With over 2,500 golf courses in the UK, us Brits needn’t travel abroad to work on our swing!
Golf originated in Scotland, so it’s no surprise that you can enjoy some of the best golf courses in the world right here in Great Britain.
Thanks to the customer booking data from Glencor Golf, we have compiled a list of the best golf courses in the UK – as voted by avid golf hobbyists and PGA professionals alike.
The Belfry Golf Resort, England
The Belfry, situated on the outskirts of Birmingham, is widely regarded as one of the best golf resorts in all of the UK. There are three courses to choose from on site including, The Brabazon, the PGA National and Derby. Notably, this resort has hosted more Ryder Cups than any other venue in the entire world.
There is a plethora of facilities on site to help you relax after a long round. From a 12-room treatment spa to finishing studios and leisure clubs, you’re sure to find something to suit you at the Belfry Golf Resort.
Celtic Manor Golf Resort, Wales
A stay at the Celtic Manor Golf Resort would grant you access to three amazing courses. The Twenty Ten Course, The Roman Road Course and Montgomerie Course.
The Twenty Ten course was specifically designed to host the 2010 Ryder Cup, playing here you can follow in the footsteps of legends such as Rory Mcllroy and Rickie Fowler.
After your round you can kick back in one of the many bars or restaurants located on site. Its extravagant, luxurious, a must visit for any golfer with a lavish taste.
Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa, Scotland
Perhaps the most famous of the three courses at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa, The Dunhill Links is world renowned for having hosted the Open Championship. However, the challenge set by both the Burnside Course and Buddon Link should not be taken lightly.
After a day’s battle on the Links, there are a number of ways you can relax at this luxury resort. Facilities include an extensive spa featuring a sauna, heated swimming pool, whirlpool, steam rooms and even an onsite gymnasium to make your UK golf break the most relaxing it can be.
St Mellion International Resort, England
For a warmer British golf break, the St Mellion International Resort is the ideal choice. Situated in the south of England, Cornwall, this resort is your best chance at an abroad like golfing experience in the warmest part of the country.
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course onsite is the first course the great designer ever created. Regularly noted as one of the best golf courses in the whole of the UK, it sets a difficult challenge for golfers of all abilities. Onsite is also the Karnow Course, so you are never short of variety while staying at the St Mellion International Resort.
Off of the course, you will have access to award winning restaurants, tennis courts, bowling greens, mature gardens and many other activities to help you relax between rounds.
The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
The Gleneagles Hotel is an iconic venue and definitely a must visit for any avid golfer. Known as ‘the palace in the glens’ the design for this resort was inspired by magnificent French chateaus, although, situated amongst the rolling hills of Scotland.
With three amazing courses to choose from, relive the 2014 Ryder Cup and step in the shoes of McGinley’s men for a truly unforgettable golfing experience.
Housing the only 2-star Michelin restaurant in all of Scotland, the dining options at the Gleneagles Hotel are nothing short of perfection. The recreational activities on site however are a little more traditional, including horse riding and clay pigeon shooting.
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