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Best golf resorts in England

Consider a golf break at one of our luxury golf resorts in the stunning English landscape. Experience amazing golf, mouth-watering cuisine and more…

Chris Williams
Chris Williams
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Whether you’re looking for a five-star venue near a busy city or a weekend away in a quaint countryside resort, England should be at the top of your search list. Home to a dynamic range of resorts suitable for all group sizes and budgets, from historic manor houses to modern golfing facilities, there is something to suit every golfer.

To make the search for your next golf break easier, we’ve put together a list of the best golf resorts in England. From Cheshire to Lincolnshire, East Sussex to Birmingham! make sure your next break one to remember!

The Belfry

East Sussex National

Set in 1,100 acres of tranquil countryside, East Sussex National blends into the natural environment making every stay relaxing and a great way to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. East Sussex is home to two excellent championship courses – the East Course & West Course, both of which provide a stern test of golf for all ability of golfer.

Complementing the golf facilities, the resort offers 104 luxurious rooms, two restaurants and The Health Club and Horsted Spa. Each room is equipped with modern amenities and come in a range of sizes from singles to double and twin rooms also available, not to mention some stunning views over the golf course and surrounding country.

East Sussex National

Have a sumptuous evening meal and relax in the Hunningtons Restaurant and Carvery, where the open-plan restaurant is the perfect environment to take in the panoramic views. Alternatively, there is also an option to upgrade your meal to eat in the Pavillion Restaurant, the recipient of two AA Rosettes. For a more relaxed environment, we suggest having a casual drink in either The Lounge Bar or Ryder Bar. When the weather is nice, the terrace at the Ryder Bar is the perfect 19th hole for a post-round drink whilst taking in the beautiful surrounding view. The Health Club and Horsted Spa at East Sussex National provides a brilliant way to relax and unwind after a round of golf, whether it’s a treatment you’re looking for or a relaxing swim in the pool before dinner.

East Sussex National

Carden Park

Perfectly located between the open landscapes of Cheshire and the rugged Welsh hills, Carden Park is the complete venue for those looking for a quality resort in the north-west of England. Winner of the 2018 Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards, Carden Park has 175 bedrooms and 23 suites to choose from, 5 dining areas, two stunning golf courses and a whole host of other top leisure facilities.

Carden Park, Spa

When you enter the mile-long drive to Carden Park you will immediately notice the beautiful scenery which complements both the hotel and golf facilities perfectly. Two golf courses can be found at Carden Park, the Cheshire Course and the Nicklaus Course. Both pose a unique round with interesting hole design, unique hazards, and tight fairways to navigate through. Other golf facilities include a driving range, short game practice areas and a custom fitting studio.

Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Also on-site are the extensive spa and leisure facilities all of which are an excellent addition to the overall experience. The Hotel Leisure Club features a state-of-the-art gym, spin studio, swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room. The standalone Spa at Carden opened its doors in 2020 and offers a five-star luxury experience like no other. With an expansive, all-weather proof spa garden and a multitude of indoor thermal facilities, there are plenty of areas to sit back and relax during your visit.

Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa - Courtyard Suite

Belton Woods Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

An idyllic lakeside resort, surrounded by 475 acres of beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, Belton Woods Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is a modern four-star resort that offers an excellent all-round experience for both small and large groups. With two fantastic championship courses, the Lakes and the Woodside, which have hosted the PGA European Senior Tour from 1995-1998, you can expect a good level of challenge throughout your stay.

Belton Woods

The hotel has 132 bedrooms and four luxury suites to choose from, all of which are beautifully furnished with modern amenities available to make your stay more comfortable. The rooms also feature en-suites, TVs with access to Sky channels, tea/coffee facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Once you’re finished golfing there are two dining options available – Stantons Brasserie offers classic English meals, while The Claret Jug is a great alternative which serves homemade pub food alongside delicious local ales. The spa and leisure facilities are also an excellent way to unwind after golf with a state-of-the-art Techno Gym, fitness room, squash court, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Belton Woods, swimming pool

The Belfry

A resort which rightly needs no introduction, The Belfry has an outstanding reputation amongst golfers and oozes quality throughout all its facilities. Set in 550-acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, The Belfry boasts not only world-famous golf courses but also a wide range of rooms and restaurants that will ensure your golf break is of the highest quality.

Home to three incredible layouts including a four-time Ryder Cup host, the Brabazon Course, the increasingly popular PGA National Course and the fantastic Derby Course, you will never find yourself short on golf to play whenever you visit The Belfry. The Brabazon Course and the PGA National Course provide guests at The Belfry with the chance to follow in the footsteps of their golfing heroes, whilst the Derby Course makes for a pleasant alternative to the two flagship layouts.

The Belfry

There are 319 rooms to choose from, ranging from well-appointed signature rooms to Manor House Suites, many of which have stunning views of the golf courses and surrounding countryside. A range of dining experiences also await guests at this luxury four-star facility. Enjoy a post-round pint or light bite in Sam's Club House, a fantastic sports bar which shows all of the latest sporting action. Alternatively, the Ryder Grill provides a relaxed setting for an evening meal, with its centre-piece kitchen and views of the golf course. Also onsite is fantastic spa and leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, solarium, fully fitted gym, fitness studio, squash and tennis courts, perfect for guests looking to enjoy something activities off the course.

Forest of Arden

Always a firm favourite amongst our Golfbreaks customers, Forest of Arden is undeniably one of the UK’s top golf resorts. A four-star Marriott venue, the Forest of Arden is home to two championship golf courses, 214 well-appointed bedrooms, two excellent dining options and a modern well-equipped spa for all your leisure needs.

When you arrive, you’ll have the choice of two outstanding layouts to play, with either the Arden Course, a former host of the European Tour’s British Masters and Hero Open, or the slightly shorter but equally enjoyable Aylesford Course.

With 214 rooms available there’s no shortage, making Forest of Arden perfect for both small and large groups, plus, all rooms are well-furnished with all the amenities you would expect from a quality Marriott venue.

You will be given a choice of dining options too at the Forest of Arden, the award-winning Cast Iron Grill & Restaurant providing an excellent option for your evening meal, serving up both local and international cuisine with fresh ingredients. Otherwise, Zest is a great alternative if you fancy a more casual atmosphere or a lighter snack throughout the day. The onsite spa is also worth a visit, with a lovely indoor pool, sauna, steam room, gym and tennis courts an excellent way to unwind after your round or if you’re interested in partaking in non-golf activities.

Forest of Arden, swimming pool

Old Thorns

Originally a 17th Century farmhouse, Old Thorns is superb four-star resort set in 400-acres of rolling Hampshire countryside, making it the perfect option for golfers who want a peaceful and relaxing retreat away in the south.

The golf course at Old Thorns is designed with all types of players in mind, being both forgiving for less experienced players, but also maintaining a challenge for the lower handicappers. The 18-hole course offers a stunning setting, with heavily wooded fairways, natural water hazards, and an undulating layout which is part moorland and part parkland – a very varied and fun test of golf.

Old Thorns Manor Hotel

With 160 bedrooms available in a variety of styles, from singles to double and twin rooms, there are plenty of rooms available, plus, all rooms come fully equipped with an en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. There is also a great range of dining options to choose from, including the 250-seater Kings Brasserie which serves up traditional British cuisine, two bars to choose from and even a private function room which is perfect for larger groups who want to enjoy a 2-course or 3-course meal. During your stay we recommend you make use of the resort’s other facilities, which includes a full-sized indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre – all of which are complimentary during your stay.

Old Thorns Manor Hotel, golf course

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