The Belfry Hotel & Resort, UK

Client Cedar Capital
Services Interior Design
Project Type Resort
Region UK
Brand The Belfry Hotel & Resort

The UK's finest leisure, golf and spa resort

Surrounded by over 550 acres of countryside, The Belfry introduces luxurious guest bedrooms and suites, meeting and event rooms, restaurants, bars, a nightclub, a luxury Spa and Health Club and of course amazing golf. The venue, which has three 18-hole golf courses, has hosted the Ryder Cup four times, The Belfry is a pay and play golf club, with membership available.


Origins & achievements

The origins of its main building date back to the 13th century, when it served as a manor of the Knights Templar.
The Belfry has hosted golf’s Ryder Cup on four occasions, the most recent of which was in 2002.
It also recently hosted the Betfred British Masters tournament.

The vision, diversity & sustainability

The vision for the Belfry is to reposition and refresh the brand with a more modern edge for a more diverse audience without losing the Belfry brand legacy with interior concepts that capture the natural landscape feel of the location by bringing the outside inside. To help guests create lasting memories while supporting the resort’s sustainability, ecological and ESG principles and the Belfry’s existing golfing heritage throughout the design of the resort. To craft the brand storytelling through cohesive interior design narratives that unite all areas to create a consistent guest journey. Interior concepts should appeal to existing male and new female golf members, leisure guests including couples, millennials, parents & children of all ages and corporate guests. The design needs to be fun, appeal to everyone, timeless, unique, vibrant and embrace the past and the future of the resort.


Home of the Ryder Cup

Whilst the resort is known as the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, it is no stranger to high-profile European Tour events, with 11 in total being held at The Belfry between 1989 and 2008. The English Open has seen winners like Mark James and David Gilford, whilst the Benson & Hedges International Open witnessed champions from across the world, including Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal, Swede Henrik Stenson, Argentinian Angel Cabrera and Englishman Paul Casey.

The golf courses

The resort has three golf courses. The Brabazon Course is the main tournament course, and the others are the PGA National and The Derby, which are recognised as world-class, having previously hosted The Ryder Cup four times – more than any other venue in the world – and 19 European Tour events, producing some of the most dramatic moments in the history of golf. The headquarters of The Professional Golfers’ Association are also located there, along with a 4-star hotel, tennis courts and a leisure spa.


Award-winning golf resort situated in the heart of the country

The Belfry has won a number of awards including:
– World’s Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the World Golf Awards, Abu Dhabi.
– England’s Leading Golf Resort 2015.
– England’s Leading Golf Resort 2011.
– England’s Leading Golf Resort 2004.
FIG are proud to be working on the major renovation of The Belfry Hotel & Resort, designing new hotels rooms, a number of restaurants and bars, the spa and leisure centre. Working with EPR architects we are creating a new coherent resort experience, embracing sustainability and the values of the hotel.

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One of the most prestigious golf resorts in the world and in the UK we are delighted to be part of the re-positioning of The Belfry Hotel and Resort resort to not just a golf resort, but the number one resort in the UK for golf, families, leisure, weddings and corporate events’
Hilary Lancaster