The Woods course is the best of the lot...
Fantastic! All aspects of the golf, venue, services were as advertised / available to consider from on-line info (not always the case).
The greens in particular were excellent...
In terms of the golf, the Woods course is the best of the 9 holes. It's challenging, very pretty, and it helps to play it twice 'cos a fair few of the holes feature blind drives. The Park course has the best closing hole of all though, as well as a very good opening hole and a lovely par 3. They all hold up very well even with significant rain so they must have a great drainage system.
The hotel, clubhouse and Pro Shop service were all first rate too.
We had a really good time at Sandford Springs – The 3x 9 hole golf courses were all interesting and in good condition; the greens in particular were excellent. We also used the halfway hut which was excellent.
This is a great venue...
The hotel, which has only been open since October last year, has beautiful modern bedrooms and members of staff were very friendly and helpful. A slight downside – we were the only 4 in the restaurant the first night – is that the menu was a bit limited and after the meal there was no lounge/bar area for us to sit and have a coffee/drink, which was a shame. This meant we either went to the golf clubhouse which was a short walk outside (and closed 10.30 ish) or went to our room.
The two other nights we ate in the clubhouse bar which is a large open plan area, we could not fault the staff who were brilliant
Apart from the weather on the final day,
which is obviously out of everyone's control, our trip to Sanford
Springs was a great success.
Our group consists of a wide range of
handicaps, from single figures to mid twenties, but all were catered for with
three 9 hole loops, each with different characteristics. The condition of all
three courses was excellent, with undulating fairways and greens to test any
level of golfer.
The staff throughout the complex were very welcoming and helpful, providing
polite and quality service during our stay.
The only thing lacking was thelack of additional leisure facilities, such
as swimming pool, sauna and in the bar area, pool/snooker table etc...
The hotel was exceptionally clean and the rooms were very well equipped. The
food was excellent too, with a varied choice for both the evening meal and the
Overall the consensus of the whole group was that this is a great venue and one
we would all happily return to at some point in the future.
Finally, I would like to thank you and YGT for the professional approach to
helping people like myself in organising golf trips for groups of varying
abilities and making the experience as easy as possible.