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17/4/12

Woodlake Park Course Review

I played this course with 20 other golfing buddies on the last day of ‘winter’, just before BST kicked in the other weekend. Armed with shorts and sun cream I’d had to dig out from storage, this day had a few more surprises in store!

The course sits just 15 minutes from Celtic Manor Resort, home of the 2010 Ryder Cup. It is situated in 140 acres of beautiful scenery overlooking the spectacular Llandegfedd reservoir, the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the Vale of Usk.

Their website states, “The course is laid out on naturally undulating landscape, and offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities. All 18 holes, named after birds frequenting the reservoir, are different and provide a unique test throughout with the par 3 holes being of particular note.

The course has quickly attained a reputation for its overall quality with the greens being renowned for their trueness and speed. Indeed, Woodlake has hosted many National, County and regional PGA events in its relatively short history.”

To be fair I can’t really fault what the website boasts. The scenery was spectacular, the fairways were manicured and the greens were like lightening. In fact the last time I played on greens like this was in a pro-am at Royal Porthcawl, in the build-up to the Ladies 2002 Evian Tour. That was in August and at least I was then better prepared for ‘summer golf’ !

This gem of a course is a great addition to any golfing itinerary, and with the Rolls of Monmouth and the Monmouthshire GC’s only a short drive away, you have the key ingredients for your next golf break just here. Click here to see some of the packages at Woodlake Park.

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