Fore, fancy playing around? The Swallows Rest is a short drive to some fabulous golf courses with reasonable green fees. We're a golfing family, so please contact us if you would like any advice.
Oundle (6.6 miles)

Since its creation in 1893 the Club has followed the tradition of being a club owned by golfers and run for golfers. From this ethos comes the course that offers a challenge to every standard of golfer.  Set in peaceful countryside, you will enjoy your round watched over by red kites, green woodpeckers and the occasional peacock and guinea fowl that wander onto the course from the adjoining farm.

Priors Hall (7 miles)

Priors Hall Golf Course was opened in 1967 by Tony Jacklin and was designed by Fred Hawtree, one of Britain's finest golf course architects. The 18 hole course is open to all as a pay-and-play course.

Blackthorn Wood (7.2 miles)

Blackthorn Wood Golf Complex is a family run business situated on the outskirts of Corby and is "open to all" for golf. It offers a 25 bay Golf Driving Range coupled with a 9 hole short golf course.

Stoke Albany (10.5 miles)

Set in the Welland Valley with spectacular views over the surrounding picturesque countryside, the course is 18 holes par 71 of 6175 yards. The course was opened in April 1995 with Messrs. Hawtree as the designers.

Kettering (11.7 miles)

Since 1891 our parkland course has matured into one which allows young and novice players to enjoy and perfect their game. We have over the years produced several youngsters who have gone on to become professionals, our latest success Charley Hull.

Pytchley Golf Lodge (13.7 miles)

The Pytchley Golf Lodge opened this superb academy 9 hole golf course in 2000, and has now established itself as one of the finest pay and play courses in Northamptonshire. Designed by Roger Griffiths Associates of Rugby, the course will offer a challenge to both the experienced and novice golfers alike.

Luffenham Heath (18.2 miles)

The Luffenham Heath Golf Club is widely acknowledged as one of the finest and most challenging heath-land courses in the Midlands and beyond, it lies in the gently rolling countryside of Rutland, England’s smallest county. Surrounded by woodlands and delightful stone villages, the 18 hole course has charm, character and challenge.

Rutland Water (20.2 miles)

With panoramic views of Rutland Water you have a choice of the challenging 18 hole Championship Normanton Course or nine par 3 holes on the Hambleton Course.