The Vale Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort

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Address: Hensol Park, Hensol, South Glamorgan, CF728JY, United Kingdom
Rating: 3.5
Rating: 3.5
Opened: 1994
Holes: 36
Type: Parkland
Length: 7433 yds
Par: 73
Rating/SSS: 72
Green Fees: Rack Rate - £70 Wales National/£40 Lake Course
Offers: Various discounted packages available contact club for detail
Tel No: 01443 667800
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Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

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4* Hotel with Superb Spa & Country Club Facilities; Excellent Golf Clubhouse Facilities; Fully Stocked Golf Shop; Teaching Professional; Golf Practice Facilities

Set in 600 acres of the attractive parkland grounds of Hensol Castle, The Vale Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort is a world-class, award winning resort.  The resort offers a luxurious 143 bedroom, four star hotel, 2 championship golf courses - the much talked about Wales National Golf Course UK and the beautiful Lake Course, plus Wales' largest health spa & beauty clinic, dining in both formal and casual surroundings and exceptional sporting facilities.  

The Wales National Course, opened in 2003, is a UK golf course of distinction, one of the UK and Europe's newest championship golf courses and - at 7,433 yards off the championship tees - it's one of the longest golf courses outside of the USA.  The course boasts some of the UK's finest scenery, a mixture of mature wooded areas, wide and narrow fairways and vast water and bunker features, all set in the spectacular countryside of Wales, with its abundance of wildlife including badgers, swans, rabbits and hawks.  The Wales National has already hosted Europro and Challenge Tour events and was the venue for the Sky-televised FIRSTPLUS Wales Seniors Open in June 2006 and the Wales Challenge Tour in 2007.

The other course at The Vale Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort is the well-established and aptly named par 72 Lake Course – which has also staged numerous Wales and West PGA professional championships.  The Lakes Course is dominated by a 20-acre lake and has water coming into play on 12 of its holes. Its 8th hole looks down over the largest heronry in Wales. Its unique signature hole, The Island Green (12th), is ranked one of UK golf courses top golf holes.

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Number of Reviews: 3

Handicap: 18

29 Jul 2020, 19:33
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 1.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 0.0

great venue

Excellant course well maintained greens suberb,a course you must visit.


Handicap: 14
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03 Jun 2014, 11:04
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

The Vale

Superb facility its has every thing you could want of a resort course. Hotel and Food fantastic. the course gets a bit wet but after the weather we have had in the past few years what do you expect.its very easy to find as well just 5 minutes off the M4 with lots of signs.
The Valley is the easier course but still has a few long and tricky holes.
The National is tough with a lots of long carries over water but very playable, i can recommend it 100%


Handicap: 16
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02 Jun 2014, 08:48
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Great Venue

We played four rounds at the Vale, 2 on each of the courses, both are long and tough (from my scores to tough for me) the Lakes is the slightly shorter but tighter of the two, enjoy the 4th with OB on both sides of a 50 yrd fairway, 3 of us were out of the hole off the tee, leaving Dave K to walk up and play the rest of hole on his own. Plenty of water as the name suggests and with 50p per lost ball my charity fund done very well from the wkend.
The National is 6600 yrds and it was still wet the first time we played which made it play long, very punishing of a dodgy shot which is why I didnt score much. Both courses had some stunning holes and are well worth the trip.
The complex itself is easy to get to about 5 mins from M4, Food was excellent at the hotel grill, bar prices were ok, not as bad as some big venues (Belfry!) Staff were friendly and helpful, a few guys were disappointed in the food at the golf bar, but I had no complaints.
Recommended for any golf weekend package.


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