Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Spa & Golf Club
|Red (W)||70||5523 yards|
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|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|
Not to be revisited soon
Despite the recent return to golf, the course has the feel of years of neglect.
It has the layout & potential to be a challenging & welcoming course, but it did not leave me wanting to return anytime soon.
Also, there was no one checking you in so in theory we could have just walked straight in off the street without paying.
As a result it was not worth the money paid.
Should be better
I know things aren’t as they used to be currently.... but still some effort required! I’ve played 6 rounds in the last 7 days, all in the local area.... this was by the far the most expensive and so many things let it down. I’ve played here many times before and the holes themselves are very pretty and picturesque. Unfortunately not a single member of staff on site, so people teeing off as and when they wanted, the pair about to tee off when we arrived were two hours latent or their tee time!!! And NO SCORECARDS left out anywhere?!?! How can you charge £35 a round in these times and not even leave scorecards out for people to play. The course itself was very “Meh.” The ground was incredibly dry and very yellow, in comparison to Stratford lark hotel just 1 mile away, the condition here was poor! The grass had been cut and none of it collected, so a foot off the fairway your ball is guaranteed to be lost in the cut and left grass. Not impressed!!
Great day out
Had a really great day at The Welcombe on Saturday
8 of us made the trip over from Evesham due to our course being closed
We had a great welcome and an overall excellent golf day
Was looking forward to playing this course but for a cost of £35 plus a booking fee it was disappointing. First of all you could just walk on without showing your booking. Fairways in poor condition, rough too penalising and greens ropey at best. I do understand we have had a dry spring and a lot of courses took a battering because they were over played last autumn but it seems that no preparation has been done during lockdown. So I won't be running in the near future.
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