7 reviews of Peterstone Lakes Golf Club
26th, Sept. 2013
My Cousin and I played our annual ‘Wales v England’ match here with on Sept. 23rd.
The course is midway between Newport and Cardiff, right on the coast (which you never actually see), in the heart of the Gwent Levels, South Wales’ equivalent of The Fens.
As the name suggests there are lots of lakes, although you actually play over very few of them and they tend more to border the fairways so that you need to be pretty straight.
There are also several ditches connecting the lakes, and some quite large drainage ditches, or ‘reens’ as they are known locally, so that even if you’re straight you’re not guaranteed to be safe.
The course was opened as recently as 1990, and considering it’s youthfulness, and that it was fashioned from wild marshland, it’s matured very well.
Some of the holes are so dauntingly long that you need binoculars to see the flag (!), but not all of them, and they’re well mixed so that it doesn’t become monotonous.
Of course it always helps your golf if the weather is good, and unfortunately it could have been better.
It didn’t rain much, just a couple of spells of light drizzle, but there was a stiffish breeze, which I’m told is quite common here, and it could have been warmer.
More to the point, there had obviously been a lot of rain quite recently, because some of the cups were full of water, and this had a noticeable effect on the course.
There was no run at all on the fairways, and the first cut, which was quite long and lush, was so damp that it grabbed the clubhead and killed the shot.
The greens though were fairly fast, although they had a lot of subtle (no, wicked!) borrows which I just couldn’t get.
One word of warning.
Time after time I hit a decent approach shot but was just short.
It wasn’t until well into the round that I took a closer look at the planner and realised that everything was in metres!
Most unusual, but when in Rome (or near Newport!)
The Clubhouse is very modern and the staff were friendly and welcoming.
In the event though, when we got back in, at 5/30, the kitchen was closed so we just restricted ourselves to cups of coffee.
To sum up it’s quite a pretty course, (or it would be on a really nice day), and a good challenge.
I’d be happy to play it again.
This is a pleasant flat parkland course, with lots of water. The fairways are generous, the rough forgiving and the greens receptive and well maintained; so the building of a good score beckons, but the water hazards on the closing holes and the tight out of bounds on the 18th provide ample opportunity to ruin a good round. An oddity of the course is that all the distance markers are in metres rather than yards which can make club selection tricky if you are unfamiliar with the course.
I played Peterstone lakes on a friday evening, having only payed £12 for the round i was extremely impressed by all aspects of this golf club. The weather was fine but the wind was very strong, (not so much of a problem as i play on a mountain course) all in all a very good test of golf and an excellent round. Will be back very soon to play another round.
Played Peterstone last weekend. It was a good test of golf due to strong winds on the day. Course was in fantastic shape and the clubhouse was very welcoming. The Indian buffet was awesome too.
Nice parkland course with fine true greens. Although not overly long it still gets tricky with all the well placed water hazards. Although 2 for 1 is not available on weekends it is still worth a visit for £30.
peterstone is a lovely course suitable for adults and children im a member there and hope to be for many years to come
PLayed Peterstone for the first time at the end of July. The course was in excellent condition and has a good mix of holes. It is an easy course to walk with much wildlife to admire if your game isnt A1! Nice clubhouse with fiendly staff and good food. Having played most courses in the area (including the Celtic Manor) Peterstone ranks very favourably for value for money.
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