great and the standard of the rooms, service and food in the hotel is superb! We certainly took full advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet!

The Aylesford course offers a forgiving 18 holes and serves as a nice warm-up to the Arden course. Once you step onto the Arden course it is a completely different feel and once you hit the turn it is truly magnificent.

A member of our group described the back nine as the nicest 9 holes of golf he has ever played which is high praise indeed...even in October! The pristine fairways and deer running around all over the place it is truly stunning and the deal we booked through yourgolftravel was an absolute bargain! Thanks guys!

Mel
2014-11-13
of Arden’s customer service was exemplary...
5 Star Rating

We had a great time thanks on our golf break to Forest of Arden, which was expertly arranged by yourgolftravel.com.

I have to say that the Forest of Arden’s customer service was exemplary and they really took good care of us. I had an issue with my golf shoe (the sole was flapping around) and the receptionist obtained some glue for me from the maintenance area so that I didn’t have to go and buy a new pair. I’m not sure you’d get that type of honest service at other resorts and it was especially appreciated considering I already have two more pairs at home!

The golf course as always was challenging and with the greens having been recently hollow-tined, was difficult. The deer as ever were a sight to see, especially with their young. 

I have no complaints at all and it was really nice to see some good old fashioned customer service; 10 out of 10 for the resort. 

I will be organising next year’s trip so of course will be in touch with YGT, with potential dates and approximate numbers when I know what’s going on.

Don
2014-11-13
An excellent 2 day golfing trip...
5 Star Rating

Thanks so much for organising my booking to the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Golf and Country Club.

I went with my son for 2 day break and after a 2 hour journey from the Wirral we arrived at the hotel at midday; just in time to have a spot of lunch in the Zest restaurant. After a lovely club sandwich and a latte we headed to the Aylesford course to tee off at 1.30pm.

The starter was excellent, giving us some handy local information on the course and taking a few photos for us too. The course was in excellent condition and we both enjoyed a competitive round which finished at 17:30.

Having checked into the hotel, we showered and changed and had dinner in the restaurant, following of course by a bottle of red in the bar which we settled into comfortably!

The next morning after a hearty full English we headed off to the tee on the Arden championship course which proved to be very challenging, with long par 4s & 5s and plenty of water to contend with. The greens were being maintained which meant a lot of sand on them but once you got used to the pace it was fine and they ran straight and true.

Overall it was an excellent 2 day golfing trip which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

Rebecca
2014-11-13
All the guys were really pleased with both courses...
4 Star Rating

Overall we had a really lovely stay at the Forest of Arden. All the guys were really pleased with both courses, especially the Arden course, and they said there was a lot of wildlife around including deer which they thought was brilliant!

We (the girls) thought the gym and spa facilities were brilliant; probably the best we've experienced whilst on such a break so big thumbs up there!!

The hotel was really lovely and the staff were brilliant! So in all a lovely stay.

Mark
2014-11-13
Fantastic value for money...
5 Star Rating

Many thanks for arranging the golf package at Marriott Forest of Arden. We were very impressed by the venue, both in terms of the hotel, and the courses. The hotel staff were very welcoming and sorted out great rooms for our group. Nothing was too much trouble. 

The Aylesford Course was a good warm up round before we played the far more testing Arden course. 

Unfortunately a deluge of biblical proportions halfway through our round meant we had to abandon the course, but the staff in the clubhouse had no problems in fitting us back in to finish the game the next day. 

Aside from the golf, we enjoyed the fitness centre, the spa and, of course, the bars! The quality of the dining was also excellent, given the cost of the package.

The venue is a big conference centre, so the hotel bar can get crowded.  We even had a surprise visitor, when coming downstairs for our afternoon round we spotted the familiar face of HRH The Duke of York being greeted by the hotel management.  It turned out he was not coming to play a quick 18 but to address a conference of newspaper editors. 

Overall, the venue and organisation was first class, and fantastic value for money.

Keith
2014-11-13
The hotel is of outstanding quality...
4 Star Rating

Thanks to Your Golf Travel for helping us organise our annual trip to the Forest of Arden.

What a superb venue! The hotel is of outstanding quality; well organised with smooth, professional service.

The golf courses are also superb with many in our party saying the Arden Course was the best course they had ever played. Imagine our trepidation when other guests in the hotel were telling us that the greens on the Aylesford were even quicker than those on the Arden!

The clubhouse was very efficient and our only gripe would be the excessive costs for a sarnie or light snack.

The hotel meals were superb as were the rooms; opulent was just one remark from a member of the group. The whole place is very well run  and we’d have to give the venue a 9 out of 10.

Peter
2014-11-13
The golf courses were both immaculate...
5 Star Rating

My friend and I had a great time at the Forest of Arden. Marriott really know how to train their staff so you get the feel they are enjoying your break with you rather than just serving you. A really nice touch.

The golf courses were both immaculate and the shorter Aylesford course is certainly not inferior to the Championship Arden course. There seem to be more hazards per hole on this track to combat the lack of length.

We tied this break in with a corporate day and we were delighted that Your Golf Travel were able to arrange golf on the other two days with great tee times each day. The price reflected the fact we were only paying for two rounds as well. In fact, it was not possible to tailor the package directly with the hotel.

I have travelled on trips arranged by YGT before but this is the first time I have dealt directly and I have to say you guys were superb, keeping me informed throughout the process.

I’ll definitely come back to YGT next time and would certainly recommend Forest of Arden to other golfers.

Richard
2014-11-13
Forest of Arden is a great venue...
4 Star Rating

Forest of Arden is a great venue and the courses were in fantastic condition, particularly the greens.

The hotel rooms were also excellent, as was the food although the menu choice was a bit limited. The resort is easy to get to and the organisation throughout was very good.

The price of drinks was high but this was only a small blip on an otherwise excellent trip.