The most popular destinations for UK and Ireland golf breaks can be found at the likes of St Andrews in Scotland, The Belfry in England, The Celtic Manor in Wales and The K Club in Ireland. Whether your next golf break is seeking to play golf on Championship links at an Open Championship venue or a golf weekend at an award winning golf resort, the UK and Ireland golf courses are hard to beat in terms of quality and experience.
Best Golf Resorts for UK Golf Breaks
Our recommended UK stay and play golf break packages for 2021 as voted for by you.
- Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland
- Manor House Hotel & Golf Club, England
- Druids Glen, Ireland
- Close House, England
- Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland
- Carton House, Ireland
- Rockliffe Hall, England
- Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, England
- Gleneagles, Scotland
- St Mellion International Resort, England
Top golf resorts in North West England include Mottram Hall, Carden Park, Herons Reach and Wychwood Park. If travelling to North East England we recommend Rockliffe Hall, Slaley Hall, Oulton Hall or Matfen Hall. The Belfry dominates West England, but the courses at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club are great for groups. Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel and Country Club and Belton Woods are great for East England golf breaks. Golf resorts in South East England include Old Thorns, Hanbury Manor and East Sussex National while UK golf holidays in South West England can be taken at St Mellion, Bovey Castle or the Dartmouth Hotel Golf and Spa.
Golf Weekends, Short Break Golf Deals & Golf Days
Those seeking a golfing weekend, short golf break or 2 night golf holiday in the UK are best placed to check out a range of golf break special offers that are available. The most popular golf break special offer is found by travelling on a Sunday. These Sunday Driver deals are significantly discounted to include not only a Sunday night stay but golf on both the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. These golf breaks can see you playing the very best golf courses, such as The Brabazon course at The Belfry or The Twenty Ten at The Celtic Manor for savings of up to 50% on staying on a Friday or Saturday night.
Affordable Golf Trips in the UK & Ireland
Bag yourself a money saving bargain golf break by taking advantage of special offers that can be enjoyed by travelling as a group with numerous golf courses and hotels offering free places for groups or societies of 8 or more people. These vary but a lot of golf resorts will offer 1 in 8, 1 in 12 or 1 in 16 free, please speak to your golf consultant at Your Golf Travel for more information about a group golf break.
Last Minute UK Golf Breaks
Need a fairway in a hurry? Well not only can this satisfy your golfing desires but also see you make a saving as well. Your Golf Travel has a host of last minute UK golf breaks, available to book instantly online but be quick to take advantage of them as these deals are often limited, the golf courses can fill up quickly and when they're gone, they're gone!
Golf and Spa Breaks in the UK
The UK is home to a wealth of fantastic golf and spa destinations. The likes of Gleneagles, The Old Course Hotel, Trump Turnberry are well recommended for those wanting a golf and spa break in Scotland, whilst those visiting England can enjoy memorable experiences at Rockliffe Hall in the North East, Bovey Castle in the South West or Whittlebury Hall in the Midlands. Those venturing to Wales will be greeted by a wide-variety of leisure activities at The Celtic Manor and The Vale, whether it is great golf courses or relaxing spa on the agenda both parties are sure to have a fantastic experience.
Golf in the UK & Ireland
Popular golf resorts for a golf break in England include Slaley Hall, Forest Pines, Belton Woods, Carden Park, Old Thorns Manor Hotel and Macdonald Portal while the golf courses in England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales consistently feature in numerous Top 100 golf courses lists. Its rich history is evident for all to see with the likes of Open Championships, European Tour Tournaments and Ryder Cup's being hosted across the length and breadth of it.
It doesn't take long to find some of fantastic championship golf break memories and experiences with golf courses that have hosted the Ryder Cup at The K Club Golf & Spa Resort, The Celtic Manor, Gleneagles, The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield and Walton Heath, Open Championships at The Old Course, St Andrews, Royal Birkdale, Royal Portrush or Carnoustie and European Tour hosts like Close House in the North East, The Grove, East Sussex National or Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in the West Midlands.
Golf Tours and City Breaks in UK & Ireland
Golfers wanting to play the very best golf courses will be well suited to aim for a host of amazing tour venues such as Kent, which is home to 3 Open Championship courses within moments of each other in Princes Golf Club, Royal Cinque Ports and Royal St George's, The North West of England with it's championship links pedigree from the likes of Royal Lytham & St Anne's, Hillside and Royal Liverpool, Scotland's East Lothian coastline or Ireland's South West coast with the likes of Ballybunion and Lahinch providing some of the most spectacular golfing landscapes anywhere in the world.
Those seeking an inland golf break experience will enjoy the golf courses of The Berkshire, Sunningdale and Hankley Common near London or Leeds' rich golfing history including the world-renowned Moortown and Alwoodley, which was designed by Augusta National architect Alister MacKenzie.
Frequently asked questions about UK Golf Breaks (FAQs)
How many golf courses are there in the UK?
There are around 2980 golf courses in the UK & Ireland, England has around 1870, Scotland about 560, Ireland about 405 and Wales 145.
Can I include Spa treatments on a UK Golf Break?
Golf and Spa breaks in the United Kingdom are very popular with couples and friends. Most resorts offer access to a spa on-site, which is ideal.
What locations provide great nightlife while on a UK Golf Break?
Bournemouth, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London all have a lot of options for nightlife after a day on the golf course.
When is the best time for a UK golf break?
Summer is the peak season for a golf break in the UK, 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 golf break, we suggest taking advantage of our Sunday Specials with exceptional value to be had on overnight breaks.
What is the price of a golf break in the UK?
Golf Breaks in the UK start from £45 per person to over £1000, depending on the exclusivity of the golf course and quality of the accommodation.
- 1 Night, 2 Rounds
- Bed and Breakfast