Located on the edge of Droitwich Spa, the club is very easy to locate as it is only 5mins from the M5 and has named signs from the town centre.
Worcester is only 20mins away, and Birmingham is about 40mins.
As a new TSG Club Partner, we sent TSGer Andy King to check out the course and share with his fellow TSGers, his view on the course.
Over to you Andy…
It is thought Gaudet Luce is Latin for something like ‘Rejoiceful Light‘ as we were told by the Company Director whose family has always owned this course since its start in the late 90’s.
I personally love a golf course you drive through part of to get to the clubhouse, you get a little taster, and Gaudet Luce doesn’t disappoint.
The car park is big but there are several other businesses onsite, so parking might be a problem at certain times. We had no issue and probably will be fine most times….
The course and clubhouse are relatively new, established in 1995. So, as you’d expect, the clubhouse is very modern, clean, and tidy.
However, their trophy cabinet in the welcoming and comfortable bar is as impressive as you’d find in a club a hundred years old.
All staff, bar, shop, and just generally were friendly and helpful (not only to us, but we noticed they stopped to chat and were as helpful as they could be to members we saw onsite as well ).
We had some food and drinks after, which were very nice and reasonably priced, the bar area although good, if it was used to cater to a large society might get a bit cramped, 30 or so would be fine but hey may have other areas for larger groups.
The Pro shop is not huge but is well stocked, and recently incorporates the retail company, American Golf, so you know what you’re going to have on offer.
Speaking to the shop staff about the course was informative about 150yrd markers etc, however, the weather lately had been so good, there was nothing for them to warn us about by the way of wet or muddy parts.
There’s a teaching school available with details on the Gaudet Luce Golf Club website.
There are two courses, the 9-hole Par 3 ‘Hazdor’ course which looked very nice and is used for a quick round, practice, and lessons etc by members and guests.
However, the absolute star of the show is the full 18-hole ‘Phoenix’ course.
From the first nice wide downhill tee, although OOB down the right, the course unfolds in front of you, with all holes offering something different.
However after all that effort, turn around and look back down the hole….the view will take your breath away (even if you might need a buggy to be ABLE to breathe after that climb!).
The course is easy to find your way around, as most tees are within sight of the previous green, and where they weren’t, there were good signs showing the way.
There ARE birdies out there to be had, but you need to play carefully to benefit. A real thinkers course!
Practice facilities are also very well catered for. A good full range, practice putting areas, and the helpful shop Pros all there to prepare you for your round. Lessons are available, and the club seems very well set up for societies, etc.
In fact, the club’s website is one of the most detailed I have ever seen.
From their price range to play and other offers onsite, like FootGolf, membership, and group golf days ( even to the opening and closing times of the kitchen, and online menus!!).
There also looks like a lot going on away from the golf.
With special offers meal deals, and entertainment galore. I would seriously look into membership here…if only it wasn’t nearly 200 miles from home !!
Coming from the London area, I thought the cost was very good value for money, even at the weekend.
Two of my group came from about 1hrs drive away and were already thinking of it as a great venue for their society to come to because of the cost and the quality of the ‘Phoenix’. Visit – Gaude Luce Golf Club – TSG Club Partner Offers
All in all, Gaudet Luce is a fantastic club and the course makes us feel very welcome and is a delight to play.
A real gem, well worth a trip. Really struggling to think of ANYTHING to criticize.
Yes, some may argue you can hear the M5 most of the way around, but personally, it’s not too loud and I managed to ‘blot’ that out after a few holes.
I would highly recommend this course to any local people, or, like me, a visitor from further away. You’ll love it.