Flawless in every detail...
I would highly recommend this venue...
We have just returned from our
first hosting of a company event at The Vale Resort, organised by Your Golf
Travel. On behalf of Corr Recruitment we would like to extend our sincere
thanks to YGT for a superb weekend which was flawless in every detail...apart
from our golf of course! From the pre-event organising, arrival welcome and all
the way through to the final 19th hole cold beverage on the last day,
the weekend went very smoothly and the service at The Vale was superb
A particular mention to the clubhouse Bar Manager Ann, who looked after us all weekend
and was impeccable with her customer service.
There was a distinct lack of
active wildlife during the weekend, very few birdies or eagles were seen,
however the makers of any branded ball did exceptionally well and have probably
seen profits rise in the last 4 days!
In fact the only endangered
animal would have been the poor ducks relaxing on the water that seemed to
encroach on many of the holes and unsociably destroy a potential sub 70 round!
Thank you again for everything
you’ve done to make our weekend as enjoyable as it was and we look forward to
booking our next event with you soon.
Everything was first class except the weather...
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.
We'll be going again...
We had an enjoyable golf trip to The Vale where everything
was first class except the weather with rain on day 1 and a washout
on day 3!
It was disappointing that the weather put a
dampener on the visit but that cannot be controlled. We still enjoyed
the two rounds though.
Otherwise everything was as expected - ease of booking,
check-in, accommodation, food, pro shop, golf courses and service all of high
Apart from the weather, the only
negative was that on the first day buggies were not available for our
13:15 start as these had not been returned by the morning players. They
were brought out to us as we reached the 2nd green though.
We had a bonus in that the British & Irish
Lions squad and coaches booked into the hotel on our second night!
Two great courses...
Well what can I say? What an excellent venue with two great
golf courses, both superbly kept and presented. The clubhouse was
excellent too; very welcoming and the service was excellent. The beer
was great and well priced...food was great also.
The hotel was great, with superb food and a nice atmosphere.
If I had to have one gripe it would be the buggy
situation. On arrival on Sunday we were offered buggies after being told during the booking
process that they were not available on the Sunday. And yet there
were none booked out when we got there! On the Monday, whilst we had
7 booked, they would only let us have 5 as there were nine of us and they
expected us to play in 3 balls.
That was the only damper on what was described as
'superb weekend - great choice' by members of my party.
Many thanks to your golf travel - we'll be going again!
Our trip to The Vale was excellent...
Thank you for organising our golf trip to The Vale Resort.
It all went very smoothly and here is my review of the venue itself.
Having just returned from two days of golf at the Vale Resort,
I can report there are two great courses, both in good condition, and with very
welcoming staff throughout.
The hotel rooms, food and leisure facilities are all fantastic
This golf break was great value for money and we will
A near perfect trip...
Apart from the shocking weather, our trip to
The Vale was excellent. The staff at the hotel and the golf
complex were very amenable and made our stay very enjoyable. The meals at the
hotel were far better than we expected too and we would certainly recommend
this resort to friends, but perhaps in the summer.
Many thanks for your help in organizing a very enjoyable
golf break and I am sure we will contact YGT for any golf weekends in the future.
Most of the scores I would give are 9/10...
We travelled to the Vale Resort over the Easter
break (a group of four with handicaps between 21 and 28) and what a great venue
it turned out to be. The resort has two golf courses; The Lakes and Wales
National. Both were challenging, even off the yellow tees we played
off. Beautifully presented with fast greens, blind brows and doglegs, as well as
stunning scenery, both courses were a joy to play. The length, water and sand
made things tough for our handicap range but it was very rewarding when you played
well! The only negative worth mentioning was that the half
way huts were mediocre for golf courses of this standard. Not a big
One key tip – do buy the course guides (£5 each)
to give you a clue as to how to play the hole whilst on the tees
for the first time.
The clubhouse was great, with friendly staff and beers
costing approx £4 a pint. A decent bar menu was available too.
We also used the driving range and practise
putting greens which met expectations.
The hotel, its rooms and the members of staff were as
you would expect for a four star establishment. The a la carte grill
was a great place to eat in the evening and the breakfast buffet
really hit the spot with all types of breakfast available.
This was the first time I've booked a golf holiday
for a group. YGT made the process easy even when we changed dates and
added a person very late. Even before we settled on the Vale Resort,
YGT came up with a series of very suitable options for our dates, budget and
preferences. I was surprised how much effort they put in to getting it right
In the end it was a near perfect trip so 9/10 is fair. We
would certainly consider The Vale again and I've already
recommended YGT to friends.
Already planning a return trip...
Most of the scores I would give are 9/10. Bar prices
etc are what you would expect from a hotel of this standard.
The National course is long and would suit the more
competent golfer in my opinion.
The only issue we had with the whole trip is that we
had two double rooms and two twins instead of the four twins.
Apart from that it was very good indeed.
Will definitely think about returning...
We returned from our golf trip to The Vale Hotel,
Golf & Spa Resort just over a week ago and the fact that we are
already planning a return trip in September (hopefully with larger numbers)
should tell you how much our group enjoyed it.
We have a mixed range of abilities amongst our group
(between 6 and 25 h’caps) and there is no doubt that for mid to high
handicappers both courses are very difficult, with plenty of water, plenty of
trees and plenty of blind shots. However, they are also very enjoyable and the conditioning
of both courses is fantastic.
The service at the hotel was exceptional and
they literally couldn’t do enough for you. One of our group (that would be me!)
managed to leave his phone charger in the room on departure. A couple
of days later whilst still deciding whether it would be worth the hassle
to contact the hotel to get it back, the postman knocked on the door
with said phone charger. Great stuff!
The food was great and the room was
fantastic. I’m sure they don’t all have great views but mine had a balcony
overlooking the 18th green which was great.
The price of a pint was expensive as were snacks if you
wanted them, but having visited similar establishments, this was no more
expensive than the norm.
As always Yourgolftravel provided a great service and after
just getting back from our 4th trip organised by them, I can guarantee a 5th will
be following shortly.
The Vale offers excellent value for money...
The golf courses at The Vale are in excellent
condition, each offering a different test. The Lakes Course is shorter but
accuracy is the key, whereas the National Course is much
longer than your average course, but with some really interesting holes. Our 3
ball of 15-18 handicappers all shot sub 100 which really felt like an
The Hotel is excellent too. Food in the Grill
was of a high standard and the Health Club is a great facility. Members
of staff are friendly and helpful.
Overall we’d give the trip a 9/10 - A great way to spend my
birthday celebration and will definitely think about returning in the near
The whole trip was great value for money...
The golf courses at The Vale were both very good layouts.
The conditioning on both was very good; the National greens had
been hollow tined before our last round but the green staff had done
a good job and they continued to run pretty well. The National is a
tough course...not for beginners I would suggest! Overall, the courses at The
Vale were, in my opinion, better than other complex's I have been to including
Tracy Park, Carden Park and Celtic Manor (exc 20 10).
The staff at the Clubhouse were very good and very
The hotel rooms were excellent too; of a very good
size, with large TV and an excellent shower...again better than other such
If there was a disappointment about the golf break, the
meals were it. The lunchtime bar meals were fine but the meals on the
whole were not as good as other places mentioned above.
Overall, The Vale offers excellent value for money.
A great all round golf holiday...
I will never forget our golf trip to the Vale Hotel,
Golf and Spa Resort.
This was our second annual golf trip that we booked with
YGT. You guys are so easy to use and would recommend you to anyone looking to
book a golf break. I emailed them a few months ago asking where they thought
would be good for 10 guys to play a weekend of golf but also have the nightlife
for the evening. They recommend The Vale and it did
The resort was easy to find, just off the M4 near
We started our first round on the Friday and
unfortunately the weather made it very challenging, with rain and
wind howling in our faces! The course was immaculate though, and good
for our range of handicaps. Luckily the weather improved over the next
The hotel’s facilities were great too. Spacious, modern
rooms, which are just a walk away from the 2 golf courses. We used the gym
and swimming pool, but unfortunately didn’t have time for the spa.
Breakfast and dinner were amazing, we all agreed with a buffet
for breakfast and 3 course dinners. The staff were so attentive and
friendly and the whole trip was great value for money.
Challenging golf plus the bar voucher came in handy.
We had a great all round golf holiday at The Vale. Both golf
courses were in great condition, with stunning views and their own unique challenges,
but not so difficult that you give up!
The accommodation was great too, with fantastic food even
though they were very busy. They manage the hotel very well having
various areas for different events and all staff were very friendly and
They have managed to keep an independent family feel whilst working
and operating to a high standard.
Many thanks to all at YGT. We’re looking forward to deciding
when and where to go next!
We even managed a night out in Cardiff!
Our party of 8 visited The Vale Resort and played The Lakes Course and
The National on consecutive days (Sunday/Monday).
All involved agreed that for £99pp the package we received was great
value for money. The courses were challenging for all involved as our party
ranged from a 9 capper to 28. The Lakes course was very tight and would
strongly recommend purchasing a yardage book as many shots are blind.
The hotel and golf course staff were friendly and we were made to feel
very welcome. The facilities both on the golf complex and the hotel offered
everything you would need for a golf break. The £10pp bar voucher also helped!
Breakfast was good and we all had a fantastic dinner following our first
round ... So compliments to the chef(s).
Overall The Vale Resort would get 8.5/10. The only small gripe was that
The Lakes course seemed to be crammed in a bit to make way for The National,
but it would not stop us from playing again at The Vale.
Your Golf Travel were very easy to deal with, I would strongly recommend
them to anyone organising a golf break.
We will be going back again.
for organising our trip to The Vale. We had a great weekend in Wales and the
resort was easy to find. The 2 courses were both great! The National was long
and challenging. The Lakes had some great holes towards the end, with plenty of
potential hazards! The food in the Clubhouse and the hotel restaurant was very
good. The room was a good size and very comfortable. We also enjoyed a night
out in Cardiff which was lots of fun, and only 25 minutes away.
Everything was first class!
We all had a great time at The Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort. It was superb value for money with two courses of the highest standard. Some of the holes on the National were absolutely stunning a real visual delight that made all of us privileged to play the course. The service was top quality and we will be going back again.
The help and support from Your Golf Travel was exemplary. I would definitely make this a must for any golfer!
Excellent service, dining and accommodation.
What a fantastic golf break weekend at The Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort. Everything about the venue was first class. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
Many thanks to YGT and we will be in touch soon regarding our next trip.
Well conditioned golf courses but could have had a warmer welcome.
The Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort proved to be a superb 4 star hotel with excellent rooms and two interesting and challenging courses.
The food was good but the choice was limited and not everyone goes for nouvelle cuisine. Normally we gathered that you could also dine in the golf clubhouse restaurant but when we there it only opened at lunchtime albeit with a good snack menu.
However, in the evening we could also choose from the Bar Menu in the main restaurant. Staff were cheerful and very helpful and the breakfast buffet was fantastic.
Excellent value for money and a very convenient location. I can strongly recommend the destinations and YGT.
A great break, but rounds a bit on the long side.
Weekend golf break at The Vale was good. The weather was mixed but can't do anything about that I guess! I thought the Wales National was a great course and it was kept in really good nick. It was challenging without being impossible for our mix of standards.
Clubhouse was good and the beer prices were to be expected for a hotel. The pro shop was really helpful and they were really accommodating for everything we asked.
The hotel was ok, but starting to look a little dated and worn in places I thought. One of our rooms had trouble with a few things such as air con and hot water. The evening food was excellent and the allowance more than enough to have some good fodder. Breakfast on the other hand was very average. I didn't think the hotel staff were particularly welcoming and quite moody! Don't know if we caught them on a bad weekend!
Your Golf Travels service was excellent and I always recommend them to others. In terms of the weekend everything went smoothly.
I look forward to booking another trip next year.
Enjoyed the welcoming clubhouse and the variety of the golf courses.
We had a great golf holiday and can confirm everything about the hotel and the food was excellent. The National course was very testing and was long so the rounds took about 5 hours.
I understand this is normal but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
We will definitely be in touch for trips next year with Your Golf Travel.
Great value for money and very challenging golf!
The weekend at the Vale was great, and the weather ended up being kind to us too. Will definitely be booking another golf break with Your Golf Travel again as we're already trying to find another weekend that all four of us can go back to tackle the Wales National course again.
The Vale is a stunning venue, very modern and less than 3 hours from London makes it very attractive for Londoners looking for a golfing weekend away. Dinner in the restaurant was great and I had some of the best steak I have had in a long time and the breakfast spread is perfect too. The Wales National is a long, testing course and despite the fact that it was a bit waterlogged after all the recent rain in Wales, we really enjoyed the challenge. An eagle on the 7th by one of the group really got us inspired to try and beat the course, but don't be fooled, this is one tough round! The Lake Course is visually stunning, and plays a lot easier than the National. A great 210 yard par three down the side of the hill and lots of water features make for picturesque surroundings. The clubhouse, pro shop and 19th hole are all very welcoming to visitors and we had a great lunch before setting off back home. Probably the most surprising thing is how friendly all of the other guests were on the course, in the bar and around the clubhouse, almost definitely a sign that everyone who visits the Vale will have a great time. A nice touch was the text messages we received from Your Golf Travel wishing us good luck for our rounds. Thanks very much for suggesting this venue and organising our trip, a great weekend away!
Many thanks for everything.
Our first golf break and one that was great from start to finish.
Our party of 12 had a fantastic weekend golf break at the luxurious Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort.
The golf was excellent and we were especially impressed by The Lake Course which has been superbly sculptured out of the Welsh countryside. The Wales National Course was good as well but measuring almost 1000 yards longer than the lakes made it very challenging indeed.
The hotel facilities, dining and staff at the resort were well worthy of their 4 stars.
We would like to extend a massive thanks to Your Golf Travel who enabled the whole weekend to run very smoothly. The value for money on offer at YGT continues to impress so keep up the good work!
Excellent hotel and enjoyed both courses!
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.
Just wanted to let you know that both venues were great!
Just wanted to thank you for organising this golf break. The hotel is excellent and we really enjoyed both golf courses. Kind regards,
I don’t know if you’ll recall but you kindly booked us in for a recent golfing break in Wales (The Vale) & Bath/Wick (Park Resort)-I just wanted to let you know they were both great! The golf courses, food, facilities etc. were just what we wanted. The Vale was enhanced (for me at least) by having the Welsh Rugby team there warming up for their success on Saturday. The Park upgraded us to a luxury four poster bedded room. Thanks again.