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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
85.9%
Recommend this course
48 out of 56 reviews
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3.6
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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10 out of 13 reviews
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3.6
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6846 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Linden Hall Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jonathan Gaunt (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.9
56 Reviews (56)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the challenge

This is a top course layout. I’ve played here a few times and always enjoy the challenge. Can get a bit heavy after heavy rain but overall it’s worth putting on your wish list. There’s no clubhouse as such, but the pro shop and changing facilities are good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

Probably the worst condition greens I have ever played on! Ruined the round and overall experience. The fairways were in poor condition also.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just the ticket.

Some tough holes that require thought (maybe not driver). Beautiful landscape and all the par3s were interesting and fabulous to look at.

Staff excellent with handing over course knowledge and clearly have a love for the course. It's getting better and better.

Booked in again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was great, loads of great par 3s, and some difficult par 5s. Differing dog legs, good variety of holes.

Played as a 4 ball, and were through 9 holes in less than 2 hours, but we had let a group of 2 through, but then had another 2 one ballers behind us. We arent slow players but it seemed like everyone here wants to sprint round for the fastest round. We were struggling to find gaps to let people through.

Also, when getting to the back 9 a new group appeared in front of us out of nowhere, which in turn started holding us up. May have just got a bad day tbh, Sunday afternoon. Just a couple weeks after lockdown.

I didn't feel like our group was at a slow pace of play as we are never normally caught anywhere else. Were playing ready golf, and not even searching for "lost" balls. Just taking a drop near the area it disappeared.

Would definitely go again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Loved it !

Really enjoyed the round of golf. Perfect setting for a lovely day out and the pro in the golf shop was really helpful. It’s a tough course and quite physical. So if your knocking on a bit like me a buggy might be the best bet.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Investment needed

Played this course about 15 years ago and it has really went down hill. Sand removed from bunkers and looked like it had been used to treat the greens? Staff friendly enough. Course with investment could be back to championship standard. It is light years away from what it used to be. I feel the green staff don't have much budget, which is a shame and don't blame them in anyway. The course is clean and well looked after to be fair. Sort the greens out and it won't be too far away from being playable. I will play again later in the season to see if it has improved. Good luck to the staff as I feel their hands are tied financially

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course but one of them you need to play a couple of times to score well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great return to golf

Great course to return to golf with.
To get over the worse bit first, the greens aren’t yet up to the standard that the course required and deserves. Though after a long lay off and some spring growing this hopefully will just be a temporary issue.
Three of the par 3’s are played over water, which is an excellent test and a potential scorecard buster.
Fairways were in excellent condition and no easy shots are available.
The 13th maybe the signature hole but the 18th runs it close with hazards on the right with water and large trees protecting the green. An adventurous 3rd shot to the green will be well rewarded.
Looking forward to returning later in the season.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Well-Designed Course

A course that starts out really solid, but come the back-9, it’s fantastic! Open fairways that invite you to attack, but challenges all over.
Lots of walking, mainly due to the distance between holes.

The back 9 really makes this course, but it has the perfect balance of four par 3s/5s and ten par 4s.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Windy Day

But windy today. But course was okay, greens full of sand which were hard to play and putt on, not too bad to be fair.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Tee to far apart

Received phone call 1hour before tee but had already set off as it’s approx 35 min journey saying no trolleys allowed As course was soaked ! We had 3 players all with trolley bags not carry bags which are not the lightest on a dry condition day course should have been close one player slipped but luckily not hurt so really dangerous course was boggy all way round won’t be going back for a very long time !!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Got there to find out the tee boxs where put forward and the greens had been spiked full of holes no sand put in them it was very poor I tuck my friends up there thinking there would of like it but it was not to be course was very poor I’ve book twice from yous and I’ve never had any sort of discount of you

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Some challenging holes especially the par 3’s nevertheless a good course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Hugely enjoyable

I had seen some comments on the current condition of the course but I did not see any of this when i played - Linden is a fantastic layout and was in very good condition, all in all a thoroughly enjoyable round despite the challenging conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course layout

Linden Hall remains one of the best 18 hole course layouts in the north east. Today the greens were also great but overall the course was not in the best condition. Tee boxes were patchy and although cut fairways were full of weeds. The bunkers were largely unplayable, full of weeds and clearly not turned over for some time. MacDonald Hotels need to invest some money to bring the course back to its best as sadly the conditions are some way behind its main competitors at Matfen Hall, Slaley Hall and Close House.
On the plus side the scenery is magnificent, pace of play satisfactory and off course facilities pretty good.
It’s definitely worth a visit but not sure you would be happy to pay a membership at this point.

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