36 – Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Bowood

The Championship course is positioned amid 2,000 acres of Grade I-listed parkland in the grounds of Bowood House and Gardens. At 7,317 yards from the back tees, it presents a stern test, with elevation changes and woodland adding to the challenge of the Dave Thomas-designed layout. The accommodation offering consists of 43 luxury suites and the decadent Queenwood Lodge, where you can even request a personal chef and butler. There are three main dining options – notably the two AA-Rosette Shelburne Restaurant – a state-of-the-art spa complex, elegant gardens, conference facilities and banqueting suites.

Rooms & suites: 80 Courses: 1
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