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Keen golfers will love the flexibility and constant enjoyment offered by taking a golfing holiday. From the famous fairways of St Andrews in Fie and of course Argyll and Wentworth to smaller, less well known nine hole golf courses our holiday cottages are conveniently located near some of the most amazing golf courses in the UK.

If teeing off is your passion, why not plan a golfing break with friends and spend your holiday playing at several different golf courses over the course of a week or even just a few days. It takes somewhere in the region of five hours to play 18 holes of golf. If you normally only play at the weekend or in the evening you will know what it is like to feel rushed when you are trying to complete your round of golf. Imagine what a great feeling it would be to start a round of golf knowing that when you finish you can relax over a few drinks or a meal at the 19th hole!

Across the UK there are well over 3,000 golf courses, some very grand and some more relaxed and easy going. No matter what your standard of play or the quality of your equipment, imagine how many fun filled holidays you could spend discovering and playing them all.

Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales are all home to some amazing links courses (golf courses by the sea. Why not consider playing at:

  • Shiskine Golf and Tennis Club on the Isle of Arran
  • Gairloch on the West Coast of Scotland
  • Southerndown in South Wales
  • Royal County Down in Northern Ireland
  • St Enodoc in Cornwall

All of these golf courses give you the opportunity to play golf while enjoying stunning sea views and breathing in healthy sea air. Why not play nine holes in the morning and relax on the beach in the afternoon?

Inland the UK is also home to some beautiful scenic golf courses just waiting to be discovered. Across the Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, the Lake District, the Home Counties and down into the West Country book your holiday cottage and you will find a golf course or two nearby.

Make sure you plan your golfing break well in advance and find out the club rules for the golf clubs you are planning to visit.

From keen golfers who know the courses they would like to play to those who are new to golf or just fancy giving it a go there are courses to suit everyone across the United Kingdom.

To play at some of the better known clubs you will probably need a low handicap and a deep pocket! Green fees at more prestigious clubs can be quite high, assuming you can even get a tee time.

If your handicap isn't as good as you would like it to be or, in fact, if you don't even have a handicap you will still find a whole host of great golf clubs where you can just pay your green fee and play. Again, just make sure you do your research before you set off on holiday. Depending on the time of year and on the individual club you may need to book your tee times. Don't end up being disappointed by turning up to play and discovering there are no available tee times for that day.

Bear in mind that some golf clubs have quite strict dress codes. More relaxed clubs hire out equipment and don't mind if you play in trainers. Others will be much stricter and will insist you have all the correct kit and clothing.

Our golfing breaks combine enviable proximity to fantastic courses with classic, timeless properties that provide an incredibly high standard of comfort and living. Pristine bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and spacious bedrooms allow you to relax in the comfort of your own holiday home. The fully equipped kitchens also give you maximum flexibility when it comes to dining. Grab a bite to eat in the clubhouse, dine in one of the local restaurants or spend the evening at your holiday house enjoying a barbeque and a few ice-cold beers.

Whether you are heading off to play golf on your own or with a group of people, golfing holidays are the perfect way to spend time with friends and family at the fraction of the cost of staying in a hotel.

If your party includes some non-golfers they are sure to find things to do and may even be persuaded to join in on smaller, less formal golf courses. With some large holiday cottages sleeping up to 15 people you can enjoy a golfing holiday with as many friends as you want, at a fraction of the price of checking into a hotel. And in the evening, after 36 holes, you can all come back to the property for a succulent barbecue and ice-cold beers.

Oscar Wilde said that golf was a good walk ruined but we don't agree. We think golf gives you the perfect opportunity to combine a break from everyday life with a bit of exercise and even a bit of mental agility when it comes to gauging how far you need to hit the ball and which club to use. Plus, of course, it also gives you a chance to have a chat with your friends and family while you play and while you enjoy your well deserved drink at the 19th hole. What's not to like about that?