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Best golf resorts near London

There are plenty of great golf resorts around London, with the home counties providing a scenic break location with the benefit of easy access into the Capital. Check out our best below!

Stephen Thavarasa
Stephen Thavarasa
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We can’t think of a better trip to the UK’s biggest and busiest city than one that takes in some golf! Not only are there some fantastic courses around London, but the ability to experience 18 holes before heading into the Big Smoke is hard to beat!

The region’s ease of accessibility can also be used solely as a meeting point, with our resorts in the area having more than enough to keep you entertained if you don’t fancy a night on the town. Join us as we check out some of the best golf resorts near London.

The Grove

The Grove has become somewhat of the Gold Standard in golf resorts over recent years. A championship course is serviced by a dedicated golf team, with everything you need on-site for a truly special trip. In addition to the course itself (a former World Golf Championship venue), there’s an extensive driving range, a dedicated chipping green, and a massive practice putting green – right outside of the bar.

Elsewhere on site, the Sequoia Spa is thought of as best-in-class, with a choice of fabulous restaurants also available across the five-star estate. There are more than 300-acres to explore across The Grove’s ground, making it truly deserving of its ‘London’s Country Estate’ moniker.

The Grove, London's Country Estate

And, if all that wasn’t enough to persuade you, The Grove is also the chosen stop for many national and international sporting teams that are heading to the Capital – thanks not only to its unparalleled facilities, but also its proximity to central London.

Hole 12, The Grove Golf Course


Unlike The Grove, Foxhills is home to two courses, the Longcross and the Bernhard Hunt, making this the ideal stay for a longer break and is a must-visit on our best London golf resort list! Additionally, the venue also boasts a 9-hole Par-3 course, ideal for working on your short game!

The stunning manor house is home to a selection of Surrey’s finest restaurants, with The Fox dining room our pick of the bunch. This AA Rosette eatery was named after James Fox who resided on the estate in the late 1700’s and was known to enjoy his food and wine here – almost as much as we’re sure you will!

Longcross Course

In addition to the restaurants, Foxhills is also home to four on-site swimming pools, an award-winning Health Spa, 11 tennis courts, and even a creche and soft play area for those travelling with children. With its mix of facilities, Foxhills is an excellent choice for a number of different group types – particularly with its easily accessible location just off the both the M25 and M3.

Foxhills Club & Resort

Hanbury Manor

Situated around an hour north of central London, Hanbury Manor is a many-time Tour venue, known for its stunning manor house and mesmerising grounds. There are more than 160 rooms here, which makes the destination ideal for larger groups – however, the cosiness of the manor house itself ensure that all guests are made to feel truly special.

The property is managed by Marriott, giving it an extra touch of class that oozes throughout the resort; not least in the excellent spa which is a great place to kick back and unwind after a day taking on the challenging golf course!

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

In terms of restaurants, there’s plenty to choose from, with The Vardon Bar an ideal setting to grab a drink and watch some sports in a lively atmosphere. If you’re not going to be at the next Ryder Cup, you could do far worse than watching the events unfold from The Vardon Bar with your golfing crew.

Hanbury Manor Golf Course

Stoke by Nayland

Over in Essex you’ll find Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa. This destination is home to two great courses; The Gainsborough and The Constable, which both wind through the woodland and around the property’s many lakes.

The scenery here really is a treat, with more than 300-acres to explore on the edge of the Dedham Vale. Whilst London is easily accessible by train in under an hour, Stoke by Nayland really is a venue to stay on-site and relax – particularly with the 24-hour lounge bar available for those fancying a nightcap! All told, it’s a continually-popular golf resort amongst our guests, particularly those traveling from the East of the country.

Constable Course

Luton Hoo

How do you fancy a Grade 1-listed stately home, five-star decadence … and a course with no bunkers! If this sounds up your street, then you simply must consider Luton Hoo for your next getaway.

Don’t be fooled by the course’s lack of sand, grass bunkers and a layout that can stretch back to more than 7,100 yards will keep you on your toes; with the USGA spec greens always running fast and true.

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

The venue is easily accessible from both London and Cambridge, and is also just two miles from Luton Airport for groups visiting by air. It’s a magnificent property, with a course, spa, and restaurants to match – and has long been a customer favourite. If you have time, we’d also recommend taking a picnic out into the more than 1,000 acres of countryside on-site!

Kings College in Cambridge

Brocket Hall

Brocket Hall pitches itself as a quintessentially English Estate, and we’re not going to dispute that for a second. There has been plenty of recent work undertaken to create The Melbourne Club – the venue’s on-site golf offering, with two courses named after former Prime Ministers.

The Melbourne Club at Brocket Hall

The Melbourne and the Palmerston layouts are ideal for a break, with a choice of tees making these eminently enjoyable for all. The venue has also been a recent host of the Rose Series Ladies events, giving it some real pedigree as a championship venue. Brocket Hall is a more relaxed affair than many of our other resorts, making this an ideal spot for smaller groups or couples; particularly with its Auberge du Lac ‘destination restaurant’ to enjoy an evening.

Melbourne Course

Feeling inspired?
With a huge variety of courses and resorts to choose from in glorious rural settings, the East of England is the perfect destination for a golf break.


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Stephen Thavarasa

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