Donnington Valley Golf Course
at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
Donnington Valley Golf Course overview
Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, in Newbury, Berkshire had its beautiful 18 hole parkland golf course re-designed and lengthened between 1998 and 2000 and is now a challenging 6,353 yards, par 71 course from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes. The clubhouse, Snelsmore House, a Grade II listed Victorian building overlooks the 9th/18th green and offers golfers exceptional golfing and social facilities with its two bars.
Donnington Valley is a course not so much blessed by one signature hole but by an excellent gauntlet of holes which are regarded as three of the hardest back-to-back holes in the UK. The 15th, 16th and 17th each have their own unique quirks but what is certainly consistent throughout is the level of challenge. The 15th is a 539-yard par-5, the 16th is a 176-yard par-3 and the 17th is a 415-yard par-4 meaning you will be tested on a variety of shots on the last few holes.
Accommodation near Donnington Valley Golf Course
Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa offers excellent service, fine dining and a great atmosphere. Alongside the great 18-hole course, this makes for the perfect destination for a golf break.