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5 reasons to visit The Belfry

We delve into the top five reasons to visit this iconic golfing destination, all you need to do is decide when you want to go.

Billy Dunstall
Billy Dunstall
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The Belfry needs little introduction. Host to four Ryder Cups, more than any other venue on the planet, the Warwickshire resort is one of the most iconic destinations in the game.

With so much more to offer than just exceptional golf, including an award-winning spa, a range of delicious eating options and even a nightclub, thousands of golfers head to the resort each year to follow in the footsteps of their heroes. Still sitting on the fence? Here are five more reasons why you should be making The Belfry your next golf break destination.

Follow in the footsteps of champions

No golfing education is complete until you attempt to relive Seve’s iconic drive onto the 10th green of the Brabazon at the 1978 Ryder Cup. Only 280-yards long, negotiating the pond in front of the green would be unremarkable for today’s long-hitting professionals. Doing so with a persimmon-headed driver was nothing short of extraordinary, and the Spaniard's ground-breaking shot has gone down in history as one of golf's greatest moments.

Can you resist opening your shoulders and going for glory?

Brabazon course, The Belfry

Relive the magic of the Ryder Cup

Seve Ballesteros may have put the Brabazon on the map as an iconic Ryder Cup course, but with a wealth of moments to draw from, golfers can relive the magic of the tournament on almost every hole.

Recreate Sam Torrance’s famous putt that won the 1985 Ryder Cup match for Europe or see if you have the skill to pull off Christie O’Connor Jr’s fearless 2-iron across the lake at the 18th. Meanwhile, walking down eighteen with the iconic hotel in the background, is a must for all lovers of the game.

Clubhouse at The Belfry

Don’t just take our word for it

The venue was recently recognised for its exceptional service at the World Travel Awards Europe. Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry, The Belfry retained its title of ‘England’s Leading Resort’ and ‘England’s Leading Conference Hotel’ for 2018, with special mention drawn to the quality of its facilities.

The Belfry Manor House and putting green

It’s just so easy to get to

Part of a large group whose members are scattered across the country? If so, the Belfry may well be a perfect choice. Just off the M6, the resort is less than 20 minutes from Birmingham New Street station, 10 miles from Birmingham Airport and only 30 minutes from East Midlands Airport.

Everyone will go home happy

Whether you’re travelling as part of a group, with your family or on a romantic break, there’s something for everyone at the Warwickshire resort.

The Belfry boasts one of the finest spas in the UK, with 16 luxurious treatment rooms, an elegant relaxation room and stylish finishing studio. Given that there are seven bars and eateries, a nightclub and extensive leisure facilities its little surprise that a recent customer summarised his experience of the resort as ‘always top class and fantastic value.’

Feeling inspired?
Golf in the Midlands wouldn't be the same without a visit to the prestigious former Ryder Cup host, The Belfry.


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Billy Dunstall

Senior UK Travel Consultant

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