A brand new lounge and spike bar, two-tier putting green practice area, larger changing rooms with extra lockers, extended pro-shop – including a custom club fitting and analysis room – and an extended patio dining area have all been unveiled in the first major revamp of facilities since the Vale opened in 1999.
A new 70-seater brasserie-style Mediterranean restaurant, “La Cucina” – adjacent to the golf clubhouse – is nearing completion with the stand-alone facility set to open in the next few weeks.
The expansion marks the first anniversary of the opening of the Vale’s non-members Wales National course and means that the resort now offers every possible amenity to both corporate and leisure golfers.
“We opened the National in response to unprecedented demand from the corporate golf sector,‘‘ said Vale Resort Managing Director Stephen Leeke. “A need was established and the National more than adequately meets that need.
“However, we also wanted to continue to offer our existing members and corporate guests the kind of facilities that would be expected at a premier golf breaks venue.
‘‘As well as boasting two championship golf courses, we can also lay claim to the newest and most comprehensive clubhouse and practice facilities in the UK – enhancing Wales’s reputation as a blossoming golf destination in the run-up to Ryder Cup 2010.”
The £250,000 redevelopment is the first part of a multi-million pound expansion at the Vale following the acquisition of the neighbouring 17th century Hensol Castle and the 150 acres of countryside in which it stands.
Future investment plans include adding to the existing 143 bedrooms, refurbishing the hotel bar, and dramatically increasing conference and spa facilities.
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