By Parkdean Resorts on 05/10/2016
Being a golf lover you will know the exquisite joy and pain of the glorious game. Finding a great course to play as part of perfect lodge or caravan holiday, however, is completely pain free. Especially when we help out by pointing you in the direction of the best coastal golf courses close to Parkdean Resorts holiday parks.
To make sure you are spoiled for good walks we’ve compiled some of the best coastal courses the UK has to offer. We have organised them by location so that they are all within a driving range of your chosen holiday park. So, you can pack the clubs in the boot, knowing you don’t have to worry about travelling too far to indulge.
In addition, all of these courses have fantastic views. After all, a holiday game of golf (or two) is a given. So why not take in some of the country’s most stunning coastal and local scenery at the same time?
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club (above)
Trevose Golf & Country Club, Cornwall
Close to Newquay and St. Minver, Trevose Golf & Country Club offers a variety of courses along the spectacular scenery of the North Cornish Coastline. A family business, ownership of the club has been passed down since 1955 and the care that this tradition has created shows in the quality of the golfing experience it provides.
There are three courses including the Championship Course, which is well regarded as a top course in the British rankings. Playing this course would make a fantastic holiday treat for those wanting to create a special memory during their break. There is also a challenging 9-hole headland course and a short course for beginners too. So, whatever your skill level, you can absorb the natural surroundings while you play.
If you’re staying at Newquay or St. Minver Holiday Park you can combine the game you love with some of the country’s most stunning coastal scenery.
Prince’s Golf Club, Kent
This vast club offers a 27-hole course. Play towards an unspoilt horizon in a delightful rolling green landscape that extends out to the beach of Sandwich Bay, with the coastal ocean views beyond. If this sounds like your ideal golfing experience, playing at Prince’s Golf Club, just 30 mins from St. Margaret's Bay Holiday Park, is a must.
Completed in 1906, the club has strong origins for both the men’s and the women’s game, surviving World Wars to host both masters and amateur competitions. For a club with such a fine history, playing here would create an amazing memory for you to keep for a long time to come.
Divided into three 9–hole courses - each with their own unique challenge - will provide you with plenty of entertainment. With such depth, this is certainly a course you can return to again and again as you make the most of the gorgeous Kent coastline.
Nearest Holiday Park: St. Margaret’s Bay
Photo courtesy of Prince's Golf Club, Kent
Tenby Golf Club, Wales
The course at Tenby Golf Club is known for its quirky nature when compared with those that are more manicured and landscaped. Relying on the natural terrain gives the Tenby character - and it can be character building to play on too. Especially if you get caught out by some of the hazards that come with the benefits of the course's raw and unspoiled topography.
Tenby Golf Club has a strong golfing heritage, standing as Wales’ oldest course, dating back to 1888. The sandy coastal soil drains well meaning that play generally goes on for the whole year, yet another benefit of the more natural grounds.
Within just an hour you can reach Tenby Golf Club from Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park. Tenby itself has some great local attractions and a beautiful beach to visit.
Nearest Holiday Park: Carmarthen Bay
Nefyn and District Golf Club, North Wales
We could talk about the stunning coastal views that you can see from every tee, but in this case we just have to get straight to The Point. The Point at Nefyn and District Golf Club is a world famous peninsula that extends out into the ocean, offering panoramic sea views while you play 9 holes of golf. This truly is the setting to create an amazing holiday memory.
There is still more on offer too. The club is divided into the ‘Old Course’ - with fairways and tees running on top of coves along the peninsula edge. However the ‘New Course’ also offers some testing elements in front of a beautiful Snowdonia mountain range backdrop.
The closest park to this stunning course is Ty Mawr, which sits fittingly in front of its own backdrop provided by the Clwydian Mountains. In addition, the gorgeous hour and a half coastal drive takes you along the edge of Snowdonia National Park, a treat you can enjoy on your way to and back from the course.
Nearest Park:Ty Mawr
You’ll probably know of Royal Birkdale and its golfing history. This coastal golf club in Southport has a long history of hosting major competitions including The Open Championship. Formed in 1889, just one year after Wales’ oldest club, the 18-hole course provides an amazing golfing experience. This is why it has hosted so many of the game’s greats as part of its long golfing tradition.
If, as an avid golfer, you already own your own holiday home, the scenic drive is great treat to enjoy on the way. Even if you are looking to join our community of owners by buying your own caravan, you will no doubt enjoy the drive, taking just over an hour..
Nearest park: Regent Bay
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club – Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club offers some unique and stunning scenery. While you play the 18-hole course you can take in views of the iconic Bamburgh Castle, the Cheviot mountains, Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands. There is so much for visitors to take in as they enjoy some quality golf on this scenic course. The course isn’t as easy on the golfer, though, as it is on the eye. You will want to stay focused to avoid getting yourself into some tricky situations.
Bamburgh is often described as a pleasure to play and if you are taking a relaxed break at tranquil Eyemouth Holiday Park, it’s just a 40 minute drive to indulge in some golfing pleasure. But why stop at golf? Enjoy the castle itself and the treats of the rolling Northumberland countryside.
Nearest park: Eyemouth
Hayling Golf Club, Hampshire
Hayling Golf Club, on the South West coast of England’s Hayling Island, is billed as 'the only true links along the south coast for miles'. Established in 1883 it has some real golfing heritage behind it and a reputation for being a challenging course too.
When it comes to location, the course fringes Hayling Island’s pebble beach, with beach cabins visible - giving it that authentic south coast beach holiday feel. More profound though, are the stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Solent to the Isle of Wight. It’s the perfect backdrop to a game of golf on your holiday or break. If you are thinking of taking a holiday and enjoying a spot of golf, or indeed taking a golfing holiday, Hayling Island Holiday Park is only a 5 minute drive away.
Nearest Park: Hayling Island
The UK has a fantastic collection of coastal golf courses and we hope you enjoy at least one of the recommendations above. Regardless of where in the country you are, if you're playing as part of your Parkdean Resorts holiday - remember to capture the moment. If you take some great golfing snaps while you visit your chosen park why not share them on Facebook and Twitter?
Don’t forget to hashtag your park’s name and add #coastalgolf