We had a very enjoyable trip down to Warwickshire and the Draycote Hotel was easy to find. We had a great welcome at the hotel and the Whitefields golf course with both being helpful on timings. The course was just recovering from heavy rain in the previous weeks so the course was probably not at its best, but it was still very good. The layout is quite reasonable for the available acreage. The hotel was good value. The evening meal was good especially the sticky toffee pudding! Overall good value for money and probably a good stopping off point for trips further south. We have recommended YourGolfTravel to our friends and have also been off on trips as a group of four.
My party of four booked an overnight Sunday/Monday golf break to Draycote Hotel & Whitefields Golf Course. At the price offered this was opportunity not to miss. We arrived in glorious sunshine to take to the course and were not disappointed.
The course itself was in very good condition. Although not particularly long, most holes gave you something to thinks about, with a couple of very tricky greens. There were a couple of temporary tee boxes due to badger damage but this did not detract too much from the overall condition. A criticism would be that the course was overbooked, we were waiting on most tees and there was always someone waiting behind us too.
The hotel served its purpose, the rooms were basic and the food was ok, the only issue being that we arrived on a Sunday and as they were offering a carvery a vegetarian member of our group had a limited choice, the hotel staff did their best to accommodate though.
The staff were friendly but given that the hotel seems to rely on the golf guests I feel they could do more. The Clubhouse/golf bar is basic and quite small. Knowing that not much choice is available near, the hotel charge an absolute premium for drinks which rely subtracts from the experience.
All in all for the price paid it was worth the money. We booked through Your Golf Travel. The service I received was excellent and along with all our booking needs. I will definitely use them again.
An overall rating for the golf course and hotel would be 6/10. This is lower due to the hotel rather than the actual golf course.