Whether you want a little time to yourselves before convening for an elaborate dinner, or want to spend the day enjoying the golf and spa facilities together, a romantic break at an elegant golf and spa hotel is all about quality time for yourself and one another. Here are some of Spabreaks.com's top golf hotels for romantic spa breaks.
Mottram Hall, Cheshire
A beautiful, grade II listed building surrounded by 270 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and an 18-hole championship golf course, Mottram Hall is an unequivocally romantic hotel and spa destination. The setting alone makes it proposal worthy, and even if you're not planning that particular occasion, it's an enchanting place to enjoy quality time with your partner and spoil them silly.
The hotel itself is a Georgian property where interiors are decadent and rooms look out over an ornamental lake. Meanwhile, the £10 million state-of-the-art Champneys spa is a feast of luxury wellbeing experiences. It has a pool surrounded by glass and with garden views, lots of classes, a dedicated spa cafe and treatments from award-winning brands.
Meanwhile, the hotel is surrounded by an 18-hole Championship golf course, which is perfect for amateur and professional players alike. It's 7,006 yards of tree-lined fairways and subtle rolling greens, complete with a Halfway House for well-earned refreshments mid way through your round and The Claret Jug restaurant at the end of your game.
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Cheshire
Set on the edge of The Mere Lake, The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is a grand, red brick hotel looking out onto luscious grounds. A favourite for relaxed romantic getaways as well as wedding parties, it's not lots of space to lounge around and spend quality time together.
The spa sits in a separate building to the hotel accommodation. It boasts a range of fitness and leisure facilities, ranging from a gym and all-weather floodlit tennis courts, to a 20-metre swimming pool and a heated vitality pool as well as a thermal zone with a Himalayan salt room, sauna, aroma steam room, ice fountain, caldarium and a Hammam.
The golf course at The Mere is one of its most prized attractions. Standing at 18 holes, the 6,882-yard, par-71 course covers 150 acres of Cheshire parkland, with holes flanked by mature trees, flowering banks and views over the Mere Lake. Water, ravines and thick vegetation have been incorporated into the landscape, demanding care and accuracy whilst navigating the course.
Mar Hall, Near Glasgow
A grand, five-star mansion, Mar Hall was designed in the 19th century for the 11th Lord Blantyre and sits quietly in a wooded estate spanning 240 acres. Romance starts with design at this hotel, where modern rooms honour historic grandeur with Grand Suites featuring four-poster beds, a living room and multiple fireplaces. Fine dining takes place in the Cristal Restaurant, and there's also an Italian restaurant - Il Posto Ristorante - decorated with Louis XIV furniture.
One of the nicest ways to spend time together here is to explore the walking trails before taking a dip in the eco-pool. There's also a sauna, steam room and 11 treatment rooms using Decléor products in a range of face and body treatments.
The hotel's Earl of Mar Scottish championship golf course is a key feature of the estate. Covering parkland on the south bank of the River Clyde, the par-70 course offers views of the Old Kilpatrick Hills, nestled in the shadows of the spectacular Erskine Bridge. It's strategic, fun, challenging and a five-star favourite amongst golfers.
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
Rockliffe Hall is an unquestionably impressive and luxurious destination, where every element has been created to five-star standards. Surrounded by 375 acres on the banks of the River Tees, the property dates to 1774, and the hotel, while modernised, retains its elegance and gravitas, from the marble pillars and stained glass to its celebrated Orangery restaurant with its walk-in cellar. There is, of course, a clubhouse restaurant as well, not to mention Nu Sana for healthy dishes in the spa.
The spa is a full weekend's worth of experiences all on its own. Purpose-built, it blends indoor and outdoor for optimal modern wellbeing. Standing at 50,000 square foot, it includes a full array of facilities, including but not limited to a hydro pool, 20-metre leisure pool, a thermal bathing suite, and a spa garden an outdoor infinity edge pool, warmed loungers, glass fronted sauna and sumptuous daybeds.
Rockliffe Hall's golf course takes you round 18-holes of parkland, enjoying countryside views and five tee positions for each hole. It is one of the longest golf courses in the UK from the gold tees and is immaculately maintained, allowing play all year round.