We couldn't have picked a better weekend of weather for our golf break to Hunley Hall, the sun was beaming down! Ok maybe not beaming but best we've had in 5 months or so! We were 18 golfers from the Forest of Galtres Golf Club in York, ready to play loads of golf and drink loads of beer!Hotel reception was very efficient and friendly and after us pre ordered our evening meal we were off to the course.
We started on the Jubilee Course which was in great condition and provided plenty of variety and challenge to test the high and low handicapper alike. Back to the hotel and booking into our rooms, the twin rooms we had were ample in size, comfortable beds, TV, brew making kit and a decent bathroom…quality Beefy!!
After a shower it was back to the 19th, which was hosting a wedding party, but still managed to provide a good service for the rest of the guests. We ate in a separate room to ourselves upstairs, and after a lovely crab starter, pheasant for main and a baileys chocolate cake we spent the rest of the night (And some of the morning!) in the bar.
Day two started with one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a hotel for years! Could hardly move on the first tee!!
We started on the Millennium course for our second game, and this would be the only criticism I would have… It was clear we had been moved around to suit a members competition playing at the same time, which wouldn't normally bother me, but we only had 2 holes of the Millennium course and then we were back on the Jubilee course, they had done this to ensure the members game were well ahead of us after our first nine holes! It didn't work very well, we were held up by some visitors which must have been let on after the member’s competition! We were also working off a photocopied adhoc scorecard and the stroke index of the 16th was 15 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday, with no positional difference at all!! (5 would have been the more accurate one!). By the way I had booked these months ago!
It was only a minor hic up, but it would have been nice to play the Millennium course! All in all the lads enjoyed the trip and the golf and when we got back to the 19th on Sunday afternoon it actually had run out of lager!!
Whatever the size of your party you will enjoy friendly and efficient service with traditional Yorkshire value for money at Hunley Hall. I would rate it as 8/10, with a loss of points for the golf organisation side! Your Golf Travel… Id rate them a 9/10, they have to take some responsibility for the golf management side too!