The peaceful county of Wiltshire draws interest from holidaymakers of all persuasions. The picturesque landscapes are a big hit with ramblers, while the array of mysterious prehistoric sites lure in history buffs from across the globe. One of the major attractions of the county, though, is golf. With so many travelling sportsmen and women heading to the south west in search of a round or two, plenty of golf hotels have popped up in and around Wiltshire specifically catering for their needs.
Wiltshire's Premier Courses
The gentle hills and abundant greenery of Wiltshire make it a haven for golfers, and the county is littered with fabulous courses.
Kingsdown Golf Club, near Chippenham, is one of the best-loved courses in the county, as well as being the oldest. Founded in 1850, Kingsdown is a par 72 course, measuring 6,501 yards off the men's tees, and is a challenge for all abilities.
Not far from Kingsdown Golf Club is the Manor House Hotel and Golf Club. The course is considered one of the finest in the south-west, and the exclusive hotel features high standards to match.
Rest and Recuperation
Close proximity to the best courses in the county is one thing, but most travelling golfers are also on the lookout for hotels with excellent relaxation facilities too. The chance to recuperate after a round improves your chances of beating your tally when you next hit the fairway!
Bowood Hotel and Spa offers spectacular facilities for those looking to recover after a tough round of 18 holes, complete with bunkers and water hazards! So the stunning indoor pool at Bowood is a great place to do a little exercise on your days off. To complete the package, the hotel even has its very own golf course.
Combining Work and Play
Wiltshire welcomes a good number of professional guests to its hotels throughout the year. Whether it's a one-on-one meeting or a huge industry conference, business trips often call for a little socialising.
A number of hotels in Wiltshire offer excellent business facilities in addition to proximity to the country's outstanding golf courses. Lydiard House, just outside Swindon, offers conference space, business facilities, and a health club for a much needed post-work or post-golf relaxation.