Hotel Offers

Hotel kingsize bedroom web3rd Night FREE! –  Leisure Break Offer
Book now for selected dates this summer 2015 – two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at £75 per person per night then enjoy a third night DBB absolutely FREE!

Enjoy a three course table d’hote dinner per night, shared twin or king-size accommodation and a full English or continental breakfast in our contemporary, family owned and run Hotel.

PLUS we are delighted to offer a complimentary ticket per person, per leisure break, for your choice of one of the following local attractions:

 Burghley House Entry to Burghley House and the Gardens of Surprise
One of the largest, grandest houses of the first Elizabethan
age, Burghley House is just 10 minutes drive away in
nearby Stamford, which is itself a lovely market town
– simply perfect for browsing and retail therapy…
Barnsdale Gardens Entry to Barnsdale Gardens
Created by Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners’ World,
Barnsdale Gardens is Britain’s largest collection of
individually designed gardens. Now run by Geoff’s son Nick,Barnsdale Gardens are just a few minutes’ drive away
Easton Walled Gardens Entry to Easton Walled Gardens
These are Lincolnshire’s “lost” gardens, where 400 years of
gardening have created a peaceful and joyous ambience,
enhanced by the beautiful valley it nestles in. Just 15
minutes’ drive away from Greetham Valley
Rutland Belle Boarding pass for Rutland Belle on Rutland Water
This is a truly relaxing and enjoyable boat cruise on a lovely
vessel across and around Rutland Water. Passengers
board at Whitwell on the North Shore of the Water, just a
few minutes’ drive away

Prices for this Leisure Break Package are based on shared twin bedded or king-size accommodation. Sole occupancy supplement £15 per night.

This offer must be booked direct with the Hotel,  is not applicable to existing bookings and is subject to availability.

Please quote “3rd Night Free Package”  when calling to check availability for this special leisure break offer. Book your room now with Reservations on (01780) 460444 or email to enquire about available dates.

[This offer is subject to availability and may have date exclusions and limitations, including those of the four attractions – please ask.]

Hotel job vacancies in Rutland

Greetham Valley currently has a vacancy for a Kitchen Assistant to work within our busy hotel, restaurant and clubhouse kitchen.

The successful applicant will work as an integral part of the kitchen team to maintain a high level of clean kitchen equipment and environment.

You will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week but it must be recognised that hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.

All interested candidates to apply in the first instance by Friday 5th June 2015 to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN


We currently have a vacancy for a Chef de Partie. Overall responsibility will be to work as part of a highly successful team ensuring a high quality of product and service at all times. Reporting to the Head Chef, with a proven track record in the catering industry:

  • Quality product standards
  • Dedicated
  • Reliable
  • Team Player
  • Flexible working hours
  • Creative

You will work 5 days in 7 and a minimum of 40 hours per week although hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.
Interested candidates should apply to: Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley Golf Club Ltd,  Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN
Tel: 01780 460444     email:

Colin Easson Motors competition and more golf updates

Jamie HerbertColin Easson Motors, who celebrate their 40th anniversary as a business this year, are based in the village of Cottesmore and have sponsored a golf competition at Greetham Valley for over twenty of those years. 150 gents and 30 ladies played in this year’s stableford competition on the Lakes course over the weekend. It was not exactly blazing May but at least it didn’t rain, although a gusting wind caused a few problems for the competitors.

Melton Mowbray’s Jamie Herbert started with a bogie then a double bogie but soon got into his stride to finish the front nine with 19 points. He did even better on the back nine, registering a fantastic haul of 23 to end the day with 42 points. Jamie said that he felt very relaxed on the course but couldn’t point to just one thing that helped him win, his overall game worked on the day. The win also means that he is now eligible to play in the two day 0-18 Club Championships in July after being cut to eighteen.

Long time clubhouse leader Steve Bennoson who had a fantastic game took second place with 41 points and was cut to eight. Jason Lindsay, Chris Tapsell and Peter Smith took third, fourth and fifth on countback after scoring 39 points.

Ryan Tarrant scored 36 points in the Colin Easson but gained enough points to strengthen his lead in the Martin Boughton sponsored Summer Order of Merit. Ryan has 89 points, Steve Orton, who won the last qualifier,  remains in second place with 75 and Adam Clegg moves up to third with 67. Steve Bennoson jumps up to fourth after his second place this week, he has 63. Fred Aspin rounds off the top five with 55 points.

Thirty competitors played in the Ladies’ Colin Easson competitionSally Bowker had 16 points on the front despite not scoring on hole seven. She got stuck in and came in with a further 19 points on the back to win on countback with 35 points. Jackie Friend was placed second and Nicola Toon took third with 34 points.

In the Junior Competition, Ellie Haughton who is having a magnificent year, won on countback from the 2014 Junior of the Year, Winston Childs. Both scored 33 points. The winners will receive their prizes at Prize Presentation Night in October. 

The Midweek Medal, played on the Lakes course, was contested by a strong field. Five handicapper Graham Smith took full advantage of the reasonably still conditions and came in with a gross 76, nett 71 to take the win on countback. Graham, who is noted for his very steady swing no matter what the conditions, had twelve pars, a birdie on the par five sixteenth and five bogies. He said that he was very pleased with the win but just went out to enjoy himself as he usually does. Nine handicapper Jon Herbert took second on countback. Russell Holden and David Copley were placed third and fourth on countback after coming in with nett 71.

Former Lady Captain Angela Wheeler, off fifteen, was cut to fourteen after she won the Ladies’ Midweek Medal with a brilliant nett 74 on the Valley course. She finished seven shots clear of second and third placed Irene Barstow and Julia Thirlwell.

A bogey competition is not to everybody’s taste but the Seniors gave it a good try out. David Wallace and Keith Godwin were first with six. David Kirtland and Nick Lawson took second on countback from David Aldred and Ken Stewart with five.

Former Seniors Captain Rod Wells had one of the best games of his golfing life in the Seniors stableford qualifier on the Valley course. Rod shot an incredible 45 points, five ahead of second placed Neil Bradbury. All of that despite not scoring on the tenth! Rod said that everything just seemed to work on the day, the drives were mostly good as was his short game. He was cut to twenty one. Frank McGuire was third with 39 on countback from Tim Lee.

The Seniors had a great half away to Thorney Lakes in Peterborough during the week. Seniors’ Captain Peter Wood and partner Tim Pearson had a great game to get the team off to a good start with a win. Two halves and two losses followed, this left the team needing a win for the overall half. Vice Captain Mel Clarke and his partner won on the last despite being three down for most of the game.

Golf Breaks and Golf Society Days

   Winter Golf at Greetham Valley
    1st November 2015 – 31st March 2016
Winter Golf Breaks      Winter Golf Days     
One night DBB + unlimited golf
Two nights’ DBB + unlimited golf
unlimited golf subject to availability
Day package
Coffee & bacon roll, 18 holes
+ chef’s hot dish of the day

For more details or to enquire about our full range of golf break and society day packages, contact Gilly on 01780 460444 or click here to email her

Wedding Offer

Why not take advantage of Greetham Valley’s “build your own wedding package'”offer on any dates which we have available winter 2015/16? As an example, the following arrangements for your special day would be just £3500!

Invite 60 guests to celebrate an on-site civil ceremony (registrar fees extra)
Arrival drink
Three course wedding breakfast
Rutland winter weddings at Greetham Valley

Half a bottle of wine per guest
Sparkling wine for a toast
Evening finger buffet for 100 guests

This is simply fantastic value, as any bride who has started planning her wedding will know! Our wedding co-ordinator Mitch will be delighted to discuss our flexible arrangements which help brides and grooms plan the wedding day of their dreams.

Why not make this year’s festive season extra special by arranging your big day at Greetham Valley at this lovely time of year? Contact Mitch on (01780) 460444 to discuss your perfect Winter Wedding day ‘twixt Christmas and New Year – think about mulled wine on arrival to a full Christmas dinner for your wedding breakfast!

Mothers’ Day Luncheon at Greetham Valley

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We are taking reservations now for our popular Mothers’ Day Luncheon on Sunday 15th March and as always, table booking is essential – book your family table now and earn some brownie points!! At just £22.50 per person for a three course luncheon, it’s excellent value, especially as children age 5-11 are just £10 and under 5s are free. Mothers’ Day gift for every mum from Greetham Valley!

Click here to view our Mothers’ Day Luncheon menu then phone Hotel Reception on 01780 460444 to book or email Dietary requirements happily catered for, please do ask in advance.

Charity Race Night at Greetham Valley

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Friday 20th March
Greetham Valley’s ever-popular Charity Race Night makes its’ annual appearance in the Rutland Suite on Friday 20th March. This year’s event will be raising funds for the 2015 Captains’ charity, the Seb Goold Trust.

Tickets are available from Greetham Valley Hotel Reception at just £5.95, to include a fish and chips supper served from 7pm. First race is at 8pm. Don’t forget your tote money !!

Easter Sunday Luncheon at Greetham Valley

Easter small croppedEaster Sunday Luncheon 5th April   FULLY BOOKED!
Bring the family to Greetham Valley this Easter Sunday to enjoy superb food at a great value price!
Two courses £14.95, three courses £17.95.
Half price for children 5-11 years, under 5s free. And there’s a free Easter egg for every child !

Click here for our Easter Sunday Luncheon menu.  Dietary requirements catered for with pleasure, please do advise us.

Table booking is essential – and do remember to tell us how many chocolate loving children you’ll be bringing with you!! Phone us on 01780 460444 to reserve your family table.

Charity Ladies’ Fashion Event at Greetham Valley

FreeVector-Catwalk-SilhouetteCharity Ladies’ Fashion Event
Thursday 7th May
from 7pm
A date for your diary, ladies!! Raising funds for the 2015 Captains’ charity the Seb Goold Trust and supporting Junior Golf.
Tickets are just £5 from Greetham Valley Hotel Reception or £7 on the door.
Daytime to evening fashions from local suppliers including John Lewis plc, Jaeger, Phase 8 and Energy, beautifully displayed by Greetham Valley’s very own well-known models! Shoes by Marcia May , hair by Sharon and the girls at Mo Jo and make up by Rebecca at Perch and Preen, Stamford. With fabulous accessory stands to browse, an auction and a raffle both with some superb prizes, this promises to be an excellent evening – and all in a good cause!! Tel: 01780 460444 or drop by Greetham Valley Hotel to reserve your tickets.

Order of Merit golf competitions at Greetham Valley & more

Chris HoweRound seven of the ten week Winter Order of Merit series was played on the Lakes course in the teeth of a very cold and biting wind on Saturday. With the wind gusting and constantly changing, it was quite tough to club and some got it badly wrong. Seventeen handicapper Peter Key played very well, coming in with 38 points to take third place. Second place usually gets a ripple of applause but this week the applause was quite thunderous. Former second team Captain Steve Anderson, playing his first full game after a major operation, took the position after scoring 40 points. Steve said that he was pleased with the way that he had played but what made him really happy was the welcome back from members, being able to play in rough conditions and still be competitive. He admitted to being a little tired but this bodes really well for the coming season for him.

The winner this week was Chris Howe, off fourteen, with a terrific score of 41 points. Chris said his game seemed suited to the conditions on the day but what really clinched it was his putting. He said that the greens were in absolutely superb condition and they gave him the confidence to go for his putts. Teacher Chris can’t play every round due to other commitments which is a pity as he could do very well. When he does play next, he will play off twelve after being cut two shots.

Martin Gore still leads the overall table with 140 points. Carl Causbrook, who seems to have crept up the table with very steady play every week, is in second place with 128. Dave Copley is just one point behind in third and Andy Webb is a point behind Dave in fourth place. Chris Tapsell, who lost three shots off his handicap after his win in week on, has 117 in fifth just one point ahead of Graham Smith in sixth. With two more games and the results from the March Medal to take into account, it looks like being a very tight finish to claim the trophy.

The twelve competitors in the Ladies’ Winter Order of Merit, who followed the men home, got caught up in the heavy downpour that also hit the last three groups in the men’s game. Last week’s winner Sheila Douty took third place this week with 29 points but that is still enough to consolidate her second place in the overall merit table. Junior Organiser Liz Haughton was second with 31 points. Daughter Ellie Haughton, not content with second place last week, bounced back with yet another win. Ellie had 19 points on the front nine including a blob on the fourth. She closed the back nine in the rain with 15 to finish with a score of 34. Ellie started the competition off twenty three and after being cut another shot this week will play the next round off eighteen. Nobody can catch her and the competition is now on for second place.

After two beautifully warm, almost early summer, days on Tuesday and Wednesday the competitors in the Lincolnshire Alliance looked forward to more of the same when they visited Greetham Valley for round six on the Thursday. Unfortunately, the weather bit back to remind everybody that we are still in the middle of winter. Constant rain coupled with a very cold gusting wind made a mockery of the previous two days’ sublime conditions.

The field of seventy two playing for the Corby Trophy nevertheless got on with it and the whole field completed the course. In the conditions the scoring was never going to be massively high but it was still very close at the top of the leaderboard. The Burghley Park quartet of Alan Kinch, Bob Emmins, Dave Jackson and Bill O’Driscoll took third place with 83 points. Second place went to a team from Waltham Windmill consisting of Steve Evans, Richard Pett, Jim Fletcher and Liam Lawton. They came in with a great score of 85 points but lost out to the eventual winners on countback.

Professional Andrew Hare and his borrowed team from Seacroft Golf Club in Skegness took the win. The Seacroft lads, Andrew Birks, Harry Lee and Keith Hussey said that Andrew led the team by example, making 41 points on his own. Andrew Hare took his own name in vain when he said that he never expected to be in a winning team consisting of Birks and Hare. Harry Lee made light of the conditions which he said were akin to a light breeze in Skegness. They were very pleased to accept the Corby Trophy from Lincolnshire County President James Lammin.  Andrew Hare also won the Pro competition on the day from Paul Streeter who had 40 points.

South Lincolnshire and Midlands Secretary Neil Harris, who organises the Alliance, said that although many a scorecard came in wet and bedraggled, the course stood up to the battering and drained exceptionally well. He passed his thanks onto Course Manager Adi Porter and his team for their help.

The Rotary Club of Rutland which was formed in 1952 will hold a charity golf day at Greetham Valley on Tuesday 14th April. This has been a regular fixture at Greetham Valley since 2008. Chairman of the Foundation Committee, organiser and GV member Bruce Strickland said that all funds go to both local and international charities. Captain Fred Aspin who was in the winning team last year said that much of the work of the Rotary Club goes unheralded and urged members of Greetham Valley and neighbouring clubs to join in for a good day out and a chance to help others less fortunate. Contact Bruce Strickland via the Greetham Valley Golf Shop for an entry form.

PrintThe Greetham Valley Captains’ charity this year is for the Seb Goold Trust. They want to help Seb, who lost a leg after falling out of a bus on the way home from an under nine rugby tournament. Although he loves his rugby, Seb was also a member of the One Touch football team in Stamford before his terrible accident. One Touch are trying to raise funds for the Trust and will field a team of Coaches and Dads against a Peterborough United Legends team. The match will take place at the Borderville Sports Centre in Stamford and will kick off at 2pm on Sunday 2nd March. Greetham Valley member Karl Stokes, whose son played with Seb, said that they hope for a sell out crowd as it is not only for a good cause but will give fans a chance to meet up with some of the Posh legends.