The Forest of Arden has two great golf courses, the Arden and the Aylesford. The Arden has hosted the English Open and British Masters, and the equally enjoyable Aylesford is maintained to the same high standard as its sister. Both are set in majestic countryside – a real treat.
The Forest of Arden, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, is one of Britain’s top golf resorts and its magnificent Arden Course is renowned around the world as one of the European Tour’s leading venues. The Arden Course was designed by Donald Steel and built on Lord Aylesford’s vast 10,000-acre estate back in the early 1970s. Since it was completed, it has played host to some incredible and memorable tournaments, including seven English Opens and five British Masters, and has seen the likes of Colin Montgomerie, Thomas Björn, Darren Clarke and Robert Allenby leave victorious.
The Arden Course starts off in gentle enough fashion with two short and relatively undemanding par 4s but it can be stretched to 7,213-yards from the Championship tees. Arguably the signature hole is the par 3 18th which requires a 200-yard carry over a lake to an undulating green perched to the side of the hotel.
The newer Aylesford Course is considerably shorter than its exalted neighbour at 5,801 yards, but it’s great fun to play and should not be underestimated as a test of golf. Here the premium is on accuracy and never more so than on the 482-yard par 5 18th which is reachable in two but protected by both large trees and a water hazard – typical of a Donald Steel design where severe penalties await a wayward shot.
The Midlands is home to some of the country’s best golf resorts that are well-equipped for a fantastic golf break. Notable destinations are Marriott Forest of Arden, The Belfry and Hellidon Lakes with their excellent championship courses, and Breadsall Priory’s breath-taking mansion must be one of the most romantic hotels in the whole of England. The outstanding scenery along with the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham are ideal for making the perfect golf break.
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