With a group of twelve, (six couples) we had booked Kenwick Park Hotel & Country Club earlier in the year. Unfortunately the weather was appalling and heavy rain closed the course for one of our two dates. These water problems became apparent a few days before we were due to visit and we asked that the break be postponed to later in the year. I cannot speak to highly of the way this was handled by YGT and the hotel.
So, we all arrived on Sunday the 30 September, receiving a very friendly welcome from the hotel and golf course staff. The course has a nice layout with two difficult par 3's over water made more difficult by fairly windy conditions - all in all a good test for our party. (Hcp 7-23) Although the course was busy (there were at least three larger groups of men playing on the same dates as ours) the play kept moving. The drinks were reasonably priced (a pint of beer or lager only about 20p more than my local) and the food very good. The bar and table staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The Ryder Cup was being played to a finish on that evening and I guess the one drawback was that the hotel does not have Sky TV. However, the one American in the hotel had the event live on his computer and rigged this up on a big screen and all were invited. We had an excellent evening watching the golf and he was outnumbered in the room by about 100/1. He was very gracious about it all!
Next day saw some quite substandard golfing performances by our group, due I'm afraid to the exciting events of the previous evening and the seeming need to quaff fairly large quantities of (in my case brandy) to calm nerves and make more supportive noises. What a great evening! We were informed by the golf staff that drainage work was to take place on the course during Monday and that a hole may be taken out of play. It turned out that two were removed; however a member of staff came around and told us while we were playing offering the opportunity to either play an extra 2 or 9 holes. We all felt this was well handled and that the course will only improve further after the work is completed. That said given the previous night and the way we were all playing we settled for 16 holes!
RatingsHotel value for money 10, Food Quality 9, room 9, staff 10.
Location - been before but well signposted and easy to find 8.
Overall verdict 9.
YGT service 10.
Yes I have recommended this golf break to friends and especially recommend the service given by YGT.