Slaley Hall Hotel & Golf - Priestman Course

4.2222000000 4.2 stars from 5 (21)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6951 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 6951 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6597 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6271 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5755 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 21 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

15 out of 21 reviews


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"Priestman course"


u257077306's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Priestman course is a good challenge. Sadly at the moment I would avoid it & if you do visit Slaley, play the Hunter, as the Pristman greens are diseased & virtually unplayable.

We had a Hot deal for £17, which on the face of it was good. However we were not made aware of the condition of the greens prior to, or on arrival. In fact we had a chat with the starter as we arrived early & even then were not told of the condition of the greens. This made the £17 each not very good value.

The disease on the greens is pretty substantial & means you cannot really putt on them.

It's a shame, as we played the Priestman last year & had a great time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Shocking Greens"


Brazen992's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played at Slaley Hall on a number of occasions. The Huntsman and the Priestman course. I’ve always enjoyed playing at Slaley. When we set out the Priestman course looked in great condition until we got the the first green. I was mortified. The greens are full of deep holes. It was like putting over craters. I had to apologise to my playing partner as I’d booked the round. The bit I didn’t get was the rest of the course was in great condition. The greens were absolutely shocking. We can’t go back again after that. Very very disappointed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"The course has great features and sits in beautiful countryside"


u2111851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well laid our course in great countryside with some terrific views however the visit was not without its problems/issues regardless of the great price paid !

1.The welcome was a little brusque and the checking of our documentation wasn't particularly pleasant

2.The course obviously has a real problem with disease on a fair few of the greens which were without doubt the worst I have tried to play on in the last 10 years to the point that putting was a disappointing experience overall

3.The costs in the bar and pro shop are toppy in my view but i guess that's subjective

Overall a pleasant day out round a good golf course it just doesn't feel as well loved as it should

and has a greens problem which needs addressing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Greens poor"


t460580385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The scenery, fairways and weather was spectacular, pity the standard of the greens was so poor. They had obviously had a very poor time over the winter givning them patches of diease. Apart from that the course is great, but I cannot say I would hurry back due to the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Day"


davep2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were a party of 4 and had a really nice round at Slaley , greens need another month , they have sand patches all over them. But the rest of the course is perfect and the place is so well run you are never rushed or held up , we will be back soon. Its the only course i know where you don't get the frustration of holds ups it just runs smoothly all day...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



t742932906's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was disappointed with the state of the greens but on the whole course was in good condition. We started off ok but after 4 holes began to get held up due to a 2 ball 3 t times ahead of us that were obviously worse for wear with drink. With no marshalls on course they just shrugged shoulders when the group ahead of us caught them up & asked them to push on. I appreciate resorts like this get busy & for that reason I'd expect staff to drive round from time to time to get on top off slow play. It ended up being a 4.5 hr round for 2 of us.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course, condition dreadful."


t757047015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played this course in the middle of the Christmas holidays so we expected winter golf. However, the course was not playable. It should of been closed due to weather conditions. The ground was frozen rock solid. I’m surprised our clubs weren’t damaged. If it wasn’t pre paid and we hadn’t travelled for more than an hour we would not of went out. It was farcical. We could not even get our tees in the tee box without using our irons as a hammer. If you attacked the green your ball would often bounce more than 30ft in the air and end up 40ft off the back and a lost ball. So 0 stars for the course management not declaring it closed first thing and preventing people from wasting money and time.

The course itself is well laid out with some fantastic holes. It is a course I try to play as often as possible. However I can’t see any rush in trying to get back up when the weather improves until they sort out the condition of the greens. Once thawed, they will still be farcical. There were large amounts of rot on every green. Numerous 2-3 inch patches of rot all over every green. The official explanation was it has just recently happened after contamination from snow. Does not really make sense when you see how much damage has been done.

So all in all, a great course which has become virtually unplayable. And that’s before you take on the fact they let us play on it while harder than concrete.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


u5630635's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very nice course, well layed out.. played in the summer and the greens were fantastic, they are now poor, with huge hollow tine holes in them.. very hard to put... played the hunting the week befor and it was the same.. would still recommend the course tho as it was perfect apart from the greens...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Dazholland's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Me and my friend played here on saturday, 1st 3 holes went great then caught up to a group in front as we had a buggy, they allowed us through then caught up to a 3 ball with 4 people and were not allowed through so had to wait on 14 holes behind them!!! This is what spoils golf for me when its a 5-6min wait on every tee box, they were leaving the green before we played towards the green and by time we had finished hole they were still on the tee box talking!! And had not even hit a ball so safe to say we were annoyed and only just got the 18 holes in and the greens were in poor condition pitch marks all over and very patchy, this course was nice when i last played but say the huntsman is better but never plated it for a good few months


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great course greens were poor"


t105801534's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great looking course with interesting and rewarding holes. Only negative point about the course, greens were rather poor but for 15 pounds can't moan to much. Only real complaint was the fact that we booked for a two ball and ended up getting forced out with another 2 players we didn't know, luckily they were nice people or could have really ruined the day for us!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t513178094's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t513178094's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Priestman Course"


u425831164's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable and well kept course greens weren't the best tho.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slaley Hall Priestman Course"


u178578395's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good test, not as difficult as The Hunting. Could not fault the condition of the course. The 16th is a bit of climb at the end of the round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day Out"


u8239509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good valve for money with teeoff, too many people on the course but to be expected as a Hotel attached. Would definitely recommend and would play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u710950894's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course, nice location"


u837822130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i have played the Priestman once before, on a day when the Senior Tour were playing the Huntsman... cold, damp and windy from memory. Yesterday was the polar opposite - warm, sunny (but still breezy). The course was quite dry - great for hitting long bounding drives that carry for ages... but not so great on the 18th when my tee shot (probably best of the day) caught a bank and ran on into a pond near the green.

The greens were in good condition - fairly fast and the course was generally also well maintained.

The bar is expensive (£5 for a pint of lager!) but nice and comfortable


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Priest man course"


Marcus48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course with great staff thoroughly enjoyed course was in top condition

Marcus


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t1877790135's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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