The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club, found in Warwickshire in the West Midlands, is one of the UK’s most renowned golfing destinations.
With the continued difficulties being brought in by the Omicron COVID-19 variant, travelling abroad for a game of golf is once again becoming challenging. Yet, despite the many beautiful golf courses that can be found across the world, there are also many incredible courses that can be found just on your doorstep.
The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club is one of them. Located just 10 minutes away from Birmingham Airport, this easily accessible golf course is surrounded by some of Birmingham’s most well-known destinations, including Coventry Cathedral and Cadbury World.
The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel itself is renowned for its luxurious suites and rooms, as well as the services provided by the hotel’s spa. The luxury also extends to its food, with finely prepared meals available at the Cast Iron Bar & Grill.
On the course itself, deer are known to roam freely across the 10,000 acre grounds, formed across centuries old woodland to create a picturesque view. The grounds hold two 18-hole courses, the Arden Course and the Aylesford Course; the former of which is a championship course known for having hosted the British Masters in the 90’s, and the Hero Open (formally the English Open) semi-regularly since 1993.
The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club Arden Golf Course
Of the The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club’s two golf courses, the Arden course is understandably the more popular of the two.
With such a renowned professional golf pedigree that has spanned nearly 30 years, it should come as no surprise that the course is one of the UK’s best. Designed by legendary architect Donald Steel, and opened back in 1992, the course boasts 18 distinct holes that provide an exciting challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
Measuring in at a whopping 7,213 yards at its longest point, the course boasts a fantastic range of holes that each require a different approach.
The course is also fantastically maintained, making playing enjoyable and the sights breathtaking. It is little surprise, therefore, that so many make regular attendance to this course.
The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club Aylesford Golf Course
Despite being opened at the same time as the Arden, The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club Aylesford Golf Course is far less known compared to its famous neighbour.
This can be explained, primarily, due to the course’s smaller size, measuring just over 5,800 yards at its longest compared to the Arden’s 7,213 yards. But as the old saying goes, bigger is not always better, and the Aylesford Course proves this, being a phenomenal course equally as important to the success of The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club.
Despite being smaller than the Arden, The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club Aylesford Golf Course is kept with equal dedication and passion by the groundskeepers, with green grasses and well-manicured trees and shrubbery.
The course is also just as challenging as the Arden, with designer Donald Steel incorporating obstacles and penalties that make the game a fun challenge for all players, whilst also making up for the courses smaller size. These challenges do a phenomenal job in rounding out the golfing experience to be had at The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club, and create an overall experience that any golf enthusiast will not soon forget.
And if all of this isn’t enough, The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club also offers lessons at its impressive golf academy, where guests are given the opportunity to receive tips and tricks from resident PGA professionals, making for an even more memorable experience that is also more than likely to permanently improve your golf game.
Trips to The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel And Country Club are incredibly affordable, with plans for as little as £102 per person available for those wanting to give this destination a go. With everything the venue has to offer, and at prices like that, how could you not want to visit?