Golf Breaks Return in England
During the coronavirus lockdown, it can feel like we have bypassed spring entirely and woken up in summer, but now that the peak season is here and many restrictions have been lifted, there are reasons to be optimistic about returning a semblance of normality to our lives in golf.
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Monday announcement on the next phase for England, pubs, restaurants, and hotels can open from 4 July, when social distancing rules will be eased. That has already opened the door for golf clubhouses to restore access to bar and catering facilities, but the return of the hospitality industry ensures that golf breaks are back throughout the nation, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland expected to follow in the coming weeks.
Considering the limits and uncertainty around travel during these extraordinary times, golfers are destined to be looking closer to home, with reports stating that Brits are booking a UK based holiday every 11 seconds.
So, rather than embarking on your golf sojourn to the Algarve, Florida or Belek, why not consider a rewarding venture to Cornwall, Lancashire or Kent.
Golf Hotels & Resorts Are Back
Hotels throughout England are preparing to welcome back guests, working on innovative cleaning procedures, social distancing protocols, ensuring that government guidelines and requirements are met.
Popular Ryder Cup venue, The Belfry has even introduced an App that will help guests to enjoy a contact-free experience, including the ability to check-in and check out online, a digital smart key, ordering food, and making contactless payment available across the resort, ideal for this new era that we are learning to live through.
The QHotels Group boasts many of the UK's best venues and is set to reopen each of them, including Slaley Hall, Forest Pines, Telford and Belton Woods. Hygiene measures and procedures have been deployed throughout the hotels to ensure guest safety, but not compromising what is always an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Many hotels are waiving or reducing single supplements to allow for single rooms and to accommodate for social distancing, helping to guarantee the confidence of guests, reducing any anxiety that golfers may have about staying in a new environment.
Golfbreaks.com is the place to discover the latest package across hundreds of venues, some of which can be secured through Online Booking From £79, UK & Ireland August 2020 Breaks, and UK & Ireland September 2020 Breaks, but notably, if golfers book before 30th June they can receive a UK tee time in association with GolfNow.
Why Not Consider a Golf Tour
Now with greater freedom to travel, golfers may otherwise fancy the opportunity to embark on a golf tour across the country, particularly considering overnight stays are permitted with restaurants open. These are a wonderful option to experience several courses, driving between them and staying in accommodation with a small group.
Planning a tour is a great way to discover some of the finest golf courses in England, ticking layouts off that you would not otherwise play, seeing different parts of the country and taking full advantage of this unique time.
How About a Golf Lodge
However, if you want to stay at a venue but remain within a self-contained group, then lodges are to be considered, a common sight across the UK. Self catering lodges are available at the likes of Belton Woods, Slaley Hall, and Kilnwick Percy. Former Open Championship venue, Prince's Golf Club has recently completed an expansive renovation to its revered course and acclaimed facilities, including lodges.
But it's worth noting that if shared toilet and shower facilities are in the same room, guests are able to use the toilet but can only use the shower if it is assigned to one household or support bubble or run using a reservation and clean rota.
This has been a period that none of us will forget, but we now have the chance to experience something like normal again, staying safe and alert. Let's get you back on the golf course.
For more information on the latest offers and packages, visit Golfbreaks.com.
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