Golf Breaks MidlandsThe Midlands is a great location for most people around the country to travel to for a golf break. There are plenty of high quality golf resorts including Ryder Cup venue The Belfry. For those looking for relaxation away from the fairways, many resorts offer a comprehensive Spa where you can relax and unwind. Our deals offer something for all budgets, whether it's a long weekend of a cheap Sunday Driver.
Golf In The Midlands
The best-known golf resort in the Midlands that is ideal for a break would be The Belfry which made its reputation by hosting the Ryder Cup four times between 1985 and 2002. The Midlands includes the counties of Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has over 340 courses to choose from.
The Golf Courses In The Midlands
Starting in the North of the Region there is one of England’s great golfing experiences the Hotchkins Course at Woodhall Spa. Now the home of the English Golf Union The Hotchkins is renowned throughout the world as one of the great inland golf courses and in order to maintain its reputation, it has recently engaged the renowned architect Tom Doak to bring it up to date whilst still retaining its character. Surrounded by gorse and scrub and with the fairways winding through trees and the greens protected by deep bunkers it’s a great golfing experience. There is a second course there, The Bracken which is also worth a visit. It would be wrong to leave Lincolnshire without playing at the Forest Pines Resort. As the name suggests the 27 holes wind through towering pine trees with ribbons of green fairways punctuated by well-positioned bunkers and what are usually fast and true greens. There is an excellent Hotel on site.
Heading South into Nottinghamshire there are at least two golf courses of serious interest -The Notts Golf Club at Hollinwell and the Sherwood Forest Club. The Notts deserves to be better known than it is and this Willie Park Junior design is a combination of a heathland course mixed with moorland and it makes the most of the terrain it is built on. The Sherwood Forrest course is a heathland design routed through an area of special scientific interest.
Around the Birmingham area, The Belfry is the stand out golfing centre. Famous as a Ryder Cup venue there are now three courses on site with the PGA National and the Derby Course complementing the more famous Brabazon Course. There is two stand out holes on the Brabazon the 10th where it is impossible not to try to emulate Seve Ballesteros and drive over the water onto the green and the 18th where the second shot over the water is one to remember. The Hotel accommodation is superior four stars following a recent refurbishment.
One other course to consider is Little Aston which has hosted several major amateur Championships as well as professional tour events. It regularly features in most lists of the top 50 golf courses in the UK and this parkland gem has been updated to keep pace with modern technology.
Here is a list of the best golf courses & resorts to play in the Midlands:
- Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf And Spa
- The Belfry – PGA Course
- Belton Woods – Woodside Course
- Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel And Country Club – Priory Course
- The Belfry – The Brabzon Course
- Forest Of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club
- Telfrod Hotel And Golf Resort
- The Belfry – Derby Course
- Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel And Country Club – Moorlands Course
- Belton Woods – Lakes Course
Where To Stay In The Midlands
The Belfry and Forest Pines featured above offer quality accommodation and extremely good golf courses and are probably two of the most popular destinations for a weekend break or longer stay. Elsewhere Lincoln is a City that is full of historical interest and is the ideal place to stay to explore the northern parts of the region especially if you are going to Woodhall Spa.
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