George Washington Hotel, Golf and Spa

Resort courses can vary a lot – from merely acceptable to the fantastic – and from your first steps into the clubhouse at George Washington Hotel, Golf and Spa you know you’re in for a fantastic experience.

The modern clubhouse is linked to the 16-bay driving range complete with heated bays and six power tees, while you’ll also find a five-hole par three academy course and indoor simulator for your practising needs alongside an excellent bar/lounge, pro shop and changing rooms inside. The luxury continues into the hotel – which features the Carter & Fitch restaurant, a spa and leisure club.

At the heart of the resort is the par 73 golf course, which can be stretched to 6,625 yards from the back tees. Opened in 1979, the tree-lined fairways are reasonably generous, though beware wandering off into the trees as it can be tough to find, and tougher still to play, your ball.

George Washington, Stone Cellar Road, Washington, NE37 1PH, tel 0191 402 9988,