Review's of Marriott Tudor Park Hotel & Country Club
Great challenge - needs maintenance
Really nice course and facilities, set in beautiful Kent countryside. However,
Too many bunkers were GUR and, most importantly, there seen
Ms to be something wrong with the greens - some weird horseshoe marks/damage/disease which send good puts left and right,
Always good standard
Course in excellent condition as it is each time I've played here , greens first class .Good fish and chips.
Only complaint , bacon rolls were stone cold !
enjoyable course, good condition
parkland course, some narrow fairways, but not all. Green are rapid. Played early November, in windy conditions, so the autumn shedding of leaves from the trees on some holes are a nightmare in locating your ball especially on the fairway.
Very Tight Parkland Course
Tudor Park is a tough course, if its windy you'll be very lucky to shoot par. Many blind tee's with very fast undulating greens. To three putt from 10 feet is very easy.
I played quite well but felt beat up by the greens. The par fives are long even off the yellows, miss the fairway and your ball is sitting down in penal rough.
The greens were running at about 12 on the stimpmeter and with the wind it was easy to go 6 foot past on a 3 foot putt.
The staff could not have been more helpful and the food was very good. The layout of the hotel complex is shocking with parking very difficult. The signage on the course is also very vague so be careful not to play off the wrong tees.
I liked the course though the 7th is a very short par 3, it played less than a hundred yards but impossible to stop a shot on it, out of 24 players only three got it on the green...a crazy golf hole!
I will return to this gem but I hope on not such a windy day.
worth a day out this one
We paid only £20 to play here today, It is a short course but tree lined, so keep it straight or pay the price. Some variations in elevation here, so club selection has to right on some of the par 3's especially. These are the best greens I have played on this winter. despite the heavy frost in Essex that morning, the greens were receptive, and not only that, but they tracked well and played at a decent speed too.
The club house is lovely, the staff inside and out are very pleasant and helpful. Even when passing the starters hut, we were asked if we'd played here before, and as none of us had, we were given good information about the course.
The down side for me, was the price of food and drinks. £390 for an egg in a bap! and £2.30 for a small pot of tea (1 1/2 cups). So don't buy the food, but do enjoy the course.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Tudor Park despite the very wet conditions encountered during at least 10 of the 18 holes. The disappointment was that there were a lot of late drop-outs in terms of group numbers but I thoroughly enjoyed the company of those who made it. The reception by the pro shop and catering staff was very good. The course was well laid out and particularly challenging for the first time of playing; impacted by a few blind shots up to raised greens and the wet conditions which made consistent ball-striking more difficult particularly from the rough. I think most players found the pace of the greens difficult also but also they played much firmer and less receptive than I have experienced recently at my club Cherry Lodge and others! A reasonably good score was in prospect but I didn't play any of the par 3's well in terms of GIR's and 'b***s it up' from 'good' positions on three other holes. All in all it was great VFM and I would love to play it again in dry/summer conditions. Catering was excellent both before and after the round. I also availed of the shower facilities post match and could have also enjoyed the pool if I had been so inclined.
Beautiful clubhouse and hospitality warm and friendly. It was also a nice change to find a small, but decent ladies clothes selection in the pro shop. The changing room facilities are spacious, clean and luxurious. Plenty of sockets for hairdryers and straighteners and all the supplies you need.
The golf course was in immaculate condition, in particular the greens were very true. A good variety of holes with interesting twists and turns. Signature par 3 4th is breathtaking and makes you think. Play the shot high and to the front of the green and watch it roll.
18th brings you into the clubhouse and a good chance for most abilities to reach the green in 2 and play to the gallery.
Clubhouse offer an excellent and varied menu for all price ranges and have tv's positioned at all angles to watch sporting events.
I was very lucky to be invited here as a guest, but would gladly pay the green fee to return.
I recommend this course as well worth a visit.
Lovely course with some testing holes. Was in great condition, beautifully lush, with fast and true greens. Definitely worth another visit.
Course and practice areas all in great shape. Starters and staff all very friendly and helpful, I would be happy to return to this course and look forward to my next visit.
A must if your in the area.
This is a parkland course.
It has some tight holes and some water hazards as well.
Practice facilities good - driving range not long enough to use woods/driver. It has a practice chipping and bunker area as well as a putting green.
Service in Zest restaurant was great.
Will play again.
Great Course on a Sunny day with No extreme wind
Course was in good nick the rough was punishing greens and bunkers in good condition.
very friendly staff
if i didn't live so close would be a nice place for a night away as some very nice courses not to far away.
not to bad
tees and greens very good but the fairways let this course down a little........... still we played this on an open fairways 2 for 1 deal so cant moan to much :-)
Too many hills.......
Played here with Trevor on his GAC celebration day and enjoyed the course. The setting is very pleasant and the course meanders with some great views and some lovely scenery. The course feels longer than it is but its well looked after. Not sure this is really my type of course (too many hills and left legged dog legs for my slice) but worth it for the walk! I guess as part of a hotel chain (Marriott), you should expect a bit of grandeur/new build but in this case the bar and hotel facilities were fantastic!
£20 on a Sunday, excellent value !
Played here with a few friends on Sunday morning as part of a birthday celebration. They accept Open Fairways during the week (giving 2 for 1 green fee rates) but accept 2-fore-1 vouchers all week. So the £40 per head for a Sunday morning (not bad in its self) was reduced to an excellent £20 per head.
Although maybe a bit short (5,715 yards off the yellow tees) the course is well laid out with an interesting mix of holes, and well maintained with greens in excellent condition (especially considering it hasn't rained for weeks). Some of the views across the surrounding countryside are fantastic and, all in all, I thoroughly recommend it (especially at £20 !)
A good challenge and very friendly staff
The course is a great little find. It's laid out in mature parkland behind the Marriott Hotel at Leeds Castle which provides some very lovely views across the Kent countryside.
It's not a long course but the designer has made use of the rolling countryside to provide 18 different and generally visually interesting holes.
The course is generally well maintained with wide fairways, not too much rough and fair/medium sized greens(greens had been tined a couple of weeks before and were a little firm but generally in good condition).
The staff are all friendly and helpful and being part of the Marriott Hotel, aside from the golf, shop and upstairs bar (a terrace would have been good) it has other facilities available (gym, pool etc - at extra cost).
And the best bit, because it's available on the Open Fairways card it was 2-for-1 so less than £20 each.
All in all, a nice little find and well worth a visit.