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Top 5 Golf Resorts in England

Oct 10, 2014
Category: Europe, Golf, UK Timeshare

Golfer on fairway with buggy

There are more golf courses in England than there is in the rest of the UK combined, making it a highly sought after golfing destination!

To narrow down your search we’ve highlighted the best places to own a timeshare in England by choosing our Top 5 Golf Resorts in England to continue with our current series.

So, in no particular order here they are…

De Vere at Slaley Hall (Northumberland, England)

Around 25 miles West of Newcastle in the North of England is DeVere at Slaley Hall which is noted as an Interval International Premier Resort. The resort features two Championship 18-hole courses, The Hunting and Priestman Courses, with the former hosting the PGA Seniors for the past 5 years. Owners can enjoy reduced green fees at these courses as well as make full use of the practice greens and private driving range also provided. The on-site Pro Shop keeps your kit fully stocked too! The resorts leisure facilities provide a fitness room, swimming pool, steam & sauna rooms and a wonderful spa to treat any aches picked up on the course is also located on-site. Clay pigeon shooting and archery also keep the outdoors adventurer happy for hours in this countryside setting. The ultimate in luxury accommodation is found within the lodges at Slaley Hall where even the smallest of details has been given the utmost care to provide owners with the best experience possible.

Kitchen and Dining Area of Slaley Hall Lodge

Kitchen and Dining Area of Slaley Hall Lodge

Top Courses Nearby:
– Stocksfield Golf Club: www.stocksfieldgolfclub.co.uk
– Consett & District Golf Club: www.consettgolfclub.com
– Matfen Hall Golf Course: www.matfenhall.com
– Close House Hotel And Golf Club: www.closehouse.com

A brief drive East from the resort is the Stocksfield Golf Club’s Par 70, located in the Tyne Valley, creating a challenge for all whilst the spoils of the 19th can be enjoyed from within the on-site restaurant. The beautifully maintained Consett & District Golf Club’s Par 71, just over 10 miles South-East from Slaley Hall is characterised by its slick plateau greens which make for putting heaven. Matfen Hall’s 27-hole Championship course is a regular venue for Professional County events with intriguing obstacles and varying water hazards strewn across the course, located only a short drive North of the resort. A short drive East towards Newcastle brings you to Close House which is home to two 18-hole Lee Westwood golf courses, both of which make best use of the natural features of the landscape.


Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club (Norfolk, England)

Situated in the low-lying county of Norfolk on the East coast of England is Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club which is the proud holder of an RCI Gold Crown. Two on-site Championship courses await at The Hill and Valley which gift owners with the privilege of playing unlimited golf for free. Top quality practice facilities are also offered here with an on-site driving range and PGA Professional tuition, whilst the Barnham Broom Pro Shop allows for spares to be picked up too! Fine dining can be enjoyed on-site at the Brasserie which holds two AA rosettes or for a summer treat enjoy the barbecue provided every Sunday lunchtime. The relaxing spa, pool and sauna offer a great cool-down after the days exploits whilst squash and tennis courts are also provided here. Barnham Broom’s accommodation comes in the form of peacefully quiet lodges that provide the essential escape to the countryside for any keen golfer.

Top Courses Nearby:
– Mattishall Golf Club: www.mattishallgolfclub.co.uk
– Royal West Norfolk Golf Club: www.rwngc.org
– Wensum Valley Golf Club: www.golfnorfolk.co.uk

A 10-minute drive West brings you to Mattishall Golf Club’s pristine Par 70 where you will need to bring your long game as it is home to one of the longest Par 5 holes in the UK at 638 yards! Bawburgh Golf Club to the East features an undulating landscape of 6720 yards on its Par 72 course but be aware of the 4th hole which isn’t nicknamed “Bunker Island” for nothing. The Royal West Norfolk course, famous for having four Royal Family members as previous Captains is just a short drive to the North of Barnham Broom. Wensum Valley Golf Club, a brief drive North-East, is home to 3 top-class golf-courses most notably the Par 72 Wensum Course which hosted the PGA Europro Tour season opener in 2013.


Regency Villas at Broome Park (Kent, England)

The former home of Lord Kitchener, Broome Park is now home to the RCI Gold Crown Regency Villas which are set amongst beautiful Kentish countryside in South-East England. Owners here receive reduced green fees for the 18-hole Championship course on-site and can take advantage of the resorts driving range and putting green as well. The centre piece here is the beautiful Jacobean Mansion House where its bars and restaurants provide moments of indulgence for guests off the greens. Facilities outside of the golf-course include an indoor swimming pool and sauna to relax in after a long days play whilst squash, tennis and croquet offer a different slant on sport for visitors. The Villas here offer superior accommodation within a tranquil setting to enjoy views over the “Garden of England” from the grounds of the 16th Century Mansion House.

Top Courses Nearby:
– Canterbury Golf Club: www.canterburygolfclub.co.uk
– Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club: www.royalcinqueports.com
– Sene Valley Golf Club: www.senevalleygolfclub.com
– Royal St.Georges Golf Club: www.royalstgeorges.com

Canterbury Golf Club’s Par 71, a short drive North, is set amid mature woodland and carpeted with bluebells during springtime but don’t let the beauty distract as Canterbury’s longest Par 4 hole awaits! The Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club on the East Coast is a Par 71 links course and twice hosted The British Open, to be found only a short drive from Broome Park. Head South briefly by car and you will come across the Sene Valley Golf Club’s Par 71 course where the green on the 10th is deceptively narrow and will make or break any players game. The Royal St. Georges Golf Club is one of England’s finest links courses and has been hosting amateur and professional tournaments since the 1880’s, this gem is around 30 minutes drive East from the resort.


MacDonald’s Elmers Court Country Club (Hampshire, England)

Nestled close to Lymington Marina on the South Coast of England is the RCI Gold Crown resort of MacDonald’s Elmers Court Country Club. Across the road is the Walhampton Golf Course where a covered driving range and short game arena create wonderful practice areas. Take advantage of the Elite Golf Academy there too before having a quick round on Walhampton’s 9-hole course, great for a warm up! Top-quality facilities come as standard at Elmers Court with indoor pools, spa and fitness centre and the resort is also within close proximity to the sailing opportunities in Lymington. The softly furnished apartments here create a comfortable sanctuary to relax within after an entertaining day of golf!

Top Courses Nearby:
– Walhampton Golf Course: www.walhamptongolf.org.uk
– Brockenhurt Manor Golf Club: www.brokenhurst-manor.org.uk
– Barton-on-Sea Golf Club: www.bosgc.co.uk
– Freshwater Bay Golf Club: www.freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk

The Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club’s Par 70 is renowned as the best course in the New Forest area, around 5 miles North of Elmers Court but watch out for the Red Deer Stags that may stray onto the fairways! Hugging the coastline across its 3 top-quality courses is the Barton-on-Sea Golf Club which is just a short drive West from Lymington presenting a picturesque setting for a round of 18. The nearby Isle of Wight is home to the Freshwater Bay Golf Club’s Par 69 course which has ancient monuments strewn across it creating hazards for all golfers, easily reachable from Lymington Marina.


St. Mellion Golf & Country Club (Cornwall, England)

Lying in the Cornish Countryside on England’s South Coast is the St. Mellion Golf & Country Club which boasts an RCI Gold Crown award to its name. Two Championship standard golf-courses, one of which is a Nicklaus Design, offer breathtaking challenges here whilst the 5-hole short course is great for the whole family. The on-site driving range allows you to swing out any rustiness and the Pro Shop here also keeps you stocked for the games ahead. Enjoy a relaxing warm down and massage in the resorts spa facilities or make use of the cooling swimming pool whilst the on-site gym offers a more energetic end to your game. Dining here is mouth-watering and the resort features a 2 AA Rosette winning restaurant whilst a top selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in the on-site Brasserie! The luxurious and spacious lodges here provide a high-quality retreat for any new owner to cosy up within after a hard fought game on the local courses.

Top Courses Nearby:
– China Fleet Golf Club: www.china-fleet.co.uk
– Yelverton Golf Club: www.yelvertongolf.co.uk
– Tavistock Golf Club: www.tavistockgolfclub.co.uk
– Looe Golf Club: looegolfclub.co.uk

Driving South-East towards Plymouth will bring you to the China Fleet Golf Club’s 18-hole parkland course which overlooks the River Tamar providing a great day of golfing challenges. The Yelverton Golf Club’s Par 71 is to the East of St. Mellion and features a blind tee shot on the 3rd Hole requiring lots of concentration to stay on track! The thin soil of the Par 71 at Tavistock Golf Club makes for lightening fast greens creating a natural challenge for visiting golfers, located North-East of the resort. Spectacular panoramic views of the Cornish countryside can be enjoyed from the Looe Golf Club’s 18-hole course, South-West from the resort.

Lounge area of St. Mellion lodge

Lounge area of St. Mellion lodge

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