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Slaley Hall - Hunting Course

  • Slaley Hall Golf Club’s Hunting course has been widely recognised as a very impressive and challenging course. It has even been referenced as being the “Gleneagles of the South” and the “Augusta of the North”. This incredible golfing experience should be on every discerning golfer’s bucket list.

    The Hunting course was designed by Dave Thomas and opened for play in 1989. Thomas is well-known for designing unique and interesting layouts and he hasn’t disappointed with this superb course and its magnificent layout. The course is a very big and long one at 7,000 yards from the back tees but there are several tee options to choose from for golfers of higher handicaps. The course was carved through a dense pine forest and so there are still many pine trees present on the course and at the edges of the fairways which lie in wait for errant shots. In order to score well on the fantastic Hunting course, you must deliver long and straight tee shots, careful approach shots and a steady hand on the putting surface as anything less will leave you with a poor scorecard. If you are looking for a superb and impressive golf course to add to your itinerary for your next golf escape to the North East, then look no further than this spectacular course. 



    18 Holes, Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Golf lessons with PGA Professionals, Par 72, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Trolley Hire

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    The Hunting course at Slaley Hall opened for play in 1989 and since then has gained a brilliant reputation for being a magnificent course that is always in peak condition and offers guests an enjoyable day out of golf. Before you take on this challenging course, why not have a practice on the club’s driving range?
    After you have finished your round on this impressive course, spend time relaxing in the clubhouse where you can enjoy a few drinks and a bite to eat whilst discussing the highs and lows of your round here. 
    For the front nine of the course, make sure that you concentrate on making tactical shots due to the number of dogleg holes. The signature hole of the course is undoubtedly the par-4 9th hole where you drive through an avenue of trees but must make sure that your shot is short of the burn. This is a stunning hole of golf, particularly in the summer as the rhododendrons are all in bloom. The approach to the green is uphill heading towards the clubhouse and will require an extra club in order to get your ball to reach it!
    The back nine of the holes feature three brilliant holes at the beginning where you can really open up your shoulders with the driver, but the final four holes are very tricky. The 18th is a beautiful but tough hole, the tee shot plays downhill and you must get your ball as near to the hazards down the left-hand side in order to avoid hitting a blind shot from the right. The green is surrounded by bunkers and features a very steep slope in the centre of it. 
    The Hunting course is a relatively long one but will provide you with a memorable round of golf and a brilliant day out – not a course to miss out on. 


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