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Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

4.2   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 184 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££

Course Information

Hill Valley Golf Club, Shropshire isa 36 hole club with the 18 hole Emerald Course and 18 hole, par 73 Sapphire Course. A resort, parkland golf course designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas in 1975.

36 holes | Par Emerald Course 73; Sapphire Course 66 | Emerald Course 6714; Sapphire Course 4801 yards | Resort | Parkland


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Address: Terrick Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4JZ United Kingdom

Tel: 01948 663584

Golf Pro: A J Minshall

Website: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/hillvalley/golf/


Golf Club Facilities

Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Midweek Guide: Emerald £20.00 per round Sapphire £10.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: Emerald £25.00 per round Sapphire £15.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: Emerald £20.00 per round Sapphire £10.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: Emerald £25.00 per round Sapphire £15.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.19

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4
(based on 184 reviews)

5 star
55
4 star
94
3 star
32
2 star
3
1 star
4
 

RECOMMENDATIONS

92%

would play again or recommend


4.1

The Course

3.8

Course Conditions

4

Value For Money

4.2

Pace of Play

4

Facilities & Service

4.3

Hospitality

3

Practice Facilities

3.8

Food & Drink

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Terry B rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 4 2020

Sapphire Course

This is a Par 66 with 7 par three's and one par 5. which if looked after could be a fantastic course to play. But the greens are the worst I have ever played on, they are in a absolutely discussing state, also the tee box's are not good but only just acceptable.

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Gareth M rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 25 2015

greens were poor and not maintained very expensive for refreshments

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.2)

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Ed T rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 31 2013

Worst course I've had the displeasure to play. There really are no positives, the tees were all temporary off mats, the fairways weren't even cut with no differentiation between fairway and semi rough, and the greens where do i start. I have an ok lawn in my garden, 10 ,minutes with my rotary mower would offer me a better playing surface than that available at this course.
The staff also let this place down, at most venues staff cant do enough for you, here staff wont do anything for you. We went as a golf break which whilst not expensive it wasn't particularly cheap...uk golf breaks has rEviews stating this place is excellent.....this is false, if you take your clubs down to the local park you'll be better placed than at this facility. Save your money and avoid this poor excuse of a golf club.

(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 105 Handicap: 23.2)

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Mark B rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 15 2010

Having played at this venue on a few occasions we were extremely dissappointed with the customer service and course conditions experienced. On arrival we were told that there were no buggies on the Non-Championship course (I always mix the names up). We had booked two buggies for a four ball and had not taken our own trolleys. When asked if the conditions were wet, we were told that the course conditions were good but due to some golfers rolling a buggy the previous day there were no buggies due to health and safety reasons. As a result we were offered the hire of trolleys at our cost. I must say that the chap in the pro-shop was not the normal chap we have seen in the past, who has always been pleasant and helpful. The experience got even worse when we tried to order some breakfast and a coffee in the Sports Bar. Not only had the prices increased by approx 50%, but the service was appalling. The staff did not know the new menu items and could not operate the till.
Once on the course it was clear that the greens were in a poor state of repair. This can not always be balamed on the club as pitchmarks and divots are clearly the responsibility of the golfer, unfortunately the average golfer at this course clearly does not care about fellow golfers!
It is with some dissappointment that neither I or my friends will ever think about returning.

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James D rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 8 2016


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Wayne H rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 3 2016

Greens are very hit and miss, some are extremely quick and run true many others bobble all over the place and are really slow.
We went as a society and were told we had free buggies to use only to be told 2 days before the day that they could not for fill this.
Then whilst on the tee with our group of 24 the pro shop had booked a senior ladies group in front who were extremely slow and held our group up.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 16)

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Alan R rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 3 2015



(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 103 Handicap: 5.4)

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William L rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 7 2022

The Sapphire is a short but very challenging 18 hole course. Even though there are a lot of par 3's, there are plenty of holes to make you think, including some of the par 3's. The layout can be slightly confusing to the first time visitor with a couple of tees hidden round the back of other tees. However, considering the rain that had fell previously, the course was in good condition.

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Terry S rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 5 2021

Fantastic course worth visiting

The course itself is fantastic and worth visiting. The hotel is lovely and very suitable for your needs, clean and spacious. The food once arrived was nice but small portions. The pro shop and staff in there were brilliant and very accommodating. The biggest let down and very disappointingly so was the extreme slowness of the service of the hotel bar and catering staff. You could blame the current situation but it was appalling. Ruined the 4 day break for us.

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 113 Handicap: 18.8)

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Simon B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 24 2021

Excellent course - poor greens :-(

Challenging Peter Alliss designed course unfortunately let down by the condition of the greens. Given the fact that the course has had a 3 month 'rest? due to Covid, the greens should have been in far better condition.

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Ste D rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 10 2020

Very nice course


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Lee T rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 29 2018

Expected Better


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Ryan B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 4 2018

Wet

Course very wet but to be expected with the weather! Played well .......................

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 81 Handicap: 10.2)

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Paul W rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 5 2017

Upkeep needs improving

Nice course but has A lot of overgrown trees protruding out on the course. Can be hard to find next tees and also to know where you are going off the tees. Would play the other course first on next visit



(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: )

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Ian B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed May 23 2017

As a former member, it has been six years since I last played. The course was in good condition, the quality of the bunkers though leaves a lot to be desired. The actual course was if any thing more challenging than before thanks to the growth of the trees making the need for accuracy more noted.
In all it was well worth the green fee. I won't be leaving another visit so long next time

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