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Top accolade for Slaley Hall

Northumberland resort receives TripAdvisor award

DE VERE Slaley Hall has earned one of highest accolades from leading travel review website, TripAdvisor, by receiving the ‘2014 Four Star Certificate of Excellence Award’.

This prestigious award is based on the quality and quantity of reviews over the past 12 months, in which the premier Northumberland resort’s championship-standard golf courses have consistently received an average rating of four out of five or better.   

This positions Slaley Hall within the upper echelons of courses and resorts across the world, with only the top 10% receiving this mark of honour from the website.


TripAdvisor utilises guest reviews to rank courses and resorts, and this award pays credit to the first-class guest experiences available at Slaley Hall. From the moment of booking your tee time, through to the moment you finish your drink in the Claret Jug clubhouse bar, the luxurious North East resort prides itself on combining the best golf courses and facilities with the renowned hospitality that can be expected across the De Vere Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

Throughout the past year, golfers have been fulsome in their praise for the resort’s layouts and Slaley Hall’s reputation as a tournament venue has been underlined over the years, having hosted a wealth of leading pro events.


Steve Cram, Golf Course & Estate Manager, has overseen six European Tour and 13 European Senior Tour events at the resort, and is responsible, along with his outstanding team, for presenting the courses in stunning condition all year round.

Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf, has been involved with Slaley Hall for many years and is delighted to be recognised by the renowned travel website. He said: “It is very pleasing to see Slaley receive such a prestigious award, and underlines the resort’s position amongst the world’s leading 10% of golfing venues.

“We take pride in providing the very finest experience for every visitor and guest all year round. This is evident right through the process; the golf sales team makes it as easy as possible for golfers to book their tee times, Jeff Mills and his golf operations team ensure that everything is in place for their visit and Steve continues to do a sterling job with his staff by presenting the courses in immaculate condition.” 

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