Guide to Golf at Marriott Venues

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 15 May 2019 | Comments


Marriott is considered among the most renowned and prestigious golf course operators in the UK, boasting an impressive of idyllic venues across the country, which deliver superb layouts aligned with comfortable accommodation and facilities. 

From St Pierre to Forest of Arden, members of the impressive Marriott portfolio can claim the prestige of hosting European Tour events, with the likes of Breadsall Priory and Hanbury Manor also drawing considerable acclaim, including from the Golfshake Community, whose combined praise has seen these venues award Highly Recommended status.

If you are searching for a potential golf break destination, Marriott Hotel and Country Clubs should be among the possibilities, ideal for a personal visit, corporate booking, or group and societies. We have taken a closer look at each of the venues to capture why.

For group discounts at Marriott Hotel and Country Clubs, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Breadsall Priory 

Situated in 400 acres of estate near the Peak District National Park, Breadsall Priory is a jewel in Derby, renowned for two striking courses that provide an appealingly contrasting presentation and challenge. The Priory is a tight and tree-lined layout that was opened for play in 1977, and features some memorable holes, most notably the thrilling par three 17th. The Moorland is different in character - designed by noted architect Donald Steel - but it's a thoroughly enjoyable round to play, with fine views being available across the hotel and surrounding countryside.


The Priory Course Review

The Moorland Course Review

Breadsall Priory Stay & Play Review


When it comes to accommodation, Breadsall Priory is a charming option, being a Grade II listed venue that underwent a significant renovation in 2013, ensuring that its 112 bedrooms are of an excellent standard, combining modern amenities and comfort with the setting of an historic building, dating way back to the 13th century. Additionally, there are restaurant facilities and spa, making this a great spot for a quiet retreat.

For more information and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Forest of Arden

The Forest of Arden Estate is an expansive, spectacular 10,000 acre property that is among the most popular in the UK, featuring two courses; the shorter and playable Aylesford, and most notably the Arden Course itself, a former host of both the English Open and British Masters, for many years a staple on the European Tour schedule, with the likes of Colin Montgomerie, Thomas Bjorn and Darren Clarke having won here. It's a magnificent venue for golfers.


The Arden Course Review


For those staying overnight, there are 214 stylish rooms at Forest of Arden, with a spa and restaurant options, in addition to a wide variety of activities, making this a celebrated and accessible destination, being just a few miles from Birmingham.

For more information and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Hanbury Manor

Set in the beautiful countryside of Hertfordshire, Hanbury Manor is a 5* venue that lives up to the billing. Jack Nicklaus II was the designer of the main layout, which has hosted the English Open, and it has long been regarded as being one of the finest courses in the county, an exciting and memorable challenge for golfers of all standards. 

Luxury accommodation and facilities is the promise here, and the estate delivers, the striking hotel being a 17th century Jacobean-style country house set in 200 acres of parkland, within easy reach of Stansted, Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick airports, London and Cambridge. There are 161 elegant and spacious rooms to choose from, all with access to the range of dining options and highly regarded spa that is a relaxing distraction from the golf course.

For more information and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Lingfield Park

Located in the grounds of Lingfield Park Racecourse in Surrey, Lingfield Park Golf Course is an intriguing and imaginative layout, with many impressive features, including grand trees, ponds and streams, making this an idyllic and memorable round to experience, with its reputation continuing to rise as the course matures further into the landscape.

The hotel boasts 116 bedrooms and has a range of amenities, including superb leisure facilities, notably a steam room, sauna, fitness room and a selection of treatment rooms, not to mention the restaurant and bar options available, especially the Cyprium Bar & Grill. Just 20 minutes from Gatwick, for golfers in the county, London, and beyond, Lingfield Park is a great option to sample the wonderful setting of Surrey.

For more information and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.

St Pierre 

Situated within the majestic setting of Monmouthshire, St Pierre is just across the border in Wales, merely 12 miles from Bristol, and includes two fantastic golf courses that set it apart from many other venues. The Old Course has been host to prestigious events, including the Solheim Cup, and boasts several incredible holes, while the Mathern Course is the more forgiving, but nonetheless offers a tremendous experience.

The manor house that dates back to the 14th century possesses 132 comfortable bedrooms with modern facilities, a wide variety of dining and bar options, not to mention a fitness club and fully equipped spa. There is a reason why St Pierre enjoys such a highly regarded status, and it unquestionably delivers on that promise.

For more information and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Tudor Park

Donald Steel designed the Tudor Park Golf Course in Kent, which has been host to EuroPro Tour events in the past, and is a wonderful layout that is framed by mature pines and tight fairways, placing a premium on accuracy, but its relative lack of distance makes it a playable option for all golfers, something ideal when selecting a destination, with the beauty and tranquillity of the surrounds also being a popular attribute.

There are several accommodation room options to choose from at the 4* Tudor Park, catered to everyone, with restaurants, bars, fitness centre and spa also being part of the experience, making this a classic Marriott venue.

For more information and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.

Worsley Park

Manchester's Worsley Park is an appealing venue with great accessibility, just a short drive from the city, with the course being a regular stop on EuroPro and Challenge Tour schedules through the years. The layout has been designed around eight lakes and water features, many of which come into play. The most challenging holes include the third, eighth and 13th, while the striking 177-yard par three seventh is played over a small lake to an undulating green guarded by a brook.

The hotel features 158 comfortable rooms, from the standard accommodation to suites being available, while there are impressive fitness and leisure facilities, a spa, and variety of dining options. Being just ten miles from the centre of Manchester, it's easy to reach for those hoping to enjoy the city and its attractions.

For more information and how to book, visit Golfbreaks.com.


Visit http://www.marriottgolf.co.uk/ for more on Marriott and its venues.


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