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Vale Resort

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review   Book Tee Times 

The Vale Resort, in the Vale of Glamorgan, is a 36 hole club with the 18 hole, par 73 (7433 yard) Wales National Course and the 18 hole, par 72 (6346 yard) Lake Course. A resort, parkland golf course.

Contact Information

Hensol Park, Hensol, Mid Glamorgan, CF72 8JY United Kingdom

Tel: 01443 665899

Golf Pro: Noel Werner | Tel: 01443 665899

Website: http://www.vale-hotel.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: Lakes: FROM £20.00 Wales National:FROM £25 *
  • Weekend Guide: Lakes: FROM £30.00 Wales National: FROM £45.00 *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
36 holes | Par Wales National 73; Lake Course 72 | Wales National 7433; Lake Course 6346 yards | Resort | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation

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  • Societies Accepted to Play
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  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 36


Vale Resort Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.32

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 153
Average Ratings
4.22 ... Overall Rating
4.26 ... The Course
3.94 ... Course Cond.
4.36 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.14 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.91 ... Pace of play
4.32 ... Hospitality.
3.91 ... Prac. Facil.
4.09 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

153 ratings & 103 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 673 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: The Vale Resort has two 18 hole championship courses. The Wales National is one of the longest golf courses outside of the USA - at 7,433 yards and par 73 off the championship tees. It opened in June 2003 by Great Britain Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave and has hosted multiple Europro and Challenge Tour events. The aptly named Lake Course (par 72) is dominated by a 20-acre lake and has water coming into play on 12 of its holes.

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Reviewed Dec 3 2020 by BigChipper - rated 4 out of 5

The National

For £20 a round in November really can't complain. We were paired up with random people to make a 4 ball which was ok I guess. The course itself is fantastic. A bit soft underfoot but to be expected, made replacing divots tricky as the ground often exploded. Greens were a bit bumpy, shame on those not repairing their pitch marks. Also shame on those dropping their rubbish, beers cans and bottles mostly. A beautiful course, in a beautiful setting. Would definitely go again
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Reviewed Aug 9 2020 by Duncan D - rated 4 out of 5

Course immaculate, customer service meh

The Lakes course was in stunning condition, greens were true and blemish free, fairways nice and tidy. A little more signage on the course would be welcome to help navigate, but despite being pushed along a marshall we enjoyed the round. No halfway house (COVID) but with forecasted heatwave would have expected either a water bottle buggy around the course or cool boxes etc. around the course. Customer service in clubhouse and hotel very poor (very slow) we took over two hours to complete our 3 course meal and had to remind about food/drink orders a few times.

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 102 Handicap: 22.2)
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Reviewed Jul 30 2020 by Ian A - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant course

If you think playing at your local course and playing here are similar, think again, this course will tear your handicap to pieces if you give it the chance! It did mine! Great course, well looked after, greens were like nothing I have played before, fair but so difficult. Green staff were cutting fairways when we played, as we tee'd off he had moved to the side about 200yards away in behind some trees, after the first tee shot for some reason he reversed somemore!! Fantastic experience but showed I may just not make it to the top! There was some serious money spent here, the Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff City both have training facilities here so if you're into celeb spotting you may see some although to be honest I wouldn't have a clue who they were! There was some very tidy players, oh and take a buggy its more fun!!
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Reviewed Jul 22 2020 by T K - rated 5 out of 5

Another great round

Superb condition, great course. Not too crowded today and the greens were in good nick. Rough great as easy to find balls!

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 95 Handicap: 17)
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Reviewed Oct 29 2019 by Ryan W - rated 5 out of 5
Tough course in great condition. Bring some spare balls because you will lose a couple along the way
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Reviewed Sep 11 2019 by Stephen S - rated 5 out of 5

One of the best!!

Amazing place to stay and to play! A must for any golfer!
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Reviewed Jul 24 2019 by Craig B - rated 4 out of 5

Good Course

Course was looking in lovely condition, greens very receptive but a little bit on the slow side. Great course to play and always looks in good shape.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 76 Handicap: 6.2)
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Reviewed Jul 20 2019 by Rhys P - rated 4 out of 5
Great course and condition. Hospitality before and after the round is great. Good quality range and pro shop. Great event to play in and very well run

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 85 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 30 2019 by Alan A - rated 5 out of 5
Xxxxxxxxxxxx Brilliant quiet and played very well. Managed to stay dry too which helps. Will defo play again

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 105 Handicap: 13)
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Reviewed Jun 17 2019 by Marc F - rated 4 out of 5

Brilliant course and enjoyable

An excellent course and is well looked after. She tough holes but thoroughly enjoyable,I would recommend to anyone.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 109 Handicap: 26.5)
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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Barkham - rated 5 out of 5

Two Great Courses

Just got back from a fantastic two day break at The Vale. The Lakes is a great course, with the first 4 holes being pretty demanding. The forest course is a monster even off the yellows but what a great knock. A course guide for both courses is a good idea. The hotel is just brilliant great food and really friendly staff we will be back.
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Reviewed Apr 30 2019 by Zac N - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting

The course was fantastic with some wonderful holes. Only disappointing bit was the 18th hole. it didn't seem very special considering all the previous holes, but would not put me off returning another time
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Reviewed Apr 27 2019 by Graham H - rated 5 out of 5
Had a great time
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Reviewed Feb 14 2019 by Alan W - rated 5 out of 5

A course worth playing

Enjoyed this course and dfinateky playing again
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Reviewed Nov 18 2018 by Stephen K - rated 2 out of 5
good course far to many leaves every where
greens where poor
course a nice lay out

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 74 Handicap: 9.7)
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Reviewed Sep 18 2018 by Marc F - rated 4 out of 5

A Challenge

A stunning course with great surrounding but a tough course for the average golfer
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Reviewed Aug 24 2018 by Aled D - rated 3 out of 5

Not in best condition

First time I’ve played this course which has a great variety of holes, a few are quite long and I recommend a buggy !
Although a great design we didn’t see it in its best condition with most of the fairways quite long and needing a cut (probably a by product of a wet couple of weeks after many weeks of dry weather). The greens had recently been dressed and it felt as though too much sand had been used as they were very difficult and inconsistent to put on. The tee markers and flags could also do with a little TLC - particularly the tee markers which could do with a coat of paint.
A great course, we just didn’t see it looking it’s best today

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 106 Handicap: 17.1)
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Reviewed Aug 6 2018 by Rich W - rated 5 out of 5
3rd time I’ve played this course and it was in excellent condition due to the summer weather we’ve been having.
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Reviewed Aug 5 2018 by Cliff M - rated 4 out of 5
Very good very good very good very good very good very good very good very good very good

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 11.5)
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Reviewed Aug 2 2018 by Danny P - rated 5 out of 5
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