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Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf - Emerald Course

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4.4
33
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
96.5%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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4.5
6
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.6
14
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 14 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 6714 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa - Emerald Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 73 6714 yards
Yellow 73 6304 yards
Red (W) 73 5509 yards
Scorecard for Emerald
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 17 3 11 15 5 9 7 1 13 4 2 12 18 14 16 6 8 10
Par 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 37 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 36 73

Course Details

Year Built 1975
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Alliss (1975) Dave Thomas (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.4
33
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was wet after heavy rain . Winter tee mats are a bit small . Staff in clubhouse and bars were great . Would definitely play again and great value at £11 per person

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course conditions saying its February,Canton wait to go back and play from proper tees

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather

hill valley

arrived twenty minutes before tee time staff very friendly had coffee before round. the course was in good condition considering the time of year greens good for time of year and in general everything was good enjoyed the round and will be back to play again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

hill valley

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

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

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Verr laaaddds

Great challenge on a lovely course given the extended dry weather. Staff really welcoming and some challenging holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good value for money

Very well maintained course, and excellent value for money. Quite tight and challenging but overall excellent.

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

Great coarse, greens nice & fast & true. Stafff friendly & accommodating

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for money

Course in great condition, staff friendly and welcoming hope to play their again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic greens

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Bunkers?

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.

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

Fabulous

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Hill valley

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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