Nestled in over 170 acres of sumptuous Shropshire countryside, the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort has benefitted greatly from the substantial investment programme undertaken by Q Hotels, which has transformed almost every facet of the resort’s hotel and, with the golf course – formerly known as Great Hay Golf Club – in tow, as well as excellent leisure facilities and a top class restaurant, Telford Hotel & Golf Resort is simply ideal for those seeking somewhere to escape to for a relaxing weekend on the fairways.
The hotel now boasts 114 spacious rooms, each of which is supremely well equipped, all but guaranteeing comfort throughout your stay. Many of the guestrooms boast spectacular views over the golf course and landscaped grounds and each has a range of satellite and movie options as well as free internet access. Even higher levels of comfort and style can be found in the Darby House which, following the completion of an extensive refurbishment, features 9 beautifully decorated suites, each with their own unique style and charm.
With comfortable 4* rooms, excellent spa and leisure facilities and a top class restaurant, Telford has all the ingredients required for a top cnotch weekend golf break.
Once you have arrived at Telford and settled into your surroundings, the call of the 1st tee becomes louder and louder! After a few looseners on the driving range, you’ll be more than ready to do battle with the course. Laid down by John Harris and Brian Griffiths, the course at Telford measures a healthy 6,741 yards from the tips but fear not, forward tee positions also make the course manageable for the less experienced player.
Be sure to have your wits about you on the golf course as the menacingly placed water hazards can spell danger for your score if you’re not careful.
Fairways weave their way in and around mature woodland which calls for accuracy and precision from the tee and while the greens are generously proportioned, they are well protected by large, American style bunkers and a number of strategically placed water hazards. Impressively, Telford now boasts greens that benefit from a suspended water system, the same technique employed at Augusta National to keep the greens running fast and true, and the link to Georgia’s legendary golf course does not end there; 1991 US Masters winner Ian Woosnam achieved his first professional tournament victory at Telford.
With the golf course sitting adjacent to the hotel and clubhouse, Telford offers a most convenient and relaxing experience.
After a well deserved drink or two in the clubhouse, which is ideally placed overlooking the 18th green, there is nothing better than a visit to the Reflections Spa where you can rid yourself of any aches and pains picked up on the golf course by taking advantage of the facilities that include swimming pool, sauna eucalyptus steam room and Jacuzzi.
When your batteries are recharged, Restaurant 1779 awaits. Boasting spectacular views across the Shropshire countryside towards the Ironbridge Gorge, Restaurant 1779 is the perfect place to over indulge after a long day on the fairways. With an ever changing menu that focuses on quality, modern European cuisine prepared with the finest locally sourced ingredients, there is sure to be something to suit all tastes. The Gorge Bar & Lounge offers a more relaxed atmosphere and is a great place to grab a bite to eat throughout the course of the day.
Of course, while in such a beautiful part of the country, you would be remiss not to explore some of the local attractions. During your time away from the fairways, or indeed the bar, why not wander the galleries and museums at the charming Blists Hill Victorian town or explore the amazing Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Whatever you find yourself doing on your next golf break, choosing the Q Hotels Telford Hotel & Golf Resort as your venue of choice is an ideal place to start.
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