4 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play The Grove

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

The Grove

4 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play The Grove

England's only WGC venue continues to mature and impress in equal measure, and visitors will find an ideal mix of hustle and bustle and tranquil seclusion on this 300-acre estate offering luxury, beautiful grounds, excellent dining facilities and a pristine golf course. The Kyle Phillips creation has great variety, with water to contend with, but often room to open the shoulders, too. Those looking for a little off-course indulgence will find the Sequoia Spa to their liking, while dining options are varied, from Colette's in the 18th-century mansion to the Stables, where the outside terrace is always a popular spot post-round.

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Nick Bonfield
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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