Whether your golf break takes you to 4-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry or a golf tour to one of the 6 golf courses in England that have hosted The Open Championship, England is sure to provide you with a host of memorable destinations for your golf holiday.
Golf in England
England is also home to numerous Top 100 Golf Courses including Woodhall Spa, Royal St Georges, Sunningdale, Ganton and Walton Heath. The European Tour has also visited the likes of Hanbury Manor, The Oxfordshire and Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club, so wherever you are thinking of playing golf in England you'll never be far from a Championship golf course.
Best Golf Resorts for England Golf Breaks
- The Belfry (Warwickshire, England)
- Close House (Northumberland), England
- Macdonald Hill Valley (Cheshire, England)
- Marriott Forest of Arden (Warwickshire, England)
- Slaley Hall (Northumberland, England)
- Wychwood Park (Cheshire, England)
- Belton Woods, (Lincolnshire, England)
- Whittlebury Hall (Northamptonshire, England)
- East Sussex National (Sussex), England
- St Mellion International Resort (Cornwall, England)
- Marriott Hanbury Manor (Hertfordshire, England)
- Old Thorns Manor Hotel (Hampshire, England)
Destinations for a short golf trip or weekend golf break in England
Top golf resorts in the North West include Mottram Hall, Carden Park, Herons Reach and Wychwood Park. If travelling to the North East we recommend a luxury golf holiday at Rockliffe Hall, Slaley Hall, Oulton Hall or Matfen Hall. In West England The Belfry is top of the list but the courses at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club are a good test for any golfer. Recommended destininations for East England golf breaks include Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel and Country Club and Belton Woods.
Resorts in the South East of England include Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Hanbury Manor and East Sussex National while in the South West St Mellion, Bovey Castle and the Dartmouth Hotel Golf and Spa are well worth a visit.
For those seeking city golf tours to the likes of Nottingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Liverpool or Newcastle will get to experience a host of hidden gems and links golf courses that are dotted along the coastline.
Golf Hotels in England
There are also countless fantastic resorts, including famous hotel chains with golf courses such as Marriott, Macdonald, QHotels and Hilton, which provide the all-round package, including outstanding accommodation and luxurious spa and leisure facilities, in addition to the great golf. This option is particularly attractive to both non-golfers and families, ensuring that there is something for everyone.
From sumptuous 5 star golf breaks and tailor-made custom packages, to exceptional value Sunday Driver specials, our extensive knowledge of English destinations will ensure that all those booking a golf break or golf tour will experience all they hoped for.
|Royal Birkdale||Royal St Georges|
|Royal Lytham & St Annes||Royal Liverpool|
|Sunningdale (Old course)||Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin course)|
|Ganton Golf Club||Walton Heath (Old course)|
|Formby Golf Club||Royal Cinque Ports|
Quick Facts about Golf in England
- Home to more golf courses than Scotland, Wales and Ireland combined
- Average Monthly temperature ranges from 4°C (39°F) to 18°C (64°F)
- Four courses on the active Open Championship rota
- Home to the BMW PGA Championship (Wentworth)
Reasons to visit England for a Golf Break
- Huge variety of courses
- Experience famous Open and Ryder Cup venues
- Convenience, always a venue near you
- Outstanding value, save with our Sunday driver packages
- Dining and spa packages at top class resorts
When to go on a Golf Break in England
Summer is the peak season for golf in England, when the warmer weather entices golfers of all degrees to hit the fairways. This demand results in higher green fees, so if you’re looking for value, the autumn and spring seasons may appeal. For a real bargain, we suggest taking advantage of our Sunday Specials with exceptional value to be had on overnight breaks.
Golf Breaks in England are Recommended for
There are currently nine courses in the Open Championship rota, with England home to four of them. Separated by only 60 miles of rugged Lancashire coastline, Royal Liverpool, Birkdale and Lytham & St Anne’s have hosted three of the past seven Opens. Royal St George’s (where our very own Darren Clarke secured his maiden major) is one of three venues on the Kent coast to have hosted the Claret Jug, along with former Open host courses Princes Golf Club and Royal Cinque Ports.
Wentworth, and in particular its famed West Course, has been flying the flag for English golf on the professional scene for years. It is the spiritual home of the World Matchplay Championship and the host of the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship. Just north of London is the Kyle Phillips-designed course at The Grove, which hosted the American Express World Golf Championship in 2006, won by none other than Tiger Woods. Of course, no list of English championship venues would be complete without mentioning The Brabazon Course at the Belfry, which has hosted the Ryder Cup on an unprecedented four occasions.
Steeped in Ryder Cup history, The Belfry is a perfect resort to accommodate groups of golfers, particularly with the newly refurbished Sam’s Bar. If you’re heading to the south west, then the St Mellion International Resort is an absolute must. The Cornwall resort boasts two outstanding courses, a brilliant 19th hole and the Fairway Lodges, which are perfectly suited to large groups of golfers. Worsley Park (Manchester), East Sussex National and Hill Valley (Shropshire) are also worth consideration.
Many venues offer Golf and Spa resort packages, meaning there is something to keep both you and your partner entertained. From Luton Hoo, which has hosted the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their honeymoon, to the exquisite Stapleford Park and Rockliffe Hall, which you may recognise from the Michael Caine hit movie Get Carter. Throw in great on-site restaurants, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a romantic weekend away.
There are countless cities and towns scattered throughout England where you’re guaranteed a memorable (albeit slightly hazy) night. Bournemouth is our No.1 golf tour destination in the UK, owing to its fine array of courses coupled with a buzzing evening atmosphere driven largely by the town’s student-heavy population. Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds and Blackpool also come highly recommended if your trip’s social curriculum is just as important as the golf itself.
There are no shortage of luxury hotels and resorts in England. Escape to the immaculate 400-acre estate of Bovey Castle in Devon, or see why The Grove near Hertfordshire is a popular haunt among some of the world’s biggest celebrities. For a lavish golf break in the north, try Rudding Park - voted No. 1 Best UK Hotel in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for three of the past four years.
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