We had all heard good things about Gatton Manor Golf Club especially the course and I guess it wasn't helped by the heavy rain that greeted us upon arrival. However this has no effect on the club house ambiance and the way the staff looked after us. The club house is very dated and feels very local - what do I mean by this - the welcome is like going into a pub you have never been in before and everyone stops to look at you as you come in. Breakfast was OK but nothing special - We played 9 holes before lunch and the course was OK but not in great condition but decent enough. Lunch and dinner were basically the worst food we have ever had on a golf day - I am pretty sure the potatoes had been cooked 4 days before they were served up to us. Frankly we will never go back which is a shame as the course is nice but totally let down by the club house,staff and catering. The only saving grace is that it is well priced so we didn't feel we had lost out too much!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gatton Manor is a 18 bedroom hotel and golf club, set in 200 acres of tranquil woodlands, gardens, rivers and lakes, which form a championship length 18 hole golf course. The house dates back to 1728 and was the original Dowager's House of the Abinger Estate. Standards are high - we are AA 3* rated and our customers frequently comment on the first class food and friendly service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gatton Manor Dorking, Surrey
- Gatton Manor Hotel Dorking