I want to thank you for recommending this venue as an
alternative to Celtic Manor as we couldn’t get in there.
It was absolutely great and far exceeded our expectations in
every area. We were even upgraded in the hotel to a wonderful
room with a view over the 1st, 9th, 10th and 18th greens! Fresh fruit
in the room was lovely and there was plenty of tea and coffee
available too. The rooms were very clean on the whole and the bed
was very comfortable.
The restaurant was really good – we were given an
allocation of £29 each to choose from the menu for our evening meal –
and this was sufficient to have a starter, main and dessert. We both had
sirloin steak and chips and it was probably the best steak either of us
has had. The breakfast the next day was also excellent with
plenty of choice and all very hot.
The staff at the hotel from the reception
to the restaurants were so very polite and helpful that we could not
fault them at all.
Now to the golf...again this was of the highest
There were a couple of temporary greens on the Lakes
Course but it was all main greens on the Wales National. The Lakes
is a long and sometimes quite narrow course which I thoroughly enjoyed. The Wales
National is simply huge and was certainly a challenge compared to the Lakes!
Some of the par 4s are massive and the chances
of us getting a couple of Stableford points were slim! That being said...we
still loved it! The back 9 has a particularly pretty section with
water, and the red dogwood at this time of year (February) was stunning.
In addition, we spoke to several of the members
all of whom were really friendly which is sometimes not the case when
you visit such a resort. The Clubhouse was very good, the menu
was not overly expensive and the quality of the food we
were served was good.
I would highly recommend this venue. It is also the training
base for the Welsh rugby team so seeing the players was an
My rating would be 10/10.