We decided upon Barnham Broom Golf Hotel & Spa for our golf break. It has two excellent courses, with the Valley Course being perhaps more interesting/challenging/in better condition than the Hill Course, which is more exposed and can get breezy. Care needed after third hole of Hill Course as fourth tee is a sharp left turn not straight on as it appears (not very well signposted). Unfortunately almost all the greens had just been tined, which made them quite bobbly. But everyone enjoyed the two courses.
It was nice to be able to sit out on the patio at the clubhouse. Prices were reasonable and the service friendly. They helpfully provided a leader board for us, as well as markers for nearest the pin and longest drive. The hotel was quite large, extensive conference facilities, good spa (not that I think anyone had the energy to use it). Package made it good value. Rooms as expected for corporate users – massive bed, massive flat screen TV not much room for anything else. We had a separate room for the dinner, which was good. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. The menu choices were interesting and varied. We were a little surprised that the menu recommended that we order extra dishes of mixed vegetables for an additional charge, as we assumed the package would cover this (in the event, although I ordered some, they either forgot or decided not to put it on my bill).
Also surprised to be told an optional service charge of 10% (of what?) would be added, but they willingly removed this when asked. Wine was a little pricey, and as we were seated at four tables I had to order everything in multiples of four, thus spending more than I had really intended. Staff, particularly at reception, were very friendly. Unfortunately the site was undergoing considerable construction work which restricted parking a bit. However it was easy to find with Sat Nav, perhaps less so without, but there were several signs to the Golf Course on local roads, and everyone got there!
My overall verdict is 8/10 considering the price. And the service of YGT was all very good, courteous and helpful, would definitely recommend them!