Meon Valley Golf

Just had a couple of days at Meon Valley Marriott Hotel for a golf weekend. Everything with the hotel was pretty good, a bit slow at getting the food out after we’d ordered – perhaps to be expected after a round of golf took the best part of 6 hours! but, apart from a few complaints like “that was nice but could I please have some more” and ” why don’t they just do pasta, curry, chilli or fish and chips”, I think most of us enjoyed the food.

Sunday golf though took the edge off the weekend as the we didn’t see a course marshal all day and  there was nobody at the course half-way-point to complain to about slow play. Most of our group lost the will to live after the first 9 holes and nobody scored really well.

The course wasn’t in great condition compared to last year but I’d like to think that was down to the extra-ordinarily wet weather we’ve seen in the last few months. Even raised greens were saturated despite the greenside bunkers being bone dry (?) The rest of the course looked a bit “tired” and  unloved which is a shame because we all know what it can be like from out visit last year.

Anyhow, as is the way with golf weekends, plenty of beer was drunk and a pretty good time was had by all.