Golf Venues are becoming increasingly popular with delegates and organisers looking for their next venue hire. Originating in 15th Century Scotland as a gentlemen only sport, today, the modern game of golf is accessible to all and played on parkland and links courses.
Combining business with leisure, golf course venues create a unique option for your next conference, meeting or event. Often mixing a great location and picturesque settings with the very best of corporate event facilities, getting out of the office and on to the green can be great for brainstorming, competition and client entertainment.
Here are five notable UK venues perfect for golf fanatics looking to inject some sporting activity into a corporate event.
Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel Golf & Country Club
If one golf course isn’t enough, Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel Golf & Country Club boasts two impressive courses just outside the historic market town of Whitchurch in Shropshire.
One of the top 10 Golf Venues in the UK, the 18-hole Emerald and Sapphire courses were originally designed by TV golfing stars Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas in 1975.
The Emerald Championship Course covers a distance of 6,714 yards and is a par 73. It presents a real golfing challenge to experienced and mid-level players. And for those with less experience, the shorter par 66 Sapphire Course is ideal. A fleet of buggies, great food and excellent event facilities are also available.
A stylish country club ambience awaits delegates with space for up to 300 guests in the Shropshire Suite. With panoramic views of the countryside, complimentary WiFi and 180 free car parking spaces, it’s an excellent choice for those looking for the complete package.
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Impress delegates with a corporate golf day experience at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club. Situated in 1,000 acres of historic Scottish parkland, enjoy spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and the Forth Bridges.
Attracting golfers of all levels and being one of Scotland’s top golf resorts, it is known for hosting the Scottish Seniors Open, where famous names such as Seve Ballesteros, Sam Torrance and Nick Faldo have competed. It’s also the place where the European Ladies won their first Solheim Cup. Featuring two 18-hole courses, The East Course was designed by James Braid for Championship standards while the shorter West Course is still a great challenge with smaller greens and tight fairways.
Dalmahoy is easily accessible being just ten minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 20 minutes from the city centre. 300 complimentary parking spaces are available with a helipad for those looking to arrive in style! This venue can cater for groups of six to as many as 300 delegates.
Host to four Ryder Cup tournaments,The Belfry has welcomed a wide range of corporate clients to its three golf courses, which are wonderful for adding friendly delegate competition to an event at this iconic Birmingham venue.
Synonymous with golf, it’s steeped in tournament history. Some of the most dramatic moments in sport have taken place at this golf venue including Paul McGinley’s winning putt in 2002 and Christy O’Connor’s 2-iron into the final hole in 1989. Featuring in the Top 100 Golf Courses (2017/18), the 18-hole Brabazon showcases majestic fairways and carpet-smooth greens. It’s a must-play for anyone who is serious about golf!
The PGA national championship course has hosted two European Tours and is one of the West Midlands’ finest golf courses. For beginners or golfers looking for a gentle challenge, the parkland course of The Derby is ideal.
With plenty of experience in creating and executing successful events, The Belfry offers a choice of executive boardrooms, private dining and small meeting rooms, in addition to having the space for informal gatherings and corporate celebrations.
Hilton Puckrup Hall
This 18-hole course is set in 140 acres of idyllic Gloucestershire countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Boasting views of the gorgeous English landscape, the course is designed by the English Golf Partnership and built to exacting USGA specifications. The 6,219 yard, par 70 course invites play through natural hazards, gentle undulations and well-placed bunkers!
Hilton Puckrup Hall has 15 meeting and function rooms, all with flexible room layouts and natural daylight. There is a dedicated event coordinator to ensure meetings run smoothly and the venue has hosted many regional events to great success.
Home to Wales’ highest rated 4 star resort, the Grade I listed Hensol Castle, in the grounds of Vale Resort, offers historic meeting space with modern day facilities. It’s the perfect welsh golfing destination with its two championship courses.
Hosting a range of events from PGA and European golf championships, through to charity and company days, the on-site team at Vale Resort are there to leave you free to concentrate on your swing!
Welsh golfers Ian Woosnam and Bernard Gallegher, as well as football star Gareth Bale, have all played at the Lake Course. At 6,436 yards, the par 72 course continues to gain the attention of thousands of golfers each year.
Alternatively, The Wales National Course challenges even the most competent golfers. At 7,433 yards, this par 73 course is one of the longest courses outside of the United States. This too, has hosted several European Challenge and Senior Tour events since it was opened by Great Britain Olympic Gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave in June 2003. .
Vale Resorts welcomes up to 700 delegates and has a wide choice of meeting spaces and break-out rooms, equipped with everything an organiser needs.
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