The Forest of Arden is home to a first class golf academy, where visitors can seek the guidance of one of the resident PGA professionals.
In the countryside of the Midlands you will find the fantastic Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club. This resort is now one of the most popular in the country mostly down to the fact is boasts two championship golf courses on its doorstep, the Arden and the Aylesford. Both courses were designed by the legendary Donald Steel, with the Arden being the headline course, having hosted the European Senior Masters three times.
Is the resort accessible from anywhere in England? This outstanding golfing venue is less than 30 minutes from Birmingham City Centre, ideal for golfers throughout the UK, yet is surrounded by some 10,000 acres of countryside. The hotel is a comfortable 4-star standard which meets the expectation of the Marriott Hotel brand with excellent service and on-site facilities. Popular amongst guests is the Cedarwood Spa as well as the Cast Iron Bar & Grill.
Now onto the more exciting stuff… the golf courses! The Arden Course is a championship layout being one of the most established tournament hosts in the country, an example would be the British Masters in 1997 – 1999 and the English Open in 1993 – 1997 and 2000-2002.
This is indicative of the quality of the course, which has some truly distinctive holes, especially the 18th, a gorgeous par-3. The course is the host of many events but is also considered very playable for all golfing standards. Should you manage to find the green in regulation, the outstanding putting surfaces will give you a good chance to convert. With the quality of the course it is easy to see why so many enjoy golf breaks at The Forest of Arden each year.
The other course on site is the Aylesford which is much shorter, however still kept in immaculate condition by the greenkeepers to ensure it is on par with its prestigious neighbour. This course is less than 6000 yards and demands the golfer to be clever and not just use the big stick on every tee! This charming layout adds extra variety for golfers visiting the Marriott Forest of Arden and makes for a great golf break.
In addition, the Forest of Arden is home to a first class golf academy, where visitors can seek the guidance of one of the resident PGA professionals.
In some parts of the calendar you can visit this resort for 1 night with 2 rounds for just £119.00 per person!