What we say
Botley Park gently carves its way through 176 acres of delightful Hampshire countryside, the golf course undergoing a 1995 redesign under the guidance of Sky TV commentator and former Tour star Ewan Murray.
The par 70 layout offers classic traditional parkland golf with superb tree-lined fairways with plenty of water thrown into the mix, specially at the 9th, 11th and 18th holes.
Macdonald's new loyalty card scheme enables players to access the best available rates at its world-renowned courses, discounted and free rounds of golf, plus additional discounts on golf buggy hire and the hotels' food and beverage offerings.
Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts said: "This reward programme has been created following in-depth market research and our understanding of the needs of today's golfer.
"The scheme is a sign of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' dedication to grow the game and increase participation, while rewarding our loyal customers. We know that the golf landscape is evolving and recognise that the way in which people play golf is changing.
"Our new Loyal-Tee card will allow players of all levels to enjoy the sport and gain exclusive benefits that have never been available before."
Players will receive increased benefits the more they play which includes special promotions, exclusive offers and free rounds of golf that can be redeemed across all Macdonald Hotels & Resort golf locations, including the world famous Macdonald Spey Valley Golf and Country Club in Aviemore, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa in Cheshire and Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles.
For further information on Macdonald Hotels and Resorts Loyal-Tee scheme, please visitwww.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/golf/loyal-tee
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- Address Winchester Road, Botley, SOUTHAMPTON
- Tel 01489 778451
- Website www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk
|Green Fees||Mon-Sun £45 round|
|Course Length||6,024 yards (5,508 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
We have recently had our annual golf trip away and decided on this hotel and course for this year. It is a nice course with some very good holes to score on and some very tough holes. The fairways are wide enough and the rough forgiving enough to let you have a decent go off the tee but dont go too far into the rough or you may as well re load straight away. We were warned that the greens were not up to standard as work was being carried out but they were still good quality if a little slow. Best holes 11 a tough par 3 and 18. The hotel is nice, the food very good if a little sparse and we found the service was very good. Unfortunately there are a number of rumours that the course is to be sold off and a new housing development built which is a real shame. Well worth a visit for any society
Opening holes 1-4 are testing and varied. There are 2 par 3s on the front with hole 7 being quite tough as it's around 180 yards uphill. Back 9, Hole 11 is a nice par 3 over water. Holes 17/18 can ruin a round as one is a par 5 uphill and the other requires a measured tee-shot and then 2nd over water with a dog-leg. Best holes visually are 2,11 and 18. A good course that you can play all year-round. I will go back and play it.