Matfen Hall Golf Club - Douglas Course
|Red (W)||36||2749 yards|
|White M: 72.0/124||495||292||383||445||206||550||352||173||443||3339||6700|
|Yellow M: 70.0/120||462||284||380||437||182||488||344||164||423||3164||6355|
|Red W: 70.0/118||417||266||280||410||157||469||240||132||378||2749||5569|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa
Played here today for the first time but enjoyed GoApe a few times in the past which is also on site. Driving range to warm up with. Staff very friendly. Course is a temporary layout for covid but having never played before, it ran well for us. Green keepers were out maintaining the course which was in a lovely condition. Only downfall was the rough, if you happen to go in there then safe to say the ball is probably gone. Would definitely go back.
The staff were super helpful and friendly but the course and greens were in poor condition. I’ve played several courses in the area and they are a long way better than here.
My other niggle is that the rough just off the fairway is very long so spend long time looking for balls
Matfen Hall ( definitely worth a round )
Ive played here before and never been disappointed.
Access and car parking are spot on.
Staff are extremely friendly, professional and polite.
Course is in tip top condition.
Beware of the rough though.. If you stray off the fairways, its reload time. Very deep & thick rough .
One disappointment today was the ‘ usually wonderful ‘ bacon sandwich.. No buns ( not acceptable ) and pre-cooked bacon in cheap sliced bread, and at £4:10p very overpriced...
That aside, an enjoyable day at Matfen Hal Golf Club..
I will return
A game of two halves
Played the Standing Stone /Dewlaw combination. Standing Stone course condition was ok although tee boxes were a bit mixed, some a bit rough and needing to be cut. Greens were undergoing maintenance and accordingly played poorly. Dewlaw loop was in much better condition and greens were all good. Overall an interesting course with lots of length variety between holes. Fairways are all generous so suitable for everyone. Scenery was good and pace of play sensible. Shop and off course facilities are excellent. Overall well worth a visit and decent value for money.
Excellent evening playing 28 holes course in excellent condition. Greens fast which you’d expect this time of year. Staff very friendly. Had a experience on the 14th that was rather surreal a Streaker or a spooky encounter running through the green into the woods. Helped me though as it’s the the hardest hole and I got a par. All round a great evenings golf and some lovely scenery to look out to with a cold pint of Guinness !!
I love this course with its lake and meandering streams which I managed to find on a number of occasions. Weather wasn’t great. It was windy and raining on and off but it didn’t stop up from having a thoroughly enjoyable round.
Booked thus course at the last minute,simply stunning. The greens and fairways were immense. Great 27 hole layout. I'll definitely be back
Lovely course and lovely food
Played Douglas 9 holes and Standing Stone 9 holes. Course in lovely condition. Food in the Keepers Lodge was great.
Played the course a few times and have never been disappointed with which ever 2 of the 3 9s we're playing - This time we played the Standing Stone & Dewlaw.
From booking in until we left after the round & some food , we were treated very well by both club shop pros and the catering team and made very welcome, special shout out to Nicola in the club shop who was very helpful indeed.
Spent 30 mins at the driving range, although you have to drive to it, was not an issue, guy in the range shop was friendly and can't argue at 50 balls for £3.50. also has a great short game area, and no doubt one day I'll play the par 3 course.
Now to tee off - Course was in great nick, the days rain before certainly helped with the greens being very receptive. Just a note on the greens, they played pretty true although they had been hollowed/micro tined at some point that week before we played, but did not spoil the putting expericence. Course layout has been well thought out, with some bunkers in the wrong/right place!! Sand was good, not to fluffy... Quite asthetic expeically looking back toward the Hall.
Overall experience was fantastic and look forward to playing it again...
Very poor condition
Thought we got a bargain at £15. However found the course to be in a very poor condition. I've played on municipal courses with better greens and tee-boxs. The lady at the club house was most unhelpful just giving the basic amount of info on how to get to the 1st tee. Would not be going again this year. Hopefully they get someone in to sort out the condition of the course as it has a decent layout.
Love playing here
Good course, needs a tiny little TLC. I always enjoy my time at Matfen. The only criticism of yesterday’s visit is around the greens needs some attention, otherwise no complaints.