If you aren’t willing to make the trip abroad, the UK is home to some of the best venues across Europe.

Although you aren’t promised the sunshine of Portugal or Spain, some magnificent layouts across the UK will often find you forgetting the weather and marvelling at the brilliance of the course designs.

With variety between both links and parkland, there is a wide range of places to stay and play golf based on your preference.

From Ryder Cup venues to European Tour venues, there are plenty of fantastic courses on offer.

And in addition to the wonderful golf courses, there are some incredible 5* hotels to match to help complete a relaxing few days away.

It may not spring to mind as your first place to take a trip for a few days, but the UK has a number of places that will leave you pleasantly surprised and desperate to book another getaway.

 

Jeremy Ellwood heads to the famous Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames to enjoy a stay-and-play golfing break at Badgemore Park

Situated right in the centre of England’s golf coast, Formby is perfectly located for other top courses as well as a destination in its own right.

A Stoke Park stay and play break is a memorable experience thanks to 27 holes of golf and amazing off-course facilities. Jeremy Ellwood pays a visit...

Jeremy Ellwood visits Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort on the banks of the Clyde just ten minutes from Glasgow Airport

Jeremy Ellwood pops down the road with the family to play Hever Castle Golf Club and stay in the magnificent accommodation within the castle grounds