4 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Golf Resort in the UK

There are lots of golf resorts in the UK, so many that there are a few important factors you may want to consider before choosing one to visit. Golf breaks are exciting trips, but they can often be pricey and, for some, a golf break may even be a once in a lifetime experience. So, you really want to be getting the most out of your money. Below we’ve listed 4 important factors to consider when choosing a golf resort in the UK to ensure your golf break is one to remember.


First things first, you’re going to want to decide on a location. Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales all have amazing resorts, you are really spoilt for choice. If you’re struggling to choose a location, it’s best to research a little bit about golf in each part of the UK. Call us biased, but we believe you’ll find the best golfing resorts in Scotland, it is the home of golf after all. Some of Scotland’s most iconic resorts include Gleneagles, Trump Turnberry and Carnoustie. You can read a little more about why you should choose Scotland as your golfing destination here.


Budget is a huge factor to consider when choosing a golf resort in the UK.  It is crucial that you set a budget during the early stages of planning as this will help to narrow down your options. One of the best things about golf in the UK is that there is a great variety of resorts to suit all budgets. Wentworth golf resort in England and Gleneagles in Scotland are considered as luxury courses and would be best suited to budgets on the higher end of the scale. Whilst Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland and North Berwick in Scotland are both slightly more affordable. There are plenty more just as good and budget friendly.

Facilities and other amenities

Golf trips aren’t all about golf, surprisingly! Many golf resorts are also equipped with gyms, spas, restaurants and facilities to entertain guests when they are off the course. Depending on how many days you are planning on staying at a golf resort, you may want to take a break from golf for a day or two, especially if you are travelling with the family, so it’s ideal having access to other amenities too. Lots of golf resorts are situated by beaches, while others aren’t too far away from towns and villages. Don’t forget, you want the quality of the resort to be worth the money you have paid.

Tour packages

Before booking a golf resort, it’s worth checking out if there are any golf packages available. Travel experts often put together golf packages that don’t just include one golf resort but a few. You may even find you get a better deal as these usually cater to factors of affordability, good accommodation and facilities and other amenities.  At Best of Scotland Holidays, we put together golf packages for resorts in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Each of our golf packages includes more than one resort. You can browse our selection here.

Struggling to choose a golf resort? Speak to our travel experts! We have over 37 years’ expertise in planning leisure and golfing packages in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales for the travel trade, as well as frequent independent travellers. We pride ourselves on our local knowledge, and on our ability to provide personal attention to all our clients. Contact us today if you require our assistance and expert knowledge.

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