Hertfordshire

The Hertfordshire Golf Union was established in 1924 with 10 member clubs. There are now 57 affiliated Hertfordshire golf clubs and approximately 65 golf courses in the county. The Herts County Ladies’ Golf Association looks after the interests of female golfers in the county, organising a number of annual competitions for members of its 51 affiliated clubs. Golf in Hertfordshire began at Berkhamsted in the 1870s but it wasn’t until 1890 that Berkhamsted Golf Club was founded.

Since those early beginnings, many fine golf courses sprung up in the county that takes its name from the Anglo-Saxon heort ford, meaning deer crossing. The ruminant deer appears prominently in many Hertfordshire county emblems, including the county flag, so it seems appropriate that Ashridge Golf Club, one of the finest courses in the county, is renowned for its deer, which surely have life membership at this enchanting club. Many Hertfordshire golfers consider Ashridge to be the best golf course in the county, but a number of excellent new courses have been laid out in recent years, including The Grove, host to the 2006 World Golf Championships, won by Tiger Woods.

Situated to the north of London, Hertfordshire is one of the prettiest Home Counties and the parkland courses that dominate the county represent perhaps the finest parkland collection in England.

Our Hertfordshire Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2015. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Hertfordshire

Ashridge

1st Hertfordshire - Best in Area

The enchanting Ashridge Golf Club is set amongst thousands of acres of National Trust-owned woodland. The scene is set as you drive to the clubhouse.

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The Grove

2nd Hertfordshire - Best in Area

Kyle Philips has done a neat job, using the natural contours of the land in an understated way to create The Grove...a discerning golf course.

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Centurion Club

3rd Hertfordshire - Best in Area

Simon Gidman, formerly an assistant of the Hawtree design team, was chosen by the Centurion Club owners to fashion the exclusive golf course which officially opened on July 1st 2013.

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Hadley Wood

4th Hertfordshire - Best in Area

Hadley Wood Golf Club plays across majestic, undulating parkland. This challenging Open Qualifying Course was designed by the great Alister MacKenzie in 1922.

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Moor Park (High)

5th Hertfordshire - Best in Area

Moor Park Golf Club oozes quality. The High is a classy golf course and a warm welcome awaits in the spectacular clubhouse mansion.

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Brocket Hall (Palmerston)

6th Hertfordshire - Best in Area

Without doubt, Brocket Hall Golf Club is a classy and stylish place to play golf and the Palmerston course is a delightful contrast to the Melbourne.

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Berkhamsted

7th Hertfordshire - Best in Area

If you like golf as Nature intended, or if sand bunker play is not a strong part of your game, you’ll love it here at Berkhamsted Golf Club...

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Hanbury Manor

8th Hertfordshire - Best in Area

The two nines at Hanbury Manor Golf & Country Club are distinctly contrasting, each having a completely different look and feel.

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Sandy Lodge

9th Hertfordshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1910 and often described as an inland links, Sandy Lodge Golf Club was designed by Harry Vardon and is one of Hertfordshire’s jewels.

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Brocket Hall (Melbourne)

10th Hertfordshire - Best in Area

The Melbourne is Brocket Hall Golf Club's oldest course. This challenging layout wends its way across undulating 18th Century parkland.

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