The best burgers in golf
After 18 holes of glorious golf what could be better than sinking your teeth into a properly seasoned burger with brioche bun, hand cut chips and all your favourite toppings? For those who aren’t aware of it, this week marks the celebration of National Burger Day (23 August) – an important date for your diaries going forwards! With that in mind we have rounded-up a list of clubs across the UK & Ireland famous for not just great golf, but brilliant burgers too. Warning… some images may cause munchies!
The famous ‘Double Stacked Burger’ @ Sam’s Club House
The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
Tuck into one of The Belfry’s famous double-stacked burgers at Sam’s Club House after taking on the Brabazon Course (four-time host to the Ryder Cup). The clubhouse boasts a vibrant atmosphere with an elevated seating area where you can follow the action as players zig-zag up the 18th of the PGA National. Watch the drama unfold on the final green and the winner celebrate in Sam Torrance style! In summer, enjoy your double stacked burger on the terrace, or in winter take your post-play meal by the warmth of their fabulous glass fire pit.
Classic burger with relish served in a brioche bun, house salad and fries £16.50
Make it a double stack for £4.95
The Pineridge Burger @ The 19th Hole
Pine Ridge Golf Club, Camberley, Surrey, England
Open from 7.30am-10pm every day, this picturesque clubhouse provides the perfect start to your golfing day and the perfect end too – the drool-worthy Pineridge Bruger. Relax in the newly refurbished bar or dine al fresco on the patio, with spectacular views across the course.
The Pineridge Burger with lettuce, tomato, jack cheese, and bacon on a brioche bun. BBQ sauce and chips on the side £10.50.
The Blaggis Burger @ Stutts Bar
Murrayshall Country House and Golf Club, Perth, Scotland
Named after the talented architect who designed Murrayshall’s beautiful golf course, Stutts Bar is the ideal place to gather after a morning of perfecting your drive. Relax on the outdoor terrace surrounded by breathtaking views of the course and countryside while you scoff a Scottish treat in the form of the Blaggis Burger – that’s a black pudding and haggis burger and it’s not to be missed.
Blaggis Burger: Black pudding and haggis burger, slow cooked onions, gem lettuce £9.50
The Claret Jug Burger @ The Claret Jug
The Carrick, Cameron House, Loch Lomond, Scotland
Named after the famous old Open trophy itself, The Claret Jug restaurant and bar offers guests the chance to relax, be it after a round of golf or just a long day taking in the sights of Loch Lomond. You get a real sense of golfing history as you sit here enjoying the cracking Claret Jug Burger, with past Open Championship winners from Jack to Tiger adorning the walls.
The Claret Jug Burger with caramelised onions, mull cheddar, crisp bacon and thick cut chips £15.50
The Twenty Ten Clubhouse Burger @ The Spike Bar
Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales
Set within the prestigious Twenty Ten Clubhouse, diners at The Spike Bar will enjoy stunning views over the course and beautiful Usk Valley as they sink their teeth into the club’s eponymous burger. The cuisine here is simple but delicious, from locally reared beef to fresh fish and seafood, and the resort even provides complimentary shuttles for hotel guests to and from the clubhouse.
The Twenty Ten Clubhouse Burger (D,G,E): Beef burger in a brioche bun with bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and mature cheddar cheese, served with chunky chips £14.95
Loughside Signature Beef Burger @ The Loughside Bar & Grill
Lough Erne Golf Resort, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland
Golfers will no doubt enjoy sampling the delights of the 19th hole at Lough Erne Resort pre or post their round on The Faldo Course. With a dedicated private entrance, The Loughside Bar & Grill (open seasonally) is situated next to the hotel overlooking the 18th hole and Castle Hume Lough. Take in the spectacular views as you polish off their signature burger on the seated, loughside terrace.
Loughside Signature Beef Burger with Fermanagh bacon, Coleraine cheddar, tomato pickle and baby gem lettuce £14.50.
The Clubhouse Burger @ The Spike Bar
Fota Island Resort, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Clubhouse at Fota Island Resort is home to the Spike Bar – the perfect venue for excellent après golf cuisine. Enjoy the lovely surroundings of this stunning resort, including great views of the Deerpark Course’s 18th green, while you tuck into the Clubhouse Burger with Ireland’s famous Ballymaloe relish. In good weather there’s a beautiful lakeside terrace with al fresco dining and summer BBQ.
The Clubhouse Burger 8oz prime beef on a toasted brioche bun with aged cheddar, beef tomato, mixed leaves, crispy bacon and Ballymaloe relish. Coleslaw and Fries on the side €16.50
Add beer battered onion rings €2.50, or a soft fried hen’s egg €1.50
The Dawson Burger @ Longhirst Lounge
Longhirst Hall Golf Club, Northumberland, England
Longhirst Lounge is the ideal place to start or finish your round at Northumberland’s ‘hidden gem’ Longhirst Hall. Pam and her team are total pros and the hearty fare includes the cracking Dawson Burger. Get stuck into this 6oz patty while you enjoy panoramic views over the course.
Dawson burger with bacon, blue cheese, relish, lettuce and tomato £5.95