Golf On Tour: The Best Hotels In The UK For Golfing Breaks
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Golf On Tour: The Best Hotels In The UK For Golfing Breaks

These hotels offer a real hole-in-one for sports fans

Looking for the perfect holiday location to practice your swing? Try one of the fabulous golf hotels in the UK, perfect for all skillsets and abilities. 

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The Best Hotels In The UK For Golfing Breaks

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Bedroom with open windows onto green

Congham Hall – Norfolk

Now we’ve all heard of a pub crawl, but how about a golf crawl? Congham Hall is a prime position for sporting enthusiasts, as it sits nearby six clubs on Norfolk’s golf coast. See if you can work your way through them without being lured away by Congham’s in-house spa.


Large countryside hall and park

Ellenborough Park Hotel & Spa – Cheltenham

Fancy golf with a view? You’re in luck at Ellenborough Park, which is just five minutes away from Cleeve Hill Golf Course. Surrounded by views of the Cotswolds countryside, this is a course built into the natural landscape – with deep quarries, slopes and escarpments providing a fun challenge for players.


Man playing golf by river

Headlam Hall – County Durham

Find a slower pace of life at Headlam Hall, a 17th century country house flanked by farmland, a luxury spa and its own (small but mighty) golf course. The nine-hole course is home to woodland, streams and ponds, setting golfers up for a game that will challenge their dexterity.


Golf course

The Eastbury Hotel & Spa – Dorset

This Georgian townhouse is the perfect starting point for an activity-led holiday, making it an ideal stopover for the whole family (and the dog). Try your hand at horse riding, ballooning and quad biking, or choose from two local golf clubs nearby to practice your swing.


Man sat in hotel room with window look out onto people playing on golf course

The Machrie – Islay

Scotland’s leading luxury golf hotel is the first point of call for any sporting enthusiasts booking a UK golfcation. Guests have been playing golf here since 1891, surrounded by stunning seascapes and glimpses of Beinn Bheigeir and the Paps of Jura.


Hotel bedroom

Castle House – Herefordshire

Steeped in history from head to toe, it should be no surprise that Castle House would also have links to the county’s oldest golf club. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a discounted green fee at the Herefordshire Golf Club, which boasts fantastic views over the Shropshire Hills and Brecon Beacons.


Golf course at sunset

The Grove – Hertfordshire

Practice your drive on one of the UK’s most prestigious golf courses when you visit The Grove. Having hosted both the World Golf Championship and the British Masters, the course is now open to all who want to give the sport a go.


Woodland path

Ballyfin – County Laois

Sitting at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, this five-star hotel lets visitors get away from urban life with countryside sports, delicious food and stunning scenery. When you can pull yourself away, head over to the nearby K Club, Mount Juliet or The Heritage for a few rounds of championship golf.


Victorian manor house

Slieve Donard – County Down

Slieve Donard is known as Norther Ireland’s favourite resort for a reason; set across six acres of private grounds, the Victorian hotel is host to 180 rooms, an award-winning spa and has a pretty perch over the world-famous Royal County Down Golf Course (a favourite for the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy).


Close up of made bed with lit lamps on either side and painting on the wall above

The Goodwood – West Sussex

The home of countryside sporting, The Goodwood is especially well-versed in the art of golf. The hotel boasts two 18-hole courses designed to keep players of all abilities on their toes; opt for the flexible membership to get your fill of both and secure tickets to the Festival of Speed.


Countryside hotel set on fields

Linthwaite House – Lake District

While many flock to Linthwaite House to explore the Lake District’s scenic trails, others use the hotel as a base for a golfing break. The hotel is located not too far from Windermere Golf Club, making it easy to spend days on the course and evenings curled up in a cosy room overlooking the hills.


Golf course with stately hall in the background

Northcote – Lancashire

When you’re not tucking into Michelin-starred grub or sinking into the plush beds at Northcote, we’d suggest exploring one of the three Open Gold Championship courses nearby (like the Royal Lytham, pictured). Book onto one of the hotel’s bespoke gourmet golfing breaks to get the best of both worlds.


Featured image: The Machrie