Best golf resorts in the UK
We count down the best 10 golf resorts in the UK and Ireland, as voted by our customers.
We count down the best 10 golf resorts in the UK and Ireland, as voted by our customers.
As one of the largest golf resort tour operators in the world we have sent a record number of golf enthusiasts to UK & Ireland golf resorts over the past year.
Our very satisfied customers have left authentic ratings and feedback on Reevoo, our impartial customer review partner, based on the expectations of every day golfers. We've compiled a top-10 list of the highest-rated golf resorts in the UK & Ireland, as voted by you, to help you choose your ultimate golf getaway.
*These ratings were taken from resorts that had at least 10 reviews.
Set in 1100 acres of rolling countryside, East Sussex blends in with the beautiful, natural environment, offering 104 comfortable rooms with views of the golf course. The spa facilities are second to none and the dining options are endless. Take in the panoramic views of the Hunningtons Restaurant or relax at the lounge bar or Ryder Bar.
Home to two championship courses- the East and West Course, golfers are provided with a truly fantastic and testing round of golf at The East Sussex National Golf Club. Designed with the golfer in mind, the East Course measures over 7,000 yards off the back tees and challenges even the most experienced golfers. The West Course boasts magnificent scenery from the 1st hole and is one of the most popular courses in the region. The 17th is a demanding par-5 and one to watch.
‘The weather was really wet but the Greenkeepers and staff did their utmost to make sure we played golf and enjoyed our break. They even cleaned our clubs after playing which was a nice touch. Great hotel and staff.' Mark ~ Canterbury
Boasting 319 elegantly decorated, stylish rooms and suites, many of which have lovely views of the golf courses, The Belfry is simply a top-class venue. Nestled in 550 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, the three spectacular golf courses offer a fantastic challenge to all, as well as a nice variety to choose from. Follow in the footsteps of the golfing legends at the renowned Brabazon Course or the PGA National Course, or simply take it easy and soak up the atmosphere and lush fairways of the Derby Golf Course.
From the Brabazon Bar to the Ryder Grill and the Leisure Café, there is a range of dining options to choose from here after spending a day out on the course. Guests can also unwind at the spa and enjoy a wide range of relaxing treatments. What’s not to love about the Belfry?
‘Great location. Staff were excellent. Food and accommodation 5star.’ ~ William, London
For those golfers looking for a relaxing and all-encompassing golf break in North-West England, look no further than Carden Park. Nestled along rolling Cheshire countryside and rugged Welsh hills, there is a reason this hotel was also named 'Winner of England's Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards'. From the moment you enter the mile-long drive you are met with beauty and grandeur. Rooms are elegant and sophisticated with beautiful views and there are five dining options to choose from where you can enjoy a sumptuous hearty meal or light snack and beverage. The Vines Restaurant is inspired by the onsite vineyard and offers a fresh and relaxed dining experience.
Experience a unique round of golf with many tricky hazards on the two stunning golf courses, the Cheshire Course and the Nicklaus Course. After a day on the course, you’ll want to chill out at the five-star standalone Spa.
‘One of the nicest hotels I have stayed in for overall accommodation, service and facilities. Wonderful staff and first-class rooms, restaurants, bars and other services. Really enjoyed golf and Nicklaus Course one of the nicest to play on despite the wet conditions.’ ~ Clive, Stoneleigh
A Golfbreaks favourite, it’s no surprise that the Forest of Arden is one of the most sought-after venues. It offers everything needed for a relaxing golf break including 214 beautifully decorated rooms, fantastic leisure facilities and award-winning dining options. Home to two outstanding golf courses, both the Arden Golf Course and the shorter Aylesford Course provide a fun and challenging round of golf. The Donald Steel designed flagship Arden Course is of course the more popular having been host to the British Masters and English Open.
‘One word...Outstanding. From the staff, to the room quality, food, bar service, everything was outstanding. We will certainly be visiting this establishment again. The courses are amazing and given the torrential rain the 2 previous days we had reservations regarding the playability of the courses but they did not let us down.’ ~ Colin, Birkdale
If you’re looking for a five-star all-encompassing golf resort, you’ve come to the right place. Celtic Manor Resort is one of the UK’s top golfing establishments. Home to three stunning championship golf courses including the Twenty Ten, Montgomerie and Roman Road, golfer’s of all levels will have a fantastic experience on these lush green fairways. Take advantage of the indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, state of the art gym and luxurious spa, and choose from seven dining options. The Grill overlooking the Roman Road Course is a particular favourite.
‘Our second time coming to the resort. Simply treated like royalty by everyone and made to feel very welcome. Hotel is lovely courses are stunning.’ ~ Wayne, Southampton
Nestled in 600 acres of stunning countryside of rural Glamorgan, The Vale Resort is a real customer favourite, and it’s easy to see why. It boasts 143 beautifully furnished bedrooms, a great range of dining options, first-class leisure facilities and two outstanding golf courses.
The par-73 Wales National Course features narrow fairways and several water obstacles, and is one of the longest courses outside of the USA. The Lake Course is sprinkled with multiple stunning holes including the highly ranked 12th signature hole. So if you’re looking for top-quality golf as well as a place to relax and enjoy good food, the Vale Resort is perfect for you. Just listen to what our customers say.
‘A gem of a place, Two great golf course, excellent rooms and food and facilities out of this world.’ ~ Simeon, Sutton
A refurbished 14-century manor house, this beautiful resort sits within 400 acres of the glorious Monmouthshire countryside. A truly incredible hotel, the rooms are spacious and fitted with the finest furnishing and top-class amenities. A particular highlight is the Trophy Bar, where guests can sip on a refreshing drink and enjoy views of the 18th hole of the famous Old Course. For those who enjoy sports, the resort also offers a fitness club, tennis courts and many outdoor activities around the countryside.
When it comes to golf, you can play The Old Course, a championship layout and a former host of many international tournaments, or The parkland Mathern Course, which is slightly shorter but equally impressive.
'An all-round enjoyable stay. Staff and service were awesome from the reception staff through to the groundsmen. Food excellent, accommodation A1 Golf superb.' ~ Cameron, St Mawgan Newquay
A picturesque lakeside resort, Belton Woods Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Lincolnshire is seriously worth considering for your next golf break. Surrounded by 475 acres of beautiful countryside, it oozes class, offering an incredible dining and leisure experience. Enjoy some homemade cuisine and ales, or unwind at the serenity spa which boasts six treatment rooms. At Belton Woods, you are promised a truly relaxing golf break. The two onsite golf courses are second to none. The championship Woodside Course is ideal if you’re after views of the adjacent woodland, while the Lakes Course features plenty of hazards and tight fairways ideal for mid to low handicappers.
‘Spa, Golf, Food all 10/10. Lovely staff, lovely place... would recommend in a heartbeat.’ ~ Francis, London
When it comes to world-class golf, great food and excellent leisure facilities, this grand Edwardian mansion has it all. Wine and dine at the Claret Jug Bar or sweat it out in the sauna. The choice is yours. Formerly known as De Vere Slaley Hall, it holds 141 beautifully designed bedrooms and is home to two fantastic championship golf courses.
The Hunting and the Priestman Course are both championship layouts maintained to a very high standard. The fact that they have played host to no less than eight European Tour and Senior Tour events is a testament to their excellence.
‘This was a fantastic break; we stayed for 2 nights; and had Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast; plus two rounds of golf. The hotel is lovely; it is very traditional but in a modern way; everything is fresh, clean, tidy; we would be back to stay again.’ ~ Mark, Harrogate
One of Scotland's top golf resorts, Gleneagles hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and will host the 2019 Solheim Cup. The stately 5-star luxury hotel is also home to an award-winning spa and a 2-Michelin starred restaurant, the Andrew Fairlie.
"We spent two wonderful days at Gleneagles; we found the staff incredibly friendly, attentive and willing to help in any way they could. I can't recommend the hotel more highly. we will definitely be coming back." ~ Mark, Paris, France
The 5-star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is where nature and luxury meet. Nestled in 400-acres between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea, you will find two exceptional golf courses in Druids Glen and Druids Heath. Historical landmarks and spectacular water features stand out on the Glen course, whereas the Heath course offers stunning vistas throughout the round, and the sea breeze calls for shot-making skills and imagination.
"We loved our visit to Druids Glen and were so impressed with the excellent service and friendliness of the staff who couldn’t have been more helpful. The bedrooms, restaurants, food and facilities are excellent." ~ Louise, Henley On Thames
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