Vale Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort - The Wales National Golf Course in Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales | GolfPass
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4.5
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
68 out of 71 reviews
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4.8
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
16
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0
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0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 19 reviews
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
3
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0
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1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.8%
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23 out of 24 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 7433 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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The Vale Resort - Wales National Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Architect Peter Johnson (2003)

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

4.5
71 Reviews (71)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Very enjoyable place to play,very challenging course depending on what tees you play . Wife rented clubs ,sim2 set, and we rented a cart otherwise the hills would have been quite a walk.would definitely recommend to play ,driving range was good and pro shop had everything you could ask for.lunch could have been a little better but we didn’t have time for a full meal

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Course is long from the whites 6950 yards but plays like 6500 a lot of roll in fairways and downhill shots ,nice layout ,would play again and again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course

Stunning course. Played on a boiling hot afternoon, had a buggy, potentially would’ve struggled walking due to the heat.
Fairway and rough conditions very good. Greens a bit slow but ran true. Enjoyable day and course for sure

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
Previously Played

Great course but…

The course and facilities were as great as always, the driving range balls need to be better though as not a fair representation of the resorts quality. It rained for 4 hours off our round but aside from the odd puddle the course stayed in brilliant shape.

The only downside was the speed of play, the round took just over 5 hours! Marshals should be out and on this during busy periods.

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

National course

Great day out and outstanding course, will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Stunning course / poor greens

This is a really pretty golf course. Great length, rewarding big drives. It has an interesting layout, in well established parklands. with plenty of water to keep players on their toes. Sadly on the day of our visit, a Saturday in mid May, the greens were slow and bobbly. Not what I expected at all. If fact it looked they hadn't been mown for 48 hours - but I might be wrong. Glorious day for golf on an almost empty course - we tee'd off at 4pm. Would go back, but not worth the full fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Course

This is an extremely long course which we walked. Played in a 3 ball and each member pretty exhausted by the middle of the back nine, as it was a very hot day.
The condition of this course is up there with the best I've ever played. The greens were in perfect condition.
One thing to point out. There are no yardage markers anywhere and a number of the approach shots are blind which made it very difficult. Some kind of yardage book will be required for my next visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Steve

Great course it will trip you up at any point if your not on your game , great staff very friendly very helpful very nice club for drink and food afterwards 5*

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

Vale golf

Played the National course today EXCELLENT CONDITION throughout ,green and fairways were amazing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good venue for a golfing day out

Enjoyed a lovely game of golf. Only negative was the amount of pitchmarks not repaired. Spent half my round repairing pitchmarks of other people lol. But lovely flat course with great facilities

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Serious golf course

Really impressed with the Wales National - great condition, interesting layout throughout, and a real test of your game. It’s very long and the large amount of doglegs mean if you don’t hit the right landing zones it plays even longer! The back 9 is the star with a cracking run of holes from 10-16. Although it does seem to have a drainage problem the overall condition of the course and greens were excellent.

In the current climate of green fees at ‘high quality’ courses I’d say anything around £25-50 depending on time/day is excellent value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

18 temp greens with no frost

There was no frost at all on the course and on 18 temp greens in stupid places on the fairway. Ruined a round i was excited to play as it was my friends first time there. Should of been on the advert before booking. Not told on the day of the event that its temp greens just before ur leaving to go and play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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