Top three UK retreats for golfing fans
The UK boasts an array of scenic golfing retreats, but only a select few can offer luxurious accommodation to match. If you’re baffled by the multitude of beautiful bunkers across the country, we have compiled a list of the finest fairways that will leave you desperate to dig out your driver. Relax, unwind and conquer the courses at these golfing escapes, then enjoy the equally impressive accommodation once you step off the green.
Play: Verulam Golf Club
Stay: The Mews at Sopwell House, St Albans, Hertfordshire
This 18-hole parkland course offers a picturesque countryside setting and a wealth of golfing history. The challenging par 72 course counts Samuel Ryder (of the Ryder Cup) as one of its previous members and club captains.
Nestled deep within the rolling Hertfordshire hills, The Mews at Sopwell House are just a five-minute drive from Verulam golf club. The glamorous retreats are located within the 12-acre grounds of Sopwell House Hotel, perfect for those seeking understated luxury coupled with complete privacy.
Play: Chewton Glen Golfing Association
Stay: Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Forest, Hampshire
The New Forest is a haven for any keen golfer with its stunning scenery and testing terrains. Within the 130-acres of Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa lies a par 3 golf course offering nine beautifully maintained holes.
Chewton Glen is the ideal getaway for the sporting set and is located within exquisitely landscaped parkland, gardens and woodlands. Once you’ve packed away your golf clubs, why not take a dip in the luxurious swimming pool or play a game of tennis on one of the hotel’s courts.
Play: The Duke, Old Course Hotel
Stay: Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, Scotland
St Andrews is renowned worldwide as “The Home of Golf”. Old Course Hotel’s own championship course, The Duke, is St Andrews’ only heath land course and boasts magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea.
The Old Course Hotel sits just a stone’s throw from the historic town of St Andrews and features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors.
For a truly opulent stay, book into one of the hotel’s suites designed by Frenchman, Jacques Garcia.