Top 10 golf & spa breaks
What better way to compliment a round of golf than a massage? sit back, relax and enjoy reading through our picks of the best Golf and Spa resorts the UK has to offer.
Golf and spa go hand-in-hand when it comes to golfing getaways, so it is no wonder golf and spa packages are so popular among our customers. Indulging in a massage, or doing a few laps in the heated pool after your round, certainly counteracts the stresses and strains you often, incidentally, pick up during a round of golf. And with some of the best spa and golf breaks based right here in the UK, you don’t have to travel far to find yourself indulging in true relaxation.
Winner of the Best UK Spa in the Good Spa Guide 2017 Awards, The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA is of just as high quality as the four golf courses on offer at this Ryder Cup venue. It is one of a highly select group of destinations in the world to be designated a Luxury Spa Resort, and offers an extensive menu of traditional therapies and complementary wellness treatments, designed to relax, invigorate and rejuvenate both the body and the mind.
The K Club (Ireland)
Described as “a hidden oasis of calm,” the K Spa at the K Club offers the highest levels of luxury, comfort and escapism at a Ryder Cup venue. As an internationally acclaimed spa, it provides the perfect place to relax after a tough round on the Ryder Cup and Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosting Palmer Course or the unique, inland links style Smurfit Course.
The Grove (England)
The Grove may be a previous British Masters host venue, and one of the finest luxury golf courses in England, but it is also home to the impressive Sequoia – a luxury spa like no other. Ideally located just outside London, here you can embark on a journey to ultimate relaxation through a carefully selected menu of Natura Bisse and ESPA treatments. It was also named the Best Spa in the West Midlands and East at the 2017 Good Spa Guide Awards.
Celtic Manor (Wales)
Not only are there three outstanding golf courses onsite, including the Ryder Cup hosting Twenty Ten Course, but there are also two spas to choose from in the award-winning Forum Spa and Ocius. The former allows guests to ease their stresses away through fine, modern spa treatments and contemporary therapies. The term Ocius comes from the Latin word for “quick,” and here you can find a range of express beauty and wellbeing treatments from facials and massages, to their most popular signature treatment.
Trump Doonbeg International Golf Links & Hotel (Ireland)
The stunning Trump Doonbeg International Golf Links & Hotel is home to the White Horses Spa, in the natural environment of the County Clare coastline, which provides endless inspiration for treatments. When you aren’t indulging in a signature Basalt Stone (like that found at Giant’s Causeway) Massage, you will be blown away by the Dr Martin Hawtree course, where powerful winds off the Atlantic Ocean challenge you on every shot.
Galgorm Resort & Spa (Northern Ireland)
Inspired by its idyllic woodland location perched along the River Maine, it is no wonder this spa was awarded the Best Spa in Northern Ireland at the Good Spa Guide 2017 Awards. This really is a haven for both the zen-seekers among us and the first-timers, and with great golf on offer at Galgorm Castle Golf Club, why wouldn’t you want to have a golf and spa break here?
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa (England)
The Spa at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa is unique in many ways, but none more so than the fact it is located in a former stables area, as you step through the arched gateway of The Country Club. It may be described as the “finest spa experience in Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire” by those who have pampered themselves in this luxury spa, but you can also play a fine golf course here, with the onsite course having hosted the Bridgestone Challenge on the Challenge Tour.
The Belfry (England)
Runner up in the Best Urban Spa category at the Good Spa Guide 2017 Awards, The Belfry Spa is unique place to relax and unwind. With every feature designed to spoil you from head to toe, from the 16 luxurious treatment rooms to the elegant relaxation area, this exquisite spa is the ideal place to unwind after your round. Especially as The Belfry is also home to the world-famous, Ryder Cup hosting Brabazon Course.
Trump Turnberry (Scotland)
The Spa at Trump Turnberry provides the perfect place to relax and revitalise, with beautiful views over the Irish Sea. The heat experiences and relaxation rooms provide the ultimate prelude to advance, bespoke ESPA treatments, and there is even a 20-metre swimming pool lying in the heart of the Spa. You will most definitely be making use of this onsite Spa after you have played either the younger King Robert the Bruce Course or the Open Championship hosting Ailsa Course.
Mottram Hall (England)
With one of the most advanced fitness screenings available in industry in the fitness suite, an Alfresco ThermoSpace outdoor spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools, it is no wonder this delightful spa at Mottram Hall was awarded Best Country Retreat at the Good Spa Guide 2017 Awards. The Alfresco ThermoSpace Spa is unique in its own right, as it incorporates traditional spa therapies with the great outdoors. And the great outdoors is exactly what you can experience on Cheshire’s finest parkland golf course, when you aren’t indulging in a massage.