Vale Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort - The Lake Course
|Red (W)||74||5745 yards||73.8||137|
|White M: 70.7/121||199||491||157||440||403||483||510||210||387||3280||127||341||315||137||608||275||457||275||489||3024||6304|
|Yellow M: 69.2/117||180||445||144||435||362||463||510||207||382||3128||125||335||308||130||558||270||418||271||443||2858||5986|
|Red W: 72.1/123||160||430||131||430||357||449||475||196||370||2998||122||328||295||129||507||264||404||262||436||2747||5745|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesConference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa
Great course, but get out early or wait until the evening
I played as a one ball and whilst let through by two groups, became stuck behind a society of 32. 8 4 balls would be too much. Course Marshall did his best to hurry them along but he gave me a better route to play I could get all the holes in without waiting.
Not ideal and those in the pro shop could have warned.
Stunning course however.
The Lakes in Winter
Such good value playing this picturesque course. Bearing in mind the inclement weather only a few temporary greens but the course was in excellent condition.
Course lay out was somewhat difficult to navigate and a bit disappointing the kitchen was closed at 420pm after our round.
Rate the day overall as pretty perfect and will most definately be back in the near future
Winter tees and greens.
Wasn't told about winter tees and greens. Unable to put any tee in and greens were just a hole with a flag in on uneven ground. The grass around the flag wasn't cut short in a area around the flag like I have experienced at other courses.
An Excellent Course
Very enjoyable game on the Lakes course. Conditions were generally good for the time of year. Will look forward to returning again soon.
Favourite course I’ve played on, great condition even in mid Feb, lovely layout and use of the lakes and ponds
Can’t wait to go back
A day in the winter Sun
Last minute break away,outstanding service from the staff .Bar staff in the club house friendly and helpful . Can’t wait to return .
I was looking forward to playing the lakes course but sadly disappointed the lady in the club shop didn’t have the best attitude and no reason why the greens wasn’t in play but they all looked very much playable sadly I won’t be rushing back there
Some holes good but 6&7 are a joke
I play off 10 so know a little about good golf courses and although I got an eagle on 9, the holes 6&7 ruined the course for me. They are basically on the side of a steep slope and was impossible to hold balls on them. Also 1-2 other holes which are blind or have run-offs meant I lost far more balls than I should have done. Play but be warned that these two holes will be card killers.....
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.
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.
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
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