The Billy's Golf Society has just returned from a golf break at the North Shore Hotel and Golf Club and all 15 members of this year’s touring party had a most enjoyable time so thank you to everyone at Your Golf Travel for all the hard work.
As a group with handicaps ranging from 7 to 27 the quirky mix of 9 holes Links and 9 holes Parkland offered more than enough of a challenge to suit all abilities. That said, a few birdies, an eagle or two and a net albatross brought the attention of The Skegness Ornithological Society!
We were blessed with dry sunny days but with the inevitable bracing winds Skegness is famous for, the conditions were just shy of perfection.
As a whole the course was in very good condition with all the greens being immaculate and featuring some quite tricky pin positions. Unfortunately the recent prolonged dry spell has left the fairways on the links course a little parched.
The 5th and 10th holes which run alongside the beach offer great views and the daunting prospect of a drive from a tee less than 10 yards from promenading, sandcastle building holiday makers.
The Hotel is a large Victorian building with some more recent additions, rooms were clean and adequate without any modern features but some with great views of course and sea. They were perfect for a golf holiday though as we really only used them for sleeping!
The wood panelled Dining Room is large and bright and the waiting staff both friendly and efficient. The Dinner Menu changed daily and the choice and quality of the food was very good indeed. Breakfast was also very good with plenty of choice and all freshly cooked.the smoked mackerel was outstanding.
The bar was well stocked with all the usual and some good local beers at around £3.40 a pint which is very affordable compared with other establishments we have visited on previous golf tours.
Overall the verdict was a solid 8 out of 10. We all agreed that a return visit sometime in the future was something we would consider with pleasure but for now we will broaden our golfing horizons and try something new for our next golf trip.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the tour and I would be pleased if you could assist with our next stay and play golf break. if you could provide golf break packages for the following venues I would be most appreciative.