“Berkhamsted is one of the most engaging golf courses of my acquaintance, but its charms are difficult to describe intelligibly to those who have never seen it……, there are no artificial hazards of any kind and there are no bunkers in the strict sense of the word. In short it’s a course which always makes the spirits, or at any rate my spirits, rise as soon as I see the gorse and the fine clump of trees by the road beyond the Club House and know that in a few minutes I shall be teeing my ball for the first hole.” Mr Bernard Darwin Times Golf Correspondent
At 6605 yards in length from the tee on the first hole all the way over some excellent and luxurious heathland – unusually for Hertfordshire – to the pin on the eighteenth hole, the course at Berkhamstead Golf Club has been laid out to exacting USGA championship standards. Therefore, you too can experience what it is like to feel like Tiger or Ernie for a round or two if you play there.
It was founded in 1890, making it one of the older courses in the region and was designed by renowned golf course architect G H Gowring. He certainly made the most of the natural landscape, blending in many of its features to make the course all the more demanding a prospect.
After a long day on the Golf Course – Why not visit the local highly rated Highwayman – http://highwaymanberkhamsted.com/ A warm and welcoming brasserie and pub in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire which harks back to its roots as a coaching inn. There are cosy nooks aplenty for a quiet pint, as well as a beautiful airy restaurant for dining. They serve classic pub grub alongside authentic French fare, using the best seasonal ingredients.