Golf Holiday

Golf Destinations in the UK

There are many great places that you can stay in the UK, but if you enjoy playing golf, then you may lie to stay at one of the golfing destinations available. Many people might actually think of Scotland when they consider where to go for a golfing destination and although there are some great places there, there are actually many different options that you can choose from all across the UK.

In Scotland you will firstly think of St Andrews, which is a destination that all golfers would probably dream of playing at. However, you could also consider visiting Troon, Muirfield and Turnberry which also all have great facilities.

The Gleneagles 5* resort is a favourite of many set in the grounds of a French Chateau but with modern facilities and three courses. If you are thinking of visiting the west of England and Wales then you might like to visit Birkdale, Lytham or Holylake as they are all Open venues but there are some less well known courses that could also be very pleasurable to play such as Harlech, Wallasey and Siloth.

Of course if you are in Wales you may head straight to the Celtic Manor resort where the 2010 Ryder Cup was held. In Northern England you might like to visit Weston Park which is one of the finest courses in Norfolk and used to be a family estate so still has beautiful parkland and wildlife, or alternatively the Belton Woods hotel which is modern and relaxing with two championship courses.

Alternatively, Carden Park in Cheshire has two golf courses and a driving range. Down south in Kent you will find Sandwich which is a very famous course, but there are other great ones in that area as well. In east Sussex, for example the east Sussex National Golf Hotel is set in 1100 acres which include two golf courses and luxurious facilities. For a more central location, The Belfry, for example in Warwickshire is a 4* venue which has a wide range of restaurants and rooms alongside the world famous golf facilities. Or if you are looking or something in the Midlands then Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Vlub is a favourite as it has 214 bedrooms and many leisure facilities including two top golf courses.  Ireland also has some great courses with the North West winning the IAGTO Best European Golf destination in 2011.

Although this was a while ago it still shows what an offering that part of the country has and so it could be well worth a look. The Championship Links at Royal County Down is popular with two courses, one of which was voted the best in the UK.

Do take note though when you are booking up. You will find that some golf holidays include just one round of golf in the price and others more. Check whether you can add to the number of rounds, if you think that you will want to play more than those allocated so that you are not disappointed. You will also find that the facilities will determine the price and so if you want a 5* hotel with a great golf course then you will need to be prepared to pay a high price for it. However, it could be well worth it so that you get the opportunity to play at some of the best courses in the world.