Stay and play with a luxury golfing breakFind a golf hotel with the AA's Covid Confident mark
Many of us need a way of switching off and escaping during this pandemic and golf is a sport that can be played safely in the fresh air as social distancing can be managed easily. Golf is known for being a simple and effective way of reducing stress levels whilst getting exercise as you can literally walk for miles. We have included hotels with golf courses in our AA COVID accreditation so you can stay and play with confidence. This week we are putting the spotlight on six of the venues which have already achieved this new AA mark.
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa
Luton Hoo is a luxury hotel set in more than 1,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown designed parkland and formal gardens. It has an 18-hole, par 73 golf course and the River Lea meandering through it. The centrepiece of this venue is the Grade I listed mansion house that has influences from many famous architects including Robert Adams. After a round of golf, there are three sumptuous lounges where guests can enjoy afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks as well as two fantastic eating options – The Wernher Restaurant and the Adams Brasserie. The spacious bedrooms and impressive suites combine historic character with modern amenities. You can also relax in the Robert Adams Club House.
China Fleet Country Club is set in 180 acres of stunning Cornish countryside overlooking the beautiful Tamar estuary. It has easy access to Plymouth and the countryside and offers an extensive range of leisure facilities including a golf course. One and two-bedroom apartments are located in annexe buildings; each has a kitchen, lounge and flexible sleeping arrangements. The dining options are the brasserie and the Upper Deck Bistro. After a day out on the golf course, guests can relax at the hotel's state-of the-art Aqua Spa.
With no fewer than seven golf courses and a club house with a lounge, bar and dining facilities, Ashbury Hotel is a golfers' paradise. The majority of the well-equipped bedrooms are located in the farmhouse and the courtyard-style development around the putting green. Guests can enjoy the many on-site leisure facilities or join the activities available at the nearby sister hotel.
This impressive hotel enjoys a peaceful setting on a restored 18th-century estate by the banks of the River Tees. Luxurious, spacious bedrooms, contemporary in style, are split between the original old hall, the new hall, and Tiplady Lodge. Dining options include The Orangery for exceptional, award-winning cuisine, The Clubhouse and The Brasserie. A state-of-the-art spa and championship golf course, with a first-class club house, complete the picture making it a perfect option for golf-lovers.
Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club
This modern hotel is located in a lovely country location between Newbury and Basingstoke and offers a super range of facilities with three 9-hole golf courses, woods and lakes. Bedrooms are spacious and have good facilities and there is a choice of restaurants with the dining room in the hotel and the first-floor Kingsclere Restaurant & Bar in the club house. This overlooks the stunning golf course and offers all-day dining.
Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort has an enviable range of facilities that make it a true year-round resort. The hotel sits on the Bowood Estate – over 100 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown designed parkland which includes formal and woodland gardens as well as a popular adventure playground. Golfers will enjoy the renowned championship course that meanders through woodland, by streams and across an undulating landscape. On site there is a golf pro shop too. The spa offers a range of de-stress treatments and packages, perfect for after a day of golfing. All the bedrooms have been designed by Lady Lansdowne with country-house styling bought right up to date. Dinner should not be missed; local sourcing is the key, with the kitchen team showcasing the best Wiltshire produce.
Discover more hotels with golf courses
On this website you can discover more places to enjoy a golf break around the UK. Look out for the AA COVID Confident mark for peace of mind that the venue has achieved this new mark since reopening.