Part of a round of golf is the location. You can have the best golf course in the world in terms of the features, but if it’s in a disappointing location it can lose that magical feel. Greetham Valley is located in the picturesque countryside of Rutland taking in rolling fields, endless skylines and featuring beautiful lakes and row after row of trees.
The three fantastic golf courses couldn’t have been created in a better place and amateurs and professionals alike will be faced with tough tests of their technique. With two 18-hole championship courses, golfers come from all areas of the country to experience the challenges that Greetham Valley throws at them – assuming they can take their eyes off the scenery!
The rolling fairways of the Lakes course seem to go on for miles and certainly favour the big-hitting golfer. It isn’t as simple as drive-chip-putt however, as water hazards and bunkers lie in wait to catch wayward drives off the tee or over-hit chips to the green. At 6,769 yards in length you certainly get a real feel for this golf course by the time you shake hands on the par 4 18th green, overlooked by the clubhouse which offers players refreshments at the halfway stage of their round, as well as a meal prepared on site by our chefs in the restaurant at the end.
Before venturing out onto the Valley course you certainly need to make sure you’ve prepared for the challenge! While it’s shorter than the Lakes course at 5,595 yards there is no shortage of holes designed to test all areas of your game. With elevated tees and raised greens at the ends of snaking fairways that wind their way through the Rutland countryside, players are forced to negotiate the water hazards and woodland as well.
Never played golf before? Fear not, as the Academy course provides the ideal place to learn the game. This 9-hole par 3 course is the perfect place to work on your swing and putting out on the course, while the bunkers lie in wait to encourage you to fine-tune your game before heading out onto the 18-hole courses.
If you like the sound of challenging golf courses set in picturesque countryside with hotel and restaurant on site, then look no further than Greetham Valley in Rutland. Contact us today to find out more information or to book your tee time. See you soon!