I have started this section for both Golf Club Reviews and also Golf Course Reviews, today I am going to give a review on The Celtic Manor Golf Resort in Newport South Wales. I recently visited the resort which consists of three courses namely The 2010 ( Ryder Cup venue in 2010 ) Course, The Montgomerie Course and The Roman Road. I have also created a page here with my latest golf club review.
Prior to going to the resort I had read reviews about being prepared for a long round of golf, I can honestly say that I rarely waited on any tee however each round of golf still took nearly five hours, this had nothing to do with slow play, this was purely because of the length of the course and also ‘treks’ between each tee! This resort can be very hilly in some sections, you can, of course, hire a motorised buggy but they are not allowed on the fairway, which really defeats the object when you might have to make 2 or 3 trips to the cart to make sure you have the club that you need before playing each shot. So I preferred the old conventional way and walked with my trolley, after three days of hills, treks and tiring walks it certainly takes the fizz out of visiting the resort.
However on a positive side, all the courses are kept in perfect condition, putting services are excellent, fairways manicured to perfection and all three are good tests for all standard of golfers. All staff connected with the golf content of my visit were 2nd to none and cannot fault any of the service received by myself pre and post each round. However, I cannot say the same about my experience within the resort main hotel, bad service throughout my stay, and they have the cheek to add on 10% service charge for even buying a beer at the bar! Would recommend the golf courses but not the hotel.
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