The Vale Resort

Hensol Park, Hensol,

nr Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan CF72 8JY

  • Office

    +44 (0)1443 667 800
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1443 665 899
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1443 667 801
  • Golf pro

    Several
  • Academy

    Vale Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Peter Johnson

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6438
6024
5767
Par
72
72
74
SSS or slope
71
70
74

At the same location:

18-hole par-73 Wales National Course (7413 yards)

Location

Latitude:

51.495278

Longitude:

-3.376632

How to get there:

10 miles W of Cardiff

Leave M4 just west of Cardiff at exit 34 (A4119 Rhondda) and follow direction Pendoylan. After 50 yards from motorway roundabout turn right, direction Vale Hotel. After 500 yards turn right direction Vale Hotel. After 200 yards turn left and then after 300 yards turn right into the Vale Hotel.

The Vale Resort (Lake course)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1993

The Vale Resort (Lake course): the shorter of the two layouts at The Vale Resort, the Lake course, as its name implies, contains its fair share of water hazards - they feature on over half the holes. Most watery of all is the island green at the short par-4 12th, which needs a well-judged tee-shot to escape with par or better.

This very pleasant parkland environment is almost garden like in places, with shrubberies adorning the fairly compact and well maintained layout. The views over the wooded Glamorgan countryside are best on the front-nine, where several holes are arranged on one side of the vale, providing occasional glimpses of 17th century Hensol Castle.

List of courses: Wales - South

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: £40.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Vale Hotel and its golf courses are part of the Hensol Castle estate. There are substantial development plans for the 17th century castle, which would then be included in the current attractions of this excellent Stay'n'Play location.

Where2Stay

  • The Vale Resort4-star

    Hensol Park, Hensol, nr. Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan CF72 8JY

    +44 (0)1443 667 800

    Visit website

    In 2006 the Vale Resort was named by The World Travel Awards as Wales' largest and best spa.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Lake Course, Wales National Course

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Porthcawl; Southerndown; Pyle & Kenfig

  • Coed-y-Mwstwr3-star

    Coychurch, Bridgend, Glamorganshire CF35 6AF

    +44 (0)1656 860 621

    Visit website

    Perched on a Welsh hillside and surrounded by woodland, this Victorian mansion provides a cosy and secluded hideaway overlooking the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan. The name Coed-y-Mwstwr translates as "Whispering Trees".

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Southerndown

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal Porthcawl; Pyle & Kenfig; Vale Hotel (The Lake course and Wales National)

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