Golf and whisky have always enjoyed a close association, with many of Scotland’s finest distilleries located within a sand wedge of some of the best links courses in the world. And there can’t be many golfers who haven’t ventured out for a winter round at some time in their life without a hipflask filled with a single malt to help stave off the morning chill.
In honour of these twin pleasures, The Athenaeum Hotel in London is offering guests the opportunity to experience both, following the launch of a unique ‘Golf & Whisky’ programme.
Guests who book a minimum of three nights at the luxurious five-star hotel located in the heart of Piccadilly, will be treated to a complimentary tutored whisky tasting by the hotel’s in-house whisky sommelier, and then they will be whisked away at their convenience to The Athenaeum’s sister hotel, The Grove in Chandler’s Cross, to enjoy nine holes on the Kyle Phillips-designed championship course.
Overlooking Green Park, The Athenaeum is a breath of fresh air in the heart of the capital, with 111 lavishly decorated rooms and 46 spacious suites to choose from. With deeply comfortable Hypnos beds, plasma-screen television systems, luxurious fabrics, and original contemporary artworks, each room provides a home-from-home during any stay in London. Other facilities include an elegant restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
The three-night package costs £320 per night and includes accommodation and breakfast at The Athenaeum, a Whisky Tasting session, free transfer to The Grove and nine holes of golf.
The Athenaeum Hotel www.athenaeumhotel.com.