Major golfing

Rudding Park, voted the number one hotel in the UK in TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2013, has two courses to choose from. The Hawtree Course is an 18-hole Championship course and the Repton Short Course, which has six par three holes, provides some of the best in golf in Harrogate – and the North of England for that matter. Each course offers a different challenge for every golfer.
The luxury hotel is currently offering a great offer of ‘Golf, Sleep and Dine’ for £104 pppn. You will be able to enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast along with two rounds on the Hawtree course and two rounds on the Repton Short Course, which includes the signature island hole, which is based on the world-famous 17th at Sawgrass.
Headlam Hall, County Durham is a beautiful seventeenth century Jacobean mansion surrounded by its own gardens and rolling farmland. The course, situated close to Barnard Castle, Newton Aycliffe and Scotch Corner has a wide variety of holes from the daunting 116 yard ‘Pond Hole’ to the long 523 yard ‘Sleeters’ par 5. The full size greens have been constructed to USGA specification with irrigation and offer some of the best playing surfaces in the region.
They are currently offering a ‘Golfing Residential Break’ where you can enjoy unlimited golf (between 2pm on day of check-in and 12pm on day of check-out), three-course a la carte dinner plus accommodation in a Classic double/twin room and an English Breakfast. This golf package will cost you £101 per person per day (May-September) or £95 per person per day (October-April)
Budock Vean Hotel, Cornwall, is nestled in 65-acres of organically managed sub-tropical gardens on the banks of the Helford River. The hotel has its own challenging 9/18 hole course. The course was originally designed by five-times Open Winner, James Braid. The first tee is just a few paces from the hotel’s golf bag room.
For those looking to sample the delights of golf in Cornwall, Buddock Vean offers a James Braid Golf Cornish Tour, which includes unlimited plays at the Budock Vean and rounds of golf at the St Enodoc, Perranporth and St Austell courses. You can choose from four, five or six nights with accommodation, dinner and breakfast included.
You don’t need to be a professional to enjoy a game of golf, but challenging your friends to a tournament could be really good fun. Booking a break with one of the hotels mentioned above would allow you to relax and unwind after your game and feast on delicious food.
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