The golfing landscape in England is a richly varied one, boasting an impressive array of championship courses, many of which rank among the very best in Europe. Allow us to assemble a memorable golf tour itinerary to encompass world-renowned Open Championship links courses and some less well known delights, plus your choice of suitable accommodation options.
A golf tour in England may see you focus on one of a few concentrated areas where the golfing landscape holds enormous appeal. Where better to begin your golf vacation than the nation’s capital city? London’s tourist attractions need little introduction; take time away from the golf course and enjoy a West End show, pictures beneath Big Ben, a glimpse of Buckingham Palace or maybe some shopping on Regent Street. But London also offers outstanding courses that make it one of the UK’s most unique golf tour destination. Spend a couple of days around the belt of heathland courses to the city’s south and west, before skipping down the coast to Kent and tackling three Open Championship courses, led by the awesome Royal St George’s.
For championship links golf, England’s north-westerly corner has few rivals. Indeed, it is informally known as ‘England’s Golf Coast’, which merely hints at the amazing quality and concentration of the brilliant seaside golf courses you can play. At the head of this impressive queue sits a mighty triumvirate of Open Championship hosts: Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool (also known as Hoylake) and Royal Lytham & St Annes. Include these three links in your golf tour package and you are assured incredible history and quality in equal measures. England’s Golf Coast is easily combinable with a golf tour in Ayrshire, up the coastline and across the Scottish border.
Less well known but arguably the most intriguing of England’s best golf tour destinations is the south-west, where the climate is warmer and the pace of life a little slower. Venture to Cornwall and Devon and some astounding golf will reveal itself to you, with the likes of Trevose, Royal North Devon and Saunton among the most notable. Pure and visually stunning, the courses of this region are some of the most rewarding to be found in anywhere in the UK.
Best time to travel
Summer: May – Sep
Shoulder Season Mar & Oct
Direct: London, Manchester, Birmingham & Newcastle
Connecting from London to all English airports