Best 10 Golf Resorts in the UK for 2021
Each year, thousands of golfers go on a golf trip in the UK and Ireland. It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations for avid golfers, thanks to fantastic facilities, close proximity to locations like London and easy flight connections from major hubs. Here at Golf Holidays Direct (GHD), we send millions of golfers each year to fantastic golf resorts across Europe, from Scotland’s legendary links courses to the beautiful rolling fairways of coastal Ireland.
Our very satisfied customers have left authentic ratings and feedback on our website, and based on the expectations of everyday golfers. We've compiled a top-10 list of the highest-rated golf resorts in the UK & Ireland.
Gleneagles boasts an enviable golfing history as the 2014 Ryder Cup was held on its PGA Centenary Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. The famous hotel saw another major event take place in 2014 when it hosted a game between footballing legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. The resort is also home to a stately 5-star luxury hotel, 2 Michelin starred restaurant the Andrew Fairlie, and an award-winning spa.
Druids Glen and Druids Heath are two exceptional golf courses in the beautiful location near the coast of County Wicklow. In Druids Glen, you will find magnificent vistas, historical landmarks, and spectacular water features. In Druids Heath, the ocean breeze calls for shot-making skills and imagination. Whether you are looking to spend a family vacation or a break with friends, Druids Glen has something for everyone.
This stunning 1,000-acre golf resort was formerly known as De Vere Slaley Hall. The Golf Resort has played host to eight European Tour and Senior Tour events. The hotel has 135 rooms and six luxury suites, all beautifully furnished. It offers a superb wedding venue at Slaley Hall, an award-winning banqueting facility in an idyllic country setting.
The Belfry is a 4-star golfing and accommodation venue set in 550 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, situated just 1.5 miles from the Birmingham Ring Road at Nuneaton. Designed for serious golfers by architect Pete Dye, The Belfry Course was ranked as #7 in Golf Magazine’s list of Top 100 Courses in the World, and voted in the ‘Top 50 Courses in Europe’ by Worldwide Golf Rankings. Rich in history dating back to 1926, The Belfry has been home to some of the greatest names in golf – Arnold Palmer,
Belton Woods is a stunning 4* hotel, set in 475 acres of rolling Lincolnshire countryside and overlooking the stunning Belton Woods golf course. It has 132 bedrooms all beautifully furnished with facilities to make your stay more comfortable. All rooms feature an en-suite bath and shower, flat-screen TV with some Sky channels, radio, work desk, coffee and tea facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. You can relax in our recently refurbished indoor pool with views over the golf course during the winter months or you could choose to unwind in our Jacuzzi or enjoy a treatment at our onsite Day Spa.
Bovey Castle is a luxury hotel in the very heart of Dartmoor National Park, set high on the edge of Lydford Gorge. It offers an unrivalled position within a 275 acre estate, with individually styled rooms and many offering fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and estate. The hotel has had a £4m refurbishment programme completed by luxury interior designer Matt Daintry which combines modern elegance with traditional country style. .
The Hanbury Manor is set in 200 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire parkland. This country hotel offers guests luxurious accommodation in a stunning country house overlooking the picturesque grounds in which it is situated, including the popular onsite golf course. All rooms feature luxury finishes with great facilities including LCD TV's and high-speed broadband access along with ample parking for guests.
Celtic Manor Resort is home to three world-class championship golf courses. It has something to keep every golfer happy whatever their ability or taste. The resort provides a complete golf holiday experience whether you are an accomplished player seeking the challenges offered by the 18 holes Bryn (Par 72 6,523 yards), Park (Par 70 6,135 yards) and Celtic Manor (Par 72 7,060 yards) courses or a beginner wishing to learn in one of the many golf schools on offer.
Situated in mature flat parkland formerly part of the Drayton Manor estate, the seat of the Peel family - of which Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the police force, was the most famous – the course was designed and set out by James Braid, five times winner of the British Open Golf Championship.
East Sussex National is conveniently located just a short train journey from London or Brighton. Set in 1100 acres of beautiful countryside, this golf resort offers luxury facilities, quality service, and even better golf courses.
With its premium course with incredible views and panoramas across 1100 acres of stunning countryside meeting the needs of golfers and families alike. The hotel provides the ideal location for your stay, with eight bedrooms to complement stylish rooms, all set in a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere.