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There are few combinations in life better than a luxury stay and championship golf, so this is how it’s done.

From Murrayshall in Perth, Scotland, to Dartmouth Hotel in the Southwest, there is a world-class golf getaway to lure in every golfer. With everything located on-site, remove the hassle and relax.

Regular tee times at championship golf courses are great, but they inevitably come at a cost.

You might not know, but some of the best courses in this part of the world sit on the grounds of the finest hotels and estates, so you can land a deal to get both. With so much on offer, now is the time to make the most of a domestic break with an all-encompassing stay-and-play package.

Opting for a multi-course venue brings even more value to the table, but other single-course resorts can prove every bit as worthwhile, too. No matter where you head, look forward to accommodation, golf and all the amenities for an unforgettable golf break under one roof, all at an affordable rate.

Hosting championship events has boosted the credentials of many of the following, so it all seems too good to be true when considering the off-course delights, as well.

From classic mansions to modern hotels, unwind after a day on the course and indulge in fine dining and splendid scenery. Read on for our pick of the bunch.

‘Go to’ venues

Murrayshall Country Estate

Accompanied by stunning views of the Perthshire Hills, Murrayshall Country Estate provides one of Scotland’s premier golf resorts. Home to two parkland golf courses, Murrayshall has underwent major recent investment to place it back on the map. The championship Murrayshall course is an American style parkland, characterised by huge, white sand bunkers, while the resort also offers an expansive driving range and pro shop. Combine that with a rejuvenating stay in one of Murrayshall’s luxury rooms or suites, and it’s no wonder the package here is so popular.

Matfen Hall

Nestled in the heart of historic Northumberland, the Matfen Hall estate provides a five-star paradise to stay, spa and golf in. Dating back to the 17th century, the luxury retreat consists of 65 bedrooms, five dining areas and a championship golf course. A relaxing getaway in the gothic mansion is guaranteed, while the main 18-hole golf course incorporates challenging features from the dry stone ‘Ha-Ha’ to the fast-flowing River Pont. With a total of 27 holes, The Academy and a driving range, Matfen Hall offers a top-class experience.

Dartmouth Hotel

Whether you’re looking for a short break away, a golf trip or a spa day, the Dartmouth Hotel, Golf & Spa has it all. In 225 acres of countryside, just a few minutes’ drive from the popular naval town, the resort is spearheaded by an 18-hole championship golf course with undulating greens and water hazards. With an equally well maintained nine-hole course alongside, golf at Dartmouth is among the best in the region, while the spa is a perfect bonus for anyone staying in the cosy hotel rooms or spacious cottages.

Fairmont St Andrews

Home to two world-class golf courses, Fairmont has variety and luxury in abundance. The Torrance is a traditional championship links, while The Kittocks is an outward-and-inward loop known for the astonishing backdrops afforded by its sea-view putting greens. Both combine to ensure the resort provides an unrivalled golf destination in Scotland and it doesn’t end there. On the private 520-acre estate, Fairmont offers some of the most elegant rooms and suites on the market, with a luxury spa and other activities enhancing the already immaculate experience.

Gleddoch Golf & Spa Resort

Within 360 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside, Gleddoch is only 20 minutes from Glasgow but feels a million miles away. An ideal place for getaways, the resort has an award-winning spa, a fine-dining restaurant and a championship golf course all oozing class. Immaculate modern bedrooms will make any stay a great one, while it wouldn’t be a trip without playing some golf. The meticulously designed 18-hole course is widely regarded as one of the best in the country, given its tight fairways and stunning views.

Laceby Manor

Laid-back luxury is the name of the game at Laceby Manor, a stunning retreat in the Lincolnshire Wolds. With an award-winning spa and gym, two restaurants, accommodation with spa suites, lodges and pods, and a magnificently maintained 18-hole golf course, this is a bucket list resort for anyone in or around the east of England. Accommodation overlooking the lake with outdoor bathtubs and super-king size beds is excellent, but the golf is equally as good. A proper inland challenge, the 18-holer features immaculate fairways, reconstructed bunkers and water features.

Wokefield Estate

Under an hour from central London, Wokefield Estate is a golf resort steeped in tradition. At the heart of the Berkshire venue is the historic Mansion House that offers 87 guestrooms, including 12 luxury suites. Wokefield boasts other properties in the form of Wokefield Place and Wellington Lodge, while the golf on offer here is of the highest quality. Outside, among the 250 acres of parkland, is an 18-hole championship level golf course that is designed to US PGA standards. As one of the leading clubs in Berkshire, it features elevated tees, streams, lakes and bunkers.

Wenningdale Escapes (Bentham GC)

Wenningdale Escapes is the gateway to the Lakes and Dales. A luxury resort in Yorkshire, the resort is unique as there is no extravagant hotel building here in this undisturbed part of the country. Bespoke glamping pods and lodges are a stone’s throw from the Lake District, making this the perfect place to explore or relax. Meanwhile, a diamond in the Dales is waiting to be discovered with the family-run 18-hole Bentham golf course. In the foothills of the Three Peaks, Bentham boasts elevated tee boxes, water hazards and glorious views.

Notable mentions

Oulton Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Located just outside Leeds, Oulton Hall has one of the finest hotels in Yorkshire to complement the 27 fantastic holes of golf. The picturesque Calverley Course is an 18-hole gem, while the nine-hole Hall Course is shorter, but good things can come in small packages. An on-site spa, restaurant and bar adds to the lure. MORE INFO

Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

A top-class weekend golf spot, Slaley Hall is a ‘must visit’ in Northumberland. The Hunting Course, one of two 18-hole tracks, is nicknamed the ‘Augusta of the North’, while the neighbouring Priestman Course is also excellent. The old school castle-like mansion is a pleasure to step foot in, too. MORE INFO

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort

Overlooking the Campsie and Kilsyth Hills is one of Scotland’s best golf resorts. With an 18-hole course co-designed by Seve Ballesteros and Dave Thomas, Westerwood is a treat in the central belt. The on-site hotel ensures a stay here is a luxurious getaway to remember. MORE INFO

Macdonald Spey Valley Resort

With one of the best inland courses in Scotland, Spey Valley is a premier destination in the Highlands. The championship venue boasts an old-fashioned routing and sensational views of the Cairngorms, while the accommodation at the Aviemore venue is one-of-a-kind. A place you’ll be desperate to return to. MORE INFO

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

In the heart of the Cheshire countryside, three golf courses add a high-quality sporting option to the mix at Macdonald Portal. The Championship, Premier and nine-hole Arderne Courses distinguish this as a top golf venue, while the outstanding service and stunning views rank the hotel highly. MORE INFO

Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

The championship Emerald Course and shorter Sapphire Course at Hill Valley are superb. With undulating fairways and natural water hazards, they combine to make this Shropshire venue a blast. Add in the hotel and spa offerings for a truly ideal golf retreat. MORE INFO

Delta Hotels by Marriott Worsley Park Country Club

On the cusp of Manchester, the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club is built around a Victorian building, overlooking one of the finest inland courses in the North of England. The resort delivers the best of both worlds: stunning accommodation and an 18-hole championship course. MORE INFO

Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club

Marriott’s most southern UK resort is Tudor Park Country Club, just 30 minutes from London and Gatwick Airport. Escape the bustle of the city with another top-class 18-hole championship golf course and a modern hotel bursting at the seams with facilities. MORE INFO

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