We booked the Sunday Special package for our golf break at The Vale Resort in Wales. It was our first golf break to a proper golf resort and to be honest we were overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place when we first arrived. However I am glad to say it was much more friendly, amenable and cosy than our first impression suggested.
The hotel rooms were pleasant, comfortable and well appointed. Although there was a lively wedding reception taking place in the evening the rooms were well placed for a quiet and restful night. The doorman was extremely helpful and stored our trolleys and clubs in a locked room and took great care of them by monitoring access to the store.
The National Golf Course was beautiful, challenging and very, very long with an interesting variety of challenges. The National Course was certainly a new experience for us less talented golfers but left a good sense of achievement but maybe not a scorecard to brag about! The lakes, wildfowl, water lilies etc all added a certain something to be enjoyed and we are glad to say we survived the experience.
We played the Lakes Course on the second day, a shorter course with fewer water features than its name suggested. This course was more suited to our level of golf and although the name would suggest different, it didn’t feature as much water as the National course. Again a good day’s play.
Dinner was served in the golf club restaurant where the surroundings and service was good as was the food. Breakfast was served in the hotel restaurant and was very good with excellent service.
The service from Your Golf Travel was professional and efficient as per usual and we thought the value for money was brilliant. We have confidence in the company and know that we can contact them for information and advice – just wish they could help improve our handicaps.
Overall the trip rated 9/10 and we will be back in touch for future golf holidays.