The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa, a welcoming hotel retreat with an 18-hole championship golf course and a nine-hole club course near the scenic village of Blackawton, Devon, has this week been named among the top 100 resorts in the UK to enjoy a golf break.
A panel of experts from the UK’s leading golfing magazine, Today’s Golfer, travelled the length and breadth of the country, sampling the very best of the UK’s golf resorts to compile the guide. Defined as ’a golf course with accommodation on the same site’, the golf resorts were scored on several criteria including the quality of the course, accommodation, non-golf amenities and setting, with the resulting resorts being ranked in order from one to a hundred.
The Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses guides are seen as one of the most authoritative measurements for golfing amenity standards, overseen by respected journalist and editor Chris Bertram and with input from industry professionals with years of experience in the game. Each course is visited, fully inspected and subject to a detailed marking scheme that ensures a level playing field for courses.
The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa, alongside courses of similar impeccable standards, was ranked number 67 in the list and praised for its ‘two Jeremy Pern-designed courses in peaceful surroundings’ offering ‘good parkland golf’ as well as a ‘comprehensive spa’ and ‘neat hotel’.
One of the Hotel’s courses was also tipped as ‘an England Top 200 contender’, alluding to the fact that it could receive further recognition in upcoming and highly competitive golf course rankings from the publication.
Ian Davies, general manager from The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa said: “We’re delighted to have received recognition from such an authoritative voice in the golfing industry. We know our facilities are above par, that’s why so many of our guests return time and again, and what better setting than the charming Devon countryside to enjoy a holiday that includes a round of golf. “
He added: “What we love about being included in this list is that it showcases not just the high standard of golfing facilities, but all the amenities at the property which is something golf club members and visiting guests can take advantage of. We believe here at The Dartmouth that we have something to offer for everyone – families, professionals, couples, golfers, local players – and it seems that the experts at Today’s Golfer agree!”
The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa offers an 18-hole championship course with its undulating greens and strategically placed bunkers and water features is challenging and relaxed, for experienced golfers to enjoy. A smaller nine-hole course, The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa, is maintained to the same exacting standards, yet is more straight forward to navigate for less experienced players, beginners, and juniors. A range of memberships at the course are available for local golf enthusiasts.
The Hotel has 35 elegantly furnished rooms and six self-catering cottages on site, which can sleep up to six people with full access to the facilities on site. Guests and local visitors can enjoy one of the specialist treatments and relax on poolside whilst enjoying the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Or take a workout in our gym. The bar and bistro are open to all with fantastic food on offer daily, plus a Sunday Carvery that’s not to be missed. For business clientele and events, the hotel has two spacious function suites which are available for parties, weddings, meeting, and conferences. Guests can relax and enjoy drinks on the sun terrace looking out over the golf course whilst celebrating a special occasion together.
In 2021 The Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa became part of UK-based hotel management and development company, Vine Hotels, with the company’s executives earmarking the property as an ‘exceptional’ with ‘immense potential’. Since the group took over the management of the property it has gone from strength to strength. For more details, visit: www.vinehotels.co.uk