Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday idea, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: Mini-breaks for golfers and families.
Golf courses are perfect for social distancing, but it’s not just golfers who can have a perfect holiday by staying near the fairway.
The best golfing hotels also offer a host of activities for the whole family. Lincolnshire ticks holiday boxes in and around its many golf courses.
Tee time: The luxurious Petwood Hotel is in the town of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, which is home to the National Golf Centre
The town of Woodhall Spa hosts the National Golf Centre with facilities open to all. Play at the centre’s Hotchkin or Bracken courses, then practise in the 18-bay driving range, on the four-acre short course or the grass tee areas.
Then head inside to the swing-analysis room and indoor putting area. Keep non-players happy by staying in luxury at nearby Petwood Hotel. With half-timbered walls and rich red chimneys, it offers classic, country-house style. Award-winning gardens attract visitors all year.
History buffs should head to the hotel’s Squadron Bar – it was the Officers’ Mess for the 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron in the Second World War. Or you can laugh the night away at the Only Fools Cushty Dining Experience, and there are plenty of other events. Stays cost from £99 a night (petwood.co.uk).