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Torre Abbey Leisure Park
Ranked #1 of 11 Fun & Games in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Set in a beautiful location on Torquay seafront we have an excellently maintained 9 hole par 3 golf course available to all ages and standards from top players to absolute beginners. There is also an outdoor bowls green available to the public as well as ten all weather tennis courts. All equipment is available and we are open all year round from 9am-dusk.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Does what it says on the tin. Expensive for a 4 year old who is too little to play properly. A few of them were flooded, so couldn't be used properly, yet they still charged us full price! But it passed the time one evening.

Thank Northerngirl0909
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"pitch and putt"
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"short game"
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"torre abbey"
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"great fun"
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"great pitch"
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"high standard"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"sand bunkers"
in 3 reviews
"superb condition"
in 3 reviews
"attractive location"
in 2 reviews
"hole golf course"
in 2 reviews
"general condition"
in 2 reviews
"couple who run"
in 2 reviews
"bowling green"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic value"
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"value for money"
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"spend an afternoon"
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Abbey Pich & Putt 9 hole course is in a attractive location between Torre Abbey and the sea & provides gentle entertainment for those who just want a knock-around and don't expect too much from the 'course'. It only costs £4.50 to play so is quite reasonable. The greens are passable for a Pitch & Putt, but all the bunkers were neglected and in poor condition at the time of my visit, There was grass growing out of them and holes & footprints, which had clearly been there for days if not weeks, mainly because there are no rakes.
There is no signage on the course from green to next tee, so people were wandering around tyying to see the numbers on the flags. At some stage someone has painted numbers on the rubber mats but most have worn off.
There were empty plastic bottles and quite a bit of rubbish in several areas of the course, presumably thrown there by course users or the previous evening by antisocial people.
I had taken a golfing friend telling her that we could have a bit of fun and practice our short game. We were left feeling disappointed & didn't stay long for the above reasons and a felt bit sad that the Pitch & Putt course did not portray the right impression to the many visitors to the area.
I thought it was a local council attraction, so asked the young man at the 'hut' if if could pass my feedback onto a manager. As a matter of principle I also asked for half my money back, as the bunkers were not playable and we had cut short our 'game'.
He made a call and I was handed a mobile phone to speak to a man who did not introduce himself and just said in an angry tone "Yes and what's your complaint!" I politely told him the above details, but he seemed angry throughout. When asked he gave his name, which I think was Heath Parkin and said he was " the owner, not just some manager".
He was disappointed that I chose to complain, as he said that most people were happy with the course and he ended by saying that he hoped it would make me happy that he would do something about the bunkers. It will, as I feel that visitors to Torquay should expect a good standard from all the attractions. I hope the owner also buys some rakes (which can be taken in at night), pays attention to better signage and tidies up the litter, so people can enjoy what should be a lovely attraction.

Thank Carole P
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

A nice little 9 hole course with some challenging holes, however can sometimes can be held up by others who are a bit slow at playing.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile
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