Panshanger Golf Complex

Panshanger Golf Complex, Welwyn Garden City, East of England, England, AL7 2ED

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A pleasant course. It's position on the side of a hill adds some interesting contours and nice views over the countryside. Very forgiving though and the standard scratch reflects this. 17th is a clever strategy hole.

Posted by W Lake on 09/05/2013
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The course is maturing all the time. Has been taken over from the council a couple of years ago and some serious money has been invested. Last year over £500,000 was spent on improving the greens, irrigation to some fairways, replacing and renewing bunkers. A further £500,000 will be spent this year 2010 to complete the project. The best time to play is April-September. The greens are true and slick if played at weekends. First timers are unlikely to play to their handicapp, especially if the wind is blowing. For those of you who have not played Panshanger for a few years you must go and try it now and see the difference for yourselves. One downside is that the tees are taking longer than first thought to be renewed, treated and some I agree are rather shabby but this in in the improvement plan for 2010. Those who want perfection but cant afford Wentworth, leave it until May 2011 when everything will be finished and the beauty of the course will be there for all to enjoy.

Posted by John Barnard on 21/05/2010
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Played this course many times over the years and still one of my favorites. It is no better or worse than when the council ran it, so just ignore those comments. It is more expensive now but still worth the money. Greens are in good nick at present.
Some interesting holes, although it's short, still a tough test as you need to be accurate. I think best holes are 8th and 9th, short par 4 down the hill that tempts you to go for the green and blind uphill par 3. The 10th and 12th are truly tough and can ruin your card.
One negative - pro shop could cheer up a bit - you are not doing us a favour by taking our cash!

Posted by C Montgomery on 31/10/2008
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I have played this course 3 times this summer on twilight deals and at £11 I think it is excellent value. It was raining the last time I played it and the Fairways were soft but in very good condition. The greens were also quite soft but in good condition. There is a good variety of holes. Some of the par 4s are not that long but they make up for it by being tight,up or down or dog legs.Well worth a visit.

Posted by Ian Farquharson on 04/09/2008
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Played the course for the first time Sat 25th August. Was booked before I read the comments on here and to be honest was a bit concerned at what had been written! I've no idea what the course was like when it was council run but at the weekend it was in very good condition and I would consider, worth the £23 green fee. A little short for some I guess but quite testing non-the-less as it's quite tight.
Worth giving it a go. ;o)

Posted by Keith Wall on 28/08/2007
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At £22,50 over weekends, this has now become expensive for what you get. This used to be a course in good condition with good greens. Played there on 15.04.07 and the greens were bad, REALLY bad!

Posted by Uwe Beyer on 16/04/2007
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This used to be one of the best courses in the area when owned by the local council. It has now been sold off privately, and the bar is now a pub open to all and sundry.
The problem is that the new owners have obviously cut back the amount of upkeep. We played last week and the bunkers where a disgrace, the greens also a disgrace, the tees where bare, sandy, and not even remotely flat.
It's an incredible shame as this was a nice course to play. we played bank holiday monday and wondered why the course was half empty, when in the past it was full and busy almost every day. In short, don't bother, at £23 at the weekend this is awful value, especially as there are much better courses in the area, kept in much better condition.
Please could the council buy it back!

Posted by Ian Matthews on 15/04/2007
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Good points:-
Price, during the week £17 but if you are a 4 ball £10 each (bonus). Staff at the pro shop very friendly and polite
Fairways nice and short & not to much rough. Clubhouse sells good quality and reasonablly priced food.
A good variety of holes.
Bad Points:-
Not to challenging, bunkers could be a little better and greens not the best in the world.
Overall I would say that for the money you wont get much better than this during the week.

Posted by Les Gadd on 19/02/2007
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Lovely mature course with some tight fairways and good layout. Greens needed a trim when we visited and was very busy, but definately a course ill be going back to.

Posted by David Pellow on 13/05/2006
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Excellent course. Its now privately owned but still pay and play. The buggies are all new and have GPS to tell you exactly how far the green is :) I play this course a lot and its always well kept. Pretty much every hole has a twist, 8th is excellent (lay up!!!!), 12th is HARD, 10th isn't easy either! 9th is a great par 3 as well, cant recommend it enough.
As far as the slow play at weekends its now not the case since it became private, no idea why, but a few weeks ago we went round in 3.5 hours on a Saturday afternoon, which is fine by me!

Posted by Ian Matthews on 16/08/2005
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This is a brilliant 18 hole golf course. It offers a challenge to beginners and professionals.It has many hills and alot of trees it is a beautiful course and most of the time the greens and fairways are pristine.It costs next to nothing but the standard of the course is brilliant i would well reccomend this to any golfer.

Posted by Russell Healy on 14/07/2005
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Panshanger golf complex is a brilliant golf course. You start off with a hard par - 4 it is a sloping fairway so you have to hit it over a tree for it to be a good one ( unless you hit it straight and put back spin on it ) there are 4 par 5s and 4 par 3s it is a hard golf complex my personal best is 84 and it is 12 over par the people who are at the reception are wuality golfers and you can learn of some professoinal teachers. They have a pitch and putt. I have hole in oned 3 times on the 7th hole (twice ) and the 8th hole ( on pitch and putt ) The average yardige on a par 4 on the 18 hole is about 400 yrds. Money: adults 18 pound.... children 9 pound weekend .... week days adults???? children 6pound 70p to hire buggies it is near 40 pound but it is well worth it trust me were ever you live pay a visit it is the 1 of the best
marc arnott

Posted by Marc Arnott on 04/07/2005
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I have played the course twice now, in wet and dry . strange it may seem , i found the course easier to play , in the wet. the 19th hole is good , but my favourite , is the 8 th .

Posted by Darren Aldous on 11/04/2005
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This course is fantastic, honestly, one of my favorite's and I've played a few (Algarve Spain Ireland) Play this in winter and it's as dry as a bone. Greens are 8/10 all year round. I screamed 12 par's a week back and once played twice your'll enjoy even more as you'll know the best layup spots for those minus 100yard pin shots- look forward to the back nine which is superb. I'd rate this as up there with all the best courses really enjoyable with a couple of buddies.

Posted by Declan O'leary on 20/12/2004
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A fantastic course but quite long. The 1st hole is guaranteed to get you off to a really good or really bad start - there's not much middle ground here. Plenty of challenging holes full of dog legs and slopeing fairways make you think hard about your shots.
Play & Enjoy!

Posted by Peter Smitherington on 11/06/2004
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This old favourite is still a front runner out of all of London's municipal golf courses. Excellent condition and value for money, only possible complaint is almost 5 hours for a weekend round. Play this course and you wont be disappointed

Posted by turnerprize on 04/06/2003
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Played this course today, and I was very impressed with it, the greens are in top top condition, and for a public course its well worth the visit, I'm working close by, so I will be back for sure 9/10

Posted by Brenden on 19/07/2002
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Played the course for the first time this week,the 1st 6th 12th and 18th a joy to play also all the par threes needed delicate shots ,and as a pensioner a great green fee.
bhblackmore.

Posted by brian henry blackmore on 19/04/2002
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I play this course regularly (currently a member) and I have to say that this is a very good course, especially as it is a municipal. I do understand the favouring left handers comment as quite a few of the harder holes are right to left with the out of bounds virtually always on the right hand side. Course can close when it is wet, but no better or worse than many others in the area. Midweek rate (about £13) is reasonable. Weekends can be very slow in the summer with rounds of 5 hours +.

Posted by Ashley Brown on 21/03/2002
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I play this course often, and enjoy the challenge. For a public course, it is very well kept with very few if any temporary greens and mats. It's much better to hook on this course than to slice. Unfortunately I slice and have lost many balls on holes 6,7,8,12,17!! etc. I have never managed to par the 10th or the 12th despite about 50 attempts! I feel that £18 is too high though.

Posted by Andrew on 13/12/2001
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A great course! Real value for money although (as previously mentioned) can be slow at weekends. Some beautiful and challenging holes. A helpful hint for anyone who hasn't played the course before would be to make sure you look to your right on the first tee and register where the flag is on the 9th green because you certainly won't be able to see it from the 9th tee!

Posted by Richard Dolan on 31/10/2001
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A must for any golfer....
At a shade under £13 for a midweek round, this course is one of the best public course I've played that offers excellent value for money.
Certainly well worth the walk !!!

Posted on 22/08/2000
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Excellent course and a challenge for any golfer. Cannot understand the previous comments about favouring left handers, as it is a course for players that can shape the shots both ways. Great greens, and lots of excellent holes especially the 9th that will scare most mid/high handicappers to death.
Definetely value for money at £18 a round

Posted by Rupert on 25/07/2000
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Excellent public access course although weekday mornings are busy till 9.30 - challenging and very attractive course

Posted on 27/08/1999
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agree with previous comment, but avoid the weekend. Slow play, poor etiquette. Otherwise, a challenging, interesting course. Perhaps favours left handers.

Posted on 22/07/1999
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Number of holes 18
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Style Parkland

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