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3.9
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
84.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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3.8
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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3.6
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 69
Length 5856 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Also known as Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club - Old Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - GBP 30
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

3.9
17 Reviews (17)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Didn't play old course as was shifted to the Woosnam by the staff as a member wanted our slot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course for all levels

Good track, well looked after. After a bit of a stale start (up and down 1-3) the course gets interesting with some challenging holes. Quite hilly (clue is in the name) but nowhere near the most mountainous of courses I’ve played. Well worth a visit for low, mid and high handicappers. I preferred it to the Woosnam. We will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Fiddly & Punishing

This course is not a bad course but I did not overly enjoy my round here.

The course layout is tough: more than one blind tee shot, the greens a fairly small and the bunkers are challenging. There are multiple doglegs with tall trees guarding the inside and tee boxes forcing you to either draw or fade the ball - something I cannot do and I can't say I know many golfers who can.

There are plenty of banks around greens which can leave horrible downhill chip shots out of patchy rough and nasty run off areas, also with really patchy grass so very easy to get horrible lies from areas deliberately designed to catch you out - these seem unfair and just not well kept.

Even as a naturally long hitter, the par threes are lengthy and very well guarded. If you play for fun and aren't long or straight, this course will grind on you.

On the 13th - a short par 4, it's slightly downhill for 200 yards then sharply downhill and breaking right to left with a tree guarding the whole left side of the green. If you hit beyond 200 yards you are punished for being on the fairway - again balls collecting into a run off area that has been destroyed by rabbits and moles. I just can't understand how this hole is supposed to be fun for anyone who can't hit a baby draw to a tiny green and stop the ball before it runs off into woodland and leaf litter.

To make this clear, many others might well enjoy this course. Clearly, it is built on a hill so if you don't like constantly playing uphill lies, downhill lies, hanging lies etc then think twice about playing here as there are almost zero shot played from a flat lie.

Courses have only been open 2-3 weeks since lockdown restrictions have lifted so I suggest that a lot of the upkeep of the course and the speed of the greens (very slow) may well be below their normal standards so I won't judge them based on this trip. However, even with the course being in better condition, the layout and the contours make this a place I won't be coming back to.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Sunday twilight
Course to ourselves
Excellent buggies
Staff really friendly and helpful, especially Nick
Course is fun to play with some spectacular views and stunning golf holes
Greens will be superb by the end of April
Highly recommend a round here both the Woosnam and Old courses are excellent layouts

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Lovely course, interesting holes, good pace of play. Nice greens

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent but muddy

Great course with challenging, interesting holes.

It was cold, frosty and the ball was plugging of fairways and greens but it still most enjoyable.

Highly recommended

Just expect to lose balls in the rough at they hit the dirt, become muddy, then disappear.

They are trying a drive-thru check in... but it’s poorly signed and poorly executed. This needs improvement but good on them for trying.

I look forward to returning.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Dale Hill Old Course

I was really looking forward to playing the Old Course at Dale Hill, which I'd heard was better than the Woosnam course. The course lay out is good, and is a fair challenge for the average golfer. The staff were friendly but the bar etc. was closed by the time we had finished (just after 6.30pm), so we didn't have the opportunity to use the amenities, but they looked very good. The greens were in good condition, as were the tee boxes, however the fairways were atrocious. They were almost without exception patchy with areas of bare dirt literally every couple of inches. I've never played a course before where you have worse lies on the fairways than in the rough. Almost every shot that remained on the fairway was penalised. Truly terrible, especially given the amount of time the green keeping staff have had to keep the course in good condition when golfers have been unable to play this year. Had we known this when booking, we would not have played there.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Overbooked

Course layout is OK although a bit up and down. Fairway conditions below average with lots of areas in need of repair. Main issue was that another 4 ball was double booked for our tee time - not sure if this the fault of the club or the app - which contributed to a very slow round.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty and interesting course

I played in a fourball. It was very hot and we were grateful for the buggies, which were only £10 each. The buggies were in excellent condition and were smooth and easy to draw and we were impressed with the club and ball cleaner attached to each one. The course was well maintained and the greens were true but challenging and each hole was different. The course was beautiful and we had a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Really nice course, well laid out and good condition. We played in the afternoon and had the place to ourselves.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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