The recent success of Masters champion Danny Willett and a host of other English golfers have swung golf’s spotlight back to jolly ole England
(CHARLESTON, SC) — Englishman Danny Willett made headlines around the world with his remarkable Masters victory, while a quartet of his countrymen also recorded impressive top-10 finishes at Augusta National. Lee Westwood tied Jordan Spieth for second place. Paul Casey was fourth, Matthew Fitzpatrick ended in a three-way tie for seventh and Justin Rose tied for 10th.
This past weekend, another Englishman, former world No. 1 Luke Donald led through 61 holes before being overtaken by Branden Grace and eventually finishing tied for runner-up honors at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island.
The recent British Invasion has swung the golf spotlight back to America’s jolly old neighbor across the pond. One of the best elements of a golfing trip to England is the chance to explore the nation’s rich history and cultural heritage. After a round, golfing groups can motor through the countryside’s rolling hills and pasturelands, visiting stately castles and ancient mansions along their route. Plus, the on-going strength of the dollar to the pound means now is a perfect time for American golfers to enjoy some of the great courses around England and throughout the British Isles.
Nearly two decades ago, the golf packaging website Golfbreaks.com made its debut in London working exclusively in the United Kingdom — sending British golfers on vacations around the British Isles playing some of the finest golf courses, as well as the hidden gems. No one is more familiar with the outstanding golf around England than the experts at Golfbreaks.com.
Today, Golfbreaks.com handles approximately 30,000 bookings a year averaging six golfers per group — or more than 200,000 individual customers. Last year, Golfbreaks.com launched a website called USA.Golfbreaks.com, designed for American golfers wishing to make a golf trip to the British Isles.
England’s premier golf courses rank among the best in world and are found in three distinct clusters: in the southeast hard by the English Channel, in the northwest outside the cities of Liverpool and Southport, and to the west and south of London.
An easy day-trip from London and known as the Garden of England, the Kent Coast is a veritable golfing hotbed that includes offers some magnificent parkland and links courses, plentiful accommodation and some truly breathtaking scenery. The stretch of coastline between Deal and Ramsgate is home to Prince's, Royal St George’s and Royal Cinque Ports, a trio of venerable Open venues within a few miles of each other and all considered Top 100 golf courses of the British Isles. Add to these the Nick Faldo-designed Chart Hills, the premium London Golf Club and the classic links of Littlestone, Kent is a great choice for a golf tour.
In the North of England, within an hour and a half of the international airport in Manchester, golfers enjoy a trio of incomparable links Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool (a.k.a. Hoylake) and Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s. Blessed with magnificent golf courses, glorious landscapes and vibrant towns and cities, a golf break in the North of England is always a terrific prospect with some outstanding venues that are among the best around. From Slaley Hall in the far north, down to Carden Park in Cheshire, Formby Hall in Lancashire and West Yorkshire duo Hollins Hall and Oulton Hall golfers enjoy great offers, championship golf and four-star luxury.
Golfbreaks.com does far more than simply providing a wealth of English expertise. Through the decades, Golfbreaks.com’s brand and identity have been solidified by saving golfers time and money by putting their trips together: Booking their tee times, doing all the running around for them. Golfbreaks.com saves golfers money by assuring the best possible prices — not only better than the competition, but also better than the prices golfers would pay if they tried to book the trip themselves.
At the end of every trip, Golfbreaks.com sends each individual trip organizer a detailed survey regarding their experience and the Golfbreaks.com service. More than 98 percent return with a very good/excellent rating of the overall service — and say they would book with Golfbreaks.com again.