Best Golf Courses in Hertfordshire
The county of Hertfordshire offers a great variety of golf courses and golf resorts. Golf World has selected the very top locations to bring you the best golf courses in Hertfordshire.
Ashridge Golf Club
Designer: Campbell, Hutchinson, Hotchkin, Simpson
Ashridge Golf Club is a delightful heathland golf course that meanders through acres of National Trust woodland. A relatively short round in terms of yardage, the course is constructed of 3 loops of 9 holes, which we feel is a nice touch.
The par 5’s are reachable for many players, but bunkers await wayward tee shots, and the tricky greens provide a short game challenge. Originally designed to compliment the natural woodland, the course design hasn’t changed too much over the years, and is a great test of golf for all abilities.
Berkhamsted Golf Club
Designer: George Gowring, James Braid
Berkhamsted Golf Club is ranked number 93 in Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Courses in England
Berkhamsted Golf Club is a bunker-less course that was founded in 1890, making it one of the oldest golf courses in the area. Swales of heather, tight fairways and gorse bushes act as defence for wayward shots across the heathland course. The par 3’s are very strong here, and Harry Vardon and JH Taylor have walked its fairwats in the past.
Centurion Golf Club
Location: St Albans
Designer: Simon Gidman
Centurion Golf Club is ranked number 65 in Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Courses in England
Centurion Golf Club is a modern, scenic golf course that is by far one of the best golf courses in the South East of England. Always in immaculate condition, the scenery is varied, and the course meanders over undulating terrain. The private golf club, which was designed by international architect, Simon Gidman, is a wonderful course that you should jump at the chance to play.
The Grove Golf Club
Location: Chandler’s Cross
Designer: Kyle Phillips
The Grove Golf Club is ranked number 58 in Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Courses in England
The Grove Golf Club welcomed the World Golf Championship in 2006, where Tiger Woods emerged victorious after hitting a 270-yard 3-wood to the 9th green. He would go on to make an eagle and win the championship at an incredible 23 under par. The course was designed by Kyle Phillips, and is by far one of the best golf courses/resorts in the UK.
From the moment you arrive and the bag drop staff clean your golf clubs, this venue is a class act. The greens are undulating, the run-off areas are punishing, and the mature woodland makes for stunning scenery. Overall, The Grove Golf Club is everything a British golf course should be.
Moor Park Golf Club
Designer: Harry Colt
Moor Park Golf Club is ranked number 92 in Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Courses in England
Moor Park Golf Club is a real test of golf. Set within incredible grounds close to London, the 17th century Moor Park Mansion clubhouse is the centrepiece of the estate, and quite honestly is the most impressive clubhouses get. The High Course is one of the best parkland courses in Hertfordshire, with undulating terrain and bunkers strategically placed to penalise poor shots.
The course is always presented to a high standard and requires long tee shots and accuracy in to the greens. A truly fantastic golf course.
Brocket Hall Golf Club
Designer: Aliss, Clark, Steele
Brocket Hall Golf Club is ranked number 32 in Golf World’s Top 100 Resorts UK & Ireland
Brocket Hall Golf Club has two 18 hole golf courses that are named after Prime Ministers that once stayed on the estate, The Palmerston and The Melbourne. Designed by Aliss and Clark, and Donald Steele, both golf courses are challenging in different ways. The Melbourne course crosses a river numerous times before an incredible finish on the 18th hole where you will need to take a ferry in order to sink your putt.
The Palmerston course is a tricky woodland layout that is memorable for any standard of golfer. Brocket Hall Golf Club also features The Palmerston Academy, an incredible practice facility located in 22 acres of Hertfordshire woodland, where you can practice your short game or use the indoor golf studio.
Hanbury Manor Golf Club
Designer: Jack Nicklaus II
Hanbury Manor Golf Club is ranked number 36 in Golf World’s Top 100 Resorts UK & Ireland
Hanbury Manor Golf Club was originally a 9-hole course designed by Harry Vardon, and then adapted into an 18-hole layout by Jack Nicklaus II. Located in 200 acres of parkland close to London, it’s the perfect golf resort if you want to stay close to the capital.
Hanbury Manor Golf Club was host to 3 English Opens in the 1990’s, and the golf course features two strikingly different loops of 9 holes. The front 9 is relatively open and fairly undulating, while the route back to the clubhouse is flatter and weaves its way through Hertfordshire woodland.