Short stay: The Belfry Hotel and Resort, near Birmingham, UK

The Belfry Resort and Resort is not only a haven for golfers. Some company, having the time of their lives, wouldn’t know the distinction, in {golfing} phrases, between an eagle and an albatross. It’s a resort for all of the household, for mates assembly.

Although a go to to The Belfry, set in lush Warwickshire countryside to the east of Birmingham, is an aspiration for golfers. It’s the solely course to have hosted 4 Ryder Cups, these epic battles between American and European golfers for the historic silver trophy.

The welcome

A grand high-ceilinged reception, with a chandelier constructed from a whole lot of glittering golf golf equipment, is a pantheon of {golfing} legends, a corridor of fame.

As a number of workers can be found to facilitate check-in, it’s a fast course of. Younger youngsters are given a welcome pack of crayons and colouring guide. Our spa, eating and breakfast bookings are confirmed. A porter is available to assist with baggage.

The room

The Sunningdale Suite on the second ground, overlooking the lake by ninth inexperienced of the Brazabon and the first tee of the PGA course, is one in all a number of suites celebrating golf’s nice programs: Muirfield, St. Andrews, Wentworth.

There’s a massive entrance corridor main right into a lounge, a gallery of black-and-white images of the course and the Ryder Cup ready and glinting within the daylight. Adorned in gentle greys and impartial tones, there’s a couch, straightforward chair, espresso desk and eating desk, the place many a {golfing} nice and caddy might mull over the day’s triumphs and disasters.

A six-foot large Sealy Royal Crest mattress, in a bed room with its personal climate-control system, prompts restful sleep between rounds. A silhouette {photograph}, victorious arms lifting the Ryder Cup towards a setting solar, captures one other second of iconic {golfing} historical past.

The lavatory

There are two loos. The primary has a deep free-standing bathtub tub with Espa toiletries at hand, heated towel rail and towels.

A second lavatory, hosts the bathe, wash basin and a protracted shelf for storing private toiletries. And there are but extra fluffy white towels.


Mild and vibrant, the Ryder Grill with its white wood ground tiles and dressers has a heat lived-in nation kitchen aesthetic. Lighting is creatively constructed from barrels working like lit Halloween pumpkins and chandeliers constituted of empty wine bottles. Most tables give glimpses out throughout the Brazabon course.

Impressively, there’s a separate vegan menu with three choices for every course, reflecting the numbers of golfers choosing a plant-based eating regimen.

The primary menu covers the bases for golfers bearing their nutritionists in thoughts. There’s protein on provide from lamb, a rooster supreme and a sea bass fillet seared crisply to perfection above layers of white succulent fish.

Amongst the desserts there’s a second of culinary invention. Sticky toffee pudding tastes run by a banana loaf with an ethereal, bready texture.

An unlimited spa, that includes Espa merchandise, is the draw for a few of the Belfry’s company. In addition to heat indoor swimming pool and two whirlpools, there are quite a few rooms for massages and coverings.

Again to the golf. The primary attraction for golfers is a spherical or two on the Brazabon course. Subsequent to the Brazabon, the PGA course can be difficult and requires golfers to have a handicap of 24. A 3rd course, the Derby, is open to all.

The PGA Nationwide Golf Academy supplies an array of driving bays with High Tracer expertise offering instant suggestions on distance hit and spin imparted. Free customized match classes are supplied for golfers shopping for new golf equipment.


The Belfry makes use of its location to supply packages which embrace tickets to Twycross Zoo, Drayton Manor and Cadbury World. Neither is it far to Ash Finish Home Youngsters’s farm with tractor rides, pony-sit-ins and lamb feeding for youthful youngsters.

Transferring up a couple of gears, the Belfry resort is near The Bear Grylls Journey that includes excessive ropes, a free fall tunnel, and PADI authorized diving programs. The Snowdome is an indoor snow snowboarding and snowboarding centre  with an ice rink.

If that’s too adventurous then RSPB Middleton Lakes is a 160 hectares nature reserve, providing wetlands, meadows, and woodland within the coronary heart of the River Tame Valley, residence to a wide range of birds together with gray herons and kingfishers.

Different good touches

It’s a resort for all ages, for all of the household. Youngsters love the rambling out of doors journey play space and the mini golf-course too.

For others it’s a day retreat for a standard English afternoon tea or a cocktail-making class. Later within the day, post-pandemic when it’s permitted to open, there may be the Bel-Air nightclub.

A big store, with altering room, and a really pleasant workers, has every part the golfer wants as a memento of a go to to one in all golf’s biggest venues.

Although, for these in a set, with a balcony and solar loungers overlooking the course, maybe the nicest contact is the gin and tonic supplied with lime already ready within the glass.

The associated fee

Suite costs begin from £256 per evening.

The perfect bit

Each hall is a {golfing} gallery evoking a way of {golfing} historical past. Even non-gofers really feel the fervour as they give the impression of being down fairways snared by bunkers, lakes and bushes.

In all places there are epic {golfing} photos: a number of groundsmen making ready a inexperienced for  the day’s play, {golfing} greats on their haunches studying the road of a putt, faces of triumph and despair.

The ultimate verdict

With over 300 hundred rooms and suites, The Belfry Resort and Resort is huge, but service within the Brazabon Bar and Grill is smooth and private. Away from bustling reception, company quickly discover a peaceable spot, be it within the spa, of their room or on the serene fairways.

Disclosure: Our keep was sponsored by The Belfry Resort and Resort.

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