15 reviews of The Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club
Played here many times last year and find the course one of the best in the area. Many of the back nine especially are tough and the 15th par 3 over water is a great hole to test the nerves.
Played this course on Sunday 23 January. Would have had to pay £42 per person if booked directly through the Club (too much for this course) but got a two for one deal through a tee times website.
All tees and greens were on and, with the exception of a couple of the tee areas, all were in decent condition for the time of year.
Unlike the previous reviewer I thought there were some decent holes early in the round, aswell as towards the end. The 4th is a good par 3 and there are two decent par 4s back to back at 7 and 8. But the stretch from 13 to 15 are probably the stand out holes, with the par 3 15th over water being particularly memorable, and difficult to hit when the wind is up.
Overall a decent course and worth a round, although not at £42. Try www.teetimes.co.uk for a cheap deal at short notice.
This is a decent track(average for the area but nothing special) with pretty good greens, the bunkers are OK but usually not that well raked. Off the whites it is a decent test with some long par 3s. You need to score on the front nine, but the back nine has the better holes with perhaps half a dozen good ones. Decent range and clubhouse.
A members course it is not, they pack them in, perhaps mid week it is not so busy, but weekend afternoons are slow 4 1/2 hour 4 balls the norm so you need to be patient.
It is worth a visit but I am not sure I would pay the rack rate green fee in view of the slow play.
Fairly straightforward course that doesn't really justify the £35 weekday fee i was charged. First 12 holes are pretty plain but improve from there. Fairways and greens in reasonable but not fantastic condition. Worth trying if you live locally but there are better courses for less money around London.
My favourite local course, but maybe because i keep winning our annual visit here! Slightly expensive but the course in generally in good condition and the greens nice and receptive.
I played 36 holes at The Hertfordshire today.Eighteen before lunch and eighteen after. The course is in good condition and very enjoyable to play.The greens are far too slow and some of the bunkers have too many stones but overall it is a very nice venue. Make a day of it with a buggy. You can then play a relaxed round after taking lunch in their truly excellent and reasonably priced restaurant.
Smoked haddock on a bed of spinach plus a nice bottle of Chablis.....mmmmm! A civilised way to spend a summer day.
After playing this course for the first time i was impressed.There are alot of challenging holes from hole 13.I lost a few balls myself but it still doesnt stop you from playing well.I would definately come back here again and maybe thinking of becomming a member.My favourite hole is an island green surrounded by a lilly pond.
The Hertfordshire provides a contrast of two nines,both enjoyable. The grees are well sloped and the fairways wide, but make sure you find the cut suff as the rough can penalise the best of players. The course looks long because of it's lay out, but good players will find that they can cut most holes down to size.
Holes of note are the 7th - a short put demanding par 4 where you must stay left to have any chance of hitting the green which is partially blocked by trees and protected in front by a brook - the 13th which dog legs left up hill, and is bordered by trees requiring a good drive to any chance of a clear shot to the target - the 14th - a cracking hole where you drive down hill avoiding the bunker on the right and the pond on the left, before turning uphill and right to the target - play this hole off the back tees to get the full effect - the signiture 15th - a par 3 from an lofted position down towards an island green surrounded by a very attractive lilly pond - and the 18th - do as we do which is to play it off the white tee, producing a 180 yard hole over a large pond to a slightly up hill target which is guarded by half a dozen bunkers at the front - a 3 here is an excellent score.
All in all, the Hertfordshire offers a good days golf with some memorable holes. The practice facilities are excellent, and the welcome is friendly. Well worth a visit.
Definately a course of two halves. The front 9 are very open and not too taxing with little apart from the odd bunker to punsih an errant drive. They are nicely laid out, with fairways and greens in good condition. From hole 13 through to the finish, the interest picks up considerably as holes make good use of the ups and downs and mature trees, with the added fun of water. The drive on the 16th is one of the most intimidating I have seen - at over 410yds and uphill it forces you to take a driver, but with trees left and right and a bunker on the left it needs to be accurate. Just to add to the pressure, a mis-hit will end up in the water. The 17th is just as good - a par 5 reachable in 2 but requiring a 190yd carry over water for the second. All in all a pretty good course.
The course does have a bit of character with the back nine being particularly interesting. I know its difficult but some holes are spoilt when playing off the yellows as opposed to whites, especially the last. The drainage at what is a relatively new course could be better and our party lost balls which were plugging a few yards from the putting surface.The greens were not in good shape. All in all however playing in the Autman/Winter you should not expect too much and overall I think it is worth a trip. Pine Ridge is a very nice course well designed and set amongst mature trees .The course requires some length off the tee but the most important element is putting because the firm ,fast greens take a lot of reading .The only downsides are that the course is always busy so your round will be slow and its not cheap .The big plus point for the winter is the way the course drainns .
Have played today, course and facilities are fine. Have read earlier comments about use of Soft spikes. Most courses are trying to educate their customers, as Soft spikes definately help the course as well as being more comfortable to wear. Perhaps the people complaining should go back to their municipal courses where they can wear vest, jeans and trainers. No doubt they were from Essex.
When you consider the amount of foul weather thrown at us in the Winter of 2000/1, the course has held up superbly. We played at the end of Feb, and experienced no temporary tees or greens, with the overall condition excellent. Some very interesting holes, with water in play a lot on the back nine. The brave can be rewarded if he/she holds their nerve and pulls of the shot or punished severley if they dont. Would like to go back when the weather is more favourable. The only thing maring the course was a few marches from green to tee, particualy from the ninth to tenth. That aside, a great course.
I have played the course twice in the past month and second time around the greens have definitely got more wooly, saying that , first time around they were superb. The fairways are in excellent condition, and now that the "water" holes are in the back nine , the course layout is superb. The 18th is either easy or very challenging depending on tee position (you have to hit over the lake on the hard one). Soft spikes only !! Worth the money.
I visited as a member of South Essex and found this course to be excellent. Some lovely holes on the front 9. The course is soon to be reversed to make these picturesque holes 10-18. This will only serve to make the course better still, as the current layout these are not the prettiest holes. Very receptive greens and well kept fairways. The only downside is the prices in the 19th, but well worth it for an excellent days golf.
Nice layout in even nicer surroundings. Good conditions throughout. The clubhouse adds character to a superb course. Well worth a visit.
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