Central and South East England Regional Overview

Stay and Play at The Belfry and Luton Hoo Golf Resorts.

The central part of England is known as the Midlands and is home to Birmingham, which is Britain's second city. It is a vibrant city with a population of about 1.1m. It boasts some of the best shopping centres in England, including the world-famous Bull Ring, together with a terrific selection of bars, cafes, theatres, museums, cinemas, nightclubs and restaurants.

In recent years many of the old streets in the city and the canal network have all been redeveloped, with the Bull Ring being a fine example. Birmingham is also home to Spaghetti Junction, one of the most complicated and congested road networks in Europe.

If you are visiting this part of the country you will probably want to take a trip to the nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, which is where William Shakespeare (or Bill to his friends) was born. It is where the Royal Shakespeare Company are based and it is likely that you will be able to take in a Shakespeare play if you choose to visit. Putting Shakespeare to one side, Stratford is well worth seeing in its own right because it is a simply beautiful place, with the River Avon
meandering through the town and plenty of beautifully-preserved 16th-century buildings. The town is a visual treat.

Golfbreaks.com offers a fantastic seven-night trip to central and southeast England, during which you will spend three nights with bed and breakfast at the four-star Belfry, located on the outskirts of Birmingham, and a further four nights with bed and breakfast at Luton Hoo five-star hotel, in the southeast of England. Not only that, but throughout your stay you will receive chauffeur-driven ground transportation. Go on, spoil yourself - if you don't, Golfbreaks.com most certainly will.

Accommodation at the Belfry is spectacular, with a terrific choice of food available at the Ryder Grill, the Ryder Kitchen and Sam's Club House. You can enjoy a drink at the Brabazon Bar or a night out at the Bel Air Nightclub, which can hold up to 1,200 people. There is also a world-class spa, gym and swimming pool, not to mention the Brabazon and PGA National courses, both of which you will play.

After three nights at the Belfry you will spend four nights at Luton Hoo, which boasts a fabulous hotel and golf course. The hotel is a magnificent building set in glorious grounds and gardens. It is a five-star establishment and offers a plethora of facilities and activities, including a spa, sauna, tennis courts, cycling, billiards and even a library. Enjoy either fine dining at the Wernher Restaurant or Adam's Brasserie, or informal dining at The 19th.

Luton is a short train journey from London. It goes without saying that if you have never been to the English capital before then you simply must take advantage of its proximity to Luton. The only problem you will have is deciding how much you can pack in - Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, a night at the theatre, Madam Tussaud's, the Science Museum, world-class bars and restaurants. The list is endless.

Discover my golf course reviews of the following courses that make up a truly spectacular golf tour throughout the Central and South East of England:

Request a quote if you are interested in playing any of these courses as part of your golf vacation by calling one of Golfbreaks.com golf experts TOLL FREE on 1-855-699-5853. 

Derek Clements

Author, Derek Clements

Derek Clements is a golf journalist - he has covered many Open Championships and European Tour events, as well as The Masters. Born in Glasgow, he writes for The Sunday Times and Golfshake, and has also written for Today's Golfer, the Daily Mail, Swing by Swing and many other golf websites, magazines and newspapers. He has played golf all over the world and numbers Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Aldeburgh as his three favourite golf courses in the United Kingdom. He lives in Suffolk, is a member of Waldringfield Golf Club and has a handicap of nine. He had lessons from the late Bob Torrance and has worked with Jean-Jacques Rivet, one of the world's leading golf biomechanists.