We recently had our 13 yearly trip to Ashbury. We tend to go at the end of September and the group size is around 20/24. Once again we had a fantastic four days playing the Oakwood, Beeches, Forest and Kigbeare courses. The courses were in good condition given the weather with the Forest in particularly excellent condition. Given the mixed golfing abilities in our group we always find the courses challenging yet manageable. Once again the food was fantastic and enjoyable and activities just right for our group. The accommodation is always clean, it's basic, but again it's a two star hotel!
As many people have mentioned there are many male groups who like to play golf and have a pint, but the vast majority are well behaved and after the initial busy times of 7.30pm the bar area does get quieter, and there are more than enough spaces to retreat too if you want some peace and quiet.
The complex has grown significantly over the years but they have always expanded the activities at the same time, a few more snooker tables would be nice though.
In terms of value for money it cannot be rivalled, for around £60 per day you get greens fees, food, accommodation, activities, heated lockers and very good service in a single venue where you can spend quality time with your family/friends. The Ashbury has never been or portrayed itself as a upmarket resort, but it does have everything you need to make a great break that suits everybody's budget.We have booked again for 2014 whilst the Ryder Cup is on, and it will no doubt be another great weekend!
- Also Known As:
- The Ashbury Hotel Fowley Cross, Devon, England