Quality of Course
Value for Money
A pair of parkland courses, one with a lot more water!
More than a dozen year since my last visit, thankfully this time was warmer than 6 degrees and rain! Both courses are in relatively good condition, considering we have just come out of one of the wettest winters, and the probability that they have reduced the green keeping staff over the past 2 years 'due to covid'. The tee boxes showed that they are quite busy, but generally ok for use. Fairways, well, they are fairways and, in this case, not too full of divot marks, so pretty reasonable. The greens are in quite good condition and are faster that I was used to (until today!) at Redbourn. Bunkers had some of that strange stuff, not always found on a golf course - sand.
All in all, we had a good couple of days in some lovely surroundings - could have done with less wind (but this is the Fens) and a little more warmth (April??). If you are thinking of a UK golf break, you will probably be happy with a couple of days here, then move on to somewhere else.
The attached hotel was a De Vere until they went bust (this hotel was the home of 'The Sunday Driver deal'). Is now part of the Q Hotels group. The staff are very friendly and will do the best they can. We turned up on the Sunday and the bacon rolls in our deal were great. Then onto the evening meal, and there was no complaint (our deal included a half bottle of wine each and I am told it was 'ok'). Breakfast was really good and the after-round ham egg and chips was better than many golf clubs will supply (real gammon steak).
The question that everyone needs to answer at the end of a review is - Would you go back? - Yes, should we (or someone else) have a golf weekend I'd be happy to return.
The Sunday driver deal we had was £140 (included the bacon roll and the after-golf meal and single room occupancy)- advertised price is from £99.