7 reviews of Brocket Hall Golf Club
Had a party of 12 play Sunday Monday with overnight stay in April. Found accommodation in the bell tower apartments adequate but tiered. Paid for breakfast on arrival Sunday, cost was as expected for this type of venue but breakfast very small.
Staff with in the hotel where not attentive expect one who helped to set tables for twelve of us in the upstairs bar. Bar constantly unattended in the evening and the same at breakfast for a tea/coffee refill. Staff on reception aloof when spoken to, Possible something in the accent. Glad we eat out that evening.
The pro shop staff and starts out on the course were great so were the Practice facilities, both top class.
Both course wonderful, played on the Palmerstone more by luck than judgement thanks to the helpful pro shop. Melbourne & Palmerstone both a must play, but to have the full experience you must play both.
A word of warning if you book “a play and stay” through a travel operator remember no matter how early in the year you book you may be playing the same course twice of have some ridiculous tee time on one or other. Right or wrong members and club events have priority.
Brocket Hall is a great place to escape for a weekend golf break. Two top class golf courses, a Michelin star restaurant and top class accommodation are all on the menu and the service and general feel about the place is warm and friendly.
The Palmerston is the better of the two courses but not by much. It's really the first 7 or 8 holes around the Palmerston that make the difference but in general all holes (on both courses) are a joy to play and the courses were also in brilliant condition considering the time of the year.
Greens were superb and if you can keep it in play off the tee you are rewarded by plenty of birdie chances.
Head here in the summer and I have no doubt that you are in for a treat! The practice facilities are also outstanding...the best I have ever used.
Wow, what a brilliant golf course the Palmerston is. Beautiful setting. It was playing fast and firm. You better have your short game up to speed. It's fair off the tee, but if you're wayward you will pay for it. It calls for great concentration on every hole. The first 3 holes suck you in and it's all change after that. Only down side was that we didn't feel we could go anywhere after the round for a beverage. Saying that, you won't find many better courses near London than this one.
3 of us played the Melbourne and Palmerston courses at Brocket Hall over the weekend of 09/04/2011. the two courses were in great condition but our group preferred the Palmerston course. We all felt is was a stronger test(taking nothing away from the Melbourne, a good course). holes 1 & 2 on the Palmerston ease you into your round but then the course really starts to pick up, holes from 3 - 6 and 11 - 17 through the tall pines were the stand out holes in our opinion. The greens were quite quick but they were absolutely pure, balls need not leave their intended line. Played it off the whites, 6,800 yards and birdied the last 550 yard par 5 for a 78(par 73). But the best thing in our opinion was the deal we got from yourgolftravel, £159 for 1night and 2 rounds at Brocket, unbelievable
In 2004, My team got through to the final stages of the Daily Telegraph Junior Team Championships. We came from winning the Brunswick League to Winning the regional finals at Mere, to getting to the National Finals at Brocket Hall. We played two rounds. One Practice round and one competition round on the Palmerston Course. The course in our eyes was the 8th wonder of the world.Compared to our own course, Brocket Hall Was like a dream. The Course was in fine condition. Even the Sponshorship boards were Pristeen! We were Welcomed warmly and thouroughly enjoyed our stay and If you have a spare £130, its deffinately worth going!
The two courses at Brocket Hall are extremely well looked after, and even after all the rain that we've recently had, are still playing exceptionally well. Overall drainage is excellent and the greens seem to play as fast and true as when I played them in the summer - and there aren't many courses you can say that about.
The two courses are quite different. The Melbourne course is the older of the two and shorter, which makes it less daunting for the higher handicap players - although there are four holes where you play across the river which adds to the challenge. Although the Palmerston is a relatively recent addition, you wouldn't know it's only a couple of years old as many of the fairways are lined with very mature trees, and some of the holes are simply outstanding.
Apart from the two courses, the practice facilities at Brocket are superb, with free range balls, chipping and sand areas as well as a practice green. There's also a par 3 course as part of the Faldo Institute golf school which are all available for players to use.
If you get a chance to go to Brocket then take it. I can guarantee you'll be hooked.
unfortunately brocket hall has a no visitor policy (members guests only) which is pity because the two courses here are real gems.i played both this summer on seperate days(£35per round).the older course,the melbourne,has some wonderful holes,notably the 18th a par 5.the third shot requires a 100 yard carry over a river that laps against the green.you then get on the ferry to cross the river to putt for your birdie!!!but for the golfing purist the newer course,the palmerston,is golfing heaven.a parkland 1st soon becomes deiduous woodland then onto some fine mature pine lining the fairways and onto a heathland feel with some bunkers straight off a links course.a bit of the best of everything.the greens looked green and lush but were fast and mean and the fairways were good enough to putt on.if you get an invite to play here drop everything and go, you won't reget it.
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