Team Generation Golfer is excited to host its annual 2 day golf event once again at the Fabulous golf resort St, Pierre Golf & Country Club Chepstow. 76 golfers will rock up on the 14th April to be welcomed by TEAM GG from 09.00am until 10.30am enjoying a formal meet and greet with Coffee and Bacon Bap before the first shot gun start at 11a
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Built around a charming 14th century manor and a beautiful 11th century church, St Pierre, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, is renowned as one of the UK’s finest golf courses.
With two contrasting courses – the Old Course and the Mathern Course – it is a wonderful place to stay and play. A former host to the Curtis Cup, the British Masters and the Solheim Cup.
The Old Course is built around an 11-acre lake and studded with many ancient trees, including a giant 400 year-old chestnut that dominates the 2nd hole. It is a delight to play and can claim one of the finest finishes in golf with a thrilling 235-yard par-3 18th including a shot over water to an elevated green protected by sand.
The Mathern Course is shorter than the Old. The signature hole is undoubtedly the 14th, which crosses two rivers, but there is lots to enjoy, however you play.
As well as exceptional courses, you’ll find a state-of-the-art Golf Academy including a GC2 Golf simulator where golfers of all abilities can hone both their long and short game.
Marriott Hotel & Country Club, St Pierre Park, Wales, NP16 6YA
In this piece we take a look at our favourite golf courses in the county.
The Best Golf Courses In Worcestershire
A stones throw away from Wales, Worcestershire may largely be famous for that glorious sauce, but that does not mean it is a one trick pony. Golf also plays a part in the region thanks to its whole host of challenging and visually impressive golf courses.
Below, we have taken a look at some of our favourites and we start with Blackwell.
Related: Golf Monthly’s UK&I Top 100 Courses
Quite private and traditional with a capital tee, Blackwell has been host to Open Regional Qualifying a number of times and is blessed with a top-drawer Herbert Fowler course that is a joy from start to finish. There is an abundance of mature trees, ponds and ditches, and you feel that you are in the heart of the countryside even though the M42 and Birmingham are close by. An unusual feature, especially for an old course, is the 200-yard bunker that runs up the right-hand side of the 12th.
James Braid designed this parkland course in 1933 and it opens with two short par 4s as well as another at the 4th which can lull the first-timer into a false sense of security. From the 6th onwards, the test increases without ever becoming too intimidating. Easy on the legs, the level ground is home to three lakes and has the River Cole crossing a number of the holes. Fulford Heath is a prime example of a friendly members’ club with a strong and enjoyable course.
Designed in 1927 by Augusta creator Dr Alister MacKenzie, Worcester Golf Club has stood the test of time with most of it looking the same as when it was first laid out. The main thing to remember here, and this is easier said than done, is to hit as many greens as possible because accuracy is the key throughout. If not, then your short game will be thoroughly tested.
Remodelled by Harry Colt in the 1920’s, Moseley has been a part of Worcestershire golf ever since it was founded in 1892. Situated just outside Birmingham, you could forgiven for thinking the noise and bustle of the city can be heard throughout your round, but given the mature parkland nature of the course, the exact opposite is true; you feel secluded and peaceful whilst playing.
The course itself offers a nice variety of holes, some offering good birdie opportunities, like the 1st, 7th, 17th and 18th, and others where a par is a good score, like the 3rd, 13th and 16th in particular.
The oldest course in the county, it was founded in 1879, Worcestershire Golf Club has history and traditional running through its roots, bunkers, and fairways. Set amongst the Malvern Hills, the course is serene and provides some inspiring views of the surrounding area.
One memorable facet of the course is that all the par-3s are very strong holes thanks to their elevation changes that make clubbing and getting a good strike all the more important.
A course that is part woodland and part parkland in feel, Redditch Golf Club moved to its current location during the 1970’s. Well known for its topography, Redditch was designed by Frank Pennink who also designed Vilamoura in Portugal and Noordwijk in Holland.
The signature hole is the par-4 12th with its winding streams and ditches that are to be navigated from the tee and on the approach. The two bunkers to the right of the green are to be avoided too but you’d much rather find them than stick it into the water!
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Source: Golf Monthly Course Reviews
Take a look at our list of the best golf courses in the county below.
The Best Golf Courses In Herefordshire
Sandwiched between Worcester and the rolling hills of Wales, Herefordshire provides some truly inspirational and stunning golf so bearing that in mind we have delved deep into the county to discuss our favourites.
From the lofty 18 holes at Kington to the glorious woodland of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire is a county you should think about visiting on your next golf trip.
Related: Golf Monthly’s UK&I Top 100 Courses
The highest 18-hole course in England, Kington is approached by a steep, narrow lane which sets the pulse racing at the same time as making you fear for how heart-threateningly hilly it might be to play. Happily, this is not the case at all, and barring a couple of gentle climbs here and there, this bunkerless, linksy and most natural course runs along the top of, rather than up or down, Bradnor Hill. A problem with golf course reviews is that in the writer’s desire to recommend, there is often a tendency for overuse of superlatives and hyperbole.
For once, this is impossible to avoid because the views over the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and Hergest Ridge, are breathtakingly good. No matter how you play, it would be hard to imagine anyone not enjoying every yard of the walk. Despite the lack of sand and its modest length, the course is protected by the need to approach its greens from exactly the right angle. From the uphill drive at the first where you need to stay right, to the tempting driveable par-4 closing hole, there is also great variety and the five short holes are particularly strong.
Starting with an innocuous par-4, Leominster moved to its present location just before the Second World War and began to take shape as it sits today during the 1960’s. Originally, it was a nine-hole layout but was eventually extended to 18 in 1990. Not particularly long according to the yardages, these numbers can be immensely deceiving because of the sheer variety in terrain from highs to lows.
The three holes from the 6th to the 8th are known as their very own ‘Amen Corner’ with the par-3, 196 yard 6th being of particular difficulty. All in all, this is an enjoyable course that will test your game nicely.
Founded in 1896, The Herefordshire Golf Club has moved location several times before eventually shifting to its current site in 1932. Known as the Ravens Causeway, the site offers incredible views of the Brecon Beacons, Shropshire Hills and the Malverns so if visual pleasure is what you are after on the golf course, then The Herefordshire is the place for you.
In some circles it is described as the ‘Gleneagles of the Midlands’ and considering James Braid is the man responsible for its design, it comes as no surprise that the course has picked up that nickname.
In terms of signature holes, the eighth is an absolute monster. Measuring 460 yards off the back tees, this par-4 is a potential score-wrecker every time you play it. According to their website, where each hole has its own set of statistics, the eighth has been played 13,343 times and there have been only 57 birdies. Take a par and move on fast.
One of the youngest courses on our list, Burghill Valley was founded in 1991 just north of Hereford where you get occasional views of the stunning Brecon Beacons.
Nestled in lovely woodland, golf here is a truly enjoyable experience and the one hole that truly stood out more than others was the par-4 ninth. 400 yards off the whites, this hole bends itself around a small lake on the left which leaves a tricky approach shot into the green.
Designed by Ken Cotton and opened for play in 1967, the course at Ross on Wye is set across undulating terrain in the hills above the Wye Valley. It’s a tight, tree-lined layout featuring an abundance of wildlife, including the odd Muntjac deer. A blanket of daffodils and bluebells covers the woodland floor through the spring then there’s an amazing spectrum of colours as the leaves turn in the autumn.
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Source: Golf Monthly Course Reviews
Limited spaces remaining – Join us at St,Pierre golf resort in Chepstow -next April 14th/15th Golf event inclusive of the following 2 shot gun starts, Private suite evening dinning with Sean Holley and guests, then Augusta Masters Final, prize giving, auction raising money for charity stay over in class twin rooms, awaking to Breakfast and another prize giving – 10am Register with Bacon Roll and coffee, 11am shot gun Sunday 14th Championship Old Course, 7pm welcome meeting before drinks and presentation and food, shot gun start after breakfast at 9.30am on the Mathern course ending with short presentation at 2.20pm for just £135pp – 16 Spaces remaining call Richie on 07952377422 for more.🏌️♂️🏌️♂️🏌️♂️🏌️♂️
Holes: 18 | Par: 69 | Yardage: 6,294
Played it last week – almost every hole has some kind of feature of stunning views – very hilly course that we would recommend a power caddy or buggy for the not so fit.
Every green was consistent to the next and run true and in fantastic condition – Possibly the best we have played on this summer – Lush green and well looked after.
Lots of holes with much danger but at the same time much reward if taken on. There is everything from lakes, ravines, hazards, OB`s, streams and deep overgrowth if shot isn’t executed correctly.
With 5 par 3`s on offer, I would truly say each one is difficult and well designed with the traps in perfect areas avoid them and test your putting ability as not one has a flat landing zone and very undulated.
Highly recommend this course for a day out or even a stay and play and include one of there other fantastic courses – Pop in the Society drop down page on society deals and look at what deals can be had or contact us for more and we can sort the right price out .
What Jim says: Spent a glorious afternoon playing the Montgomerie course in mid August. Teeing off at about 3pm we managed to just about squeeze the full 18 holes into our visit. The views on the course are spectacular and you can really sense the atmosphere of all the previous big tournaments held here. The greens were fab and the holes were challenging but not to hard for an 10 handicapper. Clubhouse is first class and not too expensive and the pro shop is stacked with the latest kit. Great visit all round, thanks Team GG at Generation Golfer and all the team from Celtic Manor Resort – Will be returning very soon. 5* Resort
Peterstone Lakes is a stunning 18 hole golf course set in acres of peaceful Welsh countryside, just outside Cardiff. The course was designed by Bob Sandow and is a par 72. It is a fair but challenging ﬂat course with plenty of water hazards en route.
Team GG was invited to join the Samlet golf society on a fabulous sunny Sunday at PeterStone Lakes Golf Club, been a few years since we last played there. The warm welcome we received from the staff was very nice to say the least. 38 golfers arrived early for nice food and beverages before teeing it up from 10am.
The course was in great condition and very happy to be working with such a class venue, each hole has appeal and several holes very scenic to say the least. The samlet society have been using the golf club for over 10 years which say it all. Speaking to many of them throughout the day, they all said much the same about “Value for money and consistently good all year round”
Load of risk and reward holes and many that will catch you out if club selection isn’t chosen, the society play medal and stableford and offered prizes for each hole making the day more exciting and each shot meaning something. Would recommend this venue to small and large groups and they can cater for over 100 plus guests due to the size of dinning facilities and layout of course.
The front nine is certainly easier than the back nine as lots of the holes have water that bring into play if your slightly off line with tee shot, also shot position is critical on around 6 of the holes (very challenging, but fun). Looking forward to a quick return and will showcase this venue to all. Thanks so much to both Samlets and all the team at Peterstone Lakes. 10/10
Peterstone Lakes Golf Club
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Situated in the heart of the Gower Peninsula (Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Fairwood Park is set in 150 acres of fabulous woodland and parkland countryside and to this day remains , a fact that means those who play here should be in no doubt as to the quality of golfing experience that awaits them.
With over 15,000 mature trees and water coming into play on nearly half of its holes, Fairwood Park is an outstanding example of woodland/parkland golf at its best with wide, forgiving fairways which nonetheless punish the most wayward of drives by forcing the overly ambitious to take some ‘wedge medicine’ out of the trees with their 2nd shot!
Invited to review club and course recently and very impressed with condition of course to say the least (Greens possibly the best around after heat wave we have been encountering). Welcomed by Erol and his staff to a very friendly atmosphere and well established venue.
The course has many risk and reward holes “Beware of the hazards and well established trees thou” The bunkers are placed in very good positions from any tee box played from. The greens where very receptive, possibly after the recent down poor and can imagine some would be difficult to hold unless approach was a high ball flight
Being a very flat course and not much of a walk between tee boxes its very well designed and set out, a few driveable hole and a few very long par 4`s specially if played from white tee boxes.
Would recommend this course to all ages and highly rate for society/corporate groups with great deals to be gained “Call us for more details or email us today” if you contact Fairwood Park direct speak with Erol and say Team Generation Golfer sent you “Thanks for a great day out from all the team” The One Stop Shop 4 Golfers”
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Fantastic turn out at St,Pierre & Celtic Manor
58 attended the two day event and helped raise almost £1300 for Charity (Thanks to you all) With the help of Dean Davis
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Machynys Golf Club is the youngest course ever to be awarded an R&A championship. But, whilst Machynys represents a true test for the lower handicapper it is still a thoroughly enjoyable course for the higher handicapper and a corporate and society treat. This becomes possible by utilising up to five tees per hole so the difficulty factor of the golf course becomes the player’s or organiser’s choice making it the perfect venue for your corporate or society golf day.
November seen a decent turn out at Glynneath Golf Club on Monday 6th (12 Players arrived 09.30am).
Welcomed in to the very nicely laid out lounge by the golf manager Tim Cole. Overlooking the 1st tee we enjoyed coffee & fresh orange, this followed with a bacon bap for each of the group.
Weather was very kind with blue sky’s above, leaves dropping from the trees with light winds is all you could hear. The course is hidden on amongst the valleys of Glynneath, with views around the well laid out course very nice to say the least.
After playing several holes, it was very noticeable that much work was being carried out around the course. Drainage was much better than the last visit. Tee boxes in good condition considering the rain that had been present for several days prior. Almost all the greens run true to the eye and in very decent condition.
It was nice to see Tim driving round the course and offering refreshments whilst we played the full 18 holes. This gives a very nice touch and hope it continues going into spring/summer months. If you require a buggy to get around the undulated course, there also at a very reasonable price to hire. Several scenic holes, 3, 9, 14, 15 & 16 I would say have much to offer. Many also have two teared greens that makes the club selection very important to come away with a birdie or par.
Would advise any golfer to take a visit and recommend golf society groups to book a day away, we look forward to a speedy return. After the game we enjoyed a few drinks and game of snooker. Food is very good and offer splendid package deals. Contact us today for more information, or just fill out the simple enquiry form located under society offers.
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So the last Friday Golf Society rocked up for their annual Match Play having completed another successful summer series, anticipation was building as for the next three days we get a small taste of what being on tour might be like. Upon arrival we was met by the golf services team who tagged our bags then showed us around making us all feel so welcome by the way that was the last time I touch my clubs (apart from playing with them) until I put them away on day three.
Roman Road was our first test which was in excellent condition, especially the greens that were running true and fast – also very difficult to read! Fairways were also very good and the rough was very punishing – so stay on the short stuff if you can! The course had a bit of everything from wide open fairways to some real tight golf holes that need very careful course management at times. The Match Play was a won by the Reds, which did have our handicap secretary playing for them and it didn’t go without notice that a few of the Reds were off their new improved handicaps! (bandits) Our accommodation for our two night stay was the Coldra Court Hotel which is off site but only a few minutes’ drive away from the courses and they actually provide a shuttle service that we took advantage of the following day, as it seem like the Yellows were drowning their sorrows to the early hours! Check in was amazing with 14 golfers all turning up at once and along with other guests arriving at the same time reception was well manned and took no time at all to get us all checked in and our evening meal pre-order list was waiting for us too – there was a slight issue as some of the guys were checked in to double rooms but the hotel staff rectified it straight away to the relief of their roommate. Dinner for both nights was the Rib Smokehouse and Grill with great décor and food alike, service was swift and smooth and kept our glasses top up, although breakfast was a bit of a slower affair when it comes to getting tea and coffee to the tables. You couldn’t fault the friendliness of the staff and the fitness facilities were well equipped.
Day two saw the whole society all getting the shuttle bus to the mecca of golf – The 2010 – now from the moment we were met by the golf service team until the moment we got back on the bus it had the wow factor. A full guided tour of the club house along with a few 2010 stories just to add to the occasion. The locker room, well what can we say very elegant but was surprised with the mood lighting, now we was allocated a locker each, I was lucky enough been allocated Phil Mickelson and when chipping in on holes 3 and 9 It left me think did the locker rub some of Phil’s magic off on me? They have a well stock Pro shop and the lads got well in to the merchandise so well worth a visit, now with the tee times looming we was whisked of VIP style to the range for our warm up – the free range balls went down well and was surprised to see the greens slightly slower than Roman Road and just slightly easier to read. The course itself is a gem which was in excellent condition and every hole seemed to be breath-taking! Be warned it’s a long walk and took us 5.5 hours to play but the well-stocked halfway house was just what the doctor ordered. A little tip is go one club up for all shots on this course it seemed to play long on every hole, this was soon worked out by two of our guys who both nearly got a hole in ones on our nearest the pin – one knocking it to within six inches only to be beaten by the group behind! Having finished on the superb par 5 18th with a testing third shot over the lake to an elevated green where even if you was slightly short you just rolled straight back down in to the waiting lake, it was time to have a post-match pint while the golf services team cleaned and transported our clubs to the Montgomery ready for day three and for us it was time to head back to the hotel for some well-earned R&R.
Day three and the Montgomery which having played The Montgomery in Marrakesh I was looking forward to comparing the two. It started off really well and the third par 5 for me is one of the breath-taking holes I have played to date, it’s a hole where a well-placed tee shot gives a nice downhill second that if correctly executed leaves the average golfer a nice little pitch in to the green. Unfortunately the weather was against us and the heavens opened and play was suspended on the seventh. The disappointment of not completing the round soon turned to joy when the rain check vouchers was offered and the realization that it was an excuse to return again to what was a magnificent golf destination with great staff, great courses, great practice facilities and at a great price thanks Generation golfer!