Originally we had booked to stay at Marr Hall on the Clyde, a venue that we had stayed at before and would have gladly returned to had the weather forecast not been horrendous for the duration of our stay!
Luckily, YGT were able to facilitate our request for a change of venue to Matfen Hall in Northumbria.
Travelling from Edinburgh following the A68 on the sat-nav was fine and the last 4 miles were really interesting going along a single track road to the village of Matfen. We shall have to revisit that route when we return in the future!!
The hotel looks stunning and the premier room we stayed in was beautifully appointed, with a fantastic view over the golf course. After our last round of golf we decided to try out the spa facilities and we were not disappointed; very nice and just what we needed after a weekend’s golf.
Before teeing off we had a light lunch at the Keepers Lodge where the prices are sensible and the staff are very pleasant; we were off to a great start!
The course comprises of three nine hole loops and should appeal to golfers of all abilities. There are some challenging holes which I really enjoyed. Matfen Hall has a very good, free dowloadable app that does flyovers over each hole, making it slightly easier for anyone playing the course for the 1st time.
As it was an early birthday present to me, we ate at the restaurant which, while obviously costing more, boasted fine dining and very attentive staff.
We really enjoyed staying at Matfen Hall and shall
definitely return. The whole experience was very enjoyable and cannot thank YGT
for all of their assistance.