Discover the joys of not playing golf at this Northumberland golf club
There are two types of people who frequent golf clubs; actual golfers, and the partners/friends/relatives who have been dragged along for the ride. Not one to miss a marketing trick, the MacDonald chain of luxury resorts has created a stunning spa experience at its Linden Hall Golf and Country Club that both complements and rivals a long day on the course.
Set in an old country manor by the Northumberland National Park, MacDonald Linden Hall is not short on space. It is surrounded by a world-class golf course, and attracts a steady stream of professional and amateur players.
As a result, the resort’s spa has an impressive menu of treatments designed to improve athletic performance and sooth aching muscles.
But it’s the non-golfers who really reap the benefits of this luxury spa. A partnership with Elemis means that the spa is able to offer some of the most effective anti-ageing and skin specific facials on the market, including the Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial (which reduces wrinkles by up to 94%), the Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial (which resurfaces skin by up to 75% and increases smoothness by up to 32%) and the super-hydrating Exotic Moisture Dew Facial.
A range of intense sports massages are available for men at Macdonald Linden Hall spa, as well as the extremely popular Elemis Skin IQ+ Facial, which is tailored for each individual’s skin type.
Some treatments are more expensive during peak times and at weekends, so check ahead to make sure you know what sort of bill you can expect.
Linden Hall spa’s facilities include a state of the art gym and a heated indoor swimming pool, while elsewhere on the estate you will find a traditional pub, a cocktail bar and a restaurant.
This may be a golf club but with a spa like this, you’d be forgiven for skipping the course and staying indoors.