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Top 5 Golf Courses in Hertfordshire

Oct 20, 2022
Golf Courses in Hertfordshire
Whether you're a golf professional or are simply testing your skills at a new sport – Hertfordshire is home to 60 golf courses suitable for all experience levels.

Despite being one of England's smallest counties, this part of the East of England boasts glorious stretches of sprawling countryside, ideal for golf players. 

Here we've picked what we think are the top 5 courses in the county, along with information on the type of ground, its characteristics and location.

The Grove

Type: Parkland

Length: 7,152 yards

Par: 72


Created by Kyle Phillips' brainchild in 2003, the Grove has already built itself a nationwide reputation. Located in Watford, it hosted a WGC event, where Tiger Woods competed (and won), and, more recently, the British Masters. This modern parkland course features subtle bunkering, lakes, streams and mature woods. It is kept in excellent condition all year round, meaning any excuse will do for a game of golf here.


Location: Chandler's Cross, Rickmansworth WD3 4TG

Find out more: https://www.thegrove.co.uk/golf/


Ashridge Golf Club

Type: Parkland

Length: 6,678 yards

Par: 72


You love golf, but you love the great outdoors even more. What if we told you there is a golf course that offers the best of both? Ashridge Golf Club does precisely that. Found in Berkhamsted, this classic three-lined layout, 18-hole course provides a great experience for all golfers. The 14th hole is the start of the game, framed by mature trees and well-placed bunkers.


Location: Golf Club Road, Berkhamsted HP4 1LY

Find out more: https://www.ashridgegolfclub.ltd.uk/


Hadley Wood Golf Club

Type: Parkland

Length: 6,517 yards

Par: 72


Hadley Wood Golf Club is continuously ranked among the best golf courses in Hertfordshire, and it's no surprise. It lies within the M25 while benefiting from glorious rural landscape and boasts ten holes on one side of the grand lake and the remaining – from two to nine - on the other. Its elegant parkland layout results from Alister McKenzie's mastermind, characterised by the classic greens with plenty of movement.


Location: 42-44, Beech Hill, Barnet EN4 0JJ

Find out more: https://www.hadleywoodgc.com/


Centurion Club

Type: Woodland and parkland

Length: 6,756 yards

Par: 74


Found in St Albans, Centurion Club boasts an innovative layout with some 80 bunkers, four major water features and undulating grass greens. It is made up of holes through pines and others on a rolling terrain, making it one of the best-conditioned in the East of England. Relaxation is the motto here to make every golfer feel at home.


Location: Hemel Hempstead Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP3 8LA

Find out more: https://centurionclub.co.uk/


Berkhamsted Golf Club

Type: Parkland

Length: 6,368

Par: 72


Dating back to the 1880s, Berkhamsted Golf Club was designed by James Braid, who opted for a layout that preserved the original mounds, hollows, gorse and heather. Despite not featuring a single bunker, it still promises plenty of fun for professional and amateur golfers, with the famous 72-hole Berkhamsted Trophy being the highlight.


Location: The Common, Berkhamsted HP4 2QB

Find out more: https://www.berkhamstedgolfclub.co.uk/