Breadsall Priory Marriott Country Club
A fertile land, England became the centre of the Industrial Revolution, with cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool manufacturing goods from raw materials to export overseas and worldwide.
Now, in the 21st century, England has become a hub for many national and international tourists.
If you’re planning a golf break in England, there’s certainly plenty of choice for you. Whichever region you’re thinking to visit, there are courses of genuine quality, true variety and great fun the length and breadth of the country. So, whatever the ability of your tour party or society, there’s some amazing golf to be found.
Whether you're after relaxing days out before hitting the bar or real tests of skill on some serious championship layouts, here are just a few of our favourites and some of the best golf courses that England has to offer.
Set among the woodland and plentiful lakes of the Warwickshire countryside, Forest of Arden has been a popular destination for golfers for a generation or more.
The appeal is clear from the moment you arrive. This is a perfect example of resort golf that offers amazing facilities, a welcoming greeting to golfing groups and a championship golfing experience that’s thrilling, first-class and occasionally daunting from tee to green.
It’s been a regular host course for European Tour events over the past twenty years, and as you make your way from the putting green to the first tee, you’ll understand exactly why.
Off the back tees, it’s a long one, over 6,500m. And, while most groups will play further forward, the challenge is an exciting one nonetheless. From water-protected par-3s to long par-5s and fairways that require accuracy (and a little luck from time to time).
Don’t let the challenge of the course put off the higher handicaps in the group, either. Whatever the ability, this is a memorable golf course and one that begs to be played. Stunning walks through magisterial oak trees and a real sense that you’re playing somewhere a little bit special at all times.
Another destination perfectly catering to those looking for a quintessential English golf break. Set out across 340 acres of Northumbria countryside, Slaley Hall offers two high-quality courses and a regally impressive hotel that offers refined style and a warmly welcoming atmosphere.
Both courses offer their own challenges, and both can be found in the kind of exquisite condition you’d expect.
Of the two, the Hunting course tends to be a particular favourite. Designed by famed architect Dave Thomas, the course has had favourable comparisons to courses such as Woburn, Gleneagles and even Augusta.
Using the distinctive habitat of the region to great effect, you’ll find yourself plotting a path through pine forest and moorland, offering both scenic outlays and plenty of reasons to keep the ball straight and on the fairway.
Despite a relatively new venue, Slaley has played host to the Tour over the years, offering you the chance to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Montgomerie, Goosen, Westwood and Casey.
A proper golf break destination, where the quality of the courses on offer is matched by the standard of the facilities and hospitality. If you’ve never thought about the North-East of England for a golf break, then Slaley Hall will make you change your mind in a heartbeat.
It may be less familiar to some aficionados, but this resort is nothing short of a pure gem of northern delight.
It's another destination venue for golfers looking for quality accommodation and facilities as well as a golf experience to thrill and delight. And Forest Pines offers the lot in abundance.
The accommodation is modern and luxurious, and the resort is pristine and ideal for a short getaway. But what about the golf itself?
A resort-style layout that combines the natural surroundings with high-quality upkeep, Forest Pines offers 27-holes over three 9-hole loops (Pines, Beeches and Forest).
As you might expect from the name, it’s a woodland course with pines and dense forestry in abundance. Designed by John Morgan, each of the loops has a distinctive feel, with some exquisite holes cut through the foliage that are a lot of fun to navigate.
With trees all around, it’s no surprise to note that positioning is paramount from tee to green, with wayward shots leaving you with plenty to think about to keep your score alive.
In the heart of the Peak District, Breadsall Priory offers golfers the chance to enjoy some high-quality play on the course while soaking up some history (and welcome hospitality) at the end of each day.
The resort itself is set across the stunning heart of English countryside, on a site that dates back to the thirteenth century. Today, the Marriott venue offers a taste of modern luxury while retaining its ancient charm.
As for the golf, it’s a stylish and hugely enjoyable place to play. Breadsall offers 36-holes over two distinctive courses. Beautifully laid out across the spectacular scenery, it offers challenges and holes that require thought and precision.
The Moorland course is the newer of the two, and its more open settings provide a slightly more forgiving experience that can appeal to those of a higher handicap. Nevertheless, Moorland retains a quality of its own and a highly enjoyable round to be had.
The Priory course, however, is the blue ribband track at the resort. A championship layout that offers a challenging parkland experience and arguably the best course in the East Midlands. With more trees in play and strategically placed traps, it’s a proper test, yet forgiving enough for all abilities to get something from their day.
A great resort and another exceptional place to base yourself for a short golfing holiday in England.
Quality golf and memorable breaks right on your doorstep
The real beauty for British golfers seeking a golf break in England is, of course, the fact that you don’t have to travel very far. But it’s not just the convenience of location that makes these short holidays special.
Wherever and whenever you plan to visit England, you’re never too far from a top-quality golfing resort. Venues that will combine modern luxury, quintessentially English style and a golf course that offers exquisite conditions and a memorable day out.
So start searching for your favourite English golf break now, or better yet, give our team a call and let us help you find the perfect golf holiday.
London, being the capital, emerged as one of the most preeminent cities in the world, and is now one of the most cultural and interesting places to visit in England.
For golfers looking to play their game in different surroundings, then England can provide them with what they are looking for. From flatlands in the south to hills in the north, the golf courses are all designed around the landscapes of the area.
With golf resorts such as the Belfry in the Midlands, Close House in the north east and Foxhills Country and Golf Club in the south, there are numerous to choose from and providing many airports in all areas, then England is easy accessible for golfers worldwide.
If you’re looking for that golf break without having to travel too far then check out some of the world class golf resorts that are on your doorstep!