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Best Golf Resorts in the UK

from the Experts in Golf Holidays

✍️ Rick Wilton | ⏰ 8 min read

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We send a record number of golfers to golf resorts within the UK & Ireland every year. When those golfers return from their breaks they provide us with feedback on their experience.

We have compiled a list of the highest rated golf resorts in the UK from that feedback.

Have a read through the list below to help you choose the perfect UK golf resort for your next golf trip.

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Fairmont St Andrews

Perched proudly upon the cliffs above St Andrews Bay overlooking two fabulous championship golf courses and the famous St Andrews skyline, Fairmont St Andrews is a true luxury 5* establishment.

Located on Scotland's dramatic east coast, just a 90 minute drive from Edinburgh, the resort is within ten minutes of St Andrews Links and the world-famous Kingsbarns.

Reasons to Visit Fairmont St Andrews

  • Courses designed by Bruce Devlin, Gene Sarazen & Sam Torrance
  • Luxury 5-Star Hotel with amazing views
  • Hosted Open Championship Qualifying and European Tour events

Book a golf break to Fairmont St Andrews or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

What our clients think

❝From driving in through the well manicured entrance you are made to feel as if you belong, a welcoming atmosphere from everyone over the course of our too brief a stay, the room was clean, well furnished and spacious, the beds are extremely comfortable and the quiet is deafening. The breakfast choice is extensive, well presented & prepared. Overall it is one of the most pleasant places to play & stay I have encountered.❞
Brian (visited April)

Druids Glen Golf Resort

Set in the magnificent Wicklow Hills to the south of Dublin the resort offers two supreme championship golf courses, a 5* hotel and an award winning Spa.

The 4-time Irish Open Druids Glen Course has been compared to Augusta by many great golfers and the relatively young Druids Heath course has hosted the Irish PGA Championship.

Book a golf break to Druids Glen or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Druids Glen

  • Dubbed the 'Augusta of Ireland'
  • Multiple host of the Irish Open
  • A 5-star hotel 45 minutes from Dublin

What our clients think

❝The hotel is of the highest quality and the staff are excellent very pleasant and easy to get along with. The food and drink for breakfast and dinner was excellent. Perfect way to begin and end a round of golf with great food. The room itself again was perfect plenty of space, comfortable beds and a well sized bathroom.❞
Glen (visited October)

Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort

Located on some of Scotland's most dramatic coastline the Trump Turnberry Resort will provide a special experience for a golf break. Guests can choose to stay in the 5-star hotel or the self-catering cottages and Villas.

The courses at Turnberry are simply incredible with the Ailsa course being the headline act having hosted 4 Open Championships.

Reasons to Visit Trump Turnberry

  • Multiple hosts of The Open, Senior Open & Women's Open
  • Named 2019 Best Golf Resort in Europe
  • Ailsa Course ranked in World's Top 10 Golf Courses

Book a golf break to Trump Turnberry or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

What our clients think

❝Beautifully presented. The quality is amazing and the staff excellent and friendly.❞
Tom (visited September)

Carton House Hotel & Golf Club

Located just 30 minutes from Dublin, Carton House and it's two golf championship courses is emerging as one of the most exquisite golfing destinations in Ireland.

The stunning Palladian house is situated within 1000 acres or Irish countryside accompanied by two terrific courses, the multiple Irish Open host Montgomerie course and the beautiful O'Meara Course.

Book a golf break to Carton House or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Carton House

  • Inland links designed by Colin Montgomerie
  • Located only 15 miles from Dublin
  • Two courses measuring over 7000 yards

What our clients think

❝Accommodation lived up to expectation, very relaxed, comfortable and staff very welcoming and helpful.❞
Desmond (visited February)

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

Located in County Durham in the heart of the North West of England the 5-star Rockliffe Hall hotel offers world-class luxury, fantastic spa and leisure facilities and exquisite dining.

The Martin Hawtree golf course extends to 7,879 yards making it one of the longest in Europe but five distinct sets of tees help make it playable by golfers of all abilities.

Book a golf break to Rockliffe Hall or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Rockliffe Hall

  • Five Star accommodation overlooking scenic countryside
  • Designed by Martin Hawtree & Marc Westenborg
  • Luxury Spa & 3AA Rosette restaurant

What our clients think

❝Rockliffe Hall Hotel is breathtaking. The New House rooms a delight and the Tiplady Rooms a joy to stay in. Can't fault one thing. The staff are friendly and helpful. Food is just top class too.❞
Graham (visited June)

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Situated next to the Lancelot 'Capability' Brown Bowood House Estate the Bowood Hotel & Spa Resort is one of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire.

The stunning Dave Thomas layout at Bowwod is the Official PGA Golf Course and Golf Academy for the South West and is ranked within the Top 100 golf courses in England.

Book a golf break to Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

  • Located on the Bowood estate close to Bowood House & Gardens
  • Official PGA Golf Course & Academy for South West of England
  • Designed by Dave Thomas

What our clients think

❝Bowood is an excellent location, fabulous golf course, wonderful staff (in every area of the resort) and comfortable rooms. I would highly recommend this hotel and golf resort.❞
John (visited September)

Gleneagles Golf Resort

Having hosted both the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup Gleneagles must be one of the most famous golf resorts in the world. The luxurious 5-star hotel, 2 Michelin Starred Andrew Fairlie restaurant and first-class spa is accompanied by 3 wonderful championship golf courses.

The James Braid and Jack Nicklaus layouts provide some of the best golf in the UK providing golfers with a truly memorable experience.

Reasons to Visit Gleneagles

  • Hosted both the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup
  • 3 Championship courses from James Braid & Jack Nicklaus
  • Named the 2019 European Golf Resort of the Year

Book a golf break to Gleneagles or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

What our clients think

❝I just wished we could have stayed here for a week and not 2 nights. Everything was just superb. Without doubt, this for both my wife and I was the most fantastic place we have ever stayed. The staff were so friendly, helpful and professional and the facilities outstanding. The setting is just idyllic.❞
Tom (visited September)

St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion is easily one of the best golf resorts in the South West of England. The 4-star hotel is located near the Tamar Valley, less than 30 minutes from Plymouth, offering lavish bedrooms and the famous Elemis Spa.

Both the Kernow and Nicklaus course provide a stern challenge but the Golden Bear's layout at St Mellion is thought by many to be one of England's top layouts.

Book a golf break to St Mellion or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit St Mellion

  • Former European Tour Venue
  • Designed by 18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus
  • Top 100 Golf Course in England

What our clients think

❝My sons loved their weekend for a 30th birthday gift, food was very good, accommodation excellent. They are planning to go back on a yearly brother get together!❞
Steph (visited July)

The Belfry

Inspired by the game of golf, The Belfry Hotel & Resort is a one-stop destination for any discerning golfer and leisure traveller. As a 4-time Ryder Cup host and multiple European Tour host, The Belfry and it's Brabazon Golf Course is arguably the best golf hotel in England.

Whether you are seeking a luxurious hotel stay or an unforgettable round of golf, it is all at The Belfry , set in 550 acres of beautiful English countryside.

Book a golf break to The Belfry or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit The Belfry

  • 3 Championship courses
  • 4 time Ryder Cup host and regular European Tour venue
  • Luxury hotel with 324 guest bedrooms

What our clients think

❝Really enjoyed my stay at the belfry, the staff were so friendly and helpful and the place was great!.❞
George (visited October)

Celtic Manor

Magnificent, all-encompassing resort set in the gorgeous Welsh countryside, with three courses that include; The Montgomerie, Roman Road and Twenty Ten, the world-famous Ryder Cup championship golf course that saw Europe win an epic victory in 2010.

The accommodations are spectacular, with the 5-star Resort Hotel stealing the show. The Manor House is a lovely 19th-century property while perched upon the hills overlooking the Twenty Ten course is the Hunter Lodges, just perfect for groups.

Book a golf break to Celtic Manor or Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to one of our golf experts.

Reasons to Visit Celtic Manor

  • 3 Championship courses
  • 5* resort with luxury spa & multiple accommodation options
  • Host of the 2010 Ryder Cup, the Wales Open & the 2020 Celtic Classic

What our clients think

"Great hotel, rooms spacious and very high quality. Food choice and restaurant choice very good."
John (visited April)

Best Golf Resorts in the UK (11-40)

(based on 10 or more reviews)

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Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa


Morley Hayes Golf Resort


Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links


Slieve Russell


Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club


The Vale Resort


Old Head Links


Mount Juliet


Sandford Springs Golf Resort


Rudding Park


Matfen Hall Golf & Spa


Bryn Meadows Golf & Spa Hotel


Carden Park


Prince's Golf Resort


Old Thorns Golf Resort


Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links


Forest Pines Golf Resort


Kingswood Golf & Country Club


Carnoustie Golf Resort


The K Club


Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club


Schloss Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course


The Heritage Resort


Castleknock Hotel & Country Club


Knightsbrook Golf Resort


Kenwick Park Hotel & Country Club


Bovey Castle


Mount Wolsey Hotel & Country Club


Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa


Hilton at Ageas Bowl

Best Golf Resorts in the UK (41-70)

(based on 10 or more reviews)

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Ramside Hall Golf Hotel & Spa


Fota Island Resort


Hilton Templepatrick Hotel & Country Club


Thorpeness Hotel & Golf Club


Barnham Broom Golf Resort


Forest of Arden


Donnington Valley


Hawkstone Park Golf & Country Club


Cotswolds Hotel & Spa


East Sussex National


Shaw Hill Golf & Spa Hotel


Lough Erne Golf Resort


Foxhills Golf Resort


Murrayshall House Hotel & Golf Course


Dorset Golf & Country Club


Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club


Whittlebury Park


Hilton Puckrup Hall


Wychwood Park


Lingfield Park Hotel & Country Club


Farthingstone Hotel & Golf Course


Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club


Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort


North Shore Hotel & Golf Club


Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club


Moyvalley Golf Resort


Draycote Hotel & Whitefields Golf Club


Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection


Wharton Park Golf & Country Club


Green Hotel Golf Resort

Best Golf Resorts in the UK (71-100)

(based on 10 or more reviews)

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Spey Valley Golf Resort


Formby Hall Golf Resort


Hellidon Lakes


The Oxfordshire


Donnington Grove Hotel & Golf Club


Stoke by Nayland Hote, Golf & Spa


Windmill Village Golf Resort


Brocket Hall


Manor of Groves


Shendish Manor Hotel & Golf Course


Hollins Hall Golf & Country Club


Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa


Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort


Hunley Hotel & Golf


Dudsbury Hotel, Golf & Spa


Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club


The Mere Golf Resort


Belton Woods


Slaley Hall Golf Resort


Shrigley Hall


St Pierre Golf Hotel & Country Club


Dale Hill Golf & Country Club


Luton Hoo Golf & Spa Resort


Cally Palace Hotel & Golf Course


George Washington Hotel, Golf & Spa


Cottesmore Hotel & Country Club


The Essex Golf & Country Club


The Tytherington Club


Warwickshire Golf & Country Club


Sprowston Manor Golf & Country Club

More About Rick

Handicap: 11
Favourite Course: Chiltern Forest
My 'Expert' areas: Kent & the Home Counties
Best trip I've done: Dubai with golf & Rugby 7's
Where my next trip is to: Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way

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