23 – Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Forest of Arden

Close to Birmingham and the M6, this resort has a wonderfully spacious feel and two contrasting Donald Steel courses to challenge you. The back nine of the Arden course plays over a deer park, and you’ll often enjoy cervine company. This fine course tested Europe’s best on numerous occasions, hosting both the British Masters and English Open. The Aylesford layout provides a shorter alternative. You can dine in style in the AA Rosette Oaks Bar and Grill, or more informally in the Zest terrace restaurant, while the Cedarwood Spa offers an impressive range of treatments for those looking to pamper themselves.

Rooms & suites: 214 Courses: 2 – Arden, Aylesford
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