Golf at 5* Pearl Lake Country Holiday Park

**The 8th hole is undergoing ground repair, so please take care in this area** 21/05/24

Our golf course is in the heart of Pearl Lake Country Holiday Park, right on the doorstep of your holiday home, touring caravan/motorhome or self-catering cottage.

Pearl Lake, on the edge of Shobdon village in North Herefordshire offers beautiful surroundings for your holiday and the bonus of a great 9-hole golf course exclusively for the use of our home owners and guests staying with us. Guests and home owners at our sister parks can also play the course.  

There are four fantastic 18 hole courses within a 40 minute drive of our parks:

Kington Golf Club - the highest 18 hole course in the country

Burghill Valley Golf Club - 18 holes nestled in glorious countryside 

Leominster Golf Club - a course with 18 very different holes

Herefordshire Golf Club - the oldest club in Herefordshire established in 1896

So, why not fine tune your game with a quick practice round at Pearl Lake before heading off to break course records across the county!

5 star caravan holiday park with golf course

Green Fees

Holiday Home owners - no charge

Self-catering guests - no charge

Touring customers and visiting guests - £8 per day

It may be only 9 holes, but 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. It's a great course to learn on as it's not intimidating, It's a course that grows with you as you try to reduce your handicap. It's a course that tests accuracy not necessarily length of shot. 

Straight hitters will benefit from keeping the ball in play, as opposed to long hitters that are wayward off the tee. 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.

Our course has encouraged some of our  holiday home owners to take up golf for the first time. There's are golf societies here that organise competitions for both ladies and gentlemen.  

In 2023 our course was updated with five completely new holes. We lengthened the existing first hole to create a tricky dog-leg par 4. We also installed a sprinkler system servicing all nice greens to maintain a much better quality putting surface.

With 3 different tees for each hole, white, yellow and red, effectively there are 27 holes to play. Graded 'Hard' (white), 'Medium' (yellow), and 'Easy' (red), a different approach on each hole will be needed as you navigate your way to that perfect round.

Our 9-hole Golf Course - swing by swing

 

Hole 1 – Par 4 "Oak No More"
229 yds White Tee
215 yds Yellow Tee
215 yds Red Tee

A testing opening hole has just got much more tricky for 2023. Now a short par 4, the old oak tree has gone and the green has been repositioned to create a longer dog-leg left. Yes, big hitters can hit the green in one but beware it is out-of-bounds on the right!  My suggestion... play it safe, on for 2 and 2 putts, start with a solid par.

Hole 2 – Par 3 "The Spinney"
149 yds White Tee
144 yds Yellow Tee
139 yds Red Tee

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.

Hole 3 – Par 3 "Shobdon Rise"
186 yds White Tee
184 yds Yellow Tee
184 yds Red Tee

A long uphill par 3 that reduces the carry of your tee shot. The fence line left is out of bounds and the 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.


Always enjoyable to play, always eventful, always sociable. A great course to practice on, to play on and to sharpen those skills.

Hole 4 – Par 3 "Top to Bottom"
173 yds White Tee
173 yds Yellow Tee
165 yds Red Tee

The first of the new holes for 2023, this downhill hole will question your club choice. Less club needed as the green is lower than the tee, but can you hit that high, floaty, Rory McIlroy draw over the big tree and land it oh-so-softly on the small green? Good luck!

Hole 5 – Par 3 "Round T' Bend"
149 yds White Tee
133 yds Yellow Tee
146 yds Red Tee

Fortune favours the brave. Is that true for golf too? This may well become one of the toughest holes on the new course. Playing to a blind green can you move the ball in flight from left to right with enough loft to clear the trees and still find the green?

Hole 6 – Par 3 "Short & Sweet"
131 yds White Tee
129 yds Yellow Tee
129 yds Red Tee

Short holes in golf are only easy if you find the green from the tee or, if you are a long way from the hole, you can lag your first putt to 'gimme' range. This is the first hole where it feels a bit easier, but don't be distracted. The next 3 holes should be a joy to practice your short iron tee shots and your short game around the dance floor.

Hole 7 – Par 3 "Three To Play"
135 yds White Tee
139 yds Yellow Tee
130 yds Red Tee

How is your round coming together? Don't play the hero on these holes, just keep it together. If you miss the green here, miss it short. There are bunkers left and right and OOB at the back. You have been warned!

Hole 8 - Par 3 "Lucky Eight"
144 yds White Tee
149 Yellow Tee
140 Red Tee

Don't be fooled by this hole. The green is going to be a tricky prospect, even on slow days. With two tiers sloping down from back to front it will be easy to putt off the front of the green. Play smart, leave yourself an uphill putt or, if you miss the green, an uphill chip from front left. This could be a card-wrecker, don't let it wreck yours!

Hole 9 - Par 4 "Windy Heights"
325 yds White Tee
329 yds Yellow Tee
320 yds Red Tee

On paper this hole looks 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 with a short iron is after the dog-leg 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 ruined many a good start, get it right and regale the clubhouse with heroic tales of long drives and unlikely pars.

Coming back and bringing my clubs such a lovely little golf course , I give this 5*, don’t want to go home.
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