Slaley Hall


Hexham, Northumberland NE47 0BX

  • Office

    +44 (0)871 222 4688
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1434 673 154
  • Fax

    +44 (0)871 222 4733
  • Golf pro

    Steve Fawcitt (Head Teaching Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Dave Thomas

SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Priestman Course (6,951 yds from the back tees).






How to get there:

25 miles W of Newcastle upon Tyne.

From Newcastle-upon-Tyne follow the A69 (west) direction Hexham/Corbridge. At the Styford roundabout, where the A69 meets the A68 (south), turn left and follow the A68 (south) direction Darlington. After 6 mi, at the Kiln Pitt Hill intersection, turn right direction Slaley Hall. After 5.8 mi Slaley Hall is on your left.

Slaley Hall (Hunting course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1991

Slaley Hall (Hunting course): Stately Slaley Hall (now a much extended Stay&Play resort hotel) is located just six miles southeast of the Northumbrian market town of Hexham. Here you'll find two excellent and contrasting parkland golf courses.

Played over gently undulating terrain, the generally higher-rated Hunting course occupies a mainly woodland setting, with a lovely mix of mature pines, birch and rhododendrons skirting the fairways. From the outset your game will be tested with dog-legging holes and others where water hazards threaten. Abundant space for wayward drives is often in short supply, with many tightish holes requiring accuracy from the tee and good course management thereafter.

The Hunting's large greens, thickish rough and excellent variety of holes will challenge your game and hold your attention from opening drive to final putt. Add in the tranquillity and naturalness of the surrounding Northumberland moorland and forest, and a real golfing treat awaits any visitor to Slaley Hall. Pleasant rural countryside views are enjoyed along the way, while both nine-hole loops close with tough and memorable par-4s.

Pick of the holes: the signature par-4 9th, with a stream winding through the hole, is known as the "Sleeping Giant" for good reason. A wonderful closing stretch of holes starts with a deceptive uphill par-3 at 14, and continues around a moorland loop of holes to the challenging par-4 18th. Before your grandstand finish in front of the original manor house, you'll need to cross a plunging ravine on your second shot.

Stay&Play at Slaley Hall: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: England - North


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap maybe requested (for the Hunting course).

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Hunting course at Slaley Hall has hosted many top level tournaments, including several European Tour and Senior Tour events. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Slaley Hall.

The golf course takes its name from Charles Samuel Hunting, the original owner of Slaley Hall. The castle-style building that was the Hunting's family home in the early 1900s, has been expanded considerably to create the Slaley Hall hotel. The 18th green on the Hunting course provides one of the best vantage points from which to appreciate the fine structure of the original Hall.


  • Slaley Hall Hotel & Resort4-star

    Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 0BY

    +44 (0)871 222 4688

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    The original castle-like Victorian mansion, complete with 'defensive' battlements and once the centre of a glorious sporting estate, was much extended in the 1980s to create a large resort hotel and golf complex. Set in 1,000 acres of the finest Northumberland moorland and forest, Slaley Hall is now one of England's best known luxury hotel and golf resorts. The 18th green on the Hunting course provides one of the best vantage points from which to appreciate the fine structure of the original Hall.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Slaley Hall (Hunting & Priestman courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:


  • Langley Castle3-star

    Langley-on-Tyne, nr. Hexham, Northumberland NE47 5LU

    +44 (0)1434 688 888

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    Ideal for holiday breaks and exceptional dining, Langley Castle Hotel is a 14th century castle nestling in the Northumbrian valley of the South Tyne. The accommodation consists of 27 guest rooms, all have private facilities and are luxuriously appointed. Many Castle bedrooms have features such as a four-poster bed and a window seat set in the 7ft thick castle walls.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Slaley Hall

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