A 5 Star caravan park with a golf course.
Golf in Hereford on the doorstep of your holiday home, touring caravan or self-catering cottage.
Pearl Lake in Herefordshire offers beautiful surroundings for your holiday and it’s wonderful golf course.
A fully fledged short course with four par 4’s – the longest at 396 yards – and five par 3’s – the longest at 241 yards – the 2200 yard suits the beginner and experienced golfer alike. The course has encouraged some of the holiday home owners to take up golf for the first time, others are happy to play in the competitions organised by both ladies and gents golf societies.
For the holiday home owners the golf is free, it comes with the package, for the touring customers and overnight customers day rate green fees are applicable.
Don’t be fooled by the fact it is ‘only’ 9 holes, this course will test the best of golfers not with its length but with the need for accuracy.
A course suited for beginners and competent golfers alike, a great course to learn on as it is not intimidating and a course that grows with you as you try and reduce your handicap.
Straight hitters will benefit from keeping the ball in play, as opposed to long hitters that are wayward off the tee, but it’s the short game that will give the greatest return. Some narrow greens and water hazards, deep bunkers and tree lined fairways all make this a little course that leaves a big impression.
Course length: 2159 yds.
178 yds – Par 3
A testing opening hole. A sheltered tee offers a sneak view of the green beyond the old oak tree. Over the tree or round the tree? but beware it is out of bounds on the right for those who go for the green!
151 yds – Par 3
The shortest hole on the course and deceptively difficult. Trying to hold a green that slopes away from the tee is hard and with a deep bunker to the left sometimes the smart money is placed on a safe shot. Short game skills are almost always called in to action here to make par.
185 yds – Par 3
A long uphill par 3 that reduces the carry of your tee shot. The new bunker front left of the green stops many going for the flag but if you miss the green or end up too far from the hole, the tiered putting surface makes putting for par nerve-wracking.
396 yds – Par 4
On paper this hole sounds straightforward but the tee shot threatens out of bounds left and right and the best place to land the ball with any chance of reaching the green in two is after the dogleg left, this means hitting over the out of bounds area on the left and over the big tree. Get it wrong and this hole has wrecked many a good start, get it right and regale the clubhouse with heroic tales of long drives and unlikely pars.
279 yds – Par 4
A simple straight away par 4 and if you have got through the first 4 holes relatively unscathed you can relax into a good round of golf on this tee. As ever at Pearl Lake a straight drive is essential and this should leave a simple pitch onto a broad green. The bunkers guarding the front need not deter but it is very easy to over read the gently sloping green. A par should be in your pocket here!
241 yds – Par 3
Long and straight off the tee gives you every chance of making a good return here. Stoke index 2 gives a good indication of the possible dangers here. Sometimes wise to play it as a par 4, limit the losses and move on.
254 yds – Par 4
The tee shot here offers a number of options and most play onto the ninth fairway and take a second shot over the trees to the green. Big hitters can make the green in one with a fair wind and the luck of the bounce, but they should know there is water out of sight on the right and a tangle of trees before the green. The green is fast, flat on the top but with a steep fall-off into a deep bunker. Sensible golf should give another par.
185 yds – Par 3
A hole to grace any golf course!
Teeing off over the water, always a bit nervy, there is out of bounds left and tall conifers on the right. The green is narrow with two tiers, A tricky ‘up and down’ if you miss the green and even if you hit the green from the tee it is a difficult read for a par. What a great hole this is.
290 yds – Par 4
The last hole looks like a ‘straight away’ par on paper but you have to play it smart. Left hand side of the fairway off the tee, if you can clear the trees, leaves a nice pitch into a broad green. Go right off the tee and the green is hidden from view. A great green to finish on which I don’t think has a straight putt on it!
Always enjoyable to play, always eventful, always sociable. A great course to practice on, to play on and to sharpen those skills.