Planning your next UK golf getaway? The Marriott Golf Hotels across the UK offer some of the finest championship golf courses with the likes of Hanbury Manor and Forest of Arden. In this blog we step away from the golf course, to tell you all the great things you can do, when perhaps you need a break from the fairways. Whether it’s fine dining in award winning restaurants or just relaxing in the spa, a stay at a Marriott Hotel will be the perfect place to spend your holiday.

Marriott Dalmahoy

Besides hosting the Solheim Cup and the Scottish PGA Championships, Marriott Dalmahoy has more to offer than just golf.


For a relaxing weekend away, there is a sensual spa and indoor pool on hand to provide a luxurious feel to your stay, as well as a gym and tennis courts for some more fitness based activities.

And a luxurious stay cannot be complete without some fine dining in the hotel. Visitors have the choice of the Pentland Restaurant providing traditional Scottish food whilst overlooking the golf course, OR visitors can go to the Brasserie for a relaxing pint whilst taking in the views or watching the sport on the big screen.

Also, located only 7 miles away from Edinburgh there is some great day trips to explore. Namely a trip to the Edinburgh Castle or to Arthur’s Seat, 40 mins away. Arthur’s Seat is an ancient volcano at the peak of the mountains in Holyrood Park and offers incredible views of the city which makes for a rewarding hike.


Marriott Worsley Park


At Marriott Worsley Park there are many enjoyable activities away from the course that are suited for all people. There is a Spa, Pool, Sauna, Gym as well as two tasty restaurants for those that want to stay on-resort. There is the option of the Grill in the Park restaurant serving everything from steaks to seafood to pasta amongst a relaxed atmosphere. Or visitors can go for a relaxed drink in an outdoor courtyard at the Chimney Bar & Lounge…Whatever you fancy after a long day on the course.

Adding to this selection, there is then Manchester just 7 miles away offering a huge selection of restaurants and day-time activities. For example, LEGOLAND Discovery centre is just a short trip away for those that want to complete the perfect family trip. Or for the sport enthusiast groups, spend your weekend watching either Lancashire play cricket or Man Utd/City play football.

But if shopping is more your style, then the Trafford Centre just 5 miles away will be perfect. 230 stores of designer and luxury fashion outlets in one place…I’m sure it’ll be a good trip away.


Marriott Breadsall Priory


√ Nature Excursions

√ British Motorsport

√ British History


All are here at Breadsall Priory in Derbyshire.

Time your trip away and you could be watching the World Touring Car Championships or the Superbike World Championships at Donington Park Race Circuit, under 30 minutes away from the hotel.

Or for an adventure day trip, you could head to the picturesque Peak District National Park and take in the spectacular scenery on some of the walking trails. Following this, finish at Chatsworth House within The Peak District to explore the home of The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

But for those not wanting to travel once reaching the hotel, there is a spa, pool, sauna and a gym to ensure all your health and beauty facilities are catered for. And to eat, guests can put on their smartest outfit and enjoy a fine dining experience at the Priory Restaurant or a nice informal evening at the Tempo Restaurant & Bar.


Marriott Sprowston Manor



Situated in Norwich, less than 15 minutes drive from BeWILDerwood Adventure Park and 30 minutes from the Dinosaur Adventure Park, this is sure to be a fun destination for the kids as they play in tree-houses and swing from zip wires.

Or sun-lovers could head South from the hotel towards Great Yarmouth and enjoy the beach or even closer, enjoy a peaceful journey through rivers and lakes on a family boat at Norfolk Broads.

Closer to home, however, is also the cathedral city of Norwich and Norwich castle just 5 miles away for those that want to indulge into the past and explore some Norman history and art collections.

But if you don’t want to leave the hotel, then the neighbouring La Fontana Health & Spa is equipped with an indoor pool, a children’s pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam and a gym. All of which is surrounded by parkland and a championship golf course to provide a truly tranquil experience.


Following a relaxing or adventurous day out, you can complete your trip with some international dishes and a glass of wine at the AA Rosette 1559 Manor Restaurant at the Marriott or perhaps you fancy trying some of the array of spices and flavours nearby. There is a choice of Thai, Japanese and Indian cuisines within 8.5km from the hotel, so your choices of flavour are not limited.


Marriott Tudor Park


Did someone say Pub Crawl?

With over 10 pubs within 8km of the hotel, this certainly could be a good pub crawl adventure. Starting at the Oak on the Green, only 1.6km away, by enjoying a nice pint in the sun in this historic pub’s beer garden, then head towards Maidstone and see how many pubs you can get to.

But if you would rather enjoy the countryside and enjoy a quiet drink, then there is still the beautiful Kent Countryside, known as the ‘Garden of England’ as well as the Mezzanine Hotel bar right on your doorstep. If you’re going for a weekend, a perfect day could be spent eating a special Sunday carvery at Conical Grill whilst taking in the atmosphere.


Also with Leeds Castle just 2.7 miles away, visitors can get lost in the 500 acres of parkland, gardens and a maze whilst rolling back the history of 6 English Queens and Henry VIII. And for those willing to travel around 40 minutes, you can head to Canterbury and visit Canterbury Cathedral  for even more medieval experiences.

If all this sounds like too many excursions for a holiday, have no fear as Tudor Park also offers an indoor pool, spa and a gym so you can relax how you want during your holiday.


Marriott Meon Valley


Although Meon Valley is set inland, at only 10 miles from Southampton there is the potential to enjoy some time in the sea during your holiday here. Just a short drive away and you could be spending your day-off golf, sailing the Southampton coast.

But don’t think you have to enjoy the sea to have fun here, as Meon Valley is also nearby the South Downs national park so there is plenty of English countryside to discover and to enjoy hiking or cycling across the landscape.


If physical excursions are not how you want to spend your trip, however, there is also the Paulton’s Peppa Pig World Theme Park and Marwell Zoo for a fun-family day out.

Or perhaps just stay and enjoy the swimming pool, tennis courts, gym and spa at the hotel during the day and then head to the award winning Broadstreet restaurant offering a varied international cuisine. After, if you feel the night is young then try a soothing cocktail in the chilled atmosphere at Zest Bar & Lounge.

Marriott St. Pierre

The only Marriott on our list in Wales and it definitely has A LOT to offer.


From floodlit tennis courts, spa, pool, sauna, steam room and gym…

To acres of Monmouthsire countryside to explore…


To the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Race Course…

To Shopping, dining & entertainment at Cribbs Causeaway Shopping Centre…

To choices of Italian food at Mamma Mia, Chinese at Shangri La Restaurant or a Spicy Indian at Mughal Spice in the nearby town of Chepstow.


Marriott Forest of Arden


Marriott Forest of Arden is the perfect get away from the busy city-life, surrounded by 10,000 acres of Warwickshire countryside and fully equipped with a spa, sauna, steam room and pool.

Embedded amongst the ancient grassland, it could be a good idea to take a walk around the hotel grounds and towards the Packington Estate. Here you can take in the spectacular scenery and enjoy some fishing, whilst taking in the natural environment amongst the Nature Reserve.


Whilst located in Parkington Park, the hotel is slightly more secluded from nearby restaurants. However, with a double AA Rosette award-winning restaurant in the hotel who needs it. Serving delicious full continental breakfasts before your round and luxurious dining experiences in the evening.

For the sport and activity enthusiasts, there is plenty going on. Take a break from the course, and enjoy swinging a racket instead with the multiple tennis courts and table-tennis tables available. Or perhaps see if your putting stroke will work at Croquet.

But if on your trip you do fancy leaving the hotel, Birmingham is just a short journey away. Nearby attractions include Warwick Castle, just 15 miles away, Drayton Manor Theme Park and Cadbury World within 30 minutes. Added to this, there is the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, with over 140 trade and consumer events each year so be sure to check what’s on during your trip.

Marriott Hanbury Manor


Nestled in 200 acres of Hertfordshire Parkland, Hanbury Manor provides a beautiful green environment to take strolls. Perhaps visit Lee Valley Regional Park to further take in the English countryside and enjoy a cycle ride through the picturesque 10,000 acres of grassland.hanbury-manor-4

Hanbury Manor also has so much on resort including a state-of-the-art spa, steam room, indoor pool, gym and tennis courts on-site. As well as a delightful oak library to give you a wide selection for your holiday reading.


Added to this, if golf is all you came to play then there is also a golf simulator available, on top of the championship 18 hole course, so you can try 15 different challenging courses whilst avoiding any walking.


Marriott Lingfield Park

Uniquely set on Lingfield Park Race Course in Surrey, this hotel is sure to get horse racing fans excited. Visitors could spend one day playing golf and watching championship horse racing from their balcony the next.


It’s not all about sports, however, as the Marriott is also equipped with a spa, sauna, steam room and gym to satisfy your comforts.


And for evening plans, Lingfield Park offers a tasty Cyprium Bar & Grill as well as a few more options to choose from in Lingfield Village. There is an Indian to try at the Bengal Village Restaurant, a 300 year old Barn experience at Red Barn Pub as well as a Wild West themed American dining at Smith & Western.


Marriott Hollins Hall


√ AA Rosette Heathcliff Restaurant

√ Indoor Pool

√ Sauna & Steam Room

√ Gym

√ Spa

Hollins Hall has all your relaxing desires outside of golf. But if you fancy a wonder around nearby there is the National Media Museum in Bradford which includes the UK’s first IMAX and an interactive game centre. And for a more picturesque journey outside the Hotel, there is the Yorkshire Dales National Park to take in some incredible scenery.


Overall, the fantastic selection of Marriott Hotels will leave golfers satisfied both on and off the course!



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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