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Whether you are planning a family holiday, a short golf break, or just a round of golf with friends, Marriott Golf offers an unrivalled range of facilities where the welcome is friendly and the standard of service is second to none. Marriott Golf offers 11 premier golf resorts dotted around the UK, all of which can be booked in a matter of minutes by logging on to MarriottGolf.co.uk

Dalmahoy, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Forest of Arden, just south of Birmingham, Hanbury Manor, 20 miles north of London, and St Pierre, in Chepstow close to the Welsh border, have all hosted European Tour tournaments while its other venues at Breadsall Priory, Hollins Hall, Worsley Park, Sprowston Manor, Meon Valley, Tudor Park and Lingfield Park are equally renowned for providing a wide range of facilities that will appeal to even the most discerning of golfers.

Marriott Golf prides itself on supporting golf in Britain. During 2013 it signed former Walker Cup player Tom Lewis as its first Golf Ambassador and this year its profile will be enhanced even further after reaching an exclusive agreement to become the official home of the popular William Hunt Trilby Tour for three years.

Under the terms of the agreement Hanbury Manor, Dalmahoy, Meon Valley, Hollins Hall, Worsley Park, Breadsall Priory, Forest of Arden, Sprowston Manor and Tudor Park will all stage Trilby Tour events before the Grand Final is held in front of the Sky TV cameras at St Pierre on August 21.

Marriott Golf will also be promoting a wide range of Stay and Play offers throughout the year so it will be worth visiting www.MarriottGolf.co.uk on a regular basis to see what’s available.

One current deal which will appeal to larger groups of golfers offers one free place for groups of 12 who book a residential golf break for April or July to September. As a special bonus each member of the group will also receive a complimentary pint of Becks or Boddingtons beer.

Log on to www.MarriottGolf.co.uk for further details about this and other special offers.

Marriott Golf UK prides itself on making it easy for its customers when it comes to booking a tee time or even a short break at one of its renowned golf resorts.

The company is the market leader when it comes to online booking and its reputation for endorsing new technological advances was enhanced when it developed an ingenious Golf App which helps customers choose their venue and get the most out of their visit once there.

Marriott Golf UK’s website contains all the information you need to know about its 11 resorts around the country. It can also be used to check out all the company’s latest special offers but its primary function is to help you to book your accommodation and tee times from the comfort of your own home.

All a prospective visitor has to do when booking a golf break at a Marriott Golf UK resort is to log on to www.MarriottGolf.co.uk, click on to the ‘Rounds and Rooms’ section where you can book your accommodation and tee times in one simple transaction.

“The whole process is designed to be simple and straightforward and should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete,” said Alison Ainsworth, Marriott Golf UK’s Senior Director of Golf, Leisure and Spa Operations for Europe.

“We spent a long time refining the system so that it is as user-friendly as possible and the results have been encouraging with regular customers happily using the system again and again.”

Marriott Golf UK is constantly improving communications with its customers and its latest innovation is its free Golf App which is crammed full of useful features which can be used both before and during a visit to the resort of your choice.

Customers can book golf breaks and tee times via the Golf App and can also log onto it to find a live five-day Met Office forecast to tell them what the weather is going to be like during their visit. You can open the Golf App to find detailed descriptions of every hole at Marriott Golf UK’s 11 resorts and even use it during your round as both a GPS mapping device and an interactive scorecard.

The new Marriott Golf UK Golf App can be downloaded free of charge from the App store and can be used on an iPhone and all Android device platforms.

UK resorts profile

St Pierre

One of Britain’s most elegant golf resorts, St Pierre is located on the outskirts of Chepstow, close to the Welsh border, and is built around a 14th century manor house and the 11th century Norman church of St Peter. St Pierre features a luxurious hotel, two fine 18-hole golf courses and a wide range of other leisure facilities. Its acclaimed Old Course, which was recently upgraded, has staged the Solheim Cup and several European Tour events. This year it hosts the Grand Final of the Trilby Tour which will be shown on Sky TV.

Forest of Arden

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading Championship venues, its central location just south of Birmingham and close to the national motorway network makes it one of the most accessible resorts in the country. This acclaimed resort boasts a myriad top-quality facilities including the acclaimed Arden course, which has hosted the English Open, the British Masters and other top events.

Hanbury Manor

Once described as London’s favourite Hotel and Country Club – a fitting accolade for this acclaimed five-star resort near Ware, in leafy Hertfordshire. It boasts a sumptuous hotel housed in a 17th century manor house and a picturesque Jack Nicklaus course that has staged several European Tour events. Other facilities include an award-winning health club and spa.

Dalmahoy

Set in 1,000 acres of rolling Scottish countryside, just seven miles from Edinburgh city centre, and widely regarded as one of the premier golf resorts in the Home of Golf. Once the home of the Earl of Moreton, it is now blessed with a sumptuous hotel, two fine golf courses and a host of other state-of-the-art facilities. Its acclaimed East course staged the Solheim Cup in 1996 in addition to several other top events.

Breadsall Priory

Located in what was once a 13th century Priory, Breadsall is just a short drive from the glorious Peak District and the cosmopolitan towns of Nottingham and Derby. It features two of Derbyshire’s finest golf courses and an acclaimed hotel which has a wide range of facilities and offers a subtle blend of the old and the new.

Hollins Hall

Hollins Hall can be found in 200 acres of picturesque countryside south of the Yorkshire Dales and close to the historic town of Shipley, which was mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086 and is now a World Heritage Site. The resort retains all the prestige of its grand country house setting while its golf course was opened in 1999 and was immediately acclaimed as “the best new course I’ve seen in a long time,” by 1999 European Ryder Cup captain, Mark James.

Worsley Park

Worsley Park Hotel & Country Club was once the home of the Duke of Bridgewater and its traditional Victorian setting offers a beguiling mixture of modern facilities and old world charm. This resort is situated on the outskirts of Worsley near Manchester and boasts an impressive 18-hole course designed by European Golf Design plus an extensive range of other leisure facilities.

Sprowston Manor

The Manor house at Sprowston Manor Hotel & Country Club was built as far back as 1559 and today it still offers a quintessentially English retreat from the stresses of modern life. This popular resort features a memorable 18-hole golf course – which was recently given a makeover by Ross McMurray of European Golf Design – plus a wide range of other facilities to suit every taste.

Meon Valley

Meon Valley is set in 225 acres of beautiful parkland close to Winchester and the New Forest. Its Meon course has staged several Senior Tour events while its shorter nine-hole Valley course is built around the ruins of a Roman Village. Last year, local member Harry Ellis created history when he became the youngest-ever winner of the English Amateur, aged just 16 years, 11 months and 28 days. 

Tudor Park

This Kent resort offers a tranquil base for an invigorating golfing break. Tudor Park is situated in an ancestral deer park, close to Maidstone, deep in the heart of the beautiful Garden of England. It features an acclaimed Donald Steel golf course plus a wide range of other indoor and outdoor leisure facilities. It is regularly used for regional PGA events.

Lingfield Park

This all-encompassing resort is the UK’s first ever hotel, race course and golf club. Luxurious four-star Lingfield Park is situated in a quiet corner of Surrey but is just 20 minutes from Gatwick Airport and within easy reach of the M25. Its world-renowned race course hosts both Flat and National Hunt meetings throughout the year, while its 18-hole golf course has recently been upgraded and is a joy to play. 

>> For more information, visit the Marriott Golf website.

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