While since I played - but from memory, I enjoyed the Premier course (away from the hotel) more than the Championship course (adjacent to hotel) which I found to be mostly bland and a bit soulless. The 9 hole Arderne course is OK for a bit of a warm up to the main event.
Can't comment on current course conditions.
Always found the hotel comfortable with reasonable food and a decent pool area. Pocket might feel like its had open wallet surgery when you buy a round of drinks!!