12 reviews of Ingon Manor Hotel Golf and Country Club
Just returned from a cracking 2 night golf break. Booked direct & got a great deal although was dreading after reading the reviews! But let me tell you this place is a gem! First class course which for this time of the year & after all the rain we have had is in superb condition! Really large modern room overlooking the 18th & I have to say that the food was first class & so where the staff. Have booked to come back in August & can't wait. Bringing my society & with only 12 rooms we will be the only ones there. Which fantastic. A massive thanks to all the staff you were all great & see you all in August
Great condition of the course & you can tell that the greens staff are keen as the course in the best condition I have ever seen it. PROSHOP staff very helpful & polite. Was dreading going to the hotel after the reviews on here BUT let me reassure you the staff are polite, professional & freindly. Our room was lovely even though not overlooking the course. We are 3 times at the hotel & I have say it was superb! GOOD FOOD GOOD STAFF GOOD GOLF we Definatley be returning!
I thought it only fair to the Pro and his staff, to review the course separately.
Playing over a warm and dry weekend in October, I really liked the course.
There are a lot of change of gradients, with most of the longer holes playing downhill.
The fairways were very firm,making a few of my party feel like Tiger!
The greens were in first rate condition for October, downhill puts causing a few palpitations.
The second hole was playing downwind, downhill and with the firm fairways, even I got home in two on a 478 yard par five.
Its a real toss up for the best par three, the 13th can ruin your card, but I prefered the 8th with its tactical bunkering.
It is well worth getting a buggy unless you are very fit.
Its just a shame the Pro doesnt oversee the hotel staff, as then you would have a great weekend destination.
Unless things improve drastically, stick to the Golf and stay somewhere else!!
Visited last weekend with 19 other members of our Golf Society.
Firstly, the golf course and Pro Shop staff were all first rate and I would recommend any golfer to try out the facilities.
It just made our treatment by the actual hotel staff even more amazing.
At Saturday nights meal, I was told by one of the waiting staff to stop "Whinging" when I remarked that my Sausage and Mash looked flat in comparrison with my colleagues.
It actually looked as though the plate had been run over!!
When the Dessert arrived, I stated it was a pity that there was no Cream with it.
At this point, one of our party pointed out that the same waitress was making the universal guesture for an Onist.
Iwanted to speak to the management at that point, but was advised to sleep on it by my friends.
Had I have known what was to happen over Breakfast the next morning I wouldnt have done.
I arrived in thet room and discovered that I was the first of our party to arrive.
The other main group in the Hotel were guests from a wedding the previous day.
I was told by a very helpful Eastern European waitress that we were not expected until 8.00, I looked at my watcyh and it was 08.10!
A couple of mates arrived and we were served breakfast.
We ajourned to watch the rugby in the clubhose bar.
15 Minutes later there was screaming and shouting coming from the breakfast room.
The hotel had decided that it was acceptable to have 1 waitress to serve the remainder of our party plus the 16-20 guests from the wedding.
They ran out of food and coffee, most of my party gave up on getting antything to eat.
The most unforgivable aspect though was the way the "duty manager" spoke to the young waitress as though it was all her fault, even though ot was obvously not.
The golf club members who were watching the game with us blanched and were obviously mortified.
To some up, play the course, chat to the Pro, avoid the hotel staff like the plague!
Played this course on 13/10/11 for the first time after reading reviews on this site and looking through the course webpage and course planner. Booked online for just £15 each we arrived eearly for our tee time and found out we could tee off early if we wanted too, so we then also paid for a buggy ( £20 ) and proceeded to first tee via the putting green - driving range also available.
A gentle uphill opener opened our eyes in what was to show us some beautifully laid out holes and scenery amongst the Stratford countryside. Tee boxes were excellent, fairways were look after, the rough was long enough without being too long to ruin the round and the greens were immaculate ( bunkers had the right amount of sand too ).
The uphill 5th was a real test if you left yoru 2nd short it would i imagine roll quite a way back down the fairway. The 9th is a lovely looking hole which requires 2 accurate shots to find the green and miss the bunkers and water which surrounds it, a great finish to the front 9!!
The par 3 13th is all about club selection with a huge hill to climb, playing 1 maybe 2 clubs longer with the wind against. 15 is drivable with a bit of luck winding your way round the bunkers, a steep slope back right to front left to overcome once on the green also. The long 16th offers a chance of birdie for the bigger hitters ( or you could find the hole from 150yds out like me!!! ), followed by a par 3 then a nice finishing hole back towards the clubhouse. Playing off 20 this course offers all handicaps a little of everything, thinking about shots, shaping shots if you have the ability, hazards, trees, water - the lot!!!
I played to 3 over which i was happy with as it was the first time I played the course, my playing partner went round 4 under handicap so he wants to go back asap, which to be fair I would be happy to do so. A challenging but fair course, is well backed up by friendly staff, a warm welcome in the lovely clubhouse and the option of food if you require it. Ingon Manor see you again soon
I played on 25th October for £10 using the white tees which made several holes significantly more difficult. The reception in the pro's shop was as frosty as the previous night had been. I had to wait 15 minutes after my booked tee time & the round took 4hrs 20 minutes. Even though the 2 groups in front had buggies my 3 ball had to wait for almost every shot.
The quality of the course largely made up for the deficiencies noted above. After a gentle start scoring became more difficult with some tricky holes. The greens were very fast (possibly as a result of the frost) with some large swings. As with many courses errant drives do not attract much punishment.
My favourite holes were 3,5,11 (all long uphill par 4's): 8 & 13 (well designed par 3's). The par 3 17th over a pond is undemanding from the yellows at 150yds but from the whites at 202 yds is a real challenge.
I find it hard to recommend a course where a midweek offpeak round takes so long but in view of the location take a Shakespeare play to read or even act while you wait for your next shot.
11 of us just spent a frosty February weekend playing the parkland course. The course was set up with winter tee boxes but playing on full USPGA greens despite the frosty conditions. The choice of venue was based mainly on other players reports rather than the club's website which doesn't do the course or hotel justice.
The course provided a fair test of golf and had a sufficient variety of holes, with well presented and reasonably generous fairways but well placed hazards for the longer hitters. The last two holes have the potential to be card wreckers - especially off the white tees. There were plenty of changes in elevation which added to both the golfing and visual quality of the course but mean that for older golfers a trolley is advisable.
The only negative regarding the course was that on a couple of holes the use of very small raised winter tee mats which were so narrow meant that a stance with a driver was difficult.
The clubhouse facilities and the course were in the main excellent and provided a good challenge for the wide range of handicaps and standards.
All the lower handicap players commented on how much they would like to come bacck and play the course during the summer months.
The hotel facilities and staff were pleasant - the only downside was the inadequate heating in the common areas of the hotel (e.g. bar, lounge and restaurant) and the limited food availability on Saturday and the fact that food wasn't served until after 3pm on the Sunday.
played the course yesterday.quite a gusty day so alot of the uphill holes were quite tricky.
overall i enjoyed the course immensely.it was nice to see a course so well maintained.
Played the course many times, it can be a tough challenge on a blustery day (particularly off the white tees). Challenges include the 3rd, a long, long par 4 up the hill which is unreachable for most, the 4th is short but a killer green to stop the ball on, the 17th a monstrous par 3 over water where any wind is usually in your face - you might need a driver off the white tee! One or two slightly unfair bunkers if you don't know the course (i.e. hidden just at the back of greens, where even reasonable bunkers shots risk running off a quick green sloping away from you). Reasonably hilly, good variety of holes, driving range very basic, clubhouse okay, overall worth a visit.
I have played here twice in recent weeks and have found the course to be in excellent condition.
This is a challenging course, but the open fairways are quite forgiving of the high-handicapper. The 17th is a great signature hole over water - not quite Sawgrass, but it's fun nonetheless!
Having played on weekend mornings on both occasions I have found the course to be fairly quiet, making the round very relaxed.
With 2 fore 1, this is a bargain.
Played here last friday morning.
The course has quite an easy start to the round, getting progressively harder as the round progresses.
The 6th hole is beautiful to play and to look at.
And the 17th is a joy to play if you hit it right!!
All in all a good day to be had, and for the less fit of you maybe a buggy should be considered, alot of hills!!
An enjoyable test of golf. A decent mix of Pars and some testing short holes. Greens are in excellent condition and the course was well maintained. Lots of staked trees suggests it needs a few years yet to be really desirable, but nevertheless well worth it if you're able to use a 2fore1 voucher.
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