Hellidon Lakes

Hellidon Lakes

Hellidon Lakes

Hellidon Lakes | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Hellidon Lakes is set in 220 acres of beautiful rolling Northamptonshire countryside. It is a picturesque and scenic resort that houses 27 holes of golf split into three beautiful nine-hole loops, a wellness centre, fitness centre and even a bowling alley. Add in more than 100 rooms and suites in the hotel and you have a great golfing resort. 
The 27 holes of golf are split into three loops of nine – the Hellidon, the Lakes and the Valley Courses. The latter is the youngest of the three loops, opened in 2000, while the Hellidon and Lakes Courses are where the resort gets its name from. Water hazards, tree-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers make a round at Hellidon a challenge for all golfers. There is also a large practice area for golfers to hone their skills, along with a spacious clubhouse and bar to relax in after a round.  
In terms of leisure and wellness, the resort is suitable for allcomers. There is an astroturf tennis court and a fitness centre that includes new gym equipment, with a range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment. Something you won’t see at most venues is an on-site bowling alley. Hellidon Lakes has one, and it's the perfect spot for an evening with the family. There is also a wellness centre for those guests of the resort that want to relax during their stay. A pool, saunas, steam rooms, ice fountain and the opportunity to relax and unwind with a massage and treatment make it the perfect spot for those looking to alleviate some stress.  
When it comes to resting your head at night, Hellidon Lakes has more than 100 rooms and suites in the 4-star hotel on site. There is an array of Standard and Superior Rooms, each coming with its own comforts and special touches. The Superior Rooms can also come with interconnecting doors for larger families. At the top end of the accommodation scale, there are four Spacious Suites which offer a separate living space to the bedroom area, and provide the utmost luxury during a stay at the resort.  
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Three Beautiful Nines

Hellidon Lakes is home to 27 holes of golf, comprised of three nines which can be combined into a variety of 18-hole courses. The nines are the Hellidon, the Lakes and the Valley, with the former two being where the resort got its name from. The Valley is the most recent addition to the golfing landscape.  
The Hellidon followed by The Lakes is the Championship course and the most challenging combination. This permutation has hosted several PGA Professional events. The Valley course is a little flatter and, although demanding, offers a few more scoring opportunities to the average golfer. Many holes feature water hazards, invariably offering the choice of challenging carries over water, or safer routes skirting the numerous lakes. Course management is at a premium. 
The Hellidon 
The Hellidon Course begins with a remarkable risk-and-reward drivable par 4 with out of bounds lurking on the right-hand side. With the first two holes safely negotiated you reach the sweeping par-4 3rd with its undulating fairway, well positioned bunkers, and delicate green. With the tree-lined, rolling fairways and tricky dog legs this course is a test for all.  
The Lakes  
This nine has some of the most stunning holes you’ll ever play in England. The 11th is a sweeping par 5 down through the trees to a green with a lake as a backdrop. The 14th has two ponds down the left-hand side and a small pond catching the bigger hitters off the tee. This nine is best known for the stunning par 3 finishing hole over “Hellidon Lake". Each hole has its own challenge and unique character.  
The Valley 
Although the newest of the three nines and the shortest, the Valley has its own set of unique challenges. The par-3 2nd is played from an elevated tee to a tight green, shadowed by a tall oak on the left and a sneaky pond on the right. Accuracy is paramount. There are only a few bunkers, but don’t be fooled into thinking this will be a pushover, as water comes into play on five holes. 

Leisure & Wellness

Away from the golf course there is plenty to do during a stay at Hellidon Lakes. It’s not something you will find at many venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Glf Resorts list, but the resort has its own bowling alley, with four full-sized lanes that can accommodate six people each. 
Outdoors, there is a tennis court that can be hired by guests and members, with the astro-surfaced court being open every day. There is also a fitness centre with a state-of-the-art gym that features both cardio and strength equipment.  
For those looking to relax during their time at Hellidon Lakes, the Wellness Centre is the place to go. The stunning facility includes a Thermal Suite – with hydropool, steam rooms, Eclipse and salt saunas, ice fountain and more. Qualified professionals are on hand to provide a range of treatments and massages as well, for that added relaxation.  

Glorious Accommodation

Hellidon Lakes has a wide selection of accommodation, with more than 100 rooms and suites in the 4-star hotel. There are Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms and Spacious Suites, each of which has its own charms, and something to suit all parties during their stay in Northamptonshire.  
They may be called it, but the Standard Rooms are anything but. They are luxurious and comfortable, with a workspace, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and many more amenities. They come in Twin, Double and Family forms. The Superior Rooms have those extra touches to put them above a Standard, while the four Spacious Suites come with their own separate lounge area and offer the most luxurious of stays at Hellidon Lakes.  
The Terrace Bar offers Al Fresco dining for golfers and guests alike, overlooking the 18th hole of the Lakes Course. The Lakes Restaurant has sublime views as well and offers indulgent treats and fine wines. The Lounge Bar has a relaxed atmosphere and is open throughout the day, whether it's for a morning coffee, or for a nightcap. 

FAQs about Hellidon Lakes

Where is Hellidon Lakes?  
Hellidon Lakes is near Daventry, just south of Birmingham. The nation’s second city is about an hour to the northwest of Hellidon Lakes, while both Coventry and Northampton are closer to the resort.  

What is the nearest airport and station to Hellidon Lakes?
Long Buckby is the closest station to Hellidon Lakes, around ten miles from the resort. Trains go through Long Buckby on the way from London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Northampton. Trains take around 90 minutes to get from Long Buckby to London Euston. 
East Midlands Airport, Birmingham Airport and London Luton Airport are all within an hour from Hellidon Lakes by car. Each provides flights to various locations, including most European countries.  

What golf facilities does Hellidon Lakes offer?
After your round, you can relax in the Terrace Bar and enjoy panoramic views of the golf course and the surrounding countryside. The Terrace Bar has an indoor and outdoor area and provides an ideal vantage point to watch golfers playing the signature 18th hole; a spectacular par 3 over the largest lake on the course.  
Hellidon Lakes Golf Club has a vast array of off-course extras including a large practice area, buggies for hire, a fully stocked pro-shop and PGA standard tuition to enjoy. 

What are the green fees at Hellidon Lakes?
The price of a green fee at Hellidon Lakes changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at Hellidon Lakes, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Hellidon Lakes?
There is a solid range of accommodation on offer for guests at Hellidon Lakes, with more than 100 rooms and suites in the hotel. These come in three forms – Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms and Spacious Suites. The Superior Rooms can come with interconnecting doors for bigger families to split themselves across two rooms.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Hellidon Lakes is one of several venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list in the Midlands. The likes of Staverton Park, The Belfry, Forest of Arden, and Telford Hotel are all within an hour from Hellidon Lakes.  
Visit the Hellidon Lakes website here.