Stoke by Nayland

Stoke by Nayland

Stoke by Nayland

Stoke by Nayland | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Stoke by Nayland is one of the more well-rounded venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. The resort boasts two championship golf courses that feature plenty of water and trees. There is also a spa and fitness centre along with a hotel that features a range of rooms and suites, and five lodges for those more private stays. 
The two golf courses – the Gainsborough Course and the Constable Course – offer different challenges, but both feature plenty of water hazards and tree-lined fairways. There are four lakes on the resort, with them becoming prominent on the Gainsborough Course. Out of bounds also features throughout, while there are great practice facilities on the resort, including an indoor simulator for guests to use and enjoy.  
For those that want to keep active without playing golf, the Peake Spa & Fitness Centre is the right place to go. The fitness section of the building has a state-of-the-art gym with the latest TechnoGym equipment, while there are also a range of classes provided by personal trainers. The spa section features a swimming pool, steam room, sanarium and jacuzzi, and the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing massage or treatment. 
When it comes to accommodation Stoke by Nayland has every box ticked. The rooms and suites in the hotel on site are comfortable and elegant, and there is something for everyone from the Executive Single and Club Rooms, right the way through to the Gainsborough Doubles and the Junior Suites. The Apple Tree Lodges, a group of five lodge buildings, can be rented out as one-floor apartments or as entire buildings, allowing larger groups to enjoy a stay at the resort.  
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Two 18-Hole Courses

The challenging and stunning Gainsborough and Constable courses are well-established with lakes, streams, and mature woodland. The designs skilfully incorporate the natural beauty of the land, and, with conservation a priority, more than 60,000 trees have been planted. 
The Gainsborough course measures in at over 7,000 yards, while the Constable is the shorter of the two at just under 6,500. Four large lakes and undulating terrain on will play on the mind of golfers of all levels on both courses, which build up to spectacular finishing holes, which present a formidable drive over one of the large lakes, to a plateau green with the clubhouse beckoning beyond. 
Stoke by Nayland has plenty of championship pedigree having played host to a range of international competitions, including the Ladies European Tour Access Series, European Challenger Tour, PGA EuroPro Tour and the European Senior Tour.  
Gainsborough Course 
The Par 71 Gainsborough Course is the longer of the two courses at Stoke by Nayland, playing at more than 7,000 yards off the championship black tees. If there isn’t water, then out of bounds comes into play and if there isn’t out of bounds, then there are plenty of trees for you to get caught out by.  
The 10th is the signature hole on the Gainsborough with players having to hit across the same lake on both their tee shot and approach. The drive on 10 is played across the lake with the water then running down the right side of the fairway. From there, the green sits on the other side of the lake meaning that the approach goes back across, but there is also out of bounds behind the green, so club selection on the approach is critical. 
Constable Course 
The second course at Stoke by Nayland is the Constable Course. Shorter than its bigger brother, the Constable is still a tricky proposition for golfers of all abilities. Just under 6,500 yards and with less out of bounds than the Gainsborough, there are scoring opportunities, but there are also plenty of trees for you to avoid. 
The course culminates in a 207-yard par 3 played over water with the clubhouse in the background. The tee shot requires at least 140 yards to cover the water, but everything past the hazard slopes back towards it. The green also slopes from back to front. Take a par on 18 and grab yourself a well-earned drink in the clubhouse! 

Rooms & Lodges

There is plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation, with a range of rooms and suites available in the hotel at Stoke by Nayland. Separate to those are the Apple Tree Lodges, a selection of eco-friendly lodges on the resort.  
Starting in the hotel, there are six options when it comes to rooms and suites available at Stoke by Nayland. The Executive Single and the Club Room are the standard offering at the hotel, with the Club Triple offering a single bed along with the double bed for young families. The Gainsborough Double and Golf Deluxe Twin both offer views of the two golf courses, while the Junior Suite is the best of the best in the hotel, featuring a living area along with the bedroom. 
The Apple Tree Lodges are a home away from home, with five lodge buildings each split into two apartments – one on the ground floor and one on the top floor. There are six two-bedroom apartments and four one-bedroom apartments. However, each building can be rented out its entirety for larger groups to enjoy either a three- or four-bedroom lodge.  
The Lakes Restaurant is the fine dining experience at Stoke by Nayland, while the Sports Bar offers a relaxed environment and 65-inch TV screens. The Orchard Lounge, Bar and Terrace is a suitable place for a meeting or for a light bite, while both Sunday Lunch and room service are also available.  

Peake Spa & Fitness

Stoke by Nayland has a great spa & fitness centre on site. Peake Fitness offers state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment, including cardiovascular machines, weight machines and free weights. Qualified personal trainers are also on hand for any queries and for classes.  
The Peake Spa is the place to relax and unwind for guests at Stoke by Nayland. The facilities include an 18-metre heated indoor swimming pool, sanarium, steam room, jacuzzi and a concept shower. There is also the opportunity for guests to enjoy a massage or treatment, with an extensive range on offer from qualified therapists.  

FAQs about Stoke by Nayland

Where is Stoke by Nayland?  
Stoke by Nayland is in East Anglia, in the south of Suffolk, just west of the Dedham Vale Are of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The city of Colchester is just ten miles to the south of Stoke by Nayland. 

What is the nearest airport and station to Stoke by Nayland?
Bures is the closest train station to Stoke by Nayland, six miles to the southwest. There are trains every hour in both directions, with the station sitting on the line that services Sudbury and Marks Tey. 
London Stansted Airport is the nearest major international airport to Stoke by Nayland, sitting around an hour to the west of the resort. Stansted is one of the busiest airports in the country with more than 20 million passengers travelling through it in 2022. There are plenty of flights to most European countries, along with flights to destinations that are further afield.  

What golf facilities does Stoke by Nayland offer?
Along with two championship golf courses, Stoke by Nayland also has a great practice facility located at the north of the resort. There is a full-length driving range along with a short game area, with a putting green next to the 1st tee of the Gainsborough Course. The resort also has an indoor golf simulator where guest and members can practice their skills or play some world-renowned golf courses.  

Does Stoke by Nayland offer golf lessons?
There is a four-strong team of PGA-qualified professionals on hand at Stoke by Nayland to provide coaching and tuition for both guests and members. Individual and group coaching are both available, along with tuition specifically aimed at juniors and getting kids into the game.  

What are the green fees at Stoke by Nayland?
The price of a green fee at Stoke by Nayland 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.  
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What accommodation is on offer at Stoke by Nayland?
Stoke by Nayland has a wide variety of accommodation. There are six types of rooms and suites in the hotel, starting with Executive Singles and Club Rooms. Golf course views are available in the Gainsborough Doubles and Golf Deluxe Twins, while the Junior Suites provide an extra layer of luxury. For those looking for a more private stay, the Apple Tree Lodges offer a range of one- to four-bedroom stays, with the ability to sleep up to eight people.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Stoke by Nayland is not on its own in that region of England, with the likes of Ufford Park and Thorpeness within an hour to the east – both resorts that have a spot on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list.  
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