Top 5 Luxury Golf Resorts in the UK
Dreaming of a luxury golf break but don’t want to travel too far? Settle for nothing less than the best with a staycation in the UK because lavish doesn’t have to be exotic.
There’s no need for stressful travelling and plane tickets; we’re talking sea views, championship courses, boutique rooms, spas and Michelin stars, all on your doorstep.
Our golf travel experts have put together a list of the top 5 luxury golf resorts in the UK to help you find your ideal getaway.
- Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, Co.Wicklow
- Mar Hall, Renfrewshire
- Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel
- The Gleneagles Hotel, Perth and Kinross
- The Manor House at Celtic Manor, Newport
Commonly regarded as Ireland’s finest golf resort, Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is located just 30 minutes away from Dublin and provides a relaxing retreat away from the hectic city life.
Druids Glen is quietly nestled between the Wicklow mountains and the Irish Sea, and expands over 400 acres of Irish countryside. Guests are offered the best of both worlds; an Elemis spa where they can indulge in luxury treatments and a championship golf course, offering breathtaking sea views and an exciting game.
Mar Hall offers a twist on a traditional Scottish getaway with the grandeur of a historical mansion combined with such stylish decor you’d be convinced you were in a modern boutique hotel! Hotel rooms boast stunning views of the hall grounds and beautiful gardens. Relax at the lavish Mar Hall spa, offering Decleor luxury beauty treatments, sauna, swimming pool and a modern fitness centre.
Make the most of The Earl of Mar, the on-site 18-hole championship golf course where you can enjoy a peaceful day on the green overlooking the River Clyde and Kilpatrick Hills.
Founded in 1908, Stoke Park Country Club & Hotel strive to keep the traditions of the club alive whilst still offering guests the very best in luxury UK golf stay, with fully furnished boutique rooms adorned with antiques, fine art and glorious marble bathrooms.
You’ll enjoy 300 acres of beautiful parkland in the Buckinghamshire countryside, just a short drive from London, as well as historic gardens and lakes. Other facilities include an award-winning restaurant, hotel spa boasting Italian marble steam rooms and swimming pool, and a 27-hole championship golf course. This stunning course was designed by golf architect Harry Colt and was used as a set for James Bond’s famous golfing duel in classic 1964 film ‘Goldfinger’.
Gleneagles is a picturesque countryside estate, situated in the very heart of Scotland and is often known as the ‘Riviera of the Highlands’ or ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’; this comes as no surprise. The estate is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, offering a 5-star hotel, an award-winning ESPA spa, the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars and three championship golf courses; The PGA Centenary Course, The King’s Course and The Queen’s Course. Each are considered a golfing masterpiece in their own right and offer golfers, of any ability, a unique challenge.
The Manor House at Celtic Manor was voted Europe’s Best Golf Hotel in 2015 in the World’s Golf Awards and it’s easy to see why. Located over 2000 acres of beautiful parkland in the charming Usk Valley, guests are offered a relaxing escape in the countryside. The 19th-century manor house features traditionally-styled rooms to keep the original character, yet have been updated to offer all modern comforts. There are a range of on-site facilities, such as an AA Rosette restaurant, 2 health clubs and spas, and 3 championship golf courses. The most popular course is The Twenty Ten Course, which was built to host The 2010 Ryder Cup, hence the name, and was the first course to be built specifically for the incredible tournament, making it one of the finest in the world.
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