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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
83.5%
Recommend this course
41 out of 46 reviews
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4.0
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.0
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.8%
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7 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 6714 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
Book a Tee Time at
Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa - Emerald Course
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

4.1
46 Reviews (46)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Had a great time, but very challenging, not for the fate hearted.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Value for money

Played this course many times in the past , but today was first time this year. For the price this has always been a value for money course, but today I found the greens very bobbly , slow and a little worn, fairways could have done with a little attention too, but what was really poor were the tees , very poor. Might give this place a miss for the rest of the year, maybe a visit in 2021

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Average

Played here a few times. Overall good value for money, it's not a £40 a round golf course but all round good course, staff are always friendly and when not in lockdown the bar and seating areas are nice. Especially when it's sunny and you can sit and watch people on the 18th. Quite challenging, lots of blind drives. The only thing I would mention is the greens. it's a lottery even within 4ft, the ball seems to bobble quite a lot. Take a lot of balls if you're not the most skilled like me! As you'll lose plenty in streams and in trees as there is quite a lot.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Enjoyable course

Played a couple of times over the summer so far and it's a fun course and a great test certainly for beginners/intermediates. The greens are immaculate - only slight criticism is that the tee boxes can be a bit scruffy at times. Overall though, an excellent course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyed the day but theres a But.

The recent hot spell has dried up the fairways which we totally understand. The greens were okay. There must of been 8 or 9 holes with leaves and pollen on which made it impossible to find your ball. We didn't see any green keepers. I am not sure of the rules at the moment regarding workers on the course though. We loved the layout of the coarse but felt that the price was inflated due to the coarse only being open 2 weeks. The price didn't reflect the condition of the coarse.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

26.8.19

Overall a good course
There is a serious problem with slow play though, taking in excess of 5 hours for a round

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable but challenging round

Enjoyed this course but I think I'd enjoy it more if I played it a second round here because there a quite a few blind tee shots. My only complaint would be the first cut of rough was a bit on the long side (we had a few balls go in and couldnt find them even though we knew the general location). Extremely tricky approach shot on the 18th! I will be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play.

Took an early tee time to avoid slow play only to find players at the 10th saying they had permission when they clearly had not even asked.
Stuck behind slow play for the back 9 holes and added an hour to our round. And also Tom be noted that if players approach the 10th tee box and people wishing to start on the 10th, you should give way to players already on their round.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for newbies

I am fairly new to golf and the Emerald course has been great for me to develop my game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, let down by the greens

Played this course a few times and has always been great value for money. The greens were a little disappointing, patchy and bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GREAT LAYOUT
TEE BOXES AND GREENS WERE TERRIBLE
EVEN PUTTING FROM 3/4 FEET WAS A LOTTERY
SUCH A SHAME AS COURSE COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST AROUND

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 11
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
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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