I think that from a PGA point of view things went better than we expected. The welcome from the club and the members was great and you could tell when talking to them that they seemed to be very happy to have us there and for your club to be hosting one of our “Big” tournaments.
From a playing and course point of view I think it is fair to say it went very, very well. I heard comments from the Pro’s such as “Hidden Gem” , “Why have we never been here before, this is brilliant “ to experienced former Tour Pro’s extolling the virtues of the greens with such comments as “ These greens are up to Tour Standard” . All very positive and there were many more I could add. I did not hear and neither did the boys running the tournament, one negative comment about your club or your excellent golf course and your Head Greenkeeper and his staff should be very proud of the course they produced for the three days. Top class.
I know many of the Pro’s who played will be passing these reports back to their members urging them to come visit the club and hosting the tournament did nothing but enhance the reputation of Bentley Golf Club.
Gordon A Campbell
Secretary - The PGA in England (East)
Ballards Gore Seniors Section Came to your Club today, for breakfast and a round of golf. I thought that I just had to write to you to say that I had a great day, Breakfast was really nice and the condition of the course was fantastic you have something really worthy of another visit at some point in the future.
As you are not on Facebook you might not see this review from Ian Ewing - rated 5 out of 5
We had a society day on the 30th June and I would like to say well done as the courses was in great condition the greens were excellent. But even better was the hospitality from the staff we was met in the morning by Debbie who was both very pleasant and great fun.
So well done Bentley.
I would just like to say thank you for hosting the East Region OOM event this week. Everybody at the club was very friendly and helpful and the course was in great condition . I came early on Tuesday to play a practice round and took this photo looking down the 18th as I stood on the 1st tee and thought you might like it.
Thank you again
Ely City GC
Good morning Mark.
After playing at Bentley with the Phoenix G. S. On the 15th of June I would like you too know that the 25 members really enjoyed the day.
Only 5 of the members had played the course before,and everyone thought it was a very good,in superb condition.
In the clubhouse everything was perfect,from the start of the day, the coffee and bacon rolls,drinks at the bar,and a three course dinner that everyone enjoyed .
Many thanks to Mark and his team, and the ladies who looked after us in the clubhouse.
I have received so many compliments about our trip to Bentley Golf Club today, we all had a fantastic day!
Everyone at the club was so friendly and welcoming whether staff or members and all were keen to make sure we had a good day.
Adrian took very good care of us out on the course and your bar & kitchen team did us proud with breakfast and a generous lunch.
We thought the course was in fabulous condition and provided a suitable challenge, although our winners had quite good scores.
Please pass on our thanks to the whole team for a job very well done and with a smile too.
I’m sure you will have many more Brickendon visitors on the back of our trip.
Dee (and the Brickendon Grange Ladies’ Committee)
Dear Mark, Chef, catering staff and Waitresses.
Thank you for allowing us to hold our Captains day at your club and making it such a memorable day.
All our members thought the course was in excellent condition, even though most of us had difficulty reading the greens, I hasten to add not the fault of the greens.
Everyone remarked on the excellent carvery and also the other courses and the service was excellent, the waitresses were so friendly. Sorry if we kept the staff late, but we had a lot to get through, but a really enjoyable evening thanks to all of you.
If we have not worn our welcome out we would like to hold our captains day 2017 at your club. I will be in contact.
Paul (Havering Golf Society) 8th August 2016
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed last Friday the course was absolutely superb and a big thankyou to your staff who were great nothing was to much trouble and very helpful.
Everyone agreed it was the best course we have played in a long while and hope to be able to return next year
Regards Alan Wall Troggs GS
Hi Mark just like to a big thank you for a very successful day special thanks also to catering staff for a very enjoyable meal kind regards from Fred on behalf of wanstead c d s see you again soon
Good morning Mark,
I just wanted to thank you for allowing our society to visit your club yesterday.
Your staff were very friendly and helpful and we all had a great time.
Hope to visit you again sometime this summer.
"I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and Bentley Golf Club for a most enjoyable day last Friday, everything from the course the food and the staff was of the highest standard so much so that next years captain is already saying we should return in 2016.
Please also pass on our thanks to Debbie who was there when we arrived at 8.30am and was there to see us off at 10.00pm she was brilliant.
Castle Golf Society 10 July 2015"
"I had the pleasure of playing a round at your course today. I just wanted to compliment the team on a course presented in such fantastic condition. The greens were so true and nearly as good as Woburn two weeks ago and they were perfect. everyone was so friendly and its a pleasure to spend a few hours at the course. Well done to all. I'm certainly going to recommend it to lots of people. Best. Sam" June 2015
On behalf of Kelvedon hatch Football Club I would like to thank you and everyone else at the Bentley Golf Club for making the KHFC Golf Day a success.
Not only did you have a good course available for the players to play on but you also arranged for the sun to come out in the afternoon for us! Now that is what I call organising.
The food and service was up to your normal high standards and we would like to thank all of your staff for the way in which we were greeted and looked after.
The players enjoyed their day and that is testament to your Club.
Once again thank you for looking after us and we hope to see you again next year.
Kelvedon Hatch Football Club 2015
"Thanks Mark and all at The Bentley for making our visit a most enjoyable day. Please pass our comments on to Nick and all the staff in the club house. Thanks once again D.JOYCE Twigs representative. " June 2015
"I just wanted to say thank you for Friday. Everyone in the group had a great day the course is in great condition and the food and service was excellent. Please pass on my thanks to everyone at the club. I hope to visit Bentley Golf Club again soon." - The Birdie Club (1 July 2014)
"A very big thank you for hosting a lunch to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. The food and hospitality were enjoyed by everyone and you succeeded in making our day very special. Many thanks and well done to everyone". - Jean and Graham Francis (1 July 2014)
"The course was in magnificent condition, the subject of remarks by many that played. The meal also was very much appreciated and it gave us much pleasure to pass on our thanks to the catering team." - Lions Club of Brentwood
"On behalf of all our members I should like to say thank you for providing us with such a splendid day. Knowing the bad weather we have all experienced recently, your green staff have worked wonders on the course and the greens are in excellent condition for the time of year. The Chef, kitchen staff and waitresses provided us with excellent cuisine and service and were so pleasant, as usual. Thank you for all the help to make our day so special at your club." - Havering Golf Society
"Many thanks for a really enjoyable day, we were made to feel really welcome and the staff and members were all friendly and exceptionally helpful. Everyone thought the course was in beautiful condition and we all thoroughly enjoyed, and did justice to, the meal afterwards." - EFULGS
"Thanks for your support on what now appears to have been the 1st Annual Youth Plus Golf day. The course was prepared immaculately by the Bentley Golf Club green-keepers and was in a fantastic condition. All I heard from everyone coming off the golf course were nothing but compliments on the condition and "overall magnificence" of the preparation. All said they would like to come back next year! The Bentley catering staff laid on a wonderful 3 course carvery meal that, by the look of the empty plates, all seemed to enjoy. Nick and Andy in the Pro Shop provided me with great support on the day and my thanks to them from all concerned." - Phil Nunn GOLF PLUS 25 July 2014
"On behalf of Essex Ladies County Golf Association I would like to thank Benley Golf Club for hosting the final of the Inter-Club Bronze Shield between Thorndon Park and Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club. The course was presented in superb condition and the catering provided was excellent."
"We had our golf day at Bentley yesterday and all our members playing thought that the course was fantastic and the welcome from the staff top rate. We all enjoyed the day at Bentley - please be sure to pass on our thanks to all the staff and Nick all of whom were very helpful and accommodating. Hopefully we behaved ourselves and may have a chance of returning next year. Please let me know if that is a possibility as we would certainly like to play the course again." - Jaquar Golf Society 3 August 2014
"On behalf of myself and guests,I would like to thank you and your staff for providing a fantastic day yesterday. Food service was excellent and I know the players really enjoyed themselves. I will recommend we repeat the Golf Day to be played at Bentley GC again next year." - Terry McParland Free-On Business Development Manager Essex Cricket Club Golf Day
"We all had a very good day and please let the cook know the food was excellent especially the steak pie. Hope to be able to do a return booking for around the same time next year." - The Oaks Golf Society August 2014
"Alex,just to say how much our golfers enjoyed your course,food and hospitality. They had an excellent day so many thanks to all concerned." - CUACO Golf Society 16 September 2014
Ref our recent society day with you 16 August 2014 "thank you very much everyone there for looking after us. The course (as always ) was lovely and the day was enjoyed by us all....looking forward to the next one. Danny ( Canary Golf Society )
"Just a quick e-mail to thank your staff for the way they looked after us yesterday, they were a credit to your Club and we shall look forward to returning soon. Thanking you. Robbie" - Thorpe Hall Seniors 8 October 2014
"Thank you for the magnificent way in which the staff at Bentley Golf Club organised and catered for the funeral party that took place last Tuesday, October 7th. The quality of the catering was quite superb and the service was excellent. Although intrinsically a very sad day for me, the attendance of so many people and the quality of service on your behalf made the funeral party an uplifting experience." Trevor Brown
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