Vale Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort - The Lake Course in Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales | GolfPass
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38 Reviews (38)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
80.6%
Recommend this course
34 out of 38 reviews
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3.0
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
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Conditions
2.4
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.4
40.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 5 reviews
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3.7
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6436 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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The Vale Resort - Lake Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Architect Peter Johnson (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Vale Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Strict dress code

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Reviews

4.1
38 Reviews (38)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great value

Played as part of a 3 ball and course was in excellent condition considering the recent weather. Pace of play ideal and with the nice weather on the day we had an excellent day out rounded off by a couple of lagers after.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a course for winter

Even though all our golfing friends said you don’t touche the Vale Resort in the winter, we gave it a go. They weren’t lying. Temporary tee mates on almost all the holes, and terrible quality ones at that. For a resort that knows it doesn’t cope with bad weather, you would have thought they would invest in either high-quality winter mats like St Pierre or improve the drainage on the tee boxes. We lost so mainly balls on fairways it was laughable. Greens were bumpy and soggy. I know it’s winter, but it was terrible. The staff were friendly enough, but I think they knew how bad it was before we started our round. Within two holes, we caught up with two older gentlemen. I couldn’t work out if they were playing golf or practising their digging skills for the allotment. They didn’t let us through and after nine holes, we just gave up—an abysmal experience. I would imagine it’s an entirely different kettle of fish in the summer, but the taste is so bitter from this experience I’m not sure I would return to try it.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful Setting

Wonderful setting, some great holes but a little boggy and buggy was not allowed on fairways leaving some long walks to the ball . Would definitely play again in the summer

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

It's not great but 'ok'

First time playing the vale lake course today. Me and my friend were really looking forward to it but from the first tee we were thoroughly disappointed!!! The first tee had a temporary green which we were not told about and basically was putting on the fairway when you got close to the flag. Then as we went around there were another two like this which in our eyes where no point even having a flag or a green, just hit to a stick. You had to putt so hard and it bobbled all over the place and didn't go at all close even tho we gave it some. We've played alot of different courses over the last year including celtic manor and alot of courses in and around the vale and we have to say the facilities here were poor, the range was a disappointment as they wouldn't allow you to hit any woods and the staff weren't even bothered u new the course or not, they didn't say a word about the conditions such as winter Matt's or temp greens

Overall considering the cost and the hotel being so well known, we wouldn't recommend playing it, especially not in the winter and don't think we will ever play it again as we feel it was a waste of money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The course was in good condition after the big storm we had for 3 days.will play again soon..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course, friendly staff and very cheap. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The lake's

Greens were in fantastic condition considering there had been a lot of rain. Temporary tees were fine, looking forward to playing it again in the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely place to play golf

Great course ! Take plenty of balls though because if like me you see water you have to aim for it !!,

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course with lots of interesting holes

Played The Lakes course on the second day of our two day break.
Much easier that the National Course and much prettier.
Holes much shorter but certainly need to think about placing your shots as lots of dog legs.
Water comes into play quite a bit, especially on the par 4 12th, when you need to get as close as you can to play over the lake to the green, which is also protected at the back by bunkers!
Took a buggy, but like the National course often buggy track was a long way from the ball.
I think there had been alot of rain in South Wales before we played so the greens were slow.
Scored pretty well and we were not held up at all.
A very enjoyable course and excellent facilities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

The course was in excellent condition. It was busy due it being a Saturday but the pace of play was good. There was a good variety of holes. I will definitely play again in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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