The Belfry, dinner, bed and breakfast and 2 rounds, INCLUDING The
As on our previous visit to The Belfry, the golf desk was only too happy
to agree to move our tee time back 2 hrs so as to avoid the worst of the
weather. We retreated to the bar before tackling the Derby course. The Derby is
nothing special, but serves as a good warm-up for the challenge to come. It was
in first class condition, though the greens had been well sanded recently.
Our hotel rooms were somewhat smaller than last time and our window only
opened about 3 inches so it was pretty hot. I dare say the current
refurbishment will address this. Dinner was very good, and our breakfast was
The Brabazon was everything everyone had said it would be. It was big,
tough and not for the faint-hearted, or those with aquaphobia! We'd been warned
to take plenty of balls and it was good advice. One of our number put 3 into
the lake at the 18th alone! What a course, an amazing experience. I'm going to
Bar prices were, as expected, on the high side, particularly the coffee.
Sitting on the terrace overlooking the 18th, sipping from our jug of Pimms, we calculated
that by the glass Pimms is cheaper than coffee…. Hmmmm!
I have to say that, as on our last visit, all the staff at The Belfry
were superb. They were helpful, willing and cheerful without exception. The
battery on one of our hire trolleys packed up at the furthest point on the
Derby, but it was replaced immediately and no charge was made for our 2 trolleys
the next day, good P.R!
Oh, and I got my first ever EAGLE!! (at The Belfry, no less!)
A 319yd par 4 demolished with a driver and a 7 wood. WOW!
Bring on St Omer next week!