You'll find Bradfield College Golf Club near Reading and just a stone's throw from the M4. Although it's not yet one of Britain's most famous golf courses, the club looks set to play an important part in the future of the sport. Although primarily a member's club, Bradfield College Golf Club is open to the public and is seeing a steady rise the number of visitors through its elegant clubhouse doors. If golf has gotten under your skin and you're looking for a quiet course where you can test your skills, there's plenty of accommodation nearby, ranging from cosy B&Bs and guesthouses, to upmarket luxury hotels.
Hotels near the Bradfield College Golf Club
While not a particularly long course, Bradfield College Golf Club is a challenging one and has tested everyone from complete novices to seasoned professionals. It was opened in 1998 by Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher, and has been graced by other golfing luminaries including Sam Torrance. In addition to the course itself, there is a putting green, a chipping green and four spacious practice bays in which guests can perfect their skills. If you're visiting for a long weekend or just to see what's on offer, there are plenty of mid-price hotels nearby. Hotels near the Bradfield College Golf Club, such as the Coppid Beach Hotel, the Fines Bayliwick Hotel and the Elizabeth House bed and breakfast offer excellent accommodation at great rates.
Make Your Stay a Special One
However, if you're on an extended stay and want to turn it into something special then there are some superb luxury hotels in the area. The Oakley Court Hotel on the outskirts of Windsor is just half an hour's drive away and offers idyllic surroundings and sumptuous rooms. With its riverside setting, it's possible to charter a private river cruise along the Thames or enjoy a relaxing drink in the extensive, landscaped gardens. Eagle-eyed visitors may wonder about the gargoyles that adorn the roof: these were left behind by Hammer Films, when the hotel doubled as the exterior for Dracula's castle!
If golf is in your blood, a visit to the Bradfield College Golf Club is a superb way to up your game. With plenty of excellent hotels in the area, you can make your stay just what you want it to be.