England’s crown golfing jewel

Thinking about a golf break in South East England? There are a plethora of wonderful golf courses and resorts including Open Championship venues in Kent, brilliant parkland layouts in Surrey and Berkshire and customer favourites in East Sussex, not to mention five-star hotels found in West Sussex. You truly are spoilt for choice in one of England’s finest golfing hotspots.

Why book a golf break to South East England?

  • Play European Tour & Open Championship host courses
  • Experience a variety of courses, from heathland classics to authentic links
  • Visit England’s best & most beautiful rural locations
  • Easily accessible, within close proximity to London

What makes a Southeast England golf so special?

Discover the epitome of golfing luxury in South East England at a premier stay & play resort. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, this destination seamlessly blends top-tier accommodation with an exceptional golfing experience. Discover our curated list of the top stay & play golf resorts.

  • East Sussex National

East Sussex National is a premier stay & play resort in East Sussex, renowned for its two championship golf courses; the West and East Course, designed by Robert E. Cupp and Sir Nick Faldo. The well-appointed accommodations offer a comfortable retreat after a challenging round. With modern facilities, including a spa and dining options, guests can relax and indulge. The resort's meticulous course design and breathtaking views make it an ideal choice for a high-quality golf experience and a luxurious stay in East Sussex.

  • Old Thorns Hotel & Resort

Nestled in the scenic Hampshire countryside, Old Thorns is a great stay & play resort that stands out for its exceptional golfing experience and luxurious accommodations. The resort boasts a championship Old Thorns Golf Course that challenges players of all skill levels, offering panoramic views of the rolling landscape. The rooms provide a comfortable and stylish retreat, ensuring a rejuvenating stay after a day on the links. With modern features, including spa facilities, dining options, and recreational activities, Old Thorns offers a comprehensive experience for guests. The resort's commitment to both golfing excellence and hospitality makes it a top choice for those seeking a memorable stay & play retreat in the heart of Hampshire.

  • Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

Situated in the Berkshire Downs, Donnington Valley is an ideal stay & play resort that seamlessly combines luxury with outstanding golfing. The resort boasts a challenging 18-hole championship Donnington Valley golf course, set against the captivating backdrop of Berkshire's countryside. The well-appointed accommodations offer a comfortable retreat for guests, ensuring relaxation after a day on the course. Complete with a state-of-the-art spa, fine dining, and modern amenities, Donnington Valley provides a comprehensive experience for both golf enthusiasts and those seeking leisure. With a dedication to excellent service and surrounded by scenic beauty, it's the perfect destination for an unforgettable stay & play golf package.

  • The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa

The Oxfordshire is the ultimate stay & play resort. Featuring a golf course by Rees Jones, it offers an unmatched golfing experience. The luxurious accommodations provide a comfortable retreat after a day on the course, complemented by state-of-the-art spa facilities for relaxation. With culinary excellence and panoramic views, the resort seamlessly blends leisure and luxury. From the meticulously designed golf course to upscale accommodations, this resort is the ideal destination for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Oxfordshire.

Play the best golf clubs in Southeast England

The diverse terrains, ranging from Surrey's sandbelts to the coastlines of Kent and Hampshire, offer unique destinations for golf enthusiasts. To aid you in choosing your next golfing experience, we've compiled a selection of the best golf courses in Southern England for your upcoming golf break.

  • Royal St George's

Royal St George’s, a renowned links course and a 15-time host of The Open Championship, stands out not only in South England but globally. Established in 1887 by Dr William Laidlaw Purves, the course defied expectations, hosting the first Open Championship outside of Scotland just 15 years later. Unlike typical links courses, St George’s features a distinctive figure-eight layout, seamlessly navigating natural undulations and vast dunes with stunning views of Pegwell Bay. Each hole is memorable, with the 4th—a long, dogleg right par 4—capturing attention with the UK's deepest bunker.

  • Prince's Golf Club

Adjacent to Royal St George’s on Sandwich Bay is Prince’s Golf Club, a former Open Championship venue where Gene Sarazen secured his first Claret Jug in 1932, becoming the inaugural winner of all four majors. The remarkable links layout comprises three nine-hole loops. The Shore Course and Dunes Course, established in 1907, form the traditional 18, while the newer Himalayas Course enhances the already exceptional links experience. With classic links features such as challenging wind conditions, deep bunkers, elevated tees, natural dunes, and sandy areas, Prince’s Golf Club offers a truly special golfing experience.

  • Barton-on-Sea Golf Club

Founded in 1897, Barton-on-Sea Golf Club is perched on the coastal cliff between Highcliffe and Milford-on-Sea. The current 27 holes combine the original 1932 Harry Colt design. Barton on Sea Golf Club features three outstanding loops of 9 holes each. The Becton and Needles loops offer parkland and clifftop layouts with undulating fairways, providing challenging holes and stunning sea views. The Stroller loop, with its incredible coastal views, offers a variety of interesting holes. The layout presents challenges with water hazards, pot bunkers, and gorse, making it a fantastic and diverse golfing experience.

  • The Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire golf course spans 7192 yards from the championship tees, offering a thrilling game with 18 thoughtfully designed holes. It provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities, drawing inspiration from the superb natural lay of the land. The wind is a factor, but the layout, featuring par-3 and par-5 holes in different directions, balances its impact. Water comes into play on at least six holes, demanding concentration on this PGA European Tour standard course. The clubhouse, designed in a traditional British style reminiscent of 19th-century English architecture, offers a perfect retreat with stunning views over the golf course after an exhilarating game.

Golf travel tips for South East England

Best months for golfing weather:

May to October

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

Our experts recommend:

April & October

Explore by map

Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice. Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Off the course

A golf break offers more than just exceptional courses; you are free to explore the rich tapestry of the Southeast. Join us as we guide you through not only the finest golf experiences but also the hidden gems, picturesque towns, and cultural wonders that await beyond the golf course.

  • Discover Canterbury's Heritage

Explore the historic city of Canterbury, known for its medieval charm and iconic cathedral. Wander through cobbled streets, visit the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral, and experience medieval life at The Canterbury Tales attraction. Immerse yourself in history and culture, complementing your golf holiday.

  • Whitstable's Coastal Charms

Escape to Whitstable, a seaside town with pebble beaches and a vibrant arts scene. Enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, savour fresh seafood at local restaurants, and indulge in Whitstable's famous oysters.

  • New Forest Outdoor Retreat

Experience the natural beauty of the New Forest, with charming villages like Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst, just a stone's throw away from Barton-on-Sea Golf Club and Bournemouth. Take a walk or cycle through scenic landscapes, encounter free-roaming ponies, and relish a traditional cream tea. This outdoor haven provides a refreshing break from golf amidst serene woodlands and heathlands.

  • Brighton's Regal Elegance

Visit Brighton and explore the Royal Pavilion, a unique 18th-century palace with exotic architecture. Roam The Lanes for shopping, stroll along the pier, or relax on Brighton's pebble beach. Immerse yourself in culture and elegance, adding a dynamic touch to your southeast England golf break.

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