We had a great weekend thanks - one of my playing buddies even got a hole in
one on the 2nd! I’ve never seen one before, so that was a thrill.
The tee times were actually a little bit off those that you
had emailed but it wasn’t a problem as we still had plenty of time/light to
finish all 3 rounds.
The golf course was enjoyable and good fun for all
abilities. It wasn’t too long but you definitely have to think about your tee
shots. It was certainly easier when playing rounds 2&3 as quite a lot of
the tee shots are blind and the golfer benefits from having played once before.
The course condition was pretty good considering all the
rain in the preceding week and the greens in particular were especially
good for this time of year.
We didn't stay for too long in the clubhouse after each
round but it seemed nice. It’s worth noting that the golf course is a little
way away from the hotel, so you have to drive to and from. The pros were very
good, courteous and managed to be flexible with our tee times.
Hotel rooms were decent. A nice touch was having Apple Macs in the room
to watch TV or browse the internet at no extra charge. Free WiFi throughout the
Hotel was also a bonus.
Facilities were excellent, especially in the spa so we spent
a good few hours in the various treatment areas and in the gym.
While the food on offers was tasty, it seemed like they were
trying a bit too hard, and the extra charges for some dishes were a bit on the
steep side. Having said that, the setting and the hotel itself was very grand,
with lots of huge reception rooms and plenty of olde-world charm. Drinks were
obviously quite expensive in the bar, but that is always to be expected in a
My overall verdict would be a very good 8/10. I don't
think we've stayed in a better equipped hotel (this is our 5th annual golf
trip) and although I've played more challenging courses, I think it probably
suited our handicaps (8 to 28) well.
Your Golf Travel’s service was excellent. There was no
need to re-check with bookings (as I am known to do sometimes) as I felt
confident all was taken care of. I would recommend you guys to friends for