22 reviews of Lamerwood Country Club
Aparently this course has now closed - phone before visiting to check.
Possibly one of the best layouts of a golf course that i have seen for a while, winding through mature trees it reminded me in places of ashridge and woburn. Holes 10-14 go out into a field and are a bit open but great finish.
Greens were poor with no real consistent role to them and covered in moss.With some investment and work put into this course it could quite easily be one of the best in the area just a shame it seems to be run solely as a business where making money is number one on the agenda.
Bar prices were far to high and whole place just didnt feel like a golf club.
Whilst the £15 green fee might seem a bargain, especially at a weekend, the course itself was a major disappointment.
The layout is excellent and the yardage, at nearly 6600 yards off the yellow tees, is a true test. However, the state of the course at present is truly deplorable. The tees are reminiscent of minefields, with unfilled divot holes abounding. The greens are appalling, and are almost black in colour and as slow as putting in treacle.
Off course, the clubhouse needs some refurbishment,even though I suspect it is only 10-15 years old. Certainly, the price of drink needs some attention given that Asahi is £4 per pint.
All in all, a course that could be very good indeed with a little TLC.
Played Lamerwood for the first time a couple of days ago with my society and was very impressed. I was a little worried following the comments here but have to say I could hardly find fault with the course.
The layout is excellent, the greens were in really good nick, and the fairways were in top condition.
The greens were very interesting - the pin positions were impossible (I assume we played just/before after a competition) which left you some very very tricky putts! A couple of times I wasnt too disappointed to walk away with 3 putts!
Only possible downside is the clubhouse bar was closed as they were understaffed on the day, but other than that was an excellent and testing round of golf.
I've played Lamarwood as a visitor twice in the past fortnight and sympathise with the previous reporter's comments but overall disagree.
I've played mid-week and payed £25.00 and on a Sunday afternoon and payed £35.00. I assume £50.00 was for a weekend morning when I would guess the fees are designed to deter visitors in preference to the members. Both my rounds took about 4 hours for three-balls.
The actual layout is fabulous with beautiful tree-lined fairways on all holes bar the first section of the back-nine. Lots of dog-legs, undulations and good bunkering makes for a tricky challenge.
A couple of fairways were a bit patchy but on the whole I found them to be in reasonable condition. However, the greens aren't great. With the recent weather they're starting to become very hard and quite uneven. I don't want to exagerate but I would guess that the 7th and 8th greens are becoming virtually unplayable as you will struggle to land your ball on the green and get it to stop.
Despite the greens I think the course is pretty good, definitely one of my favourites in the Herts/Essex/North London area and I will be returning.
A real shame.
Fantastic course layout spoiled by an ovious lack of investment in course maintenance.
£50.00 for a 5+ hour round (no course marshall to be seen), the worst greens I have ever played (bumpy, covered in moss with at least 5 different types of grass) and fairways difficult to distinguish from rough.
Clubhouse prices are too high, £4.20 for a pint of lager and £8.90 for a greasy cheeseburger. The changing rooms are dirty and smell like a public toilet.
The sad fact is, with a little care and attention (and reduced prices) this could be one of the best courses the area.
Superb course, excellent value for money - joined without even playing it - just got to drive up and see the place.
Best course around considering the fees. The Augusta of Hertfordshire :)
I find this course extremely challenging and great to play. The greens can be a bit variable but it is almost always open with no temporary tees or greens even through the winter.
There is almost always a tee time available even on busy days but usually after 12:30pm.
I have a handicap of 28 but can go round other courses in the area in 94-5 ish - not so here. At least 6 shots more and more from the white tees.
Food great too and the pro is good value for lessons.
Only downside is the slight lack of camaderie in the clubhouse.
I enjoy it so much I joined as a member.
Awesome course - best value for a high quality, undulating lay out. Fairways near perfect, greens in great nick but a little too slow today. Wouldn't hesitate to play again.
Played here yesterday and the course was incredibly quiet considering that it was the day after Europe's Ryder Cup win.
Paid the twilight rate of £15 and was allowed out 30 mins early by the charming girl on front-desk.
Very enjoyable course spread over a massive area so you seldom see your fellow golfers. However, the greens are a little ropey in places and admittedly the general upkeep of the course could be improved.
Excellent front 9 through tree lined fairways. There are some fairly tight drives but on some holes you can open up your shoulders and give it a blast.
Holes 10 through 14 are fairly open and bland, but 15-18 weave through tree lined fairways again and finish the course off well.
Very friendly welcome, good value, easy to get to just off the A1 and I'll undoubtedly play there again.
Played this course last week & was very impressed.
Got the mid-week semi twighlight ticket for £18 & it is probably the best value for money course I have played in the South East.
Best bits - the mature woodland layout - some nice dog legs with woods tight on both sides.
Bad bits - sloooooow round - 3 hours for the front round, 2 hours back 9.
Course in great condition but the greens were over watered so full of pitch marks & slow.
Played Lamerwood this weekend as part of a work led event. I thought it was great fun with the course well maintained and challenging. The greens were a little bit patchy but I certainly would not go anywhere near describing the course as a disaster. It was nothing like that and generally a pleasure to play.
This course is a disaster. I played it a few years ago and it was great. Now the green are dead or dying, there is no grass on the fairways and as for the course maintenance, there was none. All for the sum of £40 a round !!. To rub salt into the wound, there was no one to complain to at the end of the round. Do not play this course.
This course is not value for money. The layout is good but the condition is awful. The greens are scabby & mossy, the fairways very scorched despite the strategically placed sprinkler heads. Grassed areas around the greens and the course were untidy. If the management get the conditions up to specification then this course I would recommend but until then no way.
I have been playing on this course since opening in Sept 1996, the course has been mutured and layout of course is very kind for all golfers.
Green is very very difficult but unforgetable .
No 8 short hole , No 13 as well as 17th are all well planned Par 3 holes and always enjoying to play there.
Foods are very attractive , their Japanese foods are excellent . Staff are kind and the latest proffesional is very good for having lesson.
I always enjoy to play at Lamerwood.
This is probably the best course in the area that has no restrictions on visitors, though the green fee reflects this at £24 midweek. Definitely worth the visit, especially if you play late afternoon where a discount on the fees can be obtained.
Excellent course, in good condition for this time of year. Very busy weekends and when the other courses are closed. Would definately benefit from a course marshall to keep the play moving.
Played the course in early December with no temp tees, or temp greens, and the course was in superb condition,with fantastic demanding greens,can,t get better for £16.5o mid-week
A great test of golf with some of the trickiest greens in Hertfordshire.
A real effort needs to be made by Humax Ltd to invest into maintaining the course and clubhouse.
The club is also slack in its dress code policy. It seems that so long as a visitor has the required £33 green fee to pay they can wear 'non' golfing attire.
This interesting well looked after course is a must for any player. If only the club house got looked after as good as the course.
If your looking for a testing, scenic 18 holes then this is the place to come.
Slighty off putting that members dont get any priority.
If you are used to playing in the big smoke of London, take the short drive to this superb course that weaves it's way spectacularly through the tall evergreens. The golfing challenges it sets for all abilities is first class!
As a beginner I have only played the 9 hole par 3.
The staff are very friendly and make every effort
to lend you equipment if required. The course is very well maintained and never very busy. The 9 hole is inside the 18 hole course so you get to see the main course - I can't wait to be good enough to get on it!
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