Costs:
3 out of 5
TG Rating:
3 out of 5
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Players Rating:
3.63 out of 5
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Address: South Lodge, Slaley Hall, Slaley, HEXHAM, NE47 0BX

Tel: 0871 222 4688

Website: www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/slaley-hall/golf

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What we say...

3 out of 5

Virtually every golfer who visits Slaley Hall wants to tackle the mighty Hunting course, but the Priestman layout is a superb course in its own right, offering quality support to the undoubted no.1 attraction. It may not be quite as challenging as its superstar neighbour, but nevertheless you’ll still need to pull out all the stops to get the better of the demanding Dave Thomas-designed track. There’s a plethora of gaping, well placed bunkers dotted all over the course – the sand traps are the layout’s biggest defence and you need to avoid them at all costs if you’re to score well. The Priestman picks up pace after a gentle pair of opening par-4s and has some cracking short holes, the 132 yards 11th to a ‘drop’ green over a burn being the pick of the bunch. But you’ll probably best remember the par-5 4th which involves a breathtaking elevated tee, offering to-die-for views, and a winding downhill fairway leading to a green lurking beyond two small ponds.

Course Information

Course: 72 par

Course Style: Parkland

Green Fees: Fees range from £65-£110

Course Length: 7,000 yards (6,400 metres)

Holes: 18

Difficulty: Hard 0-10

Course Membership: Proprietary

Course Features

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Buggy Hire
  • Trolley Hire
  • Driving Range
  • Dress Code
  • Practice Green
  • Club Hire
  • Pro Shop
  • Handicap

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Course Description

Slaley Hall is home to two excellent and very contrasting championship parkland courses. The newer Priestman Course has a more open feel to it and conjures up its own array of golfing challenges. The expansive and rangy layout will accommodate big-hitters and strategists alike. Several water hazards and plenty of good bunkering will need to be carefully negotiated, while the generally good-width fairways should inspire confidence from the tee. From the Priestman course you'll enjoy expansive views over the stunning Northumberland countryside. The Priestman was designed by Neil Coles, chairman of the PGA, and it opened in 1999.

Accommodation: There’s a luxury Q hotel on site offering 139 rooms and superb leisure amenities.

Please Note: 2-FORE!-1 is available all days subject to availability and prior booking

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4 out of 5

Fantastic, but hard course

By chamboski

The previous review posted was for the Priestman Course. The Hunting Course is in a different league, the weather the week before we played was atrocious and the Preistman course suffered, but the Hunting was in great condition with no water in the bunkers. For a high handicapper (23) it was quite a test and some of the holes had very daunting tee shots, but it is still playable... read more

3.5 out of 5

Washout

By Melmac

Group of 20 went to Slaley hall last july for 3 days golf and 2 nights stay, it was pouring down for the first 2 days so the rounds were not completed by most .On the third day both the courses were closed at our tee times but we were told if we waited they may be opened later, two hours later we were allowed to play but not allowed to use the buggies or the bunkers. Nothing the golf club could... read more

4 out of 5

Good Course. Bad weather

By chamboski

A good course ruined by the weather. Although we were lucky and played on a dry day. It had been raining all week prior. This meant that 90% of the bunkers had big pools of water in them. Some so large and deep that balls were lost, other than that the course played well.

3 out of 5

Majestic course ruined by weather

By Anonymous

We played in late December - it lashed with rain and had been quite windy, the course played poorly, large amounts of casual water across the course and debris from the impressive surrounding woodland. However I cannot wait until the Summer when I'm sure we will be able to enjoy this course at it's best - for now a 3 star but I bet it's a 5 in better conditions

Slaley Hall Golf Club (Priestman Course) Today's Golfer 2006-12-01T12:44:00.0000000 Virtually every golfer who visits Slaley Hall wants to tackle the mighty Hunting course, but the Priestman layout is a superb course in its own right, offering quality support to the undoubted no.1 attraction. It may not be quite as challenging as its superstar neighbour, but nevertheless you’ll still need to pull out all the stops to get the better of the demanding Dave Thomas-designed track. There’s a plethora of gaping, well placed bunkers dotted all over the course – the sand traps are the layout’s biggest defence and you need to avoid them at all costs if you’re to score well. The Priestman picks up pace after a gentle pair of opening par-4s and has some cracking short holes, the 132 yards 11th to a ‘drop’ green over a burn being the pick of the bunch. But you’ll probably best remember the par-5 4th which involves a breathtaking elevated tee, offering to-die-for views, and a winding downhill fairway leading to a green lurking beyond two small ponds. Virtually every golfer who visits Slaley Hall wants to tackle the mighty Hunting course, but the Priestman layout is a superb course in its own right, offering quality support to the undoubted no.1 attraction. It may not be quite as challenging as its superstar neighbour, but nevertheless you’ll still need to pull out all the stops to get the better of the demanding Dave Thomas-designed track. There’s a plethora of gaping, well placed bunkers dotted all over the course – the sand traps are the layout’s biggest defence and you need to avoid them at all costs if you’re to score well. The Priestman picks up pace after a gentle pair of opening par-4s and has some cracking short holes, the 132 yards 11th to a ‘drop’ green over a burn being the pick of the bunch. But you’ll probably best remember the par-5 4th which involves a breathtaking elevated tee, offering to-die-for views, and a winding downhill fairway leading to a green lurking beyond two small ponds. 3.654
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