Costs:
4 out of 5
TG Rating:
3.5 out of 5
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Players Rating:
3.92 out of 5
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Address: Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, COVENTRY, CV7 7HR

Tel: 01676 526113

Website: www.marriott.co.uk/golf

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What we say...

3.5 out of 5

The Belfry is one of the best-known courses in the Heart of England, but the Forest of Arden’s Arden layout gives it a good run for its money in every sense. The Donald Steel-designed Arden runs through Packington Estate and has a terrific variety of holes and speedy greens. It has a wonderful pedigree having hosted the British Masters three times and provides golf at its best and most demanding, finishing with a breathtaking par-3 over a valley. With a Marriott hotel and another 18-hole layout (Aylesford), it’s a golfing paradise. The two nines are very distinct, the second half playing through the trees… and deer. There’s a potential sting in the tail at both the par-5 17th and the 200-yard par-3 finale over a water-filled valley.

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Course Information

Course: 72 par

Course Style: Parkland

Green Fees: Weekdays £120 Weekends From £52

Course Length: 6,451 yards (5,898 metres)

Holes: 18

Difficulty: Hard 0-10

Course Membership: Proprietary

Course Features

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Buggy Hire
  • Trolley Hire
  • Driving Range
  • Dress Code
  • Practice Green
  • Club Hire
  • Pro Shop
  • Handicap

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Course Description

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Golf and Country Club started life as a nine-holer in 1979 before Donald Steele's highly impressive re-design in 1992. Set in 10,000 acres of Warwickshire parkland, many varieties of wildlife can be found within the boundaries of the golf course. This provides the perfect backdrop to a Championship Golf Course regarded as one of the finest in the country. The Arden Golf Course was designed by Donald Steel in 1970 and redesigned in 1992. The layout of the golf course is a true test of golf designed to make the golfer play a wide range of shots, as some of the best professionals on the European Tour will tell you. A variety of different tee boxes, water hazards, trees, which neatly outline the fairways and thick rough make the Arden Golf Course long and tough but still a very enjoyable test of golf.

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3 out of 5

Poor condition, over priced

By teddy21

Played here on Monday this week. First thing i would say is that although the greens were in poor condition they had just been spiked and this was made clear when we booked (and we were given a discounted rate to reflect this). However, disappointingly this echoed through the rest of the course with apparently no effort being made to do anything but cut the fairways. Attention to detail was... read more

4.5 out of 5

Excellent Course, lovely staff

By Diane Harding

I had lessons with one of the pro's at the academy and then played the course. We covered everything from driving, fairways, chipping, bunkers & putting and I have lost 5 shots from my handicap this year. Excellent pro, I played the course several times (Arden) since and love it, even though it is quite long for a Lady Golfer.

3 out of 5

Only An Ok

By smokyb3

Played the Arden course as part of a FREE golf day. But I understand green fees can cost anything up to £120! It certainly isn't worth that much. We played after a lot of rain the day before and although the course had drained it away, it was playing long. But it is not a difficult course. The first 2 holes in particular are a piece of cake. But every hole has very generous fairways but even if... read more

3 out of 5

Not as expected

By Richard Reid

Nice but not half as good as was expecting for the price

4.5 out of 5

Cracking weekend

By ianball

The condition of the Arden course for October was superb. The greens were slippery, the deer were everywhere. Every hole is framed so well that even if you are not playing well you are still smiling. The Aylesford course does suffer in comparison but it is still interesting and in excellent condition. Only two grumbles - course managers on the Arden kept telling us we were going too slow - I'd... read more

4 out of 5

It's OK

By floody

It's OK I played this course in the middle of Aug'07 & I was disappointed with the condition of the Arden course. The fairways weren't as crisp as I thought they should be & they were littered with divots. Saying that it's a nice course that requires you to plot your way around & you can't grab for the driver everytime. I played as part of a society so I didn't pay anywhere near the £110 green... read more

4.5 out of 5

Two great courses

By gareth67

Two great courses, the Aylesford being as well looked after as the Arden, some beautiful views and shaped holes. Well worth playing both courses.

5 out of 5

Worth every penny

By Anonymous

As you see the deer on the fairways when you drive in, you know it's going to be a good day and the rest of the experience does not disappoint! The clubhouse is very large but somehow very welcoming, the pro shop staff are friendly, and the perennial starter at the first tee is a great touch to guide you into one of the best rounds of golf that you can have. The first few holes are challenging,... read more

3.5 out of 5

Worth a look

By Anonymous

Great course and a plus point is that they acceppt 2 for 1 vouchers during restricted times. Well worth a game.

4 out of 5

a great golfing day out.

By Anonymous

'you get what you pay for'. This old cliche is certainly appropriate for this superb layout. Expensive it may be but the course was in perfect condition with fast greens and great fairways. The course provides a tough challenge of golf and the facilities are top class. Certainly a course i recommend any serious golfer to play at least once.

4 out of 5

Well worth a visit

By Anonymous

I sneaked in a round at a recent weekend break with the family. I played the course on the "Winter Package" which was £40 for bacon roll and coffee, range token and 18 holes which I thought was great value. The pro shop staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The course itself is a cracker, and I would say that the back nine is the better of the two. Buy a strokesaver booklet... read more

4 out of 5

Well worth a visit

By Anonymous

Great course and well worth a visit. Plot your way around for a better score, especially on the risk/reward par 5's.

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club - Arden Course Today's Golfer 2006-12-22T19:06:00.0000000 The Belfry is one of the best-known courses in the Heart of England, but the Forest of Arden’s Arden layout gives it a good run for its money in every sense. The Donald Steel-designed Arden runs through Packington Estate and has a terrific variety of holes and speedy greens. It has a wonderful pedigree having hosted the British Masters three times and provides golf at its best and most demanding, finishing with a breathtaking par-3 over a valley. With a Marriott hotel and another 18-hole layout (Aylesford), it’s a golfing paradise. The two nines are very distinct, the second half playing through the trees… and deer. There’s a potential sting in the tail at both the par-5 17th and the 200-yard par-3 finale over a water-filled valley. More Top 2-FORE!-1 parkland courses The Belfry is one of the best-known courses in the Heart of England, but the Forest of Arden’s Arden layout gives it a good run for its money in every sense. The Donald Steel-designed Arden runs through Packington Estate and has a terrific variety of holes and speedy greens. It has a wonderful pedigree having hosted the British Masters three times and provides golf at its best and most demanding, finishing with a breathtaking par-3 over a valley. With a Marriott hotel and another 18-hole layout (Aylesford), it’s a golfing paradise. The two nines are very distinct, the second half playing through the trees… and deer. There’s a potential sting in the tail at both the par-5 17th and the 200-yard par-3 finale over a water-filled valley. 3.9512
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