You don't have to be a wellness guru to enjoy a spa break and you don't have to be a golf pro to combine your getaway with a round on some of the most beautiful courses in the UK. Golf and spa work in harmony with one another for lots of reasons, creating a beautiful setting for rest and relaxation, offering conviviality, fresh air or blissful solace and time to yourself.
For those sharing a spa getaway with a friend or loved one, the additional option of activities enjoyed together or separately only enhances the experience. It expands what it means to enjoy wellness, providing joy and inspiration for mind, body, soul, and sometimes adding a little healthy competition into the mix as well.
At Spabreaks.com we are experts in spa breaks, which means we understand the beauty of the whole experience. We are not golf specialists like our friends at YourGolfTravel.com, but we do have golf pros within our team and we do know that, for some, golf is just the detail to complete the perfect spa break.
For new golfers, casual golfers, or seasoned pros looking for a chilled out experience, our team is on hand to advise, support and recommend spa and golf experiences that everyone can enjoy.
Best spa golf courses
The UK's spa hotels are also home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Choose from favourites like The Belfry in Birmingham, which has three renowned courses and The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire with a championship course amidst mature trees, flowering banks and the Mere Lake or even The Oxfordshire Golf & Spa Hotel - a former European Tour venue that hosted the Benson & Hedges International, the Andersen Consulting World Championships and the Ladies English Open.
The Belfry, Birmingham
You’ll be spoilt for choice in this relaxed hotel, which, with its wide choice of leisure and entertainment facilities, is the perfect getaway for groups of friends looking for laid back fun.
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Cheshire
Whether your spa visit is just for the day or part of a longer hotel stay, there’s plenty of luxury treatments and facilities to use to help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Oxfordshire Golf & Spa Hotel, Oxfordshire
Leisure and pleasure are at the heart of this Chiltern-based hotel, which boasts its own championship golf course. Within a secluded area of The Oxfordshire’s clubhouse, Tempus Spa offers high-end treatments designed to relax you and give you a memorable treat.
Best golf and spa destinations for groups
For groups of friends a golf and spa break is a great way to spend time together complete with friendly competition, fresh air and time to actually communicate. Whether it's a special occasion, or just because. Check out Macdonald Portal in Cheshire, which has three excellent courses or Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel and Spa in South Wales with its 18-hole course and a golf simulator.
Macdonald Portal, Cheshire
With its countryside setting and yet close to the city of Chester, this modern hotel offers excellent service, fine dining and plenty of leisure facilities to enjoy some relaxing down time with friends.
Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel and Spa, Wales
There’s a full suite of activities to be enjoyed on a spa break at this delightfully warm and welcoming hotel set in over 100 acres of meadowland.
Best spa experiences with golf courses
For some people, golf is the main attraction on a golf and spa break, for others the spa experience is the top priority. For those who want to have an all-singing, all-dancing spa experience, take a look at these spas. For example, we love the likes of Rockliffe Hall in County Durham, with its 50,000 square foot spa including a 20-metre leisure pool, a thermal bathing suite, and a spa garden with an outdoor infinity edge pool.
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
If it’s superior luxury you’re after, Rockliffe Hall has everything you could ask for, in an idyllic escape. This world-class country retreat offers five star facilities at your fingertips, from Afternoon tea in its Orangery restaurant to a game of golf on its premier golf course.
Romantic golf and spa breaks
A romantic break requires lots of different elements - a beautiful location, shared experiences, excellent food and time to unwind amongst them. It's all about feeling your best in yourself, so that you can be your best for one another. Why not visit Mottram Hall in Cheshire? The impressive Georgian property is surrounded by 270 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and an 18-hole championship golf course. It's also home to a state-of-the-art Champneys spa.
Mottram Hall, Cheshire
A beautiful grade II listed building, 270 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and an 18-hole championship golf course are all part of your experience at this grand hotel, also renowned for its culinary excellence.
Top coastal golf and spa breaks
For those who want to embrace wellness there is nothing quite like a trip to the coast, and for those who want to test their skills there's nothing quite like a links golf course. First developed in Scotland, it is fitting that if you want to experience a links course, along with a blissful spa experience, why not head to the likes of Gleddoch - Hotel, Spa & Golf overlooking the Clyde Estuary? In 350 acres of glorious Scottish countryside, it's complete with an 18-hole championship course, a tranquil spa and spectacular views.
Gleddoch - Hotel, Spa & Golf, Scotland
Situated amongst 350 acres of glorious Scottish countryside, Gleddoch Golf and Spa Resort is a charming country house hotel that makes you feel a million miles away from anywhere, despite being just 20 minutes from Glasgow.