The Vale Resort (Lake Course)
At 6,436 yards, it certainly packs a punch. From the off, this par-72 course makes clear it’s not for the faint-hearted, with an opening par-three shot in full view, and striking distance of the hotel. Gulp. Survive that and there’s the sizeable challenge that accompanies 12 of the championship golf course’s 18 holes involving water. It’s not called the Lake Course for nothing! And having spent the past two decades bedding into the local landscape, the Lake Course at the Vale Resort now offers a rich habitat for local wildlife.
- Peter Johnson