We’re so lucky in the UK that there’s so much choice when it comes to taking a golf staycation, but it can make it difficult to know where to start. We’ve put together some of our favourites here to give you some ideas for your next trip with the girls.
Renowned for open green spaces, sweeping viewpoints and vibrant towns and villages, not to mention the historic city of Chester, where you can sip on cocktails, shop ‘til you drop and walk the very streets where Roman Legionaires marched to war, Cheshire is the perfect spot for your next golf staycation with the girls.
Carden Park’s 1000-acre estate is the ultimate expression of escapism and just a stone’s throw from the city of Chester. The resort boasts two golf courses and The Spa at Carden was named ‘Britain’s Best New Spa’ by The Good Spa Guide in 2020. This newly built sanctuary grounded in nature is designed ignite the senses and you won’t want to miss the outdoor hot tubs and Bollinger garden bar!
The Mere Golf Resort and Spa
Situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside and just a short drive from the haunts of the Real Housewives, Alderley Edge and Knutsford, where you’ll find an array of fabulous restaurants and cocktail bars, The Mere is the perfect place to refresh and recharge.The on-site golf course is surrounded by mature trees, flowering banks and with stunning views over the Mere Lake, the course offers the charm of the Cheshire countryside.
The home of TOWIE isn’t all fake tan and glitter! It’s one of our favourite spots for a golf break. Situated less than an hour from London, you’ll also have the opportunity to head into the city for shopping, theatre and more.
Stoke by Nayland
This hidden gem is Idyllically located in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Essex/Suffolk border. The golf courses at Stoke by Nayland are named after two local famous artists, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable and the venue has hosted the Ladies European Tour Access Series in recent years.
Choose from a hotel room or Denise Van Outen’s choice – a quirky lodge – when booking your stay and take your pick from a number of restaurants and bars on site.
Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Situated just outside of Essex, in Hertfordshire, Hanbury Manor is a favourite amongst TV stars like Celebs Go Dating’s expert Anna Williamson and Dancing on Ice’s Alex Murphy. The manor house and golf course are situated amongst 200 acres of stunning natural beauty and when you add on its on-site spa, pool and the chance to enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea or a cocktail in the beautiful baronial Oak Hall, you might not fancy leaving at all!
With a legacy that spans six centuries, there is no finer place to play a round of golf than the country that gave the game to the world – Scotland. The first record of golf in Scotland dates from the 15th century when it was known as ‘gowf’ and it’s now somewhere you can find courses like nowhere else in the world.
Home to the 2019 Solheim Cup and well-known as a luxurious escape for friends as well as a home from home, Gleneagles in Perth is the perfect Scottish staycation. With three golf courses and a restaurant with two Michelin stars if you’re feeling a little fancy, it has everything you’d want for a minibreak with the girls.