Nick Bayly heads to the vanguard of England’s golf resorts where a good meal and a comfy bed is only a wedge away…
For History: Bovey Castle
Bovey's 6,303-yard, par-70 layout is far from your traditional resort course, featuring a design that sweeps between woodland, hills and rivers. Action men will also be excited by the range of activities on offer, including quad biking, rock climbing and canoeing.
One night's B&B and two rounds of golf, from £289pp.
The southwest London favourite is always packed thanks to its two champion golf courses, the Longcross and the Bernard Hunt. When you're all played out, the resort's three restaurants, 11 tennis courts, four pools and spa will keep you busy.
1 night’s dinner, B&B and 2 rounds of golf, from £230pp. For more info, visit foxhills.co.uk
For thrills: The Belfry
Despite having hosted the Ryder Cup four times, The Belfry has still enjoyed a £26m makeover, including its bars, restaurants and 319 bedrooms. Luckily, the famous Brabazon Course remains largely unchanged, so you can soak up the history.
One night’s B&B, including two rounds of golf, from £149pp.