Golf365’s gallery guide to Oulton Hall golf course, hotel and spa

Oulton Hall

Golf365’s Simon Wilkes spent a night and two days at Oulton Hall in Leeds – and gives the lowdown on the course and hotel facilities.

Oulton Hall, part of the QHotels Group, is located around five miles from Leeds city centre, 15 miles from Leeds/Bradford International Airport – and just a five-minute drive from the M62, so is easily accessible no matter where you are coming from in the UK and beyond.

You can book a one-night break, with two rounds of golf, an evening dinner and buffet breakfast – plus use of the pool/sauna/steam room from just £89 pp, and here’s why you should – and what to do.

Get your eye in

First things first, after driving up the sweeping entrance to Oulton Hall, head to the clubhouse car park, and get on the impressive golf range, which is open until 8pm.

Oulton Hall golf range

Time to tee off

With your swing in fine working order, it’s time for the main event, taking on holes 1-18.

Oulton Hall tee off

Guiding light

Your course guide is your new best friend…listen to what it tells you – ignore your mates.

Oulton Hall course guide

Do not enter sand, man

Metallica know their shizzle when it comes to music – but not golf…stay away from the bunkers if you can.

Oulton Hall bunker

Fair point

There are some cracking approach shots if you can find the fairways – many of which are fairly forgiving.

Oulton Hall fairway

18 reasons to get the drinks in

The sight of The Claret Jug bar in the clubhouse is a welcome one at the 18th green.

Oulton Hall 18th green

Room with a view

But the view from the bar is a better one, so get a drink, take a seat and watch fellow players bring it home.

Oulton Hall Claret Jug bar

Time to put your feet up

With 152 bedrooms, there’s plenty of choice – with the VIQ double room worth enquiring about.

Oulton Hall VIQ bedroom

Come dine with them

Check out the pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and spa, then it’s evening dinner in The Calverley Grill restaurant, where manager Chris Lavery and his staff welcome you with a warm Yorkshire smile.

Oulton Hall dinner

Time to shine on nine

After a good night’s kip and a filling buffet breakfast, take on holes 19-27, which demand accuracy and concentration due to some unforgiving rough stuff and water hazards.

Oulton Hall 20th hole

Finish on a high

The 27th offers a real chance to end your round – and stay – on a high. Just 171 yards off the white tee, it demands an attacking shot at the green.

Oulton Hall 27th tee

Book your stay at Oulton Hall by contacting the reservations team.