Set west of Newcastle in 1,000 acres of stunning Northumberland forest and moorland, De Vere Slaley Hall boasts not one but two par-72 championship golf courses. Only 30 minutes drive from the city centre, yet tucked away in beautiful countryside, the resort offers guests luxurious surroundings and spectacular views – perfect for a peaceful break in the country. The Hunting Course, designed by renowned architect and ex-European Tour and Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, was opened in 1990.
Built on 320 acres, the course creates a feeling of space and tranquillity, with every hole having its own distinct character – the treacherous dog-legged 2nd, the narrow tree-lined 3rd, the 6th over water and the superb 452 yard 9th, played over water and through an avenue of towering pine trees.
Slaley Hall has always boasted a huge golfing fan base but those who haven’t visited for a while will be even more impressed by the hotel’s fresh new look.
It has recently completed a refurbishment of the lounge bar, bedrooms and business facilities as well as a major redevelopment of the clubhouse to modernise and further upgrade the amenities.