Find Your Next UK Spring Golf Break
Buffeted by storms and inclement weather, it may feel like we're forever trapped in the midst of winter, but respite in the form of the spring months is approaching. With that time of year comes the beauty of Augusta National and excitement of the Masters on our television screens, providing a degree of inspiration, although more tellingly for the keen golfer, the clocks go forward, signalling the beginning of the season for those of us who have locked away our clubs.
So, what better way to kick off your peak months of golf than by embarking on a break in April? Fortunately, with it not being summer, the deals and savings with our travel partner Golfbreaks.com are hugely significant, ensuring that you'll have a terrific experience for great value at many of the UK's most popular and highly regarded venues.
Find one near you and etch an early highlight for 2020. We take a look at just a few of the options.
Known for hosting the Ryder Cup, The Belfry is arguably England's premier golf destination, with a highly regarded hotel set in acres of Warwickshire countryside, and is home to three 18-hole courses, including the famous Brabazon, but the Derby and PGA National are also superbly conditioned and enjoyable to play.
Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort
Highly Recommended on Golfshake, the Championship Course at Forest Pines comprises of a unique 27-hole layout, and has quickly become revered in the two decades since, with the venue's accommodation also being rated positively, located in an accessible part of Lincolnshire.
Welcoming European and Senior Tour events in its time, the Edwardian mansion of Slaley Hall is a jewel of England's north east, home to a pair of excellent courses; most notably the Hunting, designed by Dave Thomas, and held up as being one of the best in the region.
Hugely popular with the Golfshake Community, Old Thorns is set within the rolling Hampshire countryside and boasts a tremendous golf course that offers an enjoyable challenge to all standards of players, making it an ideal destination for a golf break.
Located in Cheshire, you are welcomed into an 18th century Georgian mansion at Mottram Hall - a striking venue for accommodation - with its strategic and tree-lined golf course providing an idyllic opportunity to test your game.
The Lodge at Prince's Golf Club
Host of the 1932 Open Championship, The Lodge is a great option for a stay and play break, opening the doors to the 27 holes of Prince's Golf Club, which has been renovated in recent years, completing an all-round links experience that will draw golfers to Sandwich Bay in Kent.
Revered for its Ailsa Course, golfers may have also heard that Turnberry's renamed and rebuilt King Robert The Bruce Course isn't too shabby either, with the luxury of the hotel making this an attractive proposition for any travelling golfer.
Fairmont St Andrews
Overlooking the Home of Golf, Fairmont St Andrews is a spectacular venue that makes the most of a spectacular location, offering guests a superb level of hospitality, and its two on-site courses, the Torrance and Kittocks, don't look out of place on the wonderful coastline of the East Neuk of Fife.
St Mellion International
Set in beautiful Cornwall, St Mellion's enhanced accommodation now reflects the quality of its two courses, the Nicklaus and Kernow, both of which provide an alternative to the rugged and classic seaside layouts of this majestic county.
Macdonald Hill Valley Golf & Spa
Located in Shropshire, Hill Valley is a perfect destination for a golf break as its two courses - the Emerald and Sapphire - complement each other ideally, with the venue itself offering comfortable and well-equipped facilities.
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