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Layout
4.5
Friendliness
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Pace
4.2
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4.5
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 36
Length 3357 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Matfen Hall Golf Club - Dewlaw/ Douglas
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark James (1994) Andrew Mair (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - GBP 25
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
20 Reviews (20)
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

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

Lovely course plenty of features

Second time playing at this course and would go back

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

Lovely evening

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 !!

Conditions Excellent
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
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
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water works

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.

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

Another bargain

Booked thus course at the last minute,simply stunning. The greens and fairways were immense. Great 27 hole layout. I'll definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Matfen Day

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...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

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

Class

Great course make sure you play the Douglas and standing stone

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

Great for time of year

Another thoroughly enjoyable round. The course is kept open and on full greens as much as possible in the winter and it is this philosophy that keeps our society coming back.
Staff are particularly friendly and the bar/ dining area is great for a relaxing pint afterwards.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course interesting layout and in good condition

Really enjoyed a round at Matfen. The staff in the pro shop were excellent and even rearranged the tee of times when one of our guys got stuck in traffic. Matfen is a good course and with its 27holes it makes it an interesting place to play. The food in the club house is excellent so overall top marks and we will be back

Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course great but tees tatty

Played in a four-ball with buggies for a friends birthday. Clubhouse great and bacon sarnies fantastic!!
The course is in good condition and, with all the recent rain, the first and second cuts are a bit juicy - take an extra club!! The greens were true enough but a good bit slower than I am used to.
The only gripe is that the tee boxes were in poor condition and could do with levelling off and tidying up

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Matfen Magic

We enjoyed a fabulous afternoon playing a course that rewarded accuracy, but punished any wayward shots. The hazards are all in the right places, the greens were in excellent condition, and the rough was brutal if you were unfortunate enough to find yourself in there. We had a fabulous day and will undoubtedly be returning soon...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Pace not good

The staff put us right before groups of school golf who took forever to play. Took us 1.5h for the first 5 holes. The staff could have avoided it and place us on another departure, as there are 3 par 9 on that course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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