Although visitors returning to the area may be dismayed by the size and style of a new wing added in 2008 (8 new seaview suites with balconies), new developments tend to make a better impression from the inside looking out - and golfers could well think they’ve died and gone to heaven when staying at Frank and Hilary Casey’s renowned hotel on the shores of Sheephaven Bay.
With comfortable and exceptionally spacious public areas, and guest rooms that have been thoughtfully designed down to the very last detail, it is a very hospitable and relaxing place to stay.
And, of course, as virtually every guest is bound to be a golfer, residents make up a sociable community of golfers, either in the hotel, or at the superb golf pavilion.
The Vardon Restaurant, named in honour of the legendary golfer Harry Vardon, is open to non-residents; the wine list is carefully selected to complement the mainly traditional dishes and seafood on the menu. and they are open for full Sunday lunch from April to the end of October.