The top courses in Hertfordshire

There are many famous golf clubs in Hertfordshire, many of which are considered championship standard golf courses, such as The Grove, a recent host of the World Golf Championship event, and Moor Park, host to the European Seniors Tour. There are a number of other superb golf courses in Hertfordshire that aren’t quite so famous. Old Fold Manor is another championship golf course and a venue for Open Qualifying. Brocket Hall is a superb golfing destination where the golf course is designed by Nick Faldo. Another one of the home counties, Hertfordshire is bordered by Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, and Essex, but there are a number of golf clubs in London that are considered part of Hertfordshire. The Shire, and Harpenden are two classic examples. Another superb golfing destination is Hanbury Manor, but there are also some quality public golf courses in Hertfordshire too, such as Trent Park.

Hertfordshire Golf Courses

 Old Fold Manor Golf Club at Old Fold Manor Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Old Fold Manor Golf Club

Old Fold Manor Golf Club is home to one of the best courses in Hertfordshire, and is only 1½ miles from Junction 23 of the M25/A1M. Designed by the legendary golf course architect, Harry Colt, Old Fold Manor held Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship from 2005-2010. It has also hosted the English Seniors' Amateur, English Girls, and is now the venue for the South of England Faldo Series. Measuring 6,500 yards, the course demands concentration all the way around. Originally open heathland in nature; it now has many tree-lined fairways that make the wind direction even less predictable, and it enjoys something of a parkland feel, too. The course retains the undulations and unpredictable bounce so typical of Harry Colt desig

 The Grove at The Grove in Hertfordshire

The Grove

The Grove, set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside in the south of England, is a very special luxury hotel perfect for romantic weekends, and all kinds of celebrations. The world class 18-hole Championship Golf Course is open to all. It provides a mature stadium-style course set in a classic parkland setting in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. A wonderful, challenging layout with velvety greens, created by the gifted Kyle Phillips. The Grove is a very special luxury hotel resort and a Leading Hotel of The World, unstuffy and open to all.

 High Course at Moor Park in Hertfordshire

Moor Park

Located conveniently near to London, but sufficiently protected by mature trees to shield you from suburbia, the elegant High course and the exacting West course will provide a challenging test of golf in pleasant park surroundings. A warm welcome awaits the visiting golfer at Moor Park Golf Club - a club famous not only for its two challenging golf courses, but also for the imposing 17th century mansion house which acts as the clubhouse and hospitality centre. Set amidst 300 acres of mature woodland and finest Hertfordshire parkland, Moor Park features not one but two championship golf courses. Designed by Harry Colt in 1923 to blend into the grounds of the estate, the courses are full of challenging golf holes.

 Palmerston Course at Brocket Hall Golf and Country Club in Hertfordshire

Brocket Hall Golf and Country Club

With two pristine championship golf courses, renowned practice facilities, and a charmingly positioned luxury Clubhouse on the banks of the Broadwater Lake, Brocket Hall Golf & Country Club is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive golf venues in the UK. Set within the opulent surroundings of the Estate, our courses are appropriately named after the Prime Ministers who once resided at Brocket Hall, Lord Palmerston and Lord Melbourne. Both are very British in design, but offer a completely different challenge for golfers. To make it a truly memorable experience, why not include award-winning dining at the five-star Auberge du Lac, laid-back lunches in Watershyppes Restaurant or a stay in the beautiful Melbourne Lodge.

 Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Hertfordshire

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Few golfing venues in Europe blend the old and new so successfully than the historic Hanbury Manor, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Hertfordshire. The “old” is the magnificent estate itself, which since the 19th century has featured a Jacobean-style mansion and included a nine-hole parkland course designed by the legendary Harry Vardon. The “new” is the 18 holes of championship golf redesigned by Jack Nicklaus II on the original Vardon course. The course winds through ancient trees and picturesque water hazards, while providing a true challenge to anyone who enjoys golf.

 Batchworth Park Golf Club at Batchworth Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Batchworth Park Golf Club

Batchworth Park is a private members club that has been designed to provide a good test of golfing skill for both high and low handicappers alike. Set in 210 acres of rolling countryside, amidst six picturesque lakes is the testing Championship course. Batchworth Park is situated just two miles from the M25. From its elevated position there are fantastic views across the rolling Hertfordshire countryside. The clubhouse is modern and been designed to provide an informal atmosphere. The oak panelled locker rooms feature power showers and complimentary towels.

 Sandy Lodge Golf Club at Sandy Lodge Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Sandy Lodge Golf Club

Sandy Lodge Golf Club chose the current site primarily due to its sandy soil and excellent drainage. The course takes advantage of the area’s natural terrain while making use of heather, mounding, and strategically placed bunkers, challenging players of all ages and skill levels. The Club has continued to invest heavily in its main assets in recent years and has unrivalled practice facilities which include a 12 bay driving range, practice bunker, chipping areas and a large putting green, all of which are immediately in front of the Clubhouse. Sandy Lodge hosted the English Senior Womens' Championship in April 2014 and is a Regional Open Qualifying venue between 2015 and 2019.

 The Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club at The Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club in Hertfordshire

The Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club

Located in a Grade II listed mansion and scenic grounds, The Hertfordshire is awe-inspiring. Jack Nicklaus II designed the golf course which is spread over beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, making full use of the natural surroundings. The lakes and forests in the area, for example, make for wonderfully challenging natural hazards. With full irrigation cover of tees, fairways and greens, the course is in fantastic condition all year round. The Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club is not only home to an amazing Golf course and Driving range, but also houses a stunning Swimming pool, a Bar and Restaurant, Function, Conference and Wedding facilities.

 Berkhamsted Golf Club at Berkhamsted Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Berkhamsted Golf Club

The playing of golf on Berkhamsted Common began in 1880’s and with the Club being established in 1891, it has a fair claim to being Hertfordshire's oldest golf club. The reputation of the Club is founded on the unique nature of the course, which is entirely natural with no man-made hazards. It is a stern but fair test which, at the beginning of the golf season, has attracted the very best golfers to The Berkhamsted Trophy for over 60 years. The Club has a thriving social scene, and a relatively new purpose built Clubhouse. With extensive lounge, patio and bar facilities, Berkhamsted GC regularly hosts both members’ and guests’ functions.

 The Ballesteros Masters Course at The Shire London in Hertfordshire

The Shire London

Set within 220 acres of Hertfordshire countryside The Shire London is a unique course layout consisting of three distinctive styles; links, parkland and American. Offering six par 3's, six par 4's and six par 5's the masters course is a test for any level of ability. Alongside the championship golf course and contemporary clubhouse facilities The Shire London is home to the first Shire Academy. Offering a unique way of simplistic teaching and latest technology the Shire Academy can improve the enjoyment and performance of any golfer.

 Harpenden Golf Club at Harpenden Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Harpenden Golf Club

Harpenden Golf Club, founded in 1894, is a private members club of approximately 800 members. Although the Club was established in 1894 the course has been on its present site at Hammonds End since 1931 when renowned golf architects of the time Messrs Frederic G Hawtree and John Henry Taylor were engaged to design and build a challenging 18 hole course in about 150 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside. A characteristic of their designs is front bunkering of greens so it pays to ensure that enough club is used on approach shots. A mature parkland course with ongoing investment ensures that it is one of the best in the county.

 Welwyn Garden City Golf Club at Welwyn Garden City Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Welwyn Garden City Golf Club

Welwyn Garden City Golf Club was founded in 1923 and is the home Club of Sir Nick Faldo and European Tour player, Tom Lewis. The Club has the reputation for consistently providing members and guests with one of the best courses in Hertfordshire. It also offers excellent dining and drinking facilities, and a warm, friendly welcome. At 6,096 yards off the back tees, and in an undulating parkland setting, the course at first sight seems a relatively easy test of golf. With narrow fairways and small greens there are many scorecards that tell a different story.

 Bushey Hall Golf Club at Bushey Hall Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Bushey Hall Golf Club

The oldest parkland golf course in Hertfordshire, established in 1890, Bushey Hall Golf Club in Watford, can be proud of its historic connections within the local golfing community. The 18 hole golf course is superbly designed and maintained, combining long par fives, short par threes and challenging par fours. Water, tree lines and undulating rough challenge low handicaps sufficiently, yet do not deter our less-experienced golf players. The practice putting area, chipping and short-game practice areas, are all ideal for sharpening up those finer points before your round. The course is ideally located in Herts, in easy range of Central and North London.

 Trent Park Public Golf Course at Trent Park Public Golf Course in Hertfordshire

Trent Park Public Golf Course

Trent Park GC in Enfield offers exquisite views over beautifully maintained landscape and is one of the best examples of public or municipal London golf courses. The 18 hole public golf course designed by Hugh Stovin with help from Peter Allis and Clive Clark dates from 1974 measures 6216 yards in length and is a par 70. The clubhouse is a social hub and holds innumerable functions and events. From wedding receptions, civil weddings, civil partnerships, conferences and Christmas Parties to salsa, band and club nights - Club 19 - the function suite at Trent Park is an entertainment venue that caters for a wide catchment of North London.

 East Herts Golf Club at East Herts Golf Club in Hertfordshire

East Herts Golf Club

East Herts Golf Club was founded in 1899 and is one of the oldest in the area. The course is renowned throughout Hertfordshire for its magnificent, ancient trees set in tranquil, rolling parkland around Hamels Mansion. A private members' club, East Herts welcomes visitors and societies to share the extensive facilities of a large restaurant, two bars, and a well stocked pro shop. A large balcony overlooks the Par 3 18th green and is a popular spot on warm days and evenings for that well earned drink.

 Manor of Groves at Manor of Groves in Hertfordshire

Manor of Groves

Whether you are a hotel resident, golf society, member, or playing visitor, year-round golf and a challenging course with immaculate greens and fairways awaits golfers visiting the Manor of Groves Hotel, Golf & Country Club. The par 71, 6,237 yard layout has been subject to a large investment to improve the already fine design. Divided into two differing nine hole loops, the front nine weaves in and around the traditional manor gardens whilst the back nine has wide sweeping fairways stretching out over picturesque parkland. The hotel features 80 bedrooms which are spacious and inviting, a bright and airy bar and lounge area and a first-class restaurant offering inspirational cuisine.

 Mill Green Golf Club at Mill Green Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Mill Green Golf Club

Set in over 200 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, Mill Green Golf Club combines an excellent golf course with hospitality and charm. Throughout the course, water features, large bunkers, trees and expansive greens combine to offer a challenging, as well as a most enjoyable golfing experience. The front nine, which plays towards the small village of Mill Green itself, is both open and undulating, and by comparison the back nine plays directly towards Hertford and is noted for its narrow fairways which work their way through ancient woodland and large lakes. The contemporary clubhouse allows the golfer to relax in comfortable surroundings that have more than a touch of elegance.

 The Ver at Redbourn Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Redbourn Golf Club

Redbourn Golf Club, on the outskirts of Harpenden is a haven for fans of the game of golf. Whether you are learning the game or have been playing for years; whether you’re 5 or 85 years old – everyone can enjoy the choice of facilities and the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere at Redbourn Golf Club. There’s a choice of two golf courses to play at Redbourn – The Ver, our 18 hole main course and The Kinsbourne, our 9 hole Par 3. Redbourn Golf Club is home to the best practice facilities in the area complete with a 20 bay driving range, short game area and putting green. You can also visit Redbourn Golf Club just to relax and enjoy a bite to eat at The Clubhouse.

 Shendish Manor Hotel & Golf Course at Shendish Manor Hotel & Golf Course in Hertfordshire

Shendish Manor Hotel & Golf Course

Shendish Manor is the ideal setting for all your golfing requirements. Designed to USPGA specifications the 5660 yard, Par 70 course offers year round golf with a mix of hazards through both parkland and woodland copses. More than half of Hertfordshire is a designated green belt area with rolling countryside and leafy gardens. What better reason to escape the hectic pace of the city and play a round or two in peace and tranquillity on Shendish Manor’s Golf Course?

 Verulam Golf Club at Verulam Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Verulam Golf Club

Verulam Golf Club has a tradition steeped in the game of golf. Samuel Ryder, a wealthy St Albans seed merchant, Captain of the Club and prolific supporter of early professional golf, donated the Ryder Cup in 1926. Verulam's challenging par 72 course was designed by James Braid in 1905, with the club therefore now well into its second century, and situated in the heart of historic St Albans, known as Verulamium in Roman times. A mature and established parkland course, Verulam sets a premium on accuracy, with greens that are well protected by bunkers, slopes and mounds.

 Whitehill Golf Club at Whitehill Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Whitehill Golf Club

Welcome to the finest rural golf course that Hertfordshire has to offer. The course is undulating and well place ponds and bunkers along with a variety of trees add to the well groomed fairways and greens. We are a family club open to both members and non-members for all age groups. We are situated within easy access to the M11 and M25 motorways. Just a few minutes drive off the A10 brings you to the rural tranquillity - the only sounds that you hear on the course will be the wildlife.

 Church Course at Aldenham Golf and Country Club in Hertfordshire

Aldenham Golf and Country Club

Our Church Course opened in 1975 and has matured well over the years. We have many different tree species and lovely views over the neighbouring countryside. The 13th is our signature hole and was, for many years, the longest hole in Europe at 621 yards. An additional 9-hole course was opened in 1991 and is known as the Berry Grove Course. Both courses, green and lush in the spring and summer, fabulously coloured in the autumn, make for a delightful golfing environment. Societies and visitors are very welcome on both courses.

 Park Course at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

Situated in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club boasts two magnificent Ken Brown designed golf courses. An 18 hole Champioship course and a 9 hole par 3 course. The Park Course offers a combination of mature woodland, undulating parkland, and lakes, that provides an array of challenges, enhanced by stunning views over the Lea Valley. The Manor Course is a 1000 yard academy course with holes ranging from 50 – 150 yards. Aldwickbury Park Club is a great choice for golf membership, a great day out with friends or colleagues; or a venue to hold your golf day or party.