Slaley Hall Hotel & Golf - Hunting Course
|Red (W)||75||5903 yards|
|Green M: 75.0/138||362||562||531||395||179||331||395||184||463||3402||429||429||412||521||382||205||432||423||453||3686||7088|
|White M: 74.0/132||353||550||500||382||170||327||374||174||447||3277||419||409||404||505||374||198||418||402||444||3573||6850|
|Yellow M: 72.1/130||338||529||490||362||156||315||350||159||436||3135||399||390||392||483||332||186||409||373||431||3395||6530|
|Red W: 75.4/134||311||503||460||350||138||265||301||141||389||2858||328||335||349||448||323||161||360||329||412||3045||5903|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Should have been closed
I know from previous occasions how good a course Slaley Hall Hunting course is and was looking forward to play. Unfortunately such a large amount of rain fell the day before that the course was truly unplayable. If you hit nice shots down the fairway and cannot find the ball as it is plugged deep underground, you have no chance.
After nine holes we asked in the shop if there was a rain check option but we’re told as it was open it was considered playable. This is the only time I have ever felt that an open course should have been shut and I could not understand the logic. Such a shame!
Great course, but very slow.
Not played here since they changed the layout and the course was as good as I remembered. Bunkers could do with a load more sand in them.
Biggest problem of the day was the pace of play. 5+ hours for 18 holes is frustrating and there wasn’t anyone on course to ensure pace was being kept up.
Will be back but midweek as a Saturday it’s just too congested.
We were informed by the starter that there had been a booking mess up and things were a little slow, this turned out to be a huge understatement, we ended up quitting the round on the 12th after 3 hours 30 mins, arriving on the 11th and 12th tees to find 2 groups waiting to tee off it was clear we would have another 2 hours to finish which is simply not acceptable.
Getting in to the bar at 17:30 we were informed no food was being served even though other tables seemingly on package deals we’re ordering food so the kitchen was clearly still open but would seem not for guests on day tickets
Not what we expected from a supposed premier venue
Hotel OK, but room bit tired. Food choice good on set menus/ allowance of £28 per person on evening meals. Beer pricing OK, however at £8.75 for a glass of house red, be prepared for expensive nights. The layout to check in, unload and take your luggage/ clubs to yiur rooms was very poor. Drop of at reception and then trundle your gear through bars and restaurants to get to rooms - really! Hunting course in fabulous condition and definitely worth a play. Priestman course however was a very poor relative in comparison and the tees in particular were extremely poor on the Priestman course. Buggies at £40 per day put us off enough to take our own trollies, however if the had been say £25 per day we would have taken them. Too expensive at £40, unless splitting with a partner in a society. As couples, far cheaper to take trolley. Due to location of car park to rooms we opted to leave trollies and clubs in cars overnight on second night which is far from ideal. Lack of drop kerbs also not thought out for either trollies or suitcases. Also be prepared for noisy weddings / weddings parties filling the bar. One bar serves all of the main bar, wedding functions and main restaurant. Made a very noisy and unrelaxed night. Overall good, but dissapointing for what we paid
Set up like a pro
excellent course with stunning views, great test of your skills and superb scenery. Course being set up ready for Europro tour following week. Will be great to,watch knowing have played those holes
Hunting in January
Played here mid January--sunny but cold , pro shop well stocked -reasonable prices , very friendly staff.
the course played very , very long---wettish ground but in good nick ---its January !!.
Played off yellows--no temps. All greens on---great but like putting on rice pudding--its January.
15 years since i played here but will be back asap--lovely walk in the sun.. They have swapped 999s but i probably like it the way it was.
club house /conservatory closed---seemed to be only 2x2 balls on course----perhaps they need to reduce prices again to get golfers there in winter---its a bit out of the way but fantastic value for a good course.
Please bring your A game and long hitting clubs!!
5 ***** course but needs golfers on it
Fantastic - we will be back
The course was in excellent condition for this time of year, no winter tees or greens. Some fantastic holes and the pro was super friendly!
It's had been over 16 years since my last visit to slayley hall and the hunting course, the course was exactly as I remembered it.
The area had suffered with rain on the lead up to my visit, this was seen in every bunker as sand had been washed away revealing stones and imo the bunkers should all have been gur.
The green keeper were hard at work hollow Tyning the greens but as the greens were wet this left terrible tyre marks across most greens, a nightmare to put across but work that must be done.
The pace of play was really slow for the first 13 holes as we were stuck behind a Five ball that made us wait on every shot, once we went through the pace was great.
Food, we're to start, we ordered two bacon and coffees prior to the round however the barman took for 1 bacon and didn't tell us until half an hour later when one sandwich arrived, then very apologetic he offered to get another but we couldn't wait another half hour as we were due to tee off.
The half way house had not had a delivery of food and the coffee machine was broken
It sounds so negative but I really like the course and have played many q hotel courses this isn't what I have had at others locations and not what I remember of the old de'vere days.
I will go back and hopefully all will be good
A solid championship course. Generally wide off the tee. most of then front nine are raised greens.. a couple of tricky short par 4’s. Large Greens.
Excellent corse is beautiful surroundings
I was greeted by David at the start who explained the course to me, he was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable of the course. I teed off at 11am and I was loving the pace of play until I got to the 6th tee. Unfortunately, there was a large group of 12 playing as 3 separate foursomes and a threesome in front of them that started to slow everything down. I didn’t mind too much as I was staying at the hotel on the night but if I had of just been having a round then heading back home it would of made the game not so enjoyable. Fortunately the surroundings were lovely so we just took in the beauty. The course itself was in great condition and the greens were true. Overall a great day out and excellent value as if you just turn up and pay on the day, it’ll set you back £50
Well worth a visit, pace of play was a bit slow, could do with some rangers on the course. The layout is very impressive, not one average hole all enjoyable to play, hopefully have time to return soon, highly recommended.
A good test of golf
I enjoyed a round on the hunting course whilst staying at the hotel with my wife.
Very friendly & helpful staff greeted me on my arrival. The range, chipping area & putting green were all in good condition. The starter was both welcoming & a good representative for the course.
On a sunny & breezy day the course played well, good consistent greens, plenty of challenging driving holes & well maintained too.The course has been well designed & those fairway bunkers are well placed around the 200 yard mark to catch any stray drives. A pleasure to play & I would definitely recommend to anyone to try out this course.