Hallmark Hotel Gloucester, tickling the fringe of this historic city with its divine Romanesque and Gothic cathedral, is perfectly placed for both golf breaks. The honey-stoned Cotswolds are within easy reach – expect instant daydreams of escaping to the country – as are the rolling hills and snaking rivers of the Welsh borders, and shopping honeypot of Cheltenham. Even closer to home, there’s a superb 18-hole golf course within a decent three-iron range.

Of course you don’t have to step outside at all. The boutique Hallmark Hotel has a lot within its stylish contemporary walls. For starters there’s the 95 rooms and suites, all clean modern design with a mix of bold colours and earth tones, richly patterned carpets and seriously good beds. Great for a relaxing golf break.

Then there’s the acclaimed brasserie. The rather good team of chefs alchemizes fine seasonal ingredients into a menu embracing both classic British and European dishes, and Asian and Moroccan specials. You’ll find delicious pasta dishes and mouth-watering curries, sitting alongside super stacked Hallmark Burgers, fantastic salads and succulent steaks.

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The Golf

The 18 hole, par 72, championship course has been designed to obtain the greatest possible benefit from the natural form of the hillside. The ground falls from a height of 600 feet to 200 feet, making the course the most interesting in the region. Streams and small ponds have been woven into the landscape. Mature trees and wooded areas have been left as nature intended and give the course a natural beauty, and its golfers some natural hazards!

The first 11 holes will have you negotiating the lower slopes, with streams running parallel and across the fairways. Enjoy the 12th, which is a challenging uphill par 3, before approaching the scenic holes that overlook Gloucester and the beautiful surrounding countryside. These holes call for some interesting and tricky shots, especially the downhill 18th, where many golfers have tried to drive the green with disastrous consequences.

Gloucester Golf Club offers a superb range of facilities, both on and off the course. Warm up and practise your swing on the new driving range before tackling the challenging 18 hole course.