This place is a bit creepy. We stayed here for 2 nights in late August. Shortly after we checked in, my husband said, "This place is like Duloc," a reference to the Shrek film. Shrek arrives in Duloc and it's very well-kept, but there's no one around. He's welcomed by an automated puppet show, which proclaims "Duloc is a perfect place." Shrek finally finds everyone in the arena - the equivalent of the Crowbush golf course.
There was absolutely no one in the hotel except for a few uninterested staff members. One of the staff told us that the resort is dependent on conventions and we came between groups. Whatever it was, I'm amazed they can keep this place going.
It makes a lovely impression from the parking lot (which was almost completely empty). The grounds were perfectly manicured, everything was very clean, room was sterile but spacious, decent bed, lovely view of the golf course. We stayed in a Deluxe Standard View Room.
This place is truly in the middle of nowhere. We stayed here for 2 nights. I liked the idea of a remote location when I booked it, but the location is confining, and there's not much at this resort. It was chilly so unfortunately, we never made it out to the beach, which is about a 15-minute or so walk from the hotel (past the golf course).
We ate in the clubhouse our first night - nice experience, good food. We did room service the second night, expensive but pretty good. The dining room I wouldn't recommend, at least for breakfast. It was dead, but we couldn't find a waitress throughout the meal, from ordering to getting the check.
When we checked out, there were issues with our bill, because I noticed that our breakfast wasn't on it although we charged it to the room. Not surprisingly, the staff also had difficulty finding the waitress, who had the bill. It took about 10 minutes to sort it out.
The golf course has nice views and is challenging, but the starter was unreasonable. She insisted that we couldn't golf as a twosome, although she admitted that no one was teeing off for 30 minutes in front of or behind us. (It was a cold, windy day.) But when we booked our tee time, the clubhouse had told us that we could play alone if the course wasn't crowded. The starter insisted that we play with a single. Then he called and cancelled. Then, she made us play with a staff member. He was very nice and entertaining, but why couldn't he tee off before us? She said they had a policy that singles aren't allowed to play alone. We pushed her politely, but she insisted that we had to play with him. We would have spent our last day on PEI differently if we had been told upfront about this "policy."
If you do decide to stay here, contact Rodd's 800-number to get a cheaper rate for your room and golf by booking a package. I contacted Crowbush directly and the clubhouse directly, but a staff member told me that it would have been cheaper through the toll-free number. With our rates, it wasn't a good value.
I'll be returning to P.E.I. next summer, but probably won't return to Crowbush, even for the golf.
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- Rodd Crowbush Golf And Beach Resort
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- Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort Lakeside, Prince Edward Island, Canada