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Must Play Golf Courses in the East

This is the Golfshake 2022 Must Play golf courses for the East based from the data of the Golfshake rating and review system which features over 280,000 reviews from over 50,000 golfers.

Golfshake rates and ranks golf courses using a unique algorithm which analyses data from 1000s of average golfers reviewing courses within the UK and throughout the world. The Golfshake reviews/ratings are based off the expectations of every day golfers and our Must Play list features courses selected from the Golfshake data, our network of Golfshake ambassadors and additional partners.

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Royal Cromer Golf Club

4.8

 

1Royal Cromer Golf Club

Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk is an 18 hole, par 72 (6528 yard), private, links golf course designed by Tom Morris in 1888.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6528 yards | Private | Links

Location: Norfolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.76 from 74 reviews


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Porters Park Golf Club

4.7

 

2Porters Park Golf Club

Porters Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6362 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6362 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.72 from 39 reviews


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Brett Vale Golf Club

4.6

 

3Brett Vale Golf Club

Brett Vale Golf Club, Suffolk is an 18 hole, par 70 (5864 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 70 | 5864 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.65 from 165 reviews


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Ashridge Golf Club

4.6

 

4Ashridge Golf Club

Ashridge Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6663 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by C K Hutchison, Sir Guy Campbell and S V Hotchkin in 1932.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6663 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.63 from 68 reviews


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Centurion Club

4.6

 

5Centurion Club

Centurion Club, located to the West of St. Albans and 40 minutes from Central London is an 18 hole, par 72 (7195 yard), private, parkland / links golf course designed by Simon Gidman in 2013.

18 holes | Par 72 | 7195 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.58 from 47 reviews


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Clacton on Sea Golf Club

4.6

 

6Clacton on Sea Golf Club

Clacton on Sea Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 71 (6448 yard) private, links golf course established in 1892.

18 holes | 6448 yards | Private | Links

Location: Essex | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.57 from 57 reviews


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Woodbridge Golf Club

4.6

 

7Woodbridge Golf Club

Woodbridge Golf Club, Suffolk is a 27 hole club with the 18 hole, par 70 (6299 yard) Heath Course and 9 hole, par 70 (6382yd) Forest Course, private, heathland golf course upgraded by Braid & Hawtree.

27 holes | Par 70 | 6299 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.57 from 54 reviews


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Brocket Hall Golf Club

4.5

 

8Brocket Hall Golf Club

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.

36 holes | Par 72 | 6173 yards | Resort | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.52 from 244 reviews


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Thorpe Hall Golf Club

4.5

 

9Thorpe Hall Golf Club

Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 71 (6242 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1907.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6242 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.5 from 35 reviews


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Berkhamsted Golf Club

4.5

 

10Berkhamsted Golf Club

Berkhamsted Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6605 yard), private, heathland golf course established in 1890

18 holes | Par 71 | 6683 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.48 from 62 reviews


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Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

4.5

 

11Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel

Thorpeness Golf Club, Suffolk is a top 100 championship 18 hole, par 70 (6510 yard). Designed by James Braid in 1922 it is one of the best examples of coastal heathland golf courses.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6311 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.48 from 76 reviews


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Toot Hill Golf Club

4.5

 

12Toot Hill Golf Club

Toot Hill Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 70 (6254 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6254 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.48 from 431 reviews


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Mid Herts Golf Club

4.5

 

13Mid Herts Golf Club

Mid Herts Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 69 (6060 yard), private, heathland golf course

18 holes | Par 69 | 6060 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.48 from 66 reviews


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John O\'Gaunt Golf Club

4.5

 

14John O\'Gaunt Golf Club

John O'Gaunt Golf Club has two 18 hole courses: the tree-lined parkland, par 71 (6481 yard) John O'Gaunt; and the heathland-style, par 69 (5771 yard) Carthagena.

36 holes | Par Carthagena 69; John O'Gaunt 71 | Carthagena 5771; John O'Gaunt 6481 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Bedfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.46 from 82 reviews


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Moor Park Golf Club

4.5

 

15Moor Park Golf Club

Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire is a 36 hole complex with an 18 hole, par 72 (6717 yard) High Course and 18 hole, 5833 yd West Course. A private, parkland golf course designed by Harry Colt in 1923

36 holes | Par High Course 72; West Course 69 | High Course 6717; West Course 5833 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.46 from 108 reviews


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Middleton Hall Golf Club

4.4

 

16Middleton Hall Golf Club

Middleton Hall Golf Club, Norfolk is an 18 hole, par 71 (5904 yard), parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 71 | 5904 yards | Other | Parkland

Location: Norfolk | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.43 from 58 reviews


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Braintree Golf Club

4.4

 

17Braintree Golf Club

Braintree Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 70 (6252 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1891.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6252 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.43 from 65 reviews


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Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club

4.4

 

18Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, Suffolk is a 27 hole course with the 18 hole Martello Championship course and the 9 hole, Kingsfleet course.

27 holes | Par Martello course 72; Kingsfleet course 70 | Martello course 6423; Kingsfleet course 5882 yards | Private | Links

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.41 from 68 reviews


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Pavenham Park Golf Club

4.4

 

19Pavenham Park Golf Club

Pavenham Park Golf Club, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6467 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Derek Young in 1994.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6467 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Bedfordshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.41 from 234 reviews


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Haverhill Golf Club

4.4

 

20Haverhill Golf Club

Haverhill Golf Club, Suffolk is an 18 hole, par 70 (6067 yard), private, parkland golf course with excellent greens which are played all year round.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6067 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.41 from 60 reviews


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Barnham Broom Golf Club

4.4

 

21Barnham Broom Golf Club

Barnham Broom Golf Club, Norfolk is a 36 hole course with the 18 hole, par 72 Valley Course and 18 hole, par 71 Hill Course. A resort, parkland golf course designed by Frank Pennink in 1985.

36 holes | Par Valley Course 72; Hill Course 71 | Valley Course 6483; Hill Course 6495 yards | Resort | Parkland

Location: Norfolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.41 from 234 reviews


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Sheringham Golf Club

4.4

 

22Sheringham Golf Club

Sheringham Golf Club, Norfolk is an 18 hole, par 70 (6456 yard), private, links golf course established in 1891.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6456 yards | Private | Links

Location: Norfolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.4 from 73 reviews


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Whitehill Golf

4.4

 

23Whitehill Golf

Whitehill Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6802 yard), public, parkland golf course established in 1990.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6802 yards | Public | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.38 from 332 reviews


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Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club

4.4

 

24Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club

Burnham-on-Crouch Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 70 (6035 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6035 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.37 from 72 reviews


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Bawburgh Golf Club

4.4

 

25Bawburgh Golf Club

Bawburgh Golf Club, Norfolk is a 27 hole course with the 18 hole, par 72 (6720 yard) Main course and 9 Hole Easton Course. A private, parkland golf course

27 holes | Par 72 | 6720 yards | Resort | Parkland

Location: Norfolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.37 from 140 reviews


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Stowmarket Golf Club

4.4

 

26Stowmarket Golf Club

Stowmarket Golf Club, Suffolk is an 18 hole, par 69 (6107 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6107 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.36 from 96 reviews


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Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club

4.4

 

27Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club

Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 68 (6003 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 68 | 6003 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.36 from 75 reviews


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Ipswich Golf Club

4.4

 

28Ipswich Golf Club

Ipswich Golf Club, Suffolk is a 27 hole club with the 19 hole par 71 (6439 yard) Main Course and the 9 hole, par 62 (3860 yard) course. A private, heathland golf course designed by James Braid in 1928

27 holes | Par Main Course 71; 9 hole course 62 | Main Course 6439; 9 hole course 3860 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.36 from 98 reviews


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Lakeside Lodge Golf Club (Huntingdon)

4.3

 

29Lakeside Lodge Golf Club (Huntingdon)

Lakeside Lodge Golf Club, Cambridgeshire is a 33 hole complex with the 18 hole Lodge Course par 72 (6,821 yards), 9 hole Manor Course and the 6 hole Church Course. It is a private parkland golf course

Other holes | Par 72 | 6,821 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cambridgeshire | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.34 from 165 reviews


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Dunstable Downs Golf Club

4.3

 

30Dunstable Downs Golf Club

Dunstable Downs Golf Club, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6251 yard), private, parkland / downland golf course planned by James Braid and constructed by J.A. Stutt of Paisley in 1930.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6251 yards | Private | Downland

Location: Bedfordshire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.33 from 44 reviews


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Thetford Golf Club

4.3

 

31Thetford Golf Club

Thetford Golf Club, Norfolk is an 18 hole, par 72 (6849 yard), private, heathland golf course designed by Chas Mayo and James Braid in 1912.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6849 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Norfolk | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.32 from 110 reviews


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Abridge Golf Club

4.3

 

32Abridge Golf Club

Abridge Golf Club, Essex is 18 hole, par 72 (6704 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6704 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.31 from 151 reviews


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South Herts Golf Club

4.3

 

33South Herts Golf Club

South Herts Golf Club, Hertfordshire is a 27 hole club with the 18 hole, par 72 (6429 yard) Vardon Course designed by Willie Park Junior and the 9 hole Rees Course. A private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6429 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.31 from 47 reviews


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Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club

4.3

 

34Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club

Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 71, 6085 yard, private, parkland golf course based upon designs by Sandy Herd.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6085 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Bedfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.3 from 66 reviews


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Diss Golf Club

4.3

 

35Diss Golf Club

Diss Golf Club, Suffolk is an 18 hole, par 70 (6202 yard), private, inland links golf course established in 1903.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6202 yards | Private | Inland Links

Location: Suffolk | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.29 from 54 reviews


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Chelmsford Golf Club

4.3

 

36Chelmsford Golf Club

Chelmsford Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 68 (5996 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1893.

18 holes | Par 68 | 5,996 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.28 from 47 reviews


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Bishops Stortford Golf Club

4.3

 

37Bishops Stortford Golf Club

Bishops Stortford Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6404 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1929.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6404 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.28 from 46 reviews


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The Shire London

4.3

 

38The Shire London

The Shire London, Hertfordshire is a 27 hole club; 18 hole, par 72 (7028 yard) Seve Masters Course & the 9 hole Academy Course. A private, parkland golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros in 2007

27 holes | Par Seve Masters 72 | Seve Masters 7028 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.25 from 295 reviews


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Hadley Wood Golf Club

4.2

 

39Hadley Wood Golf Club

Hadley Wood Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6514 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6514 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.23 from 63 reviews


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Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

4.2

 

40Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire is a 27 hole course with an 18 hole Park Course and 9 Hole Manor Course. A private, parkland golf course designed by Ken Brown and Martin Gillett in 1995

27 holes | Par Park Course 71; Manor Course 54 | Park Course 6368; Manor Course 1910 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.22 from 262 reviews


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Elton Furze Golf Club

4.2

 

41Elton Furze Golf Club

Elton Furze Golf Club, Cambridgeshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6,279 yards), private, parkland golf course designed by Roger Fitton.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6,279 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cambridgeshire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.22 from 106 reviews


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Knebworth Golf Club

4.2

 

42Knebworth Golf Club

Knebworth Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6518 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Willie Park Jr in 1908.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6518 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.21 from 67 reviews


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St Ives Golf Club

4.2

 

43St Ives Golf Club

St Ives Golf Club, Cambridgeshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6758 yard), private, inland links golf course designed by Cameron Sinclair.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6758 yards | Private | Inland Links

Location: Cambridgeshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.16 from 64 reviews


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West Essex Golf Club

4.2

 

44West Essex Golf Club

A course of two distinctive halves, West Essex’s 6,385 yard championship parkland course provides 18 superb holes, playing to a par of 71. ‘The West’ is routed through the glorious Epping Forest.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6385 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.16 from 102 reviews


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Marriott Hanbury Manor Golf Club

4.2

 

45Marriott Hanbury Manor Golf Club

Marriott Hanbury Manor Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole par 72 (6678 yard), private parkland golf course designed by Harry Vardon in 1890 and re-designed by Jack Nicklaus II.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6678 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.16 from 197 reviews


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Tydd St Giles Golf & Leisure Club

4.2

 

46Tydd St Giles Golf & Leisure Club

Tydd St Giles Golf & Leisure Club, Cambridgeshire is an 18 hole, par 70, 6,300 yard, private, parkland golf course designed by Adrian Hurst.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6,300 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cambridgeshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.15 from 112 reviews


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Royston Golf Club

4.1

 

47Royston Golf Club

Royston Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6042 yard) private, heathland golf course established in 1892.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6042 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.14 from 105 reviews


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Colne Valley Golf Club

4.1

 

48Colne Valley Golf Club

Colne Valley Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 70 (6286 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Howard Swan in 1989.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6286 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Essex | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.14 from 176 reviews


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Essendon Country Club (Hatfield London)

4.1

 

49Essendon Country Club (Hatfield London)

Essendon Country Club, Hertfordshire is a 45 hole complex with the New & Old Courses and 9 hole Pitch & Putt Course. A private, parkland golf course designed by Fred Hawtree.

Other holes | Par 72 | 7000 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.13 from 324 reviews


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Welwyn Garden City Golf Club

4.1

 

50Welwyn Garden City Golf Club

Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, Hertfordshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6100 yard), members', parkland golf course designed by F. G. Hawtree in 1922. Visitors and societies welcome.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6,100 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Hertfordshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.11 from 61 reviews


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