Brocket Hall Golf Club

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Brocket Hall Golf Club, Hertfordshire has 36 holes; Palmerston Course, par 72 (7080 yard) designed by Donald Steel and Melbourne Course designed by Peter Alliss. A resort, parkland golf course.

Contact Information

Brocket Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL8 7XG United Kingdom

Tel: 01707 335241 | Fax: 01707 390052

Website: http://www.brocket-hall.co.uk/golf/

Golf Pro: Simon Garner with Robin Cheng | Tel: 01707 368739

Contact/Secretary: Callum Bruce (Golf Reservations)

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £85.00 - £150.00 per round depending on season* *
  • Weekend Guide: £95.00 - £175.00 per round depending on season* *
Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 36 holes | Par 72 | 6173 yards | Resort | Parkland

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, Accommodation available, golf course.

Visitors: *Visitors are only allowed on our visitors course after 12pm at the weekend
Please contact us to discuss Green Fees as prices change monthly.
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to
booking.*Visitors are only allowed on our visitors course after 12pm at the weekendPlease contact us to discuss Green Fees as prices change monthly.* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

Location: Brocket Hall is situated just 22 miles from the West End of London. Recommended motorway exits are:

A1(M) either direction junction 4

M1 either direction junction 10

M25 either direction junction 23

Designed by: Palmerston - Donald Steel; Melbourne - Peter

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Score Cards

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
PalmerstonWhite73736810
PalmerstonYellow73716503
PalmerstonYellow73726503
PalmerstonRed73685862
melbourneWhite72726616
melbourneYellow72706173
melbourneRed73735521

Brocket Hall Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.66

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 201
Breakdown Averages

4.38 ... Overall Rating
4.55 ... The Course
4.45 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.72 ... VFM
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Recent Reviews

201 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 58 out of 1839.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Brocket Hall Golf Club is home to the par 73 Palmerston Course, designed by the renowned architect Donald Steel which wends its way through mature woodland and the Melbourne Course, designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark which follows the natural undulations and contours of the 18th Century parkland.


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Michael G rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 24 2017

Interesting course
Some nice and holes and strange holes, very indifferent green speeds. Nice touch finishing over the water on 18.

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Giless C rated 3 out of 5 - Jul 19 2017

Melbourne course
Played the Melbourne for a change, not played it in a long while. Friendly starter, nice practise area convenient for the first. Course is a good test, several excellent par 4's, water in play 5 times. Never liked the first hole, apart from that it's the strongest Clark/Alliss layout I know of. Both courses deserve to be in the top 10 in Hertfordshire if we are just talking about design.
Sadly, brocket is better known these days for various financial shenanigans, and it's now very obvious in the condition of the course. The quoted green fees are extremely steep, which is fine but I have to judge what is on offer against that price. Fairways are extremely bare after a dry few weeks. Greens pretty good, 8 on the stimp, but you'd expect quicker for the price. Several tees, not to mention the grass practise area, are completely brown, which is bizarre as they have sprinklers, which are obviously not operational. Brocket has to work out how to get some of the several billion gallons of water from the lake onto the course, it really can't be that hard.
Not surprisingly, the course was completely empty. At the moment, it compares very poorly to other courses in the area that ask for rather less money. The academy should be a great selling point, but I visited letchworths a few weeks ago and it is considerably better.
Over rated on here by a lot, needs to get its act together.
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Paul rated 2 out of 5 - Jun 25 2017

Poor
Played the Melbourne course. Pro shop not very helpful or at all enthusiastic about welcoming visitors.
And for the price of the green fees the least I would expect is the bunkers to be raked over every morning. Some of them looked untouched for days. This venue and courses deserve much better maintenance, and service than it is getting at present.
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Steven F rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 7 2017

2 great courses
played both the Melbourne and the Palmerston on consecutive days and they are in excellent condition, with both having there own challenges and being different courses in many ways.


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David U rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 5 2017

Beautiful courses in great condition
We were lucky to be able to play both the Palmerston and the Melbourne. Both courses were in excellent condition and proved a test for the whole group. A warm welcome and excellent facilities greeted us on our arrival. The academy was excellent allowing a good warm up before our rounds. Would play again.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: 17.7)
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M G rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 19 2017

Very nice course. Great true greens and interesting holes

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.3)
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Thomas R rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 27 2017


Great course played early in the season but with fantastic practice facilities well worth the trip. Will be back.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 16.1)
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Paul G rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 14 2016

Best course I've played very very nice
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Tony W rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 23 2016

Given the choise and money would play this course every day

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.6)
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Francis B rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 19 2016


Very scenic course with a few water features. Bad weather conditions but still enjoyable

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Colin R rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 17 2016

Absolutely cracking, wonderful greens
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Pat M rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 8 2016

Played the Palmerston
Very beautiful,fairly long with lots of different types of holes
Greens had just recently been treated so I marked down on that basis
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Chris R rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 20 2016

a fun course, gets a little tight in places but a great location and good facilities

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 13.1)
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Andrew E rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 17 2016



(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 20)
Great condition and millionaires golf - a good day and thoroughly enjoyed
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Roderick C rated 4 out of 5 - May 16 2016

Excellent corporate/ charity golf day venue. Course was challenging for low handicaps/forgiving for others. I usually spurn a buggy buth this was very up and down, so worth taking the cart.
Well looked after in Clubhouse; good facilities.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 98 Handicap: 26.4)
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Tony B rated 5 out of 5 - May 14 2016

Awesome course in very good condition. The practice facilities are top draw you have to play this golf course

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Darren S rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 16 2016


Very nice course , long and tough at times with the river to cross 4 times

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 92 Handicap: 12.9)
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Hertfordshire rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 12 2016

Excellent Service from two very polite and engaging staff members in the pro shop - Tom and Sam (Persuaded me to buy yet another shirt!)
Palmerston Course in very good condition, would love to come back.
Food was lovely in the clubhouse also very good service.
Would Recommend. 27/2
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William H rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 9 2016


Very good considering the time of year and recent weather.
(Round played: Feb 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 11.7)
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Jonathan S rated 5 out of 5 - Feb 17 2016


Course was in good condition given the time of year and the recent wet weather. It is clearly not played on very often as it appears to be shut for most of the week, but open at the weekend. We had to carry which wasn't a problem and the course as clearly been set up to manage the winter use i.e. pins tight to front of the green on every hole, mats on most par 3. The course played fair and tight, and my dad and I had a great round. The holes are varied and have some interesting elevation changes. It helped that I had played here before as there are a number of blind tee shots. The best hole for me was the 4th. A long par 4 dogleg left, straight downhill and then back up to a large green. The course was empty and we were only 2 of 7 people to use the halfway hut! I actually won this round no Facebook, but I do not think I would pay the normal green fee of £100 odd to be honest. Clubhouse was expensive, and I found it a bit off that the visitors section didn't have any heating! The practice facilities were the best I have ever used. Overall, a great day and would recommend to anyone.

(Round played: Feb 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 12.7)
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