Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf - Emerald Course
|Red (W)||73||5509 yards|
|White M: 74.1/125||471||405||411||196||524||187||501||434||370||3499||392||390||355||477||357||178||490||175||401||3215||6714|
|Yellow W: 72.7/120||455||371||370||173||512||177||467||378||351||3254||373||382||344||453||344||146||476||152||380||3050||6304|
Great weekday deal
Very welcoming in pro shop
Got buggy for us straight away , no
Pressure on to hurry up
Course in excellent condition saying it’s november , greens good fairways still relatively dry. A bonus at this time of year
Tip - use a pink ball as there are millions of leaves
course in good order greens good generally in in good all round condition slight downside was the amount of leaves around the course making your ball somewhat difficult to find .thats mother nature at this time of the year.all in all a good day had
Pace was shocking!
Fine course and good value at £13 on a ‘hot deal’ however pace was so poor we gave up after 9 holes and 2 hours 45!! Needs a Marshall out on the course checking play...especially on a busy Saturday - very disappointing!
Great challenge on a lovely course given the extended dry weather. Staff really welcoming and some challenging holes
hill valley emerald
arrived 15 minutes before tee time proceeded to the putting area which was good. teed off on time and the round was very enjoyable the course was presented in excellent condition and the greens were fist class. credit must be given to the green staff who certainly know what they are doing.the saying proof is in the pudding certainly applies everything about the course was top notch and will be coming back.pleasure to play this very good course.
Very good value for money
Very well maintained course, and excellent value for money. Quite tight and challenging but overall excellent.
Great coarse, greens nice & fast & true. Stafff friendly & accommodating
Great value for money
Course in great condition, staff friendly and welcoming hope to play their again soon
Played the emerald course on Monday 22nd January 2018 and could not believe the fantastic condition of the greens for this time of year. All greens are in play with NO winter greens. The course is a credit to the grounds staff.
the course has variety
The course has a nice variety of drives and lengths. The greens are very well kept. the course is undulating and very attractive with lovely trees.
This course gets an average rating for only one reason, the bunkers are quite simply in the worst condition imaginable. Everyone was either unraked or badly raked, filled with stones and gravel, rock hard and sprouting several tufts of grass. If you can't find a way to look after them chaps then for reasons sake just fill them in and have them as depressions in the fairways. Away from the bunkers the course is a real challenge, tight, long, tree lined and lots of water. You really need to think it through and it's well worth playing - but those bunkers!!! All in all it's a great shame.
I love the Emerald, such a tough course. The 10th seems to be my nemisys, so very tight.
Great course as usual, but the bunkers are shockingly poor. I don't want to pay a fortune for my clubs to only have them scratched and pitted by bunkers that are covered with stones and grit. I expect sand and from a Championship course, fine sand, imported from a beach in Dubai.
If I want to play out of a stone filled bunker, I'll chuck some balls on my driveway.
Not acceptable, sort it out, it's really poor.
Other than that, great day out.
HCP 28, GS HCP 21; score 103
Really tricky course
This course is set up beautifully it's so tricky needing precise shots from tee to green, greens was perfect had a great roll, only thing that lets it down it needed abit of looking after grass was fairly long in fairways and bunkers wasn't very nice other than that a great course with great facilities
Hill valley Emerald course is well known throughout the golfing community
We played on a Sunday afternoon and although there were a lot of four balls on the course pace of play was good
The course itself was in fantastic condition we normally play this course early and late in the year so it was nice to play on a sunny day
The greens were superb considering the amount of traffic All in all a fantastic day
the greens were.excelent
We had a great round of golf a little bit marred by a four-ball that would not let our two ball through even when they were looking for la lost ball. Apart from this the course was in very good condition and the greens were excellent. All of which contributed to a challenging days golf at a reasonable price.
Many thanks and we look forward to playing the course again in the future.
This is the second time we have played this course and found it just as interesting.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Better in the summer
Played the course in both the winter and summer and even though you would expect summer to be better the difference is very marked. In the winter it holds the water but summer the course is super with very good greens. Value for money is up with best. Will be deffinatly going again.