10 reviews of South Herts Golf Club
Very nice layout with mature trees and undulating fairways and greens.
The members were very friendly and thought that we were treated very well as guests.
Some of the holes were very tricky and you really need to keep the ball on the fairway if you are going to play well here. 4 out of 5.
A lovely undulating course in the heart of North London. Beautiful clubhouse set high above the course. Excellent selection of holes especially the par 5's, and superb greens. Well worth a visit.
Played September 2nd just ahead of their big tourney the Hudson trophy. Greens were as good as any I've putted on this year including the wisely. Very hilly so take plenty of water and expect to feel it by the 15th. Could be very challenging if tightened up and deep rough allowed to grow. Lovely patio overlooking the 1st and 18th, food good and staff very friendly. Quite close to the m25 so easy to reach. Highly recommended.
Good course with quick greens,and lush fairways, not too long with plenty going on and well kept. Up there with the other top courses in this part of North London. Had a society day here and the food was OK.
Played here midweek ,August 09 ( £18 on the twilight rate after 4 ).
I quite enjoyed playing here ,although you have to contend with a lot of slopes .Apart from two par 3's every hole had an incline or decline .
There was a nice feel to this club. Members seemed friendly & the relaxed clubhouse opens out onto a a nice patio area which sits over the 1st tee & looks straight down the pleasant looking first hole ( the willows on the left make it ).
Course condition was good .Lovely to hit off spongy fairways & immaculate greens .
Despite being not too far from central London the course has a surprisingly tranquil feel to it .
I didn't think it was a difficult scoring course (e.g the downhill par 5 9th was a drive & 7 iron & the par 4 1st is almost driveable )
but the courses defence are the fast greens which have subtle breaks & if you're above the hole can be treacherous (take a look at the putting green behind the 1st before you start as some greens aren't too dissimilar ).
I thought the design was well thought out (Harry Vardon) & the set up was fair . All the bunkers were in the right places & if you're wayward you can find your ball as the tree lines aren't excessively punishing .Also , there was a fairly gentle last few hole finish 364,362 & 319 yds whereas ,after negotiating all the slopes ,a tough finish would have been too much.
In my view ,the course shouldn't be modernised as it's fine as it is.
A minor criticism of the holes would be that looks wise some are a bit samey .One downhill,next one back up .However ,this meant quite a few visually good dropdown holes from high tee points with the whole hole stretched out down below you .
Favourite hole was the par 3 12th ,followed by the 16th ,15th ,11th & 1st .
The £18 twilight rate is excellent value ( normal rate is £45 )& we were finished by 7 still with 1 & 1/2 hours of daylight left & for this you get an enjoyable ,well conditioned & one of the better ,private club courses in the North London area .
South Herts Golf Club is a very good club. It has a welcoming attitude towards visitors allowing them to play at any time in the week or weekends. The Vardon course, which is an 18 hole standard layout course, is an undulating parkland and is beautifully maintained by the staff there. It is really quite challenger for a mid handicapper like myself. The club also boasts a second course, very uncommon for a club so close to Central London. The Rees course is a great place for young people to learn how to play the game and is a great place to have a quiet and peaceful round to improve your irons and wedges. All for only £15 on the Rees course and £6 for juniors. Within walking distance of Totteridge and Whetstone Underground Station, it really is an almost perfect Greater London course. Very highly recommended for a player of any handicap.
Anyone considering playing this course,ensure you have proof of you handicap with you,staff unwilling to phone your club to confirm,P.s green fees are £45 a round, aug 2005
A very friendly and playable course.We had a good winter deal,25.00 with breakfast.
The staff could not have been more helpfull,very attantive and a secretary who did not hide away...
The course was a litle soft underfoot so in truth not the best Winter course but if we have had a dry spell give it go.Short Par 3s and reachable Par 5s make it enjoyable for all levels.
Give them a call and see what they can do
It is an extrodinary course to play. I highly recommend a visit. On some of the holes you have a spectacular view of parkland. The course is in very good condition as well as the greens that are good all year round. It is a very challenging golf course with some small fairways. The staff in the pro shop and clubhouse are friendly. They serve food through out the day and it is excellent value for money.
I played the course in the summer and can recommend it highly. the greens were in excellent condition and fast. everyone in the clubhouse was friendly and the food excellent.i can also highly recommend a visit to the well stocked and fairly priced pro shop. the staff were very friendly and helpful and the clothing range very good (including Ralph Lauren). I highly recommend a visit.
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