We already know the Q Hotels offer some Championship courses, including a Seve Ballesteros design at Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, but what do they offer away from the Course?

Slaley Hall


Slaley Hall provides an ideal relaxing trip that takes you back in time as you enjoy a drink in front of the open fireplace in the Hotel Bar or indulge in a lamb-loin at the fine dining restaurant, Dukes.


Locally, you can be taken further back through history as you explore the Roman times at Hadrian’s Wall or Medieval times at Alnwick Castle.

But for those wanting to avoid the history lessons, there are local Horserace courses at Hexham and Newcastle, roughly 30 minutes away, as well as the Blue Reef Aquarium for you to become one with the animals.


If you don’t want to leave the hotel, there is 1000 acres of Northumberland woodland surrounding the hotel to adventure into as well as a variety of activities including, Quad-biking, kayaking and paint-balling.


As well as these, Slaley Hall is more than equipped for a relaxing spa day too with a state-of-the-ark spa, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym so that you can have as pampered a holiday as you like.


Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort


Although the golf at Westerwood may have some Spanish flair from the Seve Ballesteros designed golf course, the surrounding area in Glasgow offers little in resemblance to Spain. Quite the opposite, in fact, with an Indoor Snow Slope available at Soar INTU Braehead, so you can forget the hot climate and pack for a fun winter ski trip instead.

Don’t pack everything for winter, however, as with a spa, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, tennis courts, gym and pool, you’ll definitely want to pack some shorts.


After an eventful day on the slopes or a sensual day in the spa, Westerwood has ideal fine-dining to match. Flemings Restaurant offers an exquisite 7 course taster menu, enabling you to enjoy all of the delicious cuisine.


Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel


Aldwark Manor in York, is the place to be for a relaxing drink at the bar.

For the sporting enthusiasts, the Terrace Bar is the perfect place to relax after your round. Overlooking the 1st fairway, you can watch all fellow golfers attempts to play the hole whilst enjoying a chilled beer and debriefing your own round. If watching some below-average golf is not what you want to look at that, then lucky there are also big screens showing BT Sport and a pool table to keep you occupied.


If you are having a day off golf, then a good day could be spent touring Harewood House nearby and admiring the gardens, waterfall, woodland walks, and the Himalayan Garden. Then head for a glass of wine before dinner at the Squadron Bar which overlooks the 15th hole and the Yorkshire countryside.


Or spend your day off golf enjoying some of the facilities at the hotel, including a Swimming Pool, Suana, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and a Gym.


Finish at the AA Rosette Brasserie Restaurant serving British & French Cuisine, cooked by an award winning Chef, to complete your luxurious stay.


Telford Hotel & Golf Resort


For golfing historians, Telford Hotel & Golf Resort has 10 Museums nearby at the Iron Bridge Gorge which will show you in-depth Victorian History. Make a trip to all of these and you’re sure this trip will be a knowledgeable one.


Aside from history, there is plenty of relaxing hobbies on-site including a heated pool, spa, sauna, steam room and even an ice cave to refresh yourself. There is also a 24 hour gym on hand so you can fit your exercise in at anytime.


In the evening, guests have the choice of Restaurant 1779 serving modern European dishes with open views of the Shropshire countryside, or guests can head into Telford for a few more dining options.


Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel


Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa provides exactly that…8 Lakes, 27 holes of golf, a luxurious Spa as well as much more.


For a calm and relaxing weekend aside from golf, there is the choice of a heated indoor pool, spa, steam room, sauna, gym and even a bowling alley to spend your time in.


Or guests can just walk around the fabulous Northamptonshire countryside and discover all 8 lakes on the property.


Then to finish this relaxing day, why not head to the Lakes Restaurant where you can tuck into a variety of delicious meals including fish and pork.


But if you want to visit the local area, Hellidon is close to both Coventry and Northampton where you’ll find a variety of cuisines as well as 3 Landmark Castles nearby: Warwick Castle, Rockingham Castle, Kenilworth Castle.

Also if you time your trip in July 2017, you could be watching Formula 1 racing at Silverstone, which is less than 30 minutes drive away. What a weekend that would be!


Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort


Get away from a busy city life at Forest Pines, by being surrounded by 190 acres of Woodland and enjoy a stay utilising the Gym, pool, sauna, steam room, and heated poolside loungers which provides a truly tranquil experience.


After playing on the 27 holes, Forest Pines has the ideal clubhouse to relax and unwind. The Pines Bar is fitted with big screen TVs to catch the live sport, a pool table and balconies that offer stunning views of all the courses. You can happily spend your entire day here, but for another option then head to the AA Rosette Eighteen57 restaurant for a unique dining experience in a warm environment.


In terms of away from the hotel, there is a nearby inland town of Scunthorpe or if you’re travelling during summer, the coastal town of Grimsby is less than 30 minutes away. Here you can find a wealth of activities including water sports, beaches and restaurants.

Slightly further afield is Lincoln in case you want to brush up on your history knowledge and explore Lincoln Castle which is home to the Lincoln Magna Carta or visit Lincoln Cathedral, which are both roughly 30 minutes away.


Belton Woods


ACTIVITIES Central here at Belton Woods.

Guests have the choice of mixing up golf with:

  • Croquet
  • Quad-biking
  • Archery
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Crazy Golf

Or the choice of relaxing at the:

  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool
  • Gym


After days spent enjoying these activities, a delicious meal will make the perfect ending. At Belton Woods there is the option of the Stanton Brasserie serving special Sunday carvery’s or a variety of dishes from the a la carte evening menu, including must try meaty steaks.


But for a post-round pint or a pre-1st tee coffee, there is the Claret Jug bar open throughout the day to provide a warm and informal atmosphere.

For those wanting to travel away from the hotel, there is the Southwell Racecourse just a 30minutes drive away, which hosts an all weather track so you can watch some horse racing at any time of year. Or there is a nearby town, Grantham, and nearby cities of Lincoln and Nottingham which offer a variety of restaurants if you want to add some spice to your flavour options.


Dunston Hall


If you are a fan of Animals, then a trip to Dunston Hall cannot go a miss. Within 20 miles there is:

  • Barnham Zoo
  • Africa Alive providing a memorable safari experience
  • Pettitts Animal Park

And for a perfect family holiday swinging from trees and riding zip wires, there is BeWILDerwood less than 30 minutes away.


For a more relaxing on-site experience, however, Dunston Hall has:

  • 150 acres of Norfolk Parkland for walks
  • A Spa, Indoor Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool
  • Football Pitch designed by Norwich FC
  • Themed Restaurant Nights at Brasserie Bar & Grill
  • Bunkers for a traditional bistro-menu in the Clubhouse
  • Terrace Bar to relax in an armchair with a pint




Mottram Hall


Part of going away on holiday is sitting down and enjoying quality food with spectacular views, and Mottram Hall certainly provides this.

√ Elegant Dining Experience

√ Clubhouse with golf course views

√ Halfway House catered for a beer/sit down meal/quick refill

√ Champagne Bar & Library

Another essential of a holiday is relaxation, and where better than the Spa, Pool, Gym or one of Mottram Hall’s Two Thermal Rooms for a unique relaxation experience.


And for those looking for a more active time whilst off the course, there is the option of:

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Archery
  • Horse Riding at Tatton
  • Watching Lancashire CC, Man Utd or Man City

All of these features make for a superb trip, but the beautiful 270 acres of Cheshire parkland and fresh English countryside air alone will provide an ideal relaxation.


Oulton Hall


Everything about a trip to Oulton Hall, oozes Luxury!

From setting your eyes on the 18th Century Mansion Hotel and the immaculately cut lawns and gardens to enjoying afternoon tea served by the butler, a visit to Oulton Hall will leave you feeling like Royalty.


After playing on the 27 holes that Oulton Hall has to offer, guests can relax in the Sauna, steam room, pool or Spa using luxury ESPA products.


And for some more sport, you can head to the gym which is fully equipped with Sky TV so you never miss a moment of your favourite channels or live sport. Or head to the Golf Fun Zone for some more golf but in a fun atmosphere, enjoying golf games and trick shots.


After being fully pampered throughout the day, the dining options on offer continue this theme.

  • Enjoy fine dining at Calverley Grill serving a classic British menu
  • Drink Wines/Spirits/beer whilst overlooking the course at the Claret Jug Clubhouse
  • Sandwiches, Pastries and Tea’s served by the butler in the Drawing Room
  • Drink Brut to Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 (One of only 7 bottles in the UK) at the Champagne Bar


If you feel the need to leave this luxurious escape, then there is the Wetherby Racecourse only 30 minutes away for horse racing fanatics or there is the monthly Otley Farmer’s Market to find some local produce. Also only 30 minutes away is the historic city of Leeds, where you can find restaurants, bars and sporting Venues for Leeds FC or Yorkshire CC.

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Nick Martin

Nick Martin

Member of South Herts Golf Club, playing off a handicap of 3. Have played golf in over 10 countries and look forward to playing more in my role with YGT's marketing department.

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