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Our Visit to China Fleet Country Club

 

China Fleet Country Club

We’ve been lucky enough to be one of the only Tour Operators that have a relationship with China Fleet Country Club. Since our beginning they have been one of the most popular venues we’ve had.

In February 2020, we were invited to experience CF for ourselves.

After our stay it was clear to see why they have become so popular.

As a thank you to their golf team (Ben & Cameron), we have put together this short blog which we hope will inspire those looking to book and excite those that have already booked!

CF is in Saltash, Cornwall. Now, when we say Cornwall this sometimes scares groups, thinking they will have to drive hour after hour. However, Saltash is just over the Tamar Bridge, a stone throw away from the Cornwall & Devon border.

We’ve pulled apart our itinerary to best demonstrate the facilities…

Golf Course

Despite the recent storms (Ciara & Dennis), the course was holding up nicely. But due to the forecast on the day, we were the only souls left on the course.

When describing golf courses, we always run into the usual clichés such as; the holes are all different from each other, there is a high variety of holes, and the course has lots of strategically placed hazards, great views, etc…

All if the above is more relevant than ever when describing CF’s Course. As an example of variety, see this list of holes – (I would scan through this list so I don’t bore you, but it’s there in case you need proof)

  1. Mid length par 4, dog leg right
  2. Long par 5, blind tee shot, straight
  3. Short par 4, dog leg left
  4. Long par 4, straight
  5. Mid length par 3, down hill
  6. Short par 4, blind tee shot, straight
  7. Short par 3, uphill
  8. Mid length par 4, straight
  9. Long par 5, dog leg right
  10. Short par 4, straight
  11. Long par 4, straight
  12. Mid length par 3, flat
  13. Very long par 5, straight ish
  14. Mid length par 4, dog leg right
  15. Mid length par 3, down hill
  16. Mid length par 4, slight dog leg left
  17. Long par 4, slight dog leg left
  18. Mid length par 5, dog leg right

Check my maths here but I’m only counting 3 occasions where the holes are the same. Now, if you break down those 3 occasions –

1st and 14th – nothing like each other, the 1st has no water, the 14th (signature hole) is a drive across water

5th & 15th – Again, water is the difference, with the 5th tee shot being across the hazard.

4th & 11th – The fairway on the 11th runs out at 330 yards (from whites) Hazard stretches down the left. The 4th only has the left bunker as protection off the tee.

 

So, all in all, I think I’ve proved my point about variety.

To get away from all this nasty bulk typing, here are some images we snapped up during the round.

     

      

If you’ve been to CF before you will notice the clearing of trees and bushes behind some of the first 6 greens, this is offering a better view of the Tamar.

Accommodation

Not your typical hotel block where the room feels like you’re boxed in…The accommodation at CF are all apartments & cottages. We were in the 2 bed apartments, which includes; Double/Twin bedroom, En-suite bathroom, kitchen & living room.

Rated 4-star, these apartments are much better for golfing groups than a hotel. Mainly because of the living space which leaves plenty of room for golf clubs and golfing kit.

Also, if you like to have a private drink with your group, you can do so in the living room/kitchen area.

Some of our pictures below…

          

Bistro & Brasserie

After a wet day on the course, we ended up in the brasserie bar and dining area for dinner. If you’re a smaller group, this would be the best option for evening meal. On the brasserie menu you have £24 per person allocated for dinner, and it goes a long way here. If you fancy lots of extras and drinks, you can just pay the difference when ordering.
If you’re a bigger group eating together, you may be better off in the Bistro, where you can select 2-courses from the menu.

Breakfast we used the Bistro. We were delightfully served by Kevin, who was extremely pleasant. So much so, that I made an effort to grab his name afterwards because I wished to give him a shout out here. Nice work Kevin, Great way to start the morning.

Food was superb.

The Gym & Spa

Deciding to stick with our working day routine, we found ourselves in the gym at 6.30am.

Maybe 20% of golfers reading this will find it useful to know that the gym is open for guests and golfing groups, I must admit if I were away on holiday, I would be finding any excuse not to go. However, we were determined to test it out.

The gym is fantastic, variety of machines, weights and everything else. The trainers we active giving sessions from 6.30.

Although it seemed busy for that time of the morning, there was plenty of space to carry on with your workout.

The Spa is perfect for pre or post golf relaxation. Clean, crisp and just a soothing place to be. if you want to take your relaxation to the next level, there are treatments on offer which can be booked in advance.

Overall, we had an incredible experience at China Fleet, straight from the first welcome. It is easy to see why this has become one of the most popular golf resorts in the South West.

Thank you to Ben, Cameron & the CF team for looking after us and our groups so well.

We will certainly be itching to get back in the summer to update these wet and windy pictures of ours.

 

To enquire for your group visit – https://golfsouthwest.co.uk/package/china-fleet-stay-play-golf-breaks-2/

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