Golf Offers

Greetham Valley golf courses in RutlandGolf Break Offer -
3 nights for just £240 per person
This fabulous offer is available on selected dates throughout Summer 2014.
The offer includes:

  • three nights shared twin or king-size accommodation
  • three rounds of golf
  • three course table d’hote dinner each night
  • full English breakfast each morning

The above price is per person based on two people sharing a room; sole occupancy supplement is £15 per night.

Please check availability with Gilly on 01780 460444 or email gilly.ward@greethamvalley.co.uk.

[This offer is subject to availability and we regret is not applicable to existing bookings.]


May job vacancies at Greetham Valley Hotel

conciergeNight Porter
Greetham Valley has a job vacancy for a Night Porter. Working as part of a team of three night porters, minimum 18 hours per week, exact shift patterns may vary from week to week subject to rostering arrangements and the needs of the business.

The successful candidate will:

  • ensure all areas throughout the building are tidy and maintained in good working order, ready for the next day’s activities
  • provide support to the food and beverage team for clear up when functions run into late evening or through to the early hours
  • set up tables and chairs for next day as required
  • set up for breakfast as required
  • provide after hours service to residents and golf break parties as required
  • patrol the buildings and grounds to assist with security
  • report any serious incidents or serious security risks immediately to the local police for action
  • provide check in and check out services in the Hotel as required
  • work on other duties through the night as may be reasonably requested to meet the needs of the business
  • report any maintenance issues for action

Interested candidates should apply in writing to: Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 16 May 2014

 

housekeeperSeasonal Part Time Housekeeper
We currently have a part time position available for a Seasonal Housekeeper to work in the Housekeeping Department until October 2014.

The successful candidate will be required to  work a minimum of 16 hours per week although hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.  Weekend work essential.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at GreethamValley,  along with the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 16 May 2014  

 

housekeeperTemporary Housekeepers
Greetham Valley has job vacancies for casual temporary housekeepers to work in the Housekeeping Department.  Hours will be flexible, as required to meet the needs of the business. Weekend work required.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at Greetham Valley, as well as the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444         Closing date 16 May 2014


Gallant James rescues a golf trolley in distress

James AblettA hundred golfers were asked “If you saw an electric trolley go into one of the many lakes at Greetham Valley Golf Club, would you jump in to get it out”? Only one said yes – and did so at the weekend! Greetham Valley member James Ablett and partners had just finished their round and witnessed a fully laden trolley shoot down the hill from the practice putting green and into one of the lakes on the 18th hole of the Lakes course.

The owner, a lady who was a visitor to Greetham Valley and her husband rushed down the hill in a panic. Without any hesitation, James jumped into the water to rescue it. When the lady’s putter was found to be missing, he went back in to retrieve that too!

The lady visitor was over the moon after getting her clubs and trolley back so quickly and praised James for his quick and selfless thinking. Even though a very soggy James had to endure a bit of leg pulling from his mates, they and other club members all agreed that he really is a top man. Club Captain Shaun Denholm praised James and said that what he did was well above and beyond the normal courtesy that the members always extend to the club’s visitors. Incidentally, whilst he was wading around neck high in the lakes, James’ own trolley suddenly developed a mind of its’ own and headed off for the lake – its’ progress was arrested by Bob Green, who was filming the whole episode.

James’ friends in the Airshots Golf Society, a charitable group who fundraise for the Air Ambulance Service,  presented James with the equipment required in case he ever felt the need to repeat his heroic performance!

The video of James’ soggy adventure, as captured by former Greetham Valley Captain Bob Green, is available to view here on YouTube, entitled Golf Trolley Rescue.


Gilly and Liz enjoy Midlands North Foursomes success

Gilly Grant and Liz HaughtonGreetham Valley Ladies Gilly Grant and Liz Haughton took part in the Midlands North 36 holes Foursomes on a beautiful sunny day at Spalding Golf Club last Thursday. The pair, playing off a combined handicap of 9.5, had a fantastic morning eighteen holes, coming in with a gross 83, nett 73.5 off a standard scratch of 74. The pair said that they really scored well on the greens, hardly ever missing a putt.

After a spot of lunch,  they didn’t know where they stood in the field as the results hadn’t been published but when they stood on the tee for the second eighteen they were still buzzing. Unfortunately, this meant that they didn’t get off to the best of starts and it took a couple of holes to settle down to the task in hand. Foursomes is a tough challenge at the best of times but 36 holes requires a lot of concentration and physical strength to complete and play well at a gruelling course like Spalding.

The pair really thought that they had spoilt their chances when they came in with a gross 89, nett 79.5. but were amazed to find that they had won the gross competition in the morning and were only 0.5 off the nett. They had a long wait until the rest of the field finished their rounds and the final leaderboard for the day could be published.

Gilly said that they were really pleased to find that they had won the Nett trophy with a score of 153 and although they were joint top in the Gross competition with a 172, they lost out on countback and were pushed into second place. They were slightly gutted to have come so close to a clean sweep but with so many good golfers in the field, they were very happy with their day’s work.

Both players agreed that it had been a fabulous and well organised day and said that they had thoroughly enjoyed it. They can’t wait to defend their trophies next year in Derbyshire.

Liz isn’t the only good golfer in the Haughton household. Thirteen year old daughter Ellie, who won the Ladies Medal last week also won the Easter Pairs with partner Suzie Ellis, they scored 41 points.

Ellie has also been voted in as Junior Captain for 2014. Junior organiser Pat Jones said  “Ellie has a maturity beyond her years and plays a fabulous game of golf”.  Ellie, who only took up the game in May 2013 along with younger sister Isobel, is enthusiastically supported by Mum Liz and Dad Darren, themselves excellent golfers. Both girls have benefitted from the junior coaching days led by Greetham Valley Club Pro Neil Curtis.

The Men’s Easter Pairs was a very tight affair. Pete Dickinson and Mark Hibbitt were the overall winners with 45 points. The next three pairs all came in with 44 points and were separated on countback. Dean Wilkinson and Dave Morgan took second, Ben Miles and Darren Haughton were placed third just ahead of Gareth Williams and Dave Squires.

Greetham Valley’s Second Team got their season off to a great start by beating Tydd St. Giles away from home by three and half to a half. Team Captain Steve Anderson said that it was just the start that they wanted and the team hope to build upon it in the coming months.

The Ladies Mail on Sunday team have drawn Toft at home in their next round.

Mike Pare won the Seniors’ Stableford competition on Monday with a score of 45 points on countback from Rod Wells. Third and fourth were also decided on countback, Keith Smith took third from Steve Lakeman, both players scored 40 points.


ELVIS Tribute Night at Greetham Valley

elvis logoSaturday 10th May
Tickets are now on sale for a fabulous ELVIS Tribute Night at Greetham Valley on Saturday 10th May.

We are delighted to be welcoming the incredible Paul Lillie, bringing ‘A Little Less Conversation’ to Rutland. Take a look at this YouTube link – then book your tickets quickly at Greetham Valley hotel reception!
Tickets are just £20pp to include two course dinner, live music and disco.

Arrive: 7.30pm   Carriages: midnight     Click here for the menu

Tel: Greetham Valley Reception (01780) 460444 to reserve tickets


Fathers’ Day Lunch and gift ideas

Fathers dayFathers’ Day Lunch
This year it’s on Sunday 15th June – don’t forget!! Earn some brownie points with dad and reserve a table for this special day.

Bring all the family to enjoy a hot carvery:
Two courses £12.50   Three courses £15.50
Children’s portions and menu available

Book your table now on 01780 460444

Stuck for an idea for a Fathers’ Day gift? Why not treat dad to a Golf Tuition Voucher? Suitable for all abilities from novice (“I really want to learn this game”) to experienced (“I play pretty well but I’ve just three putted to lose a match…”), Neil Curtis, Greetham Valley’s Club PGA Pro will be delighted to help! Golf lessons with Neil can be one to one or in groups, and bought individually or as a course of lessons. Vouchers available from the Golf Shop or phone 01780 460444 for more details.

Vouchers are also available for gifts from the Golf Shop, for tee times or golf breaks for groups of friends and for wining and dining at Greetham Valley. Please ask for a personalised voucher.


Oakham Rotary Club Charity Golf Day

Oakham Rotary Club Golf day winnersPhoto – some of the winners of the Oakham Rotary Club Golf Day. In the foreground from left to right are Fred Aspin, Greetham Valley President John Sparks, ORC Foundation Chairman Bruce Strickland, GV Captain Shaun Denholm, Oakham Rotary Club President Richard Simmons and Wayne Terrett.

Oakham Rotary Club has been in existence since 1952 and, as with Rotary clubs throughout the world, they are focusing their main charity efforts in trying to eradicate polio on a global basis. However, they also never lose focus on their local charity efforts. Foundation Chairman Bruce Strickland said that one of the charities that they sponsor are the First Responders in Rutland. These are the people who will arrive at an incident even before the paramedics. They need specialist machines for resuscitation as well as keeping people alive and comfortable at the site of an accident or incident. Bruce said that the First Responders are an extremely important service but, as with the Air Ambulance, they receive no government funding and rely totally upon donations from the public. Their efforts to raise money for them and the fight against polio have led to Bruce organising the eighth Rotary Club Charity Golf Day at Greetham Valley.

The competition was played on the Valley course in warm sunshine with just a hint of breeze. The format for the twelve teams of four was stableford, with three to count on each hole except from the par threes where all four counted, a tough ask on a course featuring six very tricky ones.

The team of Trevor Smith, Bob Beverley, Sheila Douty and Jackie Friend just missed out on the prizes after being placed fourth on countback by Kevin Newman, Dennis Lowe, Mark Mousley and Les Orridge. Both teams scored 108 points.  Graham Smith, Mick Peasgood, Chris Wheatland and Darren Haughton scored 115 points to take second place.

The win on the day went to the team of GV President John Sparks, GV Captain Shaun Denholm,  GV Vice Captain Fred Aspin and Wayne Terrett, they scored a brilliant 122 points. Shaun thanked all of the participants for coming to Greetham Valley for the competition and said that although he was pleased to be part of a winning team, the real winners were the charities that the Rotary Club spend all year campaigning for.

Nearest the Pin winners were Darren Haughton for the men and Sheila Douty for the Ladies. C team Captain Neil Sellars won Nearest the Pin on the 18th, which was open to everybody. Sheila Douty also won the Ladies Longest Drive. Rob Smith hit two monster drives to win the Longest Drives for both the men’s and the open competitions.

Kevin Newman was given a Ryder Cup 18th hole flag and team tie by one of his clients to be auctioned on the day, this was bought by Greetham Valley Chairman Frank Hinch. £1250 was raised from this, the raffle, the competition and their loyal sponsors. Bruce Strickland said “this is an event that is held just once a year and continues to grow, it will be held at Greetham Valley again in May 2015 and all golf club members, male or female, young or old are very welcome to take part”.

Greetham Valley Ladies beat Melton Mowbray, in a  friendly match played at home, three games to one. The team was Bev Dolman/ Cathy Steele, Hayley Taylor/Lizzy Taylor, Pat Jamieson/Angela Wheeler, Beryl Crosland/Chris Edwards.

The Ladies’ Mail on Sunday team played their third round match at Brampton Park in Cambridgeshire during the week. Kay Ropson was out first and got the team off to a good start by winning three and two. Gilly Grant lost a very tough match on the final hole to make the score all square. Hayley Hunt lost two and one but Liz Haughton won her game with a magnificent score of seven and sixth. The match was all square and all eyes were on the only game still live on the course as the winner of this would decide the tie, Sheila Douty duly obliged by winning one up to give the team a win by three to two. Ladies’ Captain Bev Dolman said that Brampton is a very tough course to get a result at and that the team performed extremely well. She went on to say that the team were ably assisted by caddies, Pat Jamieson, Beryl Crosland, Trevor Smith, Hayley Taylor and Chris Edwards. The team will learn this week who their next opponents are.

Robert Lewin won the Midweek Stableford on the Lakes course with 40 points on countback from Ian Copley. Countback was also used to sort out third and fourth, after both players scored 37 points. Alan Childerley took third and Tim Nixon was pushed back into fourth.

The Men’s Mail on Sunday team took on Burghley Park away on Monday. The Greetham Valley team got off to a great start after Nick Cunnington and Adam Clegg won the first two games. Unfortunately, Chris Steele and Richard Wilson lost the next two so it all depended upon the last game with Greetham Valley Captain Shaun Denholm. Shaun and his opponent were all square on the 18th tee but the game and the match ended up going Burghley’s way. Shaun said that it was a great try by the team playing away from home and wished Burghley well in the competition.


Jon and Hayley triumph in the Anniversary Trophy

Valley golf course at Greetham ValleyGreetham Valley opened for business some 22 years ago with a driving range. During that time the Hinch family have added two 18 hole championship courses, a par three academy course, enlarged the clubhouse and built a hotel. Every year they celebrate the anniversary of the club with the first main competition of the year, the Anniversary Trophy. There are separate Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s trophies.

Jon RookledgeThis year’s men’s competition, a stapleford off full handicap, had a field of 127 who played on the Lakes course off white tees. This was won by Jon Rookledge with a brilliant 42 points. With six pars, a birdie and two bogies on his card for the front nine, Jon was well under his handicap. Like many, Jon struggled with the new white tee position on the tenth and dropped a shot, he also dropped two more on the par three twelfth but bounced back with four pars and a birdie to put himself back on track only to unfortunately drop one last shot on the final green.

Jon said that the course was in fantastic condition thanks to Adi Porter and his greenkeeping team, he hit a lot of fairways and greens in his round and stayed very positive with his putting. He was very disappointed with the double bogie on the par three twelfth but overall he was really pleased with the way that he regained his concentration. Jon went on to say that as a single figure handicapper, he generally plays quite well but this year after lessons with Greetham Pro Neil Curtis on the mental side of the game, he feels so much more confident and relaxed. Jon will play off eight in the April Medal next weekend.

Jamie Lowndes of seventeen was just one point behind Jon on forty one. Kevin Burdall off eighteen took third on countback from twelve handicapper Mark Mousley after both scored 40 points.

Hayley Hunt 1Sixteen handicapper Hayley Hunt, who won the Ladies’ Winter Order of Merit last weekend, won the Ladies’ Anniversary Trophy this weekend. She got off to a bad start when she dropped three shots in the first two holes. Hayley, who has grown in confidence since moving from Toft a few months ago, took a few deep breaths and got her concentration back on line to register 20 for the front nine. She went on to also score 16  points on the back nine including two no scores to give her a winning score of 36 points. Hayley took the win on countback from playing partner Hayley Taylor off fourteen,who has also only been with Greetham Valley for a few months.

Hayley H said that Hayley T is a brilliant player and it helped to be playing with her as she pushed her all the way, by making her concentrate hard. She went on to say that she thought that she had lost out when Hayley T birdied the final hole. Hayley Taylor was very disappointed to have had double bogies on holes eleven and thirteen as they really made a big difference on countback.  However, she said that she was very pleased with the way that she had played overall and it bodes well for the rest of the year.

Jill Cannings off sixteen and Sophie Beardsall off one were placed third and fourth on countback after both scored 34 points.

First Team Captain Chris Steele, playing off six, won the first Midweek Medal of the year with a net 69 on the Lakes course. Chris dropped five shots up to fourteenth but got two of them back with birdies on the sixteenth and seventeenth. He said that the Medal win and Posh winning the Johnsons Paint Trophy last weekend has started his year off in a very nice way! Kevin Shilham off eight took second place with a nett 70, another eight handicapper Tony Mould was third with 71. Trevor Smith off one won the lowest gross coming in with 73.

Greetham Valley Ladies “friendly” team got off to a good start to the year when they beat Burghley Park on the Lakes course mid week. Captain Bev Dolman and Chris Edwards won the first game one up. Gilly Grant and Annie McCulloch halved the second game. Angela Wheeler and Rosemary Thomas won their match by two and one. Jackie Friend and Chris Slattery won the final game five and three. Bev said that the girls had played very well and she looks forward to a good season.

Ken Stewart, playing off ten in division one won the April Seniors’ Medal despite appalling weather. Gusting winds and intermittent rain slowed everybody down. Ken dropped just the one shot on the front nine but suffered from the worsening conditions on the back nine. However, he still came in with the lowest gross of 78, the win in the division and the overall medal win. He will play off nine next time round. Eighteen handicapper Ian Jarvis was second with nett 73 and Michael Maffei off eleven took third place with 74. Ken Upton had nett 70 to win division two on countback from Michael Webb and Mike Guy took third with 72.


Bank Holiday Special Offer Hotel Deal

rutland water churchSTOP PRESS! An amazing 2 for 1 offer – book a twin or king-size hotel room at Greetham Valley for the night of Monday 5th May for just £50 on a room only basis – and stay the next night too completely FREE! A superb hotel deal not to be missed – limited availability so book now with Greetham Valley Hotel Reception on 01780 460444.

This is a fabulous opportunity to visit Rutland on an early May Bank Holiday leisure break – the perfect  location for walking, cycling, birdwatching, golf, visiting Rutland Water, Burghley House and the other stately homes of Hidden England, Barnsdale Gardens and Easton Walled Gardens….

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options available for both nights. One or two guests per room, no supplement for sole occupancy. This offer is only bookable direct with Greetham Valley and must be paid for on booking. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. All our offers are subject to availability.


April job vacancies at Greetham Valley Hotel

receptionist

Part Time Customer Service Assistant
Reporting to the Front of House Manager, you will be responsible for meeting and greeting all guests to Greetham Valley, whether they are checking in to a hotel room, attending a function or arriving for a golf tee time. You will work a minimum of 16 hours per week but it must be recognised that days and hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Team player
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literate

A knowledge of golf is desirable although not essential. You will have previous experience within a customer service environment.

Interested candidates should apply in writing to: Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 13 April 2014

conciergeNight Porter
Greetham Valley has a job vacancy for a Night Porter.  Working as part of a team of three night porters, exact shift patterns may vary from week to week subject to rostering arrangements and the needs of the business.

The successful candidate will:

  • ensure all areas throughout the building are tidy and maintained in good working order, ready for the next day’s activities
  • provide support to the food and beverage team for clear up when functions run into late evening or through to the early hours
  • set up tables and chairs for next day as required
  • set up for breakfast as required
  • provide after hours service to residents and golf break parties as required
  • patrol the buildings and grounds to assist with security
  • report any serious incidents or serious security risks immediately to the local police for action
  • provide check in and check out services in the Hotel as required
  • work on other duties through the night as may be reasonably requested to meet the needs of the business
  • report any maintenance issues for action

Interested candidates should apply in writing to: Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 18 April 2014

 

housekeeperPart Time Housekeeper
Reporting to the Head Housekeeper, the successful candidate will work a minimum of 16 hours per week.  Flexibility is essential as shifts will include weekdays and weekends on a rota basis.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at GreethamValley, along with the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 18 April 2014  

 

housekeeperTemporary Housekeepers
Greetham Valley has job vacancies for casual temporary housekeepers to work in the Housekeeping Department.  Hours will be flexible, as required to meet the needs of the business. Weekend work required.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at Greetham Valley, as well as the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444         Closing date 30 April 2014