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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. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Neil Coles

SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Hunting Course (7,088 yards 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 (Priestman course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1999

Slaley Hall (Priestman 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. The newer Priestman course has a more open feel than its companion Hunting course, and lays down its own array of golfing challenges.

This expansive and rangy layout will accommodate big-hitters and strategists alike. Several water hazards and plenty of stylish bunkering will need to be carefully negotiated, while the generally good-width open fairways should inspire confidence from the tee; more so than on the often tighter and more challenging Hunting course.

From the Priestman course you'll enjoy expansive views over stunning Northumberland countryside, with the beautiful Tyne Valley much in evidence. If you are visiting Slaley Hall don't overlook this excellent golf course, even though it is generally regarded as second in line to the more renowned Hunting layout.

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  • Photo of Slaley Hall (Priestman course)
  • Photo of Slaley Hall (Priestman course)


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

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (July thru' Sept): Hunting course £110 (all days); Priestman course £65 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

For several years the Priestman course was home to the Northumberland Seniors Classic, a European Senior Tour event (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Slaley Hall). | The course itself is named after the second owners of Slaley Hall, the Priestman family, who owned the Hall until 1984 when it was sold for development into the current hotel and golf complex.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 36th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.


  • 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)

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    • 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.

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    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Slaley Hall

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