Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Spa & Golf Club
|Red (W)||70||5523 yards|
|Blue M: 70.9/121||470||170||452||388||310||177||365||402||183||2917||371||198||374||377||171||398||509||367||496||3261||6178|
|White M: 69.7/118||452||146||430||373||285||141||335||373||170||2705||331||172||361||367||156||388||496||346||479||3096||5801|
|Red W: 70.1/120||437||137||403||368||270||133||321||318||165||2552||329||169||346||360||152||377||447||336||455||2971||5523|
The round started on time and despite following a three ball group was played at a good pace. On reaching the 16th tee we were faced with three groups waiting to begin their rounds. This was a company outing which was supposed to begin at the 10th hole but was changed at the last minute. The resulting delay was disruptive to our round despite the group helpfully inviting us to play through. Neither the marshall nor the pro shop would admit responsibilty for this. Odd way to run a golf course.
Could be good if managed properly
£35 for a buggy is just a joke. It’s quite a hilly course and this is just the club taking advantage. And I wouldn’t bother anyway. It’s one of these courses that tries to control the buggy’s path, badly. ‘Follow this side of the fairway’ which it only tells you halfway down the fairway and then just stops refuses to cross it. Just back it up for 100m to find one of the few paths.
It’s no wonder the course is so backed up with everybody getting frustrated with the stupid buggies.
And do you like uneven tee boxes? Then this is the place for you. Such a cheap thing to fix but they can’t be bothered. The greens are very slow and should be in better condition this time of year.
Well worth it
Great course, good condition with a fantastic backdrop. Greens a little on the firm side, but nothing to moan about. Good day out for a good price. Only hangup was the pace of play. Three societies with queuing at every tee
If Heineken made Golf courses.....
..... well, you know the rest of the ad!
The Welcombe is a great track and (for me anyway) it makes eminent sense to rent a buggy. Great holes, great views towards the Cotswolds and altogether a great course.
Bank Holiday Fun
Quirky course with some stunning holes especially the 16th, the walk up to the green with the beautiful Jacobean mansion as the backdrop must be one of the best holes in golf. Small greens make this a very demanding course as you need to come in high with some check. Overall a very enjoyable course in excellent condition.
I found the layout of the course fantastic with a great variety of holes with some wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Tees and fairways were great but I felt the greens didn’t really look as good as I hoped. They didn’t play too badly though.
I felt the day was spoiled however with the pace of play. There were quite a lot of players out on the course which is fair enough but the round took 5 and a quarter to play. Not enough done to marshal play.
We were also disappointed that no food was available in the clubhouse..we were told if we wanted to eat we could go to the hotel.
Wouldn’t let it put me off coming back though... hopefully it was just a slow day.
Good course.... abit slow at times
Enjoyable days golf. Very hilly shame the weather didn't allow us to have a buggy. Sometimes waiting 5 minutes on the tee. Other than that a good round of golf. Will come back in the summer
Got a £15 deal. Course in reasonable winter shape. Had to play off Winter Tees (which reduced the length of the course), but the tees were in a good condition and didn't take away any enjoyment.
The course offers a variety of holes and some good strategic bunkering. It's quite hilly and requires a reasonable level of fitness to walk.
Overall - For £15, I'd definitely play there again.
Played off temporary tees which you expect at this time of year.......liked the course and facilities. Would love to play it again when the weather improves and off the proper tees
Great value winter golf
Love this course and its layout. Good to see a starter in the winter to keep things moving. Really friendly staff and members. Four ball let us through immediately on the first tee and the pace was good for a weekend. Quite a bit of mud around tees and some sand on the greens but generally good and to be expected in January. High quality tee mats in play on most holes which is the right way to go in my opinion. Only negative was the halfway house shutting just before we got there. Would be nice to keep it open for all players but otherwise, really enjoyable as always.
What a belter
Cracking course I was the first one on the course it was great!! Stand out holes are the 8th and 16th the holes are great all individual, my only slight gripe is there can on some holes be a lot of walking between holes, but worth it!! £25 is a bargain I will defo be playing again
The course was generally quite good but the use of winter mats wasn’t necessary.
Play was very slow as we followed people who were clearly not golfer which somewhat spoiled our day
With so much wet weather recently, combined with the cold December air, I wasn't expecting much.
Have to say I was really impressed with the greens, they were simply the best I played on all year.
The fairways and semi rough were well manicured, a real credit to the green-staff, it was impossible to lose a ball.
It has wide fairways with a few elevation changes and some beautiful scenery, water features and bags of character.
The offcourse facilities are plenty and varied with a great practise area.
I received a warm welcome and good conversation from the courteous staff.
Overall it is a classy place with a great and testing course.
If you havn't tried it you are missing out.
Love playing this course, good shots are rewarded and poor shots are punished. All 18 holes are different and good visually.
Why so quiet
Great course as usual. Reasonable test very pretty. Yes greens had recently been sanded etc but pretty standard for this time of year. Can never understand why it is always so quiet. Great value for money.