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10 Must Visit Stay & Play Golf Venues

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 29 Dec 2022

Are you planning a golf trip and looking for the perfect venue? Look no further! We've rounded up ten of the best golf locations across the UK and Ireland that offer an unparalleled golfing experience. With championship courses, multi-course options, varied accommodation, on-site amenities, and a range of dining options, these iconic destinations will provide you with the perfect opportunity to enjoy a memorable golf trip.

The Belfry

The Belfry

The iconic Belfry, a four-star venue set on 550 acres of Warwickshire countryside, is ideal for golfing getaways. Home to the prestigious Ryder Cup on four occasions, it offers 3 world-renowned golf courses - The Brabazon, The PGA National & The Derby - allowing guests to follow in the footsteps of their golfing heroes. It also has over 300 well-decorated & elegant rooms, ranging from signature rooms to Manor House suites, all with bespoke furnishing & décor & stunning views of the golf courses & countryside. It offers a range of dining experiences including Sam's Club House & Ryder Grill as well as the onsite Spa and miniature golf.

10 Reasons to Play Golf at The Belfry

Rated 4.9 from over 1,200 reviews.  Click here to view golf breaks for the Belfry.

Celtic Manor

Celtic Manor

Celtic Manor Golf Club is renowned for its exceptional golfing facilities and five-star luxury, including three championship golf courses, two luxurious clubhouses, over 300 traditional and comfortable rooms at the Resort Hotel, Hunter Lodges with en-suite bedrooms and hot tubs, Coldra Court Hotel with newly refurbished bedrooms, Springs Health Club and Rib Smokehouse and Grill, two on-site spas and seven restaurants and bars - making it a great destination for golfers and leisure seekers alike, especially as it hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Why You Should Play Golf at Celtic Manor

Rated 4.3 from 870 reviews.  Click here to view golf breaks for Celtic Manor.



Experience the grandeur of the Gleneagles Resort, situated in Scotland near the Grampian Mountains. With luxurious guest rooms, award-winning restaurants, three championship golf courses, Scotland's PGA National Golf Academy, and the Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA, it offers the perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional flair. Enjoy a classic heathland and inland links test with Jack Nicklaus and James Braid's finest creations, or the 9-hole par 3 PGA National Academy Course for families and beginners. With over 200 luxurious guest bedrooms and suites and attentive staff, it's the ideal place to escape and experience Scotland's beauty.

Is Gleneagles The Ultimate Golf Destination in The UK?

Rated 4.9 from 192 reviews.  Click here to view golf breaks for Gleneagles.

Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort

Forest Pines

Escape to Forest Pines Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort for a luxurious stay in the Lincolnshire countryside. Play on the 27-hole championship golf course, renowned for hosting the Junior Golf Championships, PGA Super 60s, and Euro Pro Qualifier events. Relax in one of over 180 spacious bedrooms with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, coffee making facilities, and much more. Enjoy the three dining options, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and luxurious spa treatments. Let Forest Pines provide you with the ultimate getaway experience.

Forest Pines Golf Resort Feature Review

Rated 4.5 from 320 reviews.  Click here to view golf breaks for Forest Pines.

Slaley Hall

Slaley Hall

The luxurious Edwardian Mansion that is Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort features over 140 elegantly decorated bedrooms, some with original features, dining options, two championship golf courses, the Claret Jug bar and Hadrian's Brasserie, a spa with holistic therapy and beauty treatments, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, 20-metre heated leisure pool, and 1,000 acres of Northumberland moorland and forest. Make the most of the weekend getaway at Slaley Hall Hotel.

Slaley Hall Stay & Play Review

Rated 4.5 from 260 reviews.  Click here to view golf breaks for Slaley Hall.

St Mellion

St Mellion

St Mellion International resort is located in the South of England within the beautiful Cornish countryside. This 450-acre retreat offers two championship golf courses, 80 rooms, fine dining, a bar, and a leisure spa with pools, a gym, and treatments. Couples, families, and golfers alike can enjoy the resort's activities and amenities.

Rated 4.6 from 238 reviews.  Click here to view golf breaks for St Mellion.

The Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire Hotel & Spa is a luxurious four-star retreat on 300 acres of Chilterns countryside, featuring 50 en-suite rooms, a championship golf course designed by Rees Jones, a signature restaurant, an on-site spa and more. The golf course has hosted big tournaments and has an American parkland-style with an inland-links feel. The hotel also boasts a 15-metre pool, gym, three treatment rooms, sauna and steam room.

The Oxfordshire Feature Review

Rated 4.0 from 100 review. Click here to view golf breaks for the Oxfordshire.


Princes Golf Club

The Lodge at Prince's is the ideal golf destination, situated in Sandwich, Keny. The Apartments offer two en-suite bedrooms, lounge area, Wi-Fi and coffee-making facilities. For something more luxurious, book one of the Links or Bay Suites. The course at Prince's is a championship Links golf course boasting 27 holes (3 loops of 9 holes) and has been the host of the Open Championship. It is currently an Open Final Qualifying Course, and offers all the best in modern links golf including a centrally located clubhouse with stunning views of the course and Pegwell Bay.

The Lodge at Prince's Golf Club Stay & Play Review

Rated 4.0 from 100 review. Click here to view golf breaks for Princes.

The K Club

The K Club

The K Club is a five-star luxury property set in 550 acres of beautiful countryside along the River Liffey, near Dublin. This 19th Century Georgian mansion features over 130 exquisite bedrooms and suites, hand-painted bathrooms, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and luxurious furnishings and bath products. With two championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, and plenty of outdoor activities and dining options, there's something for everyone. Views of the resort gardens, the River Liffey, or the golf course and driving range can be enjoyed from the individually appointed guestrooms.

Why You Should Play Golf at The K Club

Rated 4.4 from 45 review. Click here to view golf breaks for the K Club.

The Ashbury


Nestled at the foothills of Dartmoor National Park, the Ashbury Golf Resort is a world-renowned destination for golfers of all levels, offering 101 holes of parkland golf across 4 courses and Europe's largest buggy fleet. Enjoy the state-of-the-art golf fitting studio, professional shop and over 200 en-suite bedrooms with amenities like free Wi-Fi, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, and lockable safe. Choose from the clubhouse bar, lounge bar, or outdoor patio to relax after your round, and savor the range of cuisine from the hotel's restaurant, including buffet-style, continental, or full English breakfasts, hot and cold lunches, and four-course evening meals.

Rated 4.4 from 465 review. Click here to view golf breaks for the Ashbury.

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