Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel and Country Club
Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel and Country Club, Shipley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, BD17 7QW
16 reviews of Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel and Country Club
Played the course over the last two days in a competition not through my own choice. The greens were shocking, diseased with fusarium, and an absolute joke. The holes hadnt been changed for days, probably at least a week and were distorted, around the holes had been left uncut leaving a square patch so they didnt have to move the holes ! Such a shame as I thought the layout of the course was quite good and although a bit wet was quite playable tee to green. I wouldnt recommend it at all until the greens are sorted.
Played 1 April for the first time.
Some decent holes on this course, though I don't think there are any holes that you look back on and think "that was a brute". It seems to offer fair golf for all handicaps. We felt holes 14 through to 18 were very good finishing holes, offering a series of "risk-reward" opportunities to make or break a card. The stroke 1 9th was a good looking hole too.
We were suprised at how dry the course was considering some comments both on here and from others who had visited. Ongoing drainiage works on 14 are apparant and some drainage work in other parts of the course has obviously been done, but the wet conditions we expected under foot were non-existent.
Tee beds were in good enough nick, as were fairways which had been cut suprisingly tight for the time of year. Greens were receptive but had been recetly holotined, making getting a true run impossible - but they have to be done some time. They'll be slick in a decent summer for sure, and some are very dificult to read such are the undulations.
Bunkers were inconistent - a real bug bare of mine - some had lots of sand in, others none at all, making it difficult to get consistency when playing out of them.
Clubhouse facilities were excellent and staff very welcoming. Take the offer of a buggy to the first tee - you won't regret it! Decent enough place that's worth a visit.
PS - it may be down to the time of year, but the flies were an absolute pain the backside for most of the round - especially the first half dozen holes. Not much the club can do about them of course, but worth bearing in mind!
This is the second time we have played the course on a 'stay and play' deal. The hotel and leisure facilities cannot be faulted. The course is a good test for those with a mid to high handicap and the greens are a real test even for the best. Some of the holes you want to go back and play again and again. The setting is spectacular to the point where a four and a half hour round does not appear to be a drag.
Wet, muddy and playing long but with greens in excellent condition. Hollins is in a wonderful setting and the hotle is super. The range is good if you can find it and the buggy shuttle is also very welcome up to the 1st tee.
I know it's been a wet summer but its been the same for everyone and either poor drainage or sheer overplaying by society groups have left the tees and fairways in a poor state. Pity really, as apart from that it was thoroughly enjoyable.
Had a 3 day golf holiday with 23 others at the end of May. I have to say that I fell in love with the course, not the most difficult but some superb holes and the greens were excellent, apart from the 10th which was diseased but still putted true. The greens were rock hard but a well struck shot stopped instantly.
Two gripes one was that they ran out of beer one night, not what you would expect from a big hotel chain. Second gripe would be the golf buggy's which we had everyday, they had sat nav in them but hardly any worked although you got a free stroke saver if it didn't.
Hope to go back next year, really enjoyed it.
played here this weekend on a pay and stay package. The club house/hotel and staff we are really good. The course its self was fine and a real challenge but the greens were in a terrible state, bobbly and black.There were quite a few sand bunkers full of water. The drainage of the course is not that good. Also played it twice and both times got stuck behind slow, rude and arrogant members who realy made it hard to enjoy the full character of the course. bacon sandwich at the hut from behind 8th the tee a delight. Always get a lift to the 1st tee its a steep hill.
Went on a golf package, and staff were very accomodating & friendly on both days we played. We declined the offer of a lift to the first tee (Big Mistake!). Course is a fair challenge but like any other keep it straight and you'll do ok, although the greens are very tricky and 3 putts were for me, too frequent . Stunning views and great value for money with the package I took.
Lovely hotel in a very scenic setting, sadly the course isn't quite as good though. We found the tees to be in pretty poor condition, the greens a bit slow and bobbly and the food in the hotel was expensive for what it was.
Normally these are the sort of courses for societies and corporate golf, but with lots of long walks from greens to tees and a course in fairly average condition, you will get better value elsewhere.
If you enjoy nice hotels and spa break packages with a bit of golf included then fine, this is ideal for you. Not one for serious golfers though.
Take the offer of a buggy ride to the 1st tee from the pro shop. The 1st is reachable par 4 so an easy opener is on offer. The 1st nine is fairly easy scoring if your straight enough off the tee, the 9th is a great hole, the dog leg takes you down to the green, you must be stood 50m above the green taking your 2nd shot which makes club selection tricky. The course has some spectacular views and the back nine offers some great tests with long irons and up hill approaches. The greens are slick and true so putting is a treat. On the down side the dress code is not the best and some course ettiqutte leaves alot to the imagination. We paid £33 for 27 holes on a sat with 2-4-1 vouchers. They wanted £25 for a buggy so we gave that a miss. The halfway house was a welcome site and a bacon sarny was just the ticket. I enjoyed the course but won't be rushing back to cooperate for me.
Hollins Hall is a fantastic course when I played there in April the course was in great nick, the tees and greens were superb. There are some great views over west yorkshire, and the helpful friendly staff were great. We were given buggies for the course at £12 and allowed to take them down to the range for free. Another advantage was the 2-fore-1 vouchers which entitled me and 2 mates to play for £12 each, and to cap it off I shot the best round of my life.
Beautiful hotel. Course was fine but very slow. We waited on every shot. No marshalls on course to hurry players along.
Took us over 5 hours to complete a round.
I would love to return to the course and play it on a 4 hour round
Played Hollins Hall on the 18th May, second time i've played this course in 2 years and it seems to get better. If your driving well, the front 9 won't be too hard... If your driving is averege, beware, stray off the fairway and you'll be punished! Back nine is totally different, thought provoking long irons are called for! I'm a member of Marriott Breadsall Priory and my playing partners and i try and play as many Marriott courses as possible, as there free to us, so value for money is a bit hard to comment on, however we did take 2 guests with us and they paid just £30 for the day (9 & 18 holes) so in their opinion it was excellent value for money! One of the reasons H.H is one of my favourite Marriott clubs is the friendly, helpful staff... Nothing is too much trouble; borrow a cart for the driving range... No problem; Bacon Cob at 8.30am...Consider it done; Great service and happy Pro shop staff...Always!
A highly recommended venue.
I agree with Mr Smith also having played the course recently I was impressed with its maturity considering its age. The large greens are well protected and accurate driving is a must. The course designers have made execptional use of the land with the possible exeption of the 9th where they have atempted to loose too much height on one hole !
Just played Hollins Hall last week. I suppose it's a typical Marriott operation; high prices, lots of societies and a business like feel about the place. Having said that the 2-fore-1 offer brought the cost down to £25 for a days golf (usually £50 obvioulsy) which isn't bad for a course such as this. Eat your lunch at a pub down the road, and you're quids in!!
Built on one side of a steep picturesque valley complete with viaduct, it lends itself to many naturally undulating and well thought out holes which were also pleasing on the eye. Lots of elevated tees and greens give the course real character, particularly the signature 14th, and the drivable par 4 17th. The execellent USPGA greens were large, and extremley true so any 3 putting was purely self-inflicted.
Would definitely recommend Hollins Hall with 2-fore-1. Friday pm was very busy so maybe better to play midweek.
My wife and I played this course on our way back south having played 3 James Braid gems Buchanan Castle, Taymouth Castle and the wonderful Crieff Ferntower.
I am afraid Hollins Hall, in comparison, appeared scruffy, had diseased greens and was poorly marshalled. Knuckle dragging louts in Engerlund polo shirts, shorts and black socks predominated. They refused to let faster groups through and alternated between yellow and white tees depending whether a rare marshall was in site spoiled any chance of enjoying the course.
The course is beautiful and picturesque. However it works it way up and down a mountain-side. I recently played 9 in the morning and 18 in the afternoon and I have never been as tired after a game.
To give you an idea, you are taken in a buggy to the first tee. This is because the first tee is on top of the mountain (a big pennine hill anyway) Nice going down, horrid coming back up. Some of the hills between tees at the end of a tiring round are very hard to walk up never mind dragging a trolley.
The club house is part of the marriott hotel chain and if you are not a member (I am not)the drinks and food are very expensive. I ordered two pints of lager and two club sandwiches - 18 pounds, that is expensive by anyones terms.
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