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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 Apr 15 2014 by Gary Clarke Blackpool - rated 5 out of 5
“Annual Masters Sunday Driver Golf Trip”

Just returned from our second visit to Hill Valley on our now annual golf trip, as usual we played the short Sapphire course, on completion we checked in to the hotel.
We were greeted with the warmest of welcomes from the reception staff special thanks to Michelle, Nikki and Christine for their patience and excellent customer service.

The food was excellent as usual, everyone in our group complemented the quality of cuisine and the restaurant staff, again special thanks to Steph who attended to our table for the evening meal and the breakfast staff Debbie and the senior server ( I forgot his name), very professional and informative especially about the famous black pudding from the isle of Stornoway. which was excellent. Bar staff Annalisa and a special thanks to Ian for looking after us in the Masters bar, thanks for going that extra mile to make sure we were looked after on Sunday night watching Bubba win his second Masters.

Finally not forgetting the Pro shop staff Matt and Andrew for their exceptional service although we were only a small group of 12.

I can only thank you for your exceptional staff for their professionalism and whatever your training program is do not change it,

See you next April

The Clarke Party
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Reviewed May 14 2008 by Mark B - rated 4 out of 5
The price on the weekday of Friday, was only £10. The course was neat and tidy, the green were excellent and the fairways crisp. We added a golf buggy for £20 and with nobody in front and nobody behind as we tee off just before nine in the morning, it was bliss. Clean locker room a well stock pro shop, although staff were hardly bubbling over with smiles, maybe because we were going out and they were'nt but who knows. Very relaxing day.
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Reviewed Jan 18 2020 by Wayne P - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course

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Reviewed Jul 5 2017 by Craig C - rated 5 out of 5

Fabulous

What a beautiful course, fantastic fairways, super fast greens, friendly staff in the pro shop; my first time playing here and I absolutely loved it. I'm a high handicapper but I can hit the ball straight, which is required due to the tight fairways.

We got a deal on tee off times, ?15 for the round, but even at the usual ?45, it would have been a great experience. The only thing that let it down was the practice range and putting facilities.

HCP: 28 (21 GolfShake), 111 scored
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Reviewed Jan 21 2017 by Richard B - rated 5 out of 5
Played mid January 2017, for the time of year the course was in excellent condition and good value for money. £17 on Sat morning! Greens were good although there appears to be some repairs being made on the back 9 greens. Bunkers looked good, although didn't go in one so can't comment. Nice long course too, 5 par 5's is quite uncommon. Some good long holes, didn't take driver, wedge very often. Would strongly recommend. Score 30pts Handicap 17
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Reviewed Aug 23 2014 by mr slater - rated 5 out of 5
Arrived Aug 2014 to torrential rain first day then brightened up late afternoon ( my tee time ) course was boggy but greens were very playable as was the fairways excellent condition.. following day after rain all night i missed the rain yet again course great drainage system hardly any water on the greens... excellent course all round great package prices available.. food and drinks very expensive but packages inclusive reduce the costs.. brill staff and pro shop was very helpful...
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Reviewed Mar 29 2014 by Chris B - rated 4 out of 5
Played this course a few times now as a yearly society venue. Returned again this March. Given the recent bad weather thought the Emerald course was in reasonable condition. All greens in play but a little bobbly. There had been some work on them, spiking etc and the Pro did apologize. Always good fun to play, some testing holes. Well worth a visit. Got to say however that the Sapphire course is now showing signs of wear and tear, sadly. The greens are very poor and in need of a lot of attention.
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Reviewed Jan 9 2013 by Robert J - rated 4 out of 5
great course. greens in great condition for winter play

(Round played: Jan 2013 - Score: 92 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Jul 7 2012 by william David J - rated 4 out of 5
Very good for a 2 night stay with three rounds of golf £ 150.00 cant be bad

(Round played: Apr 2012 - Score: 102 Handicap: 22.6)
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Reviewed Aug 19 2011 by Michael G W - rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyed Emerald on first day, very challenging course. Sapphire on second day, shorter, tighter, greens a bit patchy in places, but a real test, and not a long-hitters paradise
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Reviewed Jun 14 2011 by Matt H - rated 3 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewNot my favourite course ever, but not the worst.

Very hilly so if you dont have the legs you used to a buggy would be advised.

Nice mixture of holes.

I only played this course as I was staying in the area and to be fair if I was local again I would pay them a second visit.
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Reviewed May 2 2011 by Adrian W - rated 4 out of 5
Beautiful course but definitely not one for the faint hearted! Probably the hardest course I've played to date, I had a bad day on course anyway, but the wind today really made the course play 30-40yds longer per hole. That said, course was in great condition, even though they watered the 10th green right after we'd tee'd off.

Not one for high handicappers, our four ball was made up of 2 off 19, 1 off 24, and 1 off 26. 8 over won the day!
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Reviewed Oct 30 2010 by Peter G - rated 4 out of 5
two great golf courses both vey different in layout.
the sapphire course is the shorter of the two but is well protected with clever hazard placement and vert tricky undulating greens. Just hitting the green is not good enough round here you need to be accurate. the emerasld is a bit more open but as the name suggests it is very hilly so would recommend a buggy.
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Reviewed Oct 28 2010 by Melvyn W - rated 5 out of 5
Course and hotel exellent, went with large society had a great time, brilliant value for money £75 for 2 rounds BB& Evening meal
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Reviewed Aug 20 2010 by Dave T - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent venue. Got a very good deal for B & B and 2 rounds including free buggy.
Emerald course beautifully presented, greens very receptive. Lots of mature trees with golf ball magnets in them so had a lousy score. 2nd day played the Sapphire, shorter course but good fun with par 3's over water.
Golf buggies has GPS which is brilliant.
Hotel virtually new. Snack prices OK but drinks expensive.
Overall a brilliant place for a couple of days away.
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Reviewed Aug 3 2009 by Aidan B - rated 4 out of 5
The golf course was quite wet when I played here but it came through well. The greens were catching and holding the balls but were still quite quick and very true. There are some really great holes here, no simple short iron par 3's or easily reachable par 5's. You really have to play well to hit a good score. Also great closing hole on this one, I risked everything for par, thinking it would get me through, almost chipped in for birdie but in the end the par still left me 1 point short of qualifying for Turnberry.
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Reviewed Jul 6 2009 by Jonathan D - rated 4 out of 5
The shorter of the two Hill Valley courses is perhaps the most interesting with lots of good, undulating greens and well designed holes. Accuracy off the tee is imperative. As with the Emerald the bunkers and tees are in need of attention. We played in July and the greens and fairways were in very good condition.
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Reviewed May 30 2007 by Tony D - rated 4 out of 5
Course played long and the fairways are narrow in places but a good test for low and middle handicap players. Greens needed a trim but the weather hadn't been good for a few days.
My only crititism is the lack of hazards in the course planner.
Good value for money with a well stocked pro shop.
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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 Oct 23 2020 by Tony M - rated 5 out of 5

A tough course

Played the Championship course 3 days a couple of weeks ago. The weather wasn?t good but the course was in good condition in spite of the rain. The greens were very good. There are a lot of challenging holes on the course but this makes the course more interesting. A must play course.
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