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Foxhills Golf Club and a Girls’ Weekend Getaway

Foxhills Country House in Surrey

 

As I drove through the beautiful woodland lined driveway of Foxhills Golf and Country Club I caught glimpses of lush green fairways and pristine greens. I suspected I was in for a treat. When I rounded the bend and came face to face with Foxhills Manor House I knew for sure. Foxhills golf club in Surrey is the perfect venue for a winter weekend getaway and I spent a fabulous couple of days there with the girls last month.


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Foxhills Golf Club 

Not too far from home, but not too close either, the country estate near Ottershaw in Surrey is set in 400-acres of beautiful heath and woodland. The gothic-style house is the focal point and sits proudly at the heart of the estate. There are two championship courses and a par three course (which made me very happy) but Foxhills offers more than exceptional golfing. So much more. But we’ll start with the golf.

Foxhills Golf Courses

Foxhills Golf fairway with golf ball and flag

 

The three golf courses at Foxhills golf club provides a challenge for any level of golfer. The Longcross is named by Golf World as one the top 100 golf courses in England. The beautiful tree-lined course (take extra balls) hosted the 2017 PGA cup which featured top club professionals from Great Britain, Ireland and the USA.

 

Foxhills Golf Course

 

The second Foxhills Golf Course is the rolling Bernard Hunt course named after Ryder Cup captain Bernard Hunt MBE. Finally, perfect your short game on the par three Manor Course with the house as a stunning backdrop.The driving range and putting green will help you get your eye in before heading out for a round. There’s a well-stocked golf shop on site too.

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Putting Green at Foxhills Golf Club

 

Foxhills Golf Lessons

We started our stay with a two-hour golf lesson with one of Foxhills’ six PGA qualified golf professionals. Ashley Dart was a true pro at dealing with three novice golfing girls, plus me, who is only a little further down the fairway. I don’t have a handicap yet but you can be sure I’m working on it.

Ashley had heaps of patience (he needed it), gave us loads of encouragement, excellent tutoring and was totally charming. By the end of the lesson everyone was getting some decent drives in and our putting was much improved. Not bad for complete beginners. Ashley gave me a couple of pointers about holding my club when addressing the the ball and on my foot placement. It’s made a huge difference already – thanks Ashley. I’m hoping that as I’ll have more free time this year I’ll really get to grips with my game. I’m tempted to return to Foxhills with Mr Jones to play a round or two.

 

 

Foxhills Hotel

The house is everything a country manor house should be. High ceilings with moulded features, huge windows overlooking the grounds, wood panelling and a beautiful staircase. The Lounge is perfect for Foxhills afternoon tea or relaxing and reading the Sunday papers. It also serves everything from snacks, tea and coffee to cocktails and after-dinner snifters.

 

 

The reception desk is in the main house along with a range of meeting rooms. There’s a relaxed vibe and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

 

 

Foxhills Dining

Manor Restaurant, the hotel’s two AA rosette and main restaurant, was closed for a refurb during our visit so, sadly, we didn’t eat there and I can’t give a personal review. Another reason to go back! We had breakfast and dinner in the aptly named ‘Nineteen’ – near the eighteenth holes of both main courses. The Summer House, next to the resort’s 11 tennis courts, offers both outdoor and indoor dining options with a range of menus. In the spa garden step into the red telephone box to order your food.

 

 

Rooms at Foxhills Golf Club and Resort

Guests stay in a range of 70 spacious rooms including standard, executive and a variety of suites from junior, family and duplex suites. I stayed in a stylish executive room converted to a twin as I was sharing. All the rooms are in a series of small courtyards which give Foxhills a homely village feel.

 

Executive Room at Foxhills Surrey

 

My stylish room was bright and spacious with contemporary décor and a balcony overlooking the tennis courts. A desk and chair, sofa and flat-screen TV made up the furnishings. Tea and coffee-making facilities were secreted away in a cupboard with a range of snacks and a mini-bar. A cafetière, tea and fresh milk was provided which meant a decent cup of coffee before facing the world in the morning. Always a good thing. Bottled water was provided free of charge.

 

The Bathroom

The bathroom was roomy and had both a shower and separate bathtub which I think is important in a sporting resort. After playing 18 holes on a dank drizzly day only a hot bath will do. White Company products, bathrobes and slippers together with plenty of soft white towels made for a luxurious stay.

 

 

Foxhills Spa

After our golf lesson we made for the spa and some relaxation. The spa’s 20 metre pool is a good size and big enough to swim some decent lengths and includes a Hydropool with massage jets. It’s one of five at the resort; two indoor and three outdoor. After a swim we stepped outside to the spa garden Jacuzzi and let the jets and bubbles soothe our golf shoulders.

The spa’s outdoor pool is one of England’s first natural swimming pools with the chemical-free water purified by plants and minerals. Two Finnish saunas, a steam room and relaxation bays complete the spa garden facilities. The spa menu has a range of treatments from facials and massage to recuperation and holistic. Foxhills Spa offers both spa days and spa breaks.

 

Foxhills Spa swimming pool

 

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More Facilities

There’s an array of other facilities at Foxhills which include an extensive programme of exercise classes in the studio. I really enjoyed the yoga class. There’s also a state-of-the-art gym, 11 tennis courts and a 1.5 mile fitness trail.

 

Signpost of activities at Foxhills

 

As a guest staying at Foxhills you become an honorary member with access to all classes and the facilities except the two 18-hole golf courses. The club is very much family focused with a range of lessons and activities for all the family. Their aim is to make sure that you leave feeling better than when you arrived. I certainly did, and if I lived nearby I’d be very tempted to join their membership.

Stay at Foxhills

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Suzanne Jones at Foxhills Manor Surrey

How to get to Foxhills

By car Foxhills is just 8 minutes from the M25 and the M3. By train Woking and Chertsey stations have direct connections to Waterloo and are a short cab ride away. Heathrow airport is a 20-minute drive.

Address: Stonehill Road, Lyne, Ottershaw, Chertsey, KT16 0EL

Telephone: 01932 872050

Website: foxhills.co.uk

Our stay at Foxhills was complimentary but, as always, views and opinions are 100% my own.

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viveka

Saturday 9th of March 2019

Mrs.Jones ... I hope that the game went good without my cheering on. In Dubai with very mixed feelings. Great weather ..lovely people, but hate the distances to everything. afternoon Kite Beach and Food Festival.

Suzanne Jones

Sunday 10th of March 2019

Ah Kite Beach - so many different types of food didn't know what to choose. Did you try the camel burger?

Claire Robinson

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

Loving reading all about it as if I wasn't there! Which I was and so have a great appreciation of how cool the place is!

Suzanne Jones

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

It's such a great place for a weekend away! I so want to go back and play one of the courses...

viveka

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Living the good life I can see .... this doesn't look very hurtful.*laughing Golf????!!!! Tried once ... one time to many for my coach. *smile But I wouldn't mind spoiling myself ... here with great food and beautiful surroundings.

Suzanne Jones

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

Indeed I am! Golf can be a lot of fun and a lot of frustration! Playing again on Friday, wish me luck ;-)

Christina Conte

Sunday 3rd of March 2019

Goodness, when those restaurants are open, I need to visit! Just my cup of tea with the spa and the gorgeous estate! My husband would adore the links! Lovely place!

Suzanne Jones

Monday 4th of March 2019

It really does have something for everyone - from golf, tennis, spa and swimming to loads of activities for children too. If you're an active family Foxhills makes the perfect weekend break.

Kathryn Burrington

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

This brings back great memories! Foxhills is a wonderful resort perfect for golfers and non golfers alike. Looking forward to finding out more about the refurbished restaurant when it opens too!

Suzanne Jones

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

There's so much to do for everyone - I could have stayed a week and not got bored! I'd like to see the restaurant as well.