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3.5
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
72.5%
Recommend this course
12 out of 16 reviews
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4.1
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Style Parkland/Executive
Par 30
Length 1724 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa – Arderne Course
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Course Details

Year Built N/A
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lee Westwood Golf School"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

3.5
16 Reviews (16)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly & maintained

Always a friendly reception from staff and course was well maintained - SwingU app required course lay out Update to keep accurate scores

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

Enjoy the practice

Brilliant 9 hole set up, well maintained. Perfect place to practice all parts of game, didn’t realise it existed and for £10 it’s a bargain. Would recommend this area as a warm up before playing premier or championship, great confidence builder and takes less than 90mins to get round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Value

Excellent value! The only down point is the greens urgently need some TLC!.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Lovely little course (par 61)

Good Fun! Fairways and bunkers in good condition but the greens need some serious TLC. Will definitely pay a return visit!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not like the other courses at the hotel

Not a bad course but expected better. Tees were very soft and greens very muddy from worms. Course card also inaccurate.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wouldn't reccomend

Not a course for non- members. I was challenged twice for being on the course and I was swore at by a grounds keeper.

The lay out of the course was slightly confusing and dangerous with work going on to build longer holes. The overall condition of the course was very basic, I have played on much nicer in the area.

No real club house from what I saw not that I wanted to stay any longer than I did!

If you are looking to play in the area try another course/club, the Portal is a local club for local people only!

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

Great little course

Didn’t know what to expect when I seen the reviews as there wasn’t to many , the course is great not long but tricky in places if you miss the green , greens could do with a little bit more work for the price worth it !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decided to play the Arderne course with it being a short course and having a break from the driver. First impressions it seemed forgiving and fun until you hit a shot in the rough and couldn’t find your ball. Fairways were long and some of the greens were poor. If they spent a little more time maintaining the course I believe it would be worth a lot more then 12.50 a round. I get that there trying to make the course more challenging With making it imperative your in the fairway but when your losing more balls on a 4500 yard odd course then you are on a 6700 championship course, it starts to grate. Also wasn’t the easiest course to find once your in the grounds as no sign posts to direct you. Not bad for the money but I wouldn’t make my way down just for that course alone, however if your playing the Prem or the Champ course it may be worth doing 9 holes on the Arderne for a warm up.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In decline

Disappointed with condition of bunkers and greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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