Six of the Best: UK golf breaks

Preparing for a short golfing break? Here are six ideas to get you started...

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Golfmagic Staff
Mon, 1 Apr 2013

South West

With a plethora of stunning golf courses to choose from, the South West is the perfect destination for a golf break or holiday.

Base yourself: Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Must play: Royal North Devon, Saunton, Trevose, St Enodoc, Perranporth, St Mellion
Hidden gems: Bude & North Cornwall, Carlyon Bay, Yelverton

Wales and West England

If the South West isn’t on radar, why not check out some stunning links courses and a famous Ryder Cup venue in the green, green grass of Wales?

Base yourself: Celtic Manor Resort
Must play: Royal Porthcawl, Royal St David’s, Burnham & Berrow, The Players Club, Ashburnham
Hidden gems: The Kendleshire, St Pierre


The Midlands is also steeped in golf history with former English Open venue Forest of Arden and five-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry – host to more Ryder Cup matches than any other course in the world.

Base yourself: Forest of Arden
Must play: The Belfry, The Oxfordshire
Hidden gems: Longcliffe, Branston, Kings Norton

England’s Golf Coast

England’s Golf Coast is home to 20 of the most naturally beautiful courses in Britain. It also boasts some of the country's most vibrant cities, exciting tourist attractions, breathtaking coastline and picturesque countryside. 

Base yourself: Southport
Must play: Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Royal Liverpool, Hillside, West Lancashire
Hidden gems: Herons Reach, Formby, Caldy, Hesketh

South East

Some of the best golf courses in England are to be found among the gently rolling hills of the South East, highlighted by host venue for the BMW PGA, Wentworth.

Base yourself: Stoke Park
Must play:
Wentworth, East Sussex National, Royal St George’s, The Wisley, Worplesdon
Hidden gems:
Sweetwoods Park


Scotland is the Home of Golf. This is where the great game started and everyone wants to experience the difficulties and delights of Scottish golf, especially Championship links courses.

Base yourself: St Andrews
Must play: Turnberry, Carnoustie, North Berwick, Kingsbarns
Hidden gems: Rowallan, Falkirk, Southerness



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