Alternative course for tomorrow
I'm due to play at Celtic Manor tomorrow but I've just had them on the phone saying that there may be a slight chance that if the weather is bad today or overnight that the courses may be closed.
With this in mind I was wondering if anyone could suggest any alternatives near that area that would be of the same quality.
One that I have found is the Rolls of Monmouth.
Suggestions are most welcome.
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 11:12
As I know them both John the ROM is far better IMO but that will be wet also.
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 11:21
How about Royal St Davids??
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 11:30
Have'nt played there yet John I know its a difficult course and I'm looking forward to playing it later in the year. The weather won't bother the course so should be in play. One not so far from you that holds up to the weather is The Welcombe at Strattford Jct 15 off M40 I think nice treck been there a few times and Im back there on the wkend 21/22 of Feb.
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 11:39
I've played the Welcombe once, my cousin is a corporate member. Nice course. I'll add it onto the list.
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 11:51
Real golf courses never have to close because of rain. They build these new ones on farmland and do not put any drainage in and one ends up with a Ryder Cup course that has to close because of rain. As Littlejohn would say, "You cannot make it up".
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 11:55
Do you have any good recommendations?
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:04
Copt Heath, Litle Aston, both near to you.
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:27
Pyle & Kenfig, Eh! Kevin, that would test him for sure. A great golf course and better IMO than its neighbour Royal Porthcawl. Southerdown isanother good choice.
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:47
P&K for £25 you can't go wrong I may even be tempted to get my bats out.
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Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 13:12
Where have you seen P&K for £25 there website is quoting £50?
Reply : Thu 22nd Jan 2009 13:53
I've played there twice recently last time was the 30/12th and winter green fees are £25.
Reply : Sun 25th Jan 2009 09:01
Did you play John?
Reply : Mon 26th Jan 2009 13:35
The Celtic Manor was open & we played the Montgomerie. The weather was sunny but very windy. I scored 18 points on the front & opened the back 9 with a par & then proceeded to duff every drive onwards without a clue why I was doing it?? Needless to say I scored a total of 28 .
Reply : Mon 26th Jan 2009 15:23
Actually the complete opposite, apart from the very windy day at the Belfry I've been scoring 35-36 points on a consistent basis. the only positive was that I didn't let my head drop & I actually scored a few 1 pointers where I had to take 3 off the tee.
Reply : Mon 26th Jan 2009 16:26
28's pretty good for tour first visit you did'nt OD in the halfway house did you? Also there's some tough holes on the back 9 and fatique can play it's part as it's a tough walk . I feel my legs after playing either of them courses especially when they are this wet. Shame about duffing your drives though.
The scores from 6 mates who also played there Friday 36 he's a member, off 8, then 31,30,25,23 and 22 5 are single fig and 1 is off 14. They have all played there several times .
Reply : Mon 26th Jan 2009 17:07
I agree, the back 9 are more difficult holes as they are a lot tighter, plenty of blind tee shots & the par 3's are more trickier. Can't blame the legs as we were in buggies BUT we had to keep to the cart paths which I will blame as a few times I got to my ball & had the wrong club & couldn't be arsed to go back!!