‘We’ve been inundated with enquiries’

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir January 19, 2021 06:57

A golf group that runs seven resorts in England and Scotland has said it has been ‘inundated with enquiries’, particularly for the second quarter of 2021, despite – or perhaps because of – the pandemic.

The QHotels Group has reported that more than 25,000 golfers have booked to stay at its resorts in 2021, with April – the traditional start of the golfing season – to June looking ‘very busy’.

‘They have been inundated with enquiries from players eager to escape the Covid misery on a golfing holiday when the latest restrictions are lifted,’ said a spokesman.

Hotels and golf clubs may be currently closed but the QHotels Group has reported that it has so far booked in around 40,000 golf rounds for guests on its courses in 2021, with golfers eager to celebrate when the latest lockdown ends.

‘Sunday is the favourite day of the week for golfers to visit so far in 2021, while the QHotels Group is predicting a hectic start to the golf season for golf resorts nationwide with April, May and June already proving very busy,’ he added.

Slaley Hall

In addition, the resort operator is also reporting high levels of membership enquiries across its venues from people interested in joining during lockdown.

Richard Moore, group chief executive of the QHotels Group, said: “It continues to be a difficult time for everyone in the UK hospitality industry so to see these advance numbers for 2021 is very positive.

“Everybody wants something to look forward to in lockdown and golfers are no exception. Just like me, I’m sure everyone is itching to get back out there on the fairways and, hopefully, we’ll be able to welcome people back to our resorts in record numbers from spring onwards.”

The QHotels Group operates seven top golf resorts in England and Scotland: Belton Woods, in Grantham, Lincolnshire; Dunston Hall, in Norwich; Oulton Hall, Leeds; Slaley Hall, in Hexham, Northumberland; Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, in Shropshire; DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort, in Brigg; and DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.


Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir January 19, 2021 06:57
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  1. Pete the Slice May 16, 14:29

    John Hexham have you thought about a round here? I know you are a keen golfer. Give me a call if you fancy it
    Peter R Drake

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  2. Hexham Golfer May 6, 09:39

    Agree with “Peter Drake” – the Hexham course is my “local” and one of my two favourites. Jim, Hexham Northumberland

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    • James Drake May 13, 07:04

      Agree with my brother, “Peter Drake”. On my trips back to Hexham I always try to pop in here for 18 holes. One of the best golfing strips in Northumberland, I’d say.

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  3. Peter Drake May 4, 20:13

    I have played the course at Hexham Northumberland. I can recommend it, for sure.
    “Peter Drake”

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  4. Peter January 31, 20:25

    There is definitely a great deal of enthusiasm, confidence and pent-up demand out there, waiting on the sidelines !! However, not for all !!! While it’s true, hospitality and travel will reap the benefits of a “spending surge,” mostly those whose value propositions lean toward the higher end will benefit !! Know and understand your value proposition, primary market and clientele !!

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  5. Steve M January 19, 14:18

    That is great news. I have stayed at a few of these resorts named in the article and they are good for families as well as top notch on service – really well looked after.

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  6. MichelleS January 19, 14:00

    That’s what we like to hear! Brilliant news!

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