Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel and Country Club
Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel and Country Club, Morley, East Midlands, England, DE7 6DL
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25 reviews of Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel and Country Club
Played both Priory and Moorland courses in July, on consecutive days.
The Priory I found in excellent condition , everything about it was fast and true, probably too good for my society , next time I will use a buggy. The Moorland was a very different experience, almost flat, with open fairways, much the easier of the courses.
I will go back again to play The Priory and see if I can master both fairways and greens, great fun.
I would recommend the hotel complex as a great all round venue, rooms excellent, wonderful dining rooms, with excellent food. All round service very good.
I will go again.
Played the Priory course early on a Sunday morning. The experience was wholly ungratifying. My main complaint is that it is set-up (and is) very short. This was exacerbated by the placement of temporary tees on almost every hole further up the fairway (some 50-80 yards further up than the grass tee boxes). I wasn't able to use driver once on the front nine. This was not advertised on the course's web-site; frankly, it's not good enough for £35 to run temporary tees on EVERY hole even in winter, particularly since many of the tees are on elevated positons and likely not prone to water-logging. The temporary tees are actually permanent structures which indicates that they are use throughout winter. They should tell you that on the web-site.
- there were four temporary greens. Again, not good enough for £35 winter rate.
We threw the towel in after 10 holes. The back nine may have been nicer, but I was tired of hitting five irons off mats to avoid going through dog-legs.
- quite a few blind shots (having to aim at a stake), which I'm not a fan of, generally because they reflect too little land for a hole.
- alot of side-hill and angled iron shots. Greens were in decent condition for end of February, but hadn't been rolled and the groundsman's boot marks were on several of them. Not good enough for £35 in winter.
- the man in the green fees office was rather bullying when I responded to his remark "That was quick" with the points above (shortened). He completely refused to accept that the existence and placement of ‘temporary’ tees meant the advertised length of 6000 yards (which isn’t long, in any event) was misleading. Argued with everything I suggested, despite requesting my feedback. He was of the old-school golfing attitude "Don't like it, don't play here" which, in my view, has contributed to the reduction in the popularity of golf in recent years.
- Overall, a thoroughly disappointing 10 holes of golf rewarded by a rude reception on returning the trolley. I cannot fathom how this course is value for money at full green fees, unless you are happy paying £65 for some good views over the surrounds. It’s a complete rip-off, but, being attached to a hotel, corporates seems prepared to pay it and the club will probably continue to prosper (or get by, at least)
Played the Priory Course on Tuesday 30th August. The staff here are very helpful and very polite. The course was in good nick fairways i'd give 8/10 and the greens 8/10 also. The course is quite hilly and you dont get many flat lies which makes life hard but it needs to really as course isn't long but pretty tight!! Well worth a visit i'd say but Horsley Lodge (10 mins away) is different class the greens there are amazing!
Our society made use of the Sunday, Monday package last weekend (June 09) playing the Moorland on Sun and Priory on Mon. Both good courses which gave a good test. Highest score Sun (Moorland) around 40 pts but no-one managed 36+ on the Priory course. Play in general was slow on both courses with 5hr rounds both days, even with buggies. I had the feeling that the Priory course was the original and the Moorland was a late addition on neighbouring land.
We were a bit concerned with the closeness of a lot of holes and 'Fore' was heard a lot both days. On the priory, two of the holes play across the access road which meant waiting for passing traffic before playing to a par 3 where the green was within feet of said road.
The hotel and food and accomodation on the package were good with reasonable beer prices as opposed to the Belfry last year (extortionate)
Would we go back? Probably, but we would try and pick a day that wasn't swamped by societies and a marshall would be welcome to chivvy or walk the slower games.
Played the moorlands course in early May. Course in good condition,although some work was evident on the greens (it has to be done at some stage). The course starts up a steady climb with great views at the top, quiet open to the wind which made club selection difficult on a number of occasions. We played mid afternoon and the staff in the shop were great very welcoming. The thing that really surpised us was how quiet the course was, never caught anybody else up or them us.
Well worth a trip if you can get it at an offer price as we did, will be back to play the Priory course shortly which looks even better.
It looks a pushover on paper, looking fairly short, but this is actually a reasonable test, with lots of hills, small greens and when the wind got up it made it even tougher.
Very welcoming clubhouse, but quite expensive. Having said that, it was a great day out and we got the green fee at 1/2 price so we can't complain.
The tees are fine for men, but I don't know how the ladies manage. It looks as if some of the lasies tees have just been plonked their rather than situated by anyone from the R&A!
16 of us have just had our annual golf weekend at Breadsall Priory. We played the Priory course on Saturday in scorching conditions. The course is a tough challenge in warm, dry conditions as, although not long, it is very hilly with many elevated tees and other dramatic changes in elevation throughout the course. Some of the fairways are severely sloped which makes them hard to hit in dry conditions as the ball tends to run off to the side. The fairways, however, are in very good condition overall.
What I liked about the Priory is the diversity of the holes, where brains rather than brawn will bring the greatest rewards. Best hole, for me, was the 11th; A high tee, driving over the road to a fairway far below you.
The greens are very good and run true and are a good test with several on two levels. They could have done with more watering however as they were very hard and it was difficult getting the ball to 'stick'. The 18th was like playing Augusta, with balls coming up short, running back down to the bottom tier and leaving another tough putt.
The hotel is nice with pleasant rooms and comfy beds. The food was some of the best we have had. My only criticism would be the quality of the beer which was particularly poor, especially considering the prices!
To summarise good, challenging course in top condition with a nice variety of unusual holes.
My father has been a member of this excellent club for over a year now and we play each time I venture up from London. For the monthly fee he pays you really cant fault it. Both the Priory and the Moorland courses have their own unique challenges. The Priory course rewards accuracy off the tee rather than length. Gung-ho drives dont always leave you in prime position so course management comes into play. One gripe is the spacing of the tee times 7 minutes gaps I think. Far too short! Favourite holes would probably be the Par 4 12th (road-side green) on the Priory and the Par 4 7th (lovely secluded tee-off area) on the Moorland.
From what I here the green fees for non-members are fairly high (£40 per round) and dont compare favourably to some of the other course nearby.
Played Priory course mid-week and very busy with corporate and casual hotel players - not a problem if things keep moving however keep in mind that course etiquette is not one of these groups strong points and it did become tiresome trying to get round as a two ball. Just as we thought we were getting through the main crowd we turned up on the 10th tee only to find a "golfer" taking four fresh air shots before managing to connect and send the ball 50 yards left into the undergrowth. Why was this person ever allowed onto what is undoubtably a challenging and enjoyable course - but not for beginners. Greens were good and virtually every hole had a test of some sort - however it needs mentioned that the 10th hole is an absolute shocker, very quirky and deserves no place on this quality of course. All in all a very good golf challenge, spoilt by the volume of traffic but only recommended as a 2-4-1 option, the £20 green fee not bad value but full price is over the top.
played the priory course sat 11 sep as a 3 ball in less than 4 hours in the morning, and almost 5 hours in the afternoon, marshalling problems and in my opinion and not to be biased but too many people who are not of a good standrd to play a championship course were hacking away!!! the course is a great test with every hole a different test with great views, sloping fairways, true greens, and of course for me challenging bunkers, deep in places especially on the 3rd (14 bunker shots ouch!!!!) playing medal too, good marker guideson the course,and the trick is to play to the fairways although not so wide,i like the par 4 12th where you have to play over the entrance road to the complex surrounding by 2 bunkers with a gradient putting green,DO NOT BE SHORT OF THE PIN, as craig found to his disgust and disbelieve, on the green for 2 and six putted, what a laugh!!!!!! the course is busy, and i like every hole, 18th even as a gallery, the residents from the hotel in thier rooms can admire your putting!!! a great little stop-over is the halfway house, with coffee bacon and stella !!!!art reasonable prices, beter than the hotel being it a marriott, the couse staff in every department a real help and very friendly, the price !!!well for us a steal, shop around is my advice as breadsall as some great offers, would like to have a go at the moorland next time, overhall 8 out of 10,and iam sure next time it will be even better, give it a go and good luck !!!!
I played both courses on a Golfbreaks.com Sunday/Monday break, @ £78 DB&B + 2 rounds, excellent VFM.
The Moorland Course, despite being classed as Breadsall Priorys second course, even a soggy August and the fact that the course is attached to a Hotel, hence, it will not have the same opportunity to be rested in times of adverse weather, (as paying guests on Golfing breaks expect to be able to play); was in excellent condition. The fairways were well mown, the greens lush and fast, with a natural slope making them a challenge to read.
The only criticism I can find is not of the course, but of the Management Team and that is that the tee times are far too close at 7 minute intervals. The first hole is a Par 3, so everyone has to wait for the green to be clear before teeing off and 7 minutes is just not enough time, which, meant that every hole was backed up and the round took over 5 hours!
We played the Priory Course, the Championship course on a Monday morning, with a scheduled Tee off of 10.24. The earlier Tee times had been taken by society golfers, who appeared to be a number of mixed ability groups. My four ball eventually, got teed off at 10.50am, (enough said). The course differs from the Moorland in that it requires a more thoughtful game plan. The course has more mature features, essentially, taller trees, meaning positional play is more critical. Again, an enjoyable round, but at 5 hours 40 minutes, a round for the record books for all the wrong reasons!
Played both courses over the winter and concur with previous reports as regards price, definitely a course to use 2-4-1 vouchers on. Note: they accept them at weekends which many courses do not. Also, they frequently give out further vouchers (for this venue only)for those planning return visits.Those with back problems might struggle on the priory course, very up and down with sloping fairways a frequent feature, some tough narrow tee shots too - not for the faint hearted! More likely to encounter temp greens on Priory, drainage a problem in some areas. Moorland more forgiving, expansive course better suited to the higher handicapper. Staff among the friendliest I've ever encountered, I'll be back in the summer for sure.
Attended the Breadsall Priory for a lesson with the club professional Darren and then a round on the Priory course. Would just like to say thank you to Darren for soem excellant tuitin that really helped my game and showed results straight away. The course was great, even though it was wet and some temporary greens were in play. I am already arranging a return visit to the course. Full marks to all the staff on course, pro shop and the hospitality. Will also be using for business entertaining in the future.
Played the Priory Course now four times and think it is superb. Plenty of interesting features eg. big elavated tees, roads cutting through approach shots etc. The only gripe was the £4.20 for a bacon & egg roll!
Played the Priory course for the first time today and found it to be an excellent challenge.Every hole is a good test.I was also impressed by the very helpful staff at Breadsall.I will certainly be returning in the not so distant future.
I played over the Christmas holiday on the Moorland Course.
Every other golf course in the area was closed !!
These guys were still on proper greens.
excellent course, excellent condition, excellent day.
Planning on repeating it in the summer.
Played both courses over a weekend and found the prices to be a bit steep. The course itself was in graet condition, whilst the greens were a bit hard to read.
Just played the Priory Course and was impressed with its challenging nature, well designed and for a par 70 represents a test for any player - However the greens were very slow for a course that is obviously well maintained and the green fees are in my opinion a little too high.
over priced considering the other courses near by
Returned to play the Priory after about 15years
first thing we noticed was the hype in the price
compared to other courses close by which are just as good.Its time major Hotels who takeover golf
courses should charge a reasonable fee for a reasonable product the Priory course is overpriced
not very good value both on course and hotel wise
Myself and a friend played the Moorland course.
We used a two for one voucher but still found the cost to be expensive for what it is.
We felt the course was featureless although the greens were in good order.
We would not rush back to play this course as it offered poor value for money.
AWESOME, JUST AMAZIN PLAYED BOTH COURSES, VERY CHALLENGING GREAT STAFF, ESPECIALLY ADAM FISHER!
I enjoy playing the Priory course very much. The fairways were well groomed, and the greens run true. The setting of the aged Priory's rolling hills and subtle nuances add to the charm of this lovely little course. The staff of the pro shop and hotel compliments the whole experience. Though not a landmark British location, I make the Breadsall Priory a regular part of my visits to wonderful England.
This is an excellent course that is immaculately manicured. It's quite undulating with plenty of trees and penalising rough to deal with. Good, fast greens. Excellent facilities. A pleasure to play.
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