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Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

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

Buggy HireGolf shop Clubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation


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.


Visitor Information

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

Contact Information

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/

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Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.3

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 171
Average Ratings
4.02 ... Overall Rating
4.07 ... The Course
3.72 ... Course Cond.
3.99 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.93 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.12 ... Pace of play
4.22 ... Hospitality.
3.03 ... Prac. Facil.
3.79 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

171 ratings & 122 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 702 out of 2170.

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Reviewed Aug 4 2020 by Terry B - rated 1 out of 5

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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Reviewed Apr 25 2015 by Gareth M - rated 1 out of 5
greens were poor and not maintained very expensive for refreshments

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.2)
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Reviewed Oct 31 2013 by Ed T - rated 1 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 15 2010 by Mark B - rated 1 out of 5
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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Reviewed Sep 8 2016 by James D - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 3 2016 by Wayne H - rated 2 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 3 2015 by Alan R - rated 2 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 103 Handicap: 5.4)
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Reviewed Apr 24 2021 by Simon B - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 10 2020 by Ste D - rated 3 out of 5

Very nice course

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Reviewed Oct 29 2018 by Lee T - rated 3 out of 5

Expected Better

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Reviewed Feb 4 2018 by Ryan B - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 5 2017 by Paul W - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed May 23 2017 by Ian B - rated 3 out of 5
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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Reviewed Feb 2 2017 by Clive B - rated 3 out of 5
Quite hilly in places with some holes quite wet
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Reviewed Nov 23 2016 by Steve F - rated 3 out of 5

the course was good. only problem was the amount of leaves on the fairway. we could not find our balls on more than one occasion even though our tee shots were perfect.. annoying to say the least!

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Nov 12 2016 by Melvyn D - rated 3 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewCourse was in great condition especially at the time of year! Once off the fairway things became difficult due to the amount of leaves beneath the trees finding your ball was time consuming and once found you then had to play a "Sev?" or take your medicine. Overall the course was good and would suit all
Levels of golfer.
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Reviewed Jul 3 2016 by Wirral - rated 3 out of 5
The course is really challenging with some really well thought out holes. Bunkers not very good more stones than sand. Unfortunately it appears to be run like a municipal. Code of dress appears to be wear what you like. Players in shorts and denims. There was no evidence of any stewardship. Children allowed to play in the bunkers on the eighteenth. Parents oblivious to the danger, Too busy drinking. Made what should have been a great experience a very average one.
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Reviewed Jun 22 2016 by Clive B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed May 2 2016 by Guy S - rated 3 out of 5


(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 88 Handicap: 22.1)
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Reviewed Oct 29 2015 by Kenneth H - rated 3 out of 5

Pro shop ok, bar facilities far too dear. Leaves on course horrendous cannot find ball in middle of fairways.
(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 94 Handicap: 13)
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