17 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play The Belfry

Stay and Play The Belfry. Golf Monthly takes a look at the Top 50 places to Stay and Play in the UK and Ireland

The Belfry

17 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play The Belfry

Host to more Ryder Cup matches than any other venue, The Belfry is sculpted into 550 acres of West Midlands countryside. It's home to three courses - The Derby, PGA National and The Brabazon - with the latter offering a chance to walk in the footsteps of Ryder Cup legends and take on the unique challenge of the 10th and 18th holes. The resort combines luxurious accommodation with the heritage of an old manor house at its hub. The health and fitness facilities boast the latest technology and equipment, with a newly reinvigorated AquaSpa to sooth aching muscles.

Rooms & suites: 324 Courses: 3 - The Derby, The Brabazon, PGA National Golfbreaks.com best Mar/Apr 2014 deal: One night's dinner, B&B and two rounds from £99pp. Visit www.golfbreaks.com

Nick Bonfield
Content Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x